Three passengers flights to takeoff for Japan with three other Cargo flights to China.
Nepal Airlines is preparing its three passengers flights scheduled to Narita in Japan. The three flights have been scheduled for May 15, May 17 and May 22. An Airbus A330 Flight No. RA-4331 will depart to Narita at 09:00 PM tomorrow. The flight will be commanded by Capt. James Edward Keep. The returning flight with Flight No. RA-4332 will arrive Kathmandu the next day. Similarly the flights on 17 May and 22 May will be commanded by Capt. Vijay Lama and Capt. Sumajh Kumar Shrestha respectively.
As per the source the aircraft will departing Japan carrying Japanese nationals and some Nepali nationals. The three flights will carry Japanese nationals stranded in Nepal, Nepali nationals permanently residing in Japan and Nepali students studying and working in Japan who had been waiting to fly back since lockdown was laid in the country. There will be around 250 passengers in each flight.
As the government has banned the arrival of passengers from any countries abroad to prevent and control the corona, all Nepal Airlines flights will return empty-handed.
One cargo flights for Nepal Airlines also has been scheduled for China on 18 of May 2020. The wide body of Nepal Airlines will depart Guangzhou, China with flight No. RA-4171 at around 5:45 PM local time.
Similarly, another two cargo flights have been assigned for private international carrier, Himalaya Airlines is scheduled for China tomorrow 15 May and 17 May to fetch medical essentials. The cargo flights have been chartered by Lumbini Healthcare for importing equipments needed to combat COVID-19. An Airbus A320 of Himalaya Airlines ‘9N-ALM’ flight no H9-9871 will be airborne from Kathmandu at around 05:45 PM to Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX), China tomorrow. The flight will be commanded by Capt. Capt. Bivek Tamrakar and Capt. Federico jose and will land Kathmandu next morning with flight number H9 9872.
Considering the pandemic , Nepal airlines and Himalaya Airlines have conducted various passengers evacuation and cargo flights.