Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier is desperately in need of flying to newer destinations as its aircraft especially long haul Airbus A330s are conducting flights to only short destinations generating less revenue than expected.
The officials from the corporation informed that the technical team have been deployed to countries such as Israel, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Vietnam to carry out meetings. Those team will discuss the feasibility and conduct the market study.
NAC has been working to acquire air operator certificate from Japan, China and Saudi Arabia as its current priority is higher for these destinations.
After acquiring permissions from these 3 countries, NAC will focus on flights to Israel for which Saudi Arabia’s airspace is preferred.
Besides, NAC’s target is also flying to countries with Buddhist population as the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located near the birthplace of Gautam Buddha is set to operate flight by the coming year.
At present, the corporation conducts international flights with 2 Airbus A330, 2 Airbus A320 and a Boeing 757 to destinations including New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.