The Office of the Director Ground Support Department has invited proposals of Sealed Quotations from all the interested Commercial Ground Handling Service Provider (Authorized by the concerned Airport Authority/Local Civil Aviation Authority) interested in becoming a long-term strategic Ground Handling Service Organization of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) at Kansai International Airport (KIX), Osaka, Japan.
The notice was issued on February 26 through the official website of Nepal Airlines Corporation. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 12 2018, 1400 hrs local time, as per the notice. The representatives from the bidders will be providing to participate in the opening of Sealed Quotations.
The bidders must use the Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA) as per IATA SGHA of January 2013 and are advised to quote their rates in United States Dollar (USD) only. The each page of the document must be duly signed by the authorized personnel along with the company stamp. The further details of the Sealed Quotation for Ground Handling Services at KIX Airport can also be extracted from the official’s website of NAC.
NAC had planned to fly to the Japanese capital of Tokyo, but this did not happen as the air service agreement (ASA) between Nepal and Japan has designated Kansai International Airport in Osaka, an official from NAC Stated. In 1993, Nepal and Japan signed the ASA allocating 400 weekly seats. The national flag carrier used to fly to Osaka via Shanghai until 2008 when it was forced to suspend the route due to lack of aircraft.
Nepal Air Traffic Analysis conducted by Airbus in 2015 has forecast a traffic growth of 77 percent in five years from nearly 48,000 one-way travelers from Japan to Nepal. Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport account for 68 percent of the traffic from Japan to Nepal.
As per Proposed Flight Schedule as of now for Japan, Approved Slot for NAC to operate three flights per week with its A330-200 (RR 700), B757-200 (RB 211) and A320-200 (V2500) aircraft.