Second A330 ‘9N-ALZ’ receives AOC; will initiate commercial flights soon

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) second Airbus A330 “Makalu” with registration “9N-ALZ” has finally received Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

Rabindra Shrestha, spokesperson of NAC stated that second A330 will conduct its commercial flights within August 25-27 from Kathmandu to Doha. He said that 3 foreign pilots and 6 Nepalese pilots have been managed for operating the  A330.

First Airbus A330 “Annapurna” started its first commercial flights from Kathmandu to Doha on August 1 whereas on August 16, 2018, it conducted commercial flights to Bangalore. It has already started flights to Bangkok, Thailand.

The corporation has accelerated the process of operating flights with its two newly brought A330 “Annapurna” and “Makalu” to Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and will commence commerce flights to these 3 new destinations after those countries provide necessary permissions. Technical teams from Japan and South Korea are coming to Nepal for inspecting and monitoring infrastructure for conducting flights in those countries.

The carrier’s current international network includes routes from Kathmandu to Doha (Qatar), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Hong Kong, Bangkok (Thailand) and Dubai as well to Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai (India) with its one Boeing 757, one A330-200 wide body and two Airbus 320 series aircraft.

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