Nepal Airlines Corporation submits proposal for slot approval at TIA

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Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has finalized its plan to add its first ever two wide body aircraft Airbus A330-243 in its fleet by the end of June whereas another A330 will be received after one month of the arrival of the first one.

According to the Highly Placed Source, NAC has submitted a new Proposed Schedule for the upcoming A330 including A320 and Boeing 757 on May 10. The corporation has asked permission to provide a slot approval at TIA for the Proposed International Schedule of the sectors and flights. The national flag carrier has intended to soon start its scheduled flights after the arrival of its first A330.

Airbus Media Relation stated Aviation Nepal that aircraft manufacturer will be leased by Nepal Airlines Corporation from Hi Fly by the summer. The Airbus has designated 1872 as the Manufacturer serial number and ‘9N-ALY’ as the tail number for the first and MSN 1878 for the second jet bearing which is scheduled to arrive on July, 2018.

The first Airbus MSN 1872 is anticipated to conduct test flights of the jet from May 16 and will be deliver it by June 27 to NAC.

The two A330-243 will be driven by a pair of Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, will feature a two-class cabin configuration that will seat a total of 274 passengers—18 in business class and 256 in economy class and will be equipped with RAVE Centric, the latest in-seat AVOD in-flight entertainment system and is presently being assembled under the final assembly line in Toulouse, said Airbus.

NAC has announced to increase flight frequencies to major destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Doha. Also, it has planned to launch flight operation to four new long-haul routes namely Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Dammam (Saudi Arabia) and Sydney (Australia) after the arrival of A330s aircraft. 

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