Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Airbus A330 Makalu “9N-ALZ” resumed its scheduled flight operation from today as the aircraft got repaired after receiving damage on its cargo door. The flight ‘RA205’ departed to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport at 8:07 AM local time today and then returned back to Kathmandu at 1:40 PM.
The corporation initiated commercial flight with its second A330 on August 24, 2018. After commencing scheduled flights for just two months, the aircraft became grounded. The cargo door was found dented after the aircraft conducted a scheduled flight from Delhi to Kathmandu on Thursday.
The corporation informed the Airbus Company through email along with photos and asked permission for repair and maintenance. Airbus Company after studying information obtained from the corporation allowed permission to repair and operate flights.
One of the officials stated that after getting permission, it took two days for maintenance and the aircraft resumed its operation today.
The second wide-body carrier of the corporation arrived in Kathmandu on July 27. After a few weeks, the corporation received Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and commenced its first commercial flight to Bangkok on August 24, 2018.
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).