Plan Of Buying Two Wide Body Approved By NAC’s Board
September 25, 2016-Kathmandu
The National flag carrier has ultimately begun the procurement process to introduce first-ever long-range wide-body Airbus jets into its fleet.
The state-owned airline plans to add the first of the two proposed jets by September 2017 and another one six months later the arrival of first one.
According to the Joint Secretary of the Tourism Ministry, Mr. Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane; “Saturday’s board has allowed the NAC management to begin the procurement process. And, it is all prepared for its quot.” The board was sharing the same views regarding the induction of the Airbus jets into the fleet, he noted.
The boards allowed NAC to buy the jets from the European aviation to switch to Airbus from Boeing as having a one-family aircraft strategy would reduce maintenance and crew training costs.
Currently, Nepal Airlines operates with five different types fleet including Boeing 757, Airbus 320-233, DHC-6 Twin Otter, MA60 and Harbin Y12e.