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Himalaya Airlines launches inaugural flight to Colombo

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Himalaya Airlines' first new Airbus 320-214 aircraft welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute at Tribhuvan International Airport

Himalaya Airlines’ first new Airbus 320-214 aircraft welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday. Photo: Courtesy Himalaya Airlines

Kathmandu, April 12

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture airline, launched its first commercial flight with a direct flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka, today.

The flight was planned considering the special occasion of celebrating Nepali New Year 2073 BS, as per a media release.

The programme of launching the flight service was jointly inaugurated by Chinese Ambassador Wu Chuntai, Sri Lankan Ambassador W M Senevirathna and Cheng Yiru, chairman of Tibet Airlines.

The airlines intends to help promote tourism between Nepal and Sri Lanka and enhance people-to-people contact
between the two countries. Carrying the passengers to Colombo, the new Airbus 320-214 took off from the Tribhuvan International Airport today at 9:05am local time.

The airline had offered a round trip fare of Rs 55,000 for business class and Rs 35,000 for economy class.


A version of this article appears in print on April 13, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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