Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier has announced to conduct scheduled flights at new three countries (Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia) within next three months.
Rabindra Shrestha, spokesperson of NAC stated that the corporation is organizing the policy to expand international flight within three months with newly procured two Airbus A330s.
He also informed that second Airbus A330 ‘Makalu’ is in the phase of obtaining Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). After receiving AOC for Makalu, it would be easy to operate scheduled flights in additional countries.
According to the sources, technical teams from Japan and South Korea are coming to Nepal for inspecting and monitoring infrastructure for conducting flights in those countries. The corporation will be permitted to conduct flights to Japan and South Korea after receiving approval from technical teams of the respective countries.
As per the information, Pilots from Nepal are studying necessary course in Saudi Arabia to conduct flight in Saudi Arabia.
According to Spokesperson Shrestha, the corporation will reach in conclusion within September month. Currently, the national carrier is operating international flights with its Boeing 757, two Airbus A320 and an A330.
The carrier’s current international network includes routes from Kathmandu to Doha (Qatar), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Hong Kong, Bangkok (Thailand) and Dubai as well to Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai (India).