KATHMANDU: Flydubai — the low cost airline is going to start its eleventh route on its network — Kathmandu from next month. Flydubai’s first flight to Kathmandu on December 15 will ensure that this increasingly popular destination in the foothills of the Himalayas will be more accessible to a greater number of people in the UAE who will now be able to take advantage of Flydubai’s commitment to making travel a little less complex and less expensive.

Almost three times as many tourists have visited the region in the first half of this year as in the same period in 2008. Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said introducing Kathmandu will mean one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world becomes more accessible to people in the gulf region. It will also give the Nepalese community in the UAE greater opportunity to visit home more often. Flydubai’s service which operates four times per week to Kathmandu (FZ567) will leave Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 at 7 am arriving at 12:40 pm local time. The return flight leaves Kathmandu at 1:40 pm local time reaching Dubai at 5:10 hours local time. Fares range from NRs 7,098.52 one-way.

A normal payment of

NRs 101.40 allows customers to select their seat and

just NRs 1014.07 secures

extra legroom.