KATHMANDU: Now you can book your ticket from your own house or office via the internet.
This is the first time in the country that plane tickets are being made available through internet booking system after an airlines company and bank signed an agreement. It has opened up the vista of a completely new travelling experience for Nepalis. Yeti Airlines (Domestic) Pvt Ltd and Everest Bank Ltd (EBL) today signed an Memorandum of Understanding on e-ticketing.
EBL deputy general manager BK Pradhan and Yeti Airlines director sales and marketing of Yeti Airlines Pradeep Bikram Shah signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations. Under the agreement, an EBL account holder can book the ticket and pay from the account online.
Customers can check available flights on required dates and do not need to visit travel agents. “One need not depend on agents,” said Shah. The airlines is also planning to sign agreements with other banks to make domestic travel more easier. “Domestic travel will get easier with an EBL account,” said EBL chief executive officer R K Ummat. He said that EBL is also planning to add international airlines to give its customers added services.
“We are planning to sign such agreement with international airlines as well,” confirmed EBL chairman B K Shrestha.
Yeti airlines with its over a decade of flying experience in the domestic sky has flights to Pokhara, Biratnagar, Bhairawa, Bhadrapur and Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. With the agreement between Yeti Airlines and EBL, customers with Internet banking facility can reserve air tickets through the internet and get electronic air tickets.
EBL with its one-and-a-half decade of experience in banking in Nepal has also offered a zero balance account for the Sky Club members of Yeti Airlines. “From any of our branches Sky Club members of Yeti Airlines can open a zero balance account to get this value-added service,” Shrestha added. Yeti Airlines has its flights to 29 places while Everest Bank also has a total of 34 branch offices across the country.