Himalaya to bring new aircraft

Kathmandu, January 17

Himalaya Airlines has announced it is bringing its second brand new aircraft, Airbus 320-214, by the end of this month on a long-term dry lease.

With addition of new aircraft to its fleet, Himalaya Airlines has also announced an addition of scheduled flights to two new destinations — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Yangon, Myanmar.

The new Airbus 320-214, with Nepal registration number 9N-ALV, is configured with 158 seats, including eight business class and 150 economy class.

As per plan, the airlines will launch scheduled flights on Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu route with a weekly frequency of five flights on February 10; whereas twice weekly flights to Yangon will begin on February 24. The airline has appointed Carnival Travel and My Golden Lion Aviation as general sales agents for Malaysia and Myanmar, respectively.

Launching airfare for Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu flight starts from Rs 25,375 and for Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur flight starts from 928 ringgit. The launching airfare for Kathmandu-Yangon-Kathmandu starts from Rs 29,600 and for Yangon-Kathmandu-Yangon flight starts from $320. Government taxes will be extra.