Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier’s second brand new Airbus A330 is expected to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on July 27 (next Friday) , 2018. Rabindra Shrestha, spokesperson of the corporation stated that the aircraft manufacturer has scheduled to deliver second A330 on July 27.
As per the preliminary information, the registration of the second A330 is ‘9N-ALZ’ with manufacturing serial number ‘1878’. Both aircraft have been procured from Airbus via a consortium of three firms that include Portuguese ACMI/charter specialists HiFly, AAR Aircraft Sales & Leasing , and the German Aviation Capital Corporation (GACC).
The two A330-200s, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, feature a two-class cabin configuration that will seat a total of 274 passengers—18 in business class and 256 in economy class where each seat equipped with RAVE Centric, the latest in-seat AVOD in-flight entertainment system.
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.