Delegates from Narita International airport is in Nepal to hold discussion with national flag carrier of the country Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).
The team is holding talk with the corporation about the airline planning to operate direct flight between 2 countries.
Three-member team led by Airport sales and marketing vice president Koji Takahashi arrived at capital on Sunday. The team will have discussion over NAC’s plan to operate their wide-body aircraft at Osaka and Narita Airport.
NAC had been approved of slot by the airport and are now waiting for Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to provide flight operation permission to airports. Meanwhile, the corporation will have discussion regarding facilities and other services at the airport.
Last year, Nepal and Japan had revised air service agreement (ASA) to operate flights and the flag carrier had preparation accordingly.
Yet, the airlines has still not been able to operate flights as desired because the airlines is still blacklisted in European Commission ‘air safety list’.
Lately, the corporation has assumed to take around couple of month to operate flight to Japan.
NAC had planned to operate to Osaka airport previously and later decided to operate to Narita airport. However, the airline will be opting to operate flights to both airports and will be operating 2 weekly flights at each airport. If the airline receives approval to only 1 airport, the airline will plan to make 3 weekly flights.
Allotting 400 weekly seats, Nepal and Japan had signed the BASA on February 17, 1993. Before the suspension of the national flag carrier on the route due to lack of aircraft, it used to fly to Osaka via Shanghai till 2008.
NAC is operating international flights with 2 wide-bodies Airbus A330 and 2 narrow-bodies Airbus A320 whereas the Boeing 757 has been retired by the airline. A330s are intended to operate long haul flights so; the corporation is eyeing destinations such as Japan and Korea.