Nepal Airlines’ A330 to fly Dubai as a first commercial flight

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Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), national flag carrier which is waiting for the arrival of its first A330 will be conducting first commercial flights with A330 to Dubai. First time in the history of air sector of Nepal, 280 seated aircrafts will be operating to Dubai.

According to Managing Director of NAC, Sugat Ratna Kansakar, the first A330 is expected to land on June 28 at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). He informed that in order to operate commercial flights within a month, the corporation has requested Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for the approval of Flight schedule and the slot at TIA.

Raj Kumar Chhetri, chief of TIA said that the committee has also agreed to for approval of slot for NAC. He also said that the corporation has asked for the flight time by taking off from TIA at 8:15 morning and landing at 7:10pm evening.

As per the information, the authority has accepted the morning flight time but has requested to change the flight time at evening due to inconvenience for other airline operators.

NAC currently operates two Airbus A320s and a Boeing 757s. The carrier’s 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).

The possibility of getting flight approval for Japan and Korea is not that high at the moment, so NAC is preparing for flights to Dubai with its A330 wide-body jet.

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