Nepal Airlines evacuating passengers to Brisbane tomorrow
The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines wide body aircraft Airbus A330 will fly to Brisbane of Australia at 5 PM tomorrow. The flight will fly Australian and New Zealand citizens stranded at Nepal after the lock down to Brisbane via Kuala Lumpur as a rescue flight while all the regular domestic and international flights in Nepal have been suspended. The aircraft while returning back to Nepal will fly empty.
The flights will take around 10 hours one way because of which the aircraft will have to make a stop at Kuala Lumpur and refuel its tanks before finally proceeding to Brisbane. The flight will take off at 01:30 AM Local Time next day from Kuala Lumpur and land Brisbane at 11:00 AM Local Time the same day.
The flight was supposed to be landing at Sydney airport. Because of the lack of quantization space at Sydney airport, the flight was then scheduled for Brisbane Airport.
The flight will be conducted in command of Australian Captain James Keep working for Nepal Airlines with other 6 pilots. There will be total of 14 crew members including dispatcher and engineers. Around 35 New Zealand citizens and rest Australian citizens will be taking benefit of this rescue flight tomorrow.