Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) who is preparing to operate flights to Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka, Japan has invited proposals from interested CAR 145 Maintenance Organizations for the Line Maintenance support of A330 wide-body aircraft fitted with RR Trent 772B engines.
The sealed quotations must be submitted to the Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAM) Department of NAC at Tribhuvan International Airport. The details about the publication can be fetched from the official website of NAC.
As per the planned schedule, the national flag carrier is set to operate two flights a week to KIX that is Saturday and Tuesday whereas two flights will be conducted from KIX to TIA on Sunday and Wednesday.
Government of Japan has provided green signal for Nepalese Carrier to land at all the airport in Japan except Haneda Airport in Tokyo during the discussions over amending the air service agreement (ASA) between the two countries.
Previously, 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 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. The corporation had also invited interested Commercial Ground Handling Service Provider on Feburary 26 in becoming a long-term strategic Ground Handling Service Organization of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) at Kansai International Airport (KIX), Osaka, Japan.
A traffic growth of 77 percent in five years from nearly 48,000 one-way travelers from Japan to Nepal has been reported on the Nepal Air Traffic Analysis which was conducted by Airbus on 2015. Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport account for 68 percent of the traffic from Japan to Nepal.