Nepal Airlines increases flight frequency to Osaka; chartered flight to Narita completed

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Kathmandu, ANN

The flag carrier Nepal Airlines has added one more flight weekly and returned to previous frequency of 3 weekly flights to Osaka, Japan after experiencing increased passenger occupancy in the sector. Nepal Airlines had very recently resumed the flight in Japan sector after 12 years from August 29, a month ago.

Initially the booking was excessively low because of which the three weekly flight was reduced to two weekly flight. Now it has added the missing 1 weekly flight and now is going to fly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The carrier which could not fly with more than 20% occupancy is now having more than 70 percent occupancy in recent flights. The arrival of main festival season and also the tourist season has helped Nepal Airlines to draw more passengers in this sector recently. And the carrier is now ready to fly Kathmandu-Osaka-Kathmandu three times a week.

The carrier has accomplished its unscheduled flight to Narita International Airport in Japan where the demand of flight is excessive, especially targeting the festival season. The wide body Airbus 330 aircraft ‘9N-ALY’ landed Narita International Airport yesterday that had departed yesterday’s night from Kathmandu. The flight has already back to Kathmandu today with almost full occupancy. The carrier will conduct another unscheduled chartered flight to Narita one time more for this festive season.

With the increased demand of flights to Osaka and Narita, the flag carrier initiation of flying to Japan seems to be very appropriate. The flag carrier can be benefited more if it conducts scheduled flight to Narita expending it sector in Japan. The Airbus 330 ‘9N-ALY’ named as Annapurna recently flew back to skies after undergoing inspection for a technical glitch on its right engine for a week long.

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