NAC plans to introduce 4 new destinations with addition of two A320neos

Nepal Airlines Corporation is set to operate its flight to new South Asian countries after adding 2 new Airbus narrow-body series aircraft to its fleet. The corporation is set to purchase two new A320 neo (new engine option) series narrow-body aircraft and expand its direct operations to Pakistan, Maldives, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

Airlines have informed that the plan has already been passed by the board and has aimed to operate to neighboring countries as requested by businessmen and other high delegates of the country. After the addition of the aircraft, the corporation has planned for 2 weekly flights to the proposed destinations.

The Board of Directors of the state owned flag carrier had approved its principle strategic plan on 9th June 2018 for the procurement of two narrow body jet Airbus A320neo (new engine option) aircraft.

The carrier has planned to buy the two narrow body jets with the financing from Employees Provident Fund. As per the 2017 price list from the official website Airbus, the approximate cost for an A320neo aircraft is US$108.4 million.

The baseline A320neo jetliner has a choice of two new-generation engines (the PurePower PW1100G-JM from Pratt and Whitney and the LEAP-1A from CFM International) and features large, fuel-saving wingtip devices known as Sharklets.

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