NAC Re-invites proposal from In-Flight Duty Free Service Provider

Posted on by S Karki

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has republished a notice inviting proposal from interested and qualified In-flight Duty Free Service Provider as per the specified criteria for execution of In-flight Duty Free Sales in RA International flights.

The sealed document clearly mentioning ‘Proposal for RA In-flight Duty Free Service’ must reach to aforementioned address via post or courier on or before 26 Jan, 2018 till 12 noon. Then the document will be opened for further decisions on 26th Jan, 2018.

The detail Request for Proposal can be obtained from the official website of NAC.

NAC is resuming the ‘in flight duty-free service’ which means the passengers traveling through the carrier will be able to purchase the goods as gifts within the aircraft before the arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport. The service is dated to be launched within three months. The main priority will be given to duty free and travel companies of Asia and the Middle East, added Shrestha.

The company should be providing service to at least 10 other airlines and should be capable to provide service to 50 million passengers yearly to be eligible to apply.

The company selected will sell the goods, perfume, gift items and make-up items within the corporation’s plane. The goods will be sent by the corporation’s ‘Crew Member’ to the passengers.

According to Shrestha, the service was available several years ago but had to be shut down due to fluctuation and various ups and downs. And the corporation is set to resume it as various international flights provide such facilities.

The facility will also be available to outgoing passengers. The corporation will provide space in the Tribhuvan International Airport to pack the goods and the deal will be for 5 years.

A Boeing-757 and two Airbus A320s are available for international flights. The corporation is in process to procure two more Wide-body Airbus A330. By 2018, the aim of corporation is to make both the aircraft land in the TIA. Shrestha said that the facility would be available to them also.

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