In the face of the second surge of COVID-19, Himalaya Airlines, in line with its CSR commitments, has yet again come forward to support the nation by bringing home 200,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccines donated by the Tibet autonomous region government of China.

Himalaya's Airbus 319-115, 9N-AJK is operating four back-to-back flights to Kunming on Tuesday and Wednesday for transporting vaccines, as per a media release. A total of 200,000 doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Vero Cell) are being carried in 417 boxes for free by Himalaya.

Each flight will ferry a maximum of 105 boxes per flight. The first free cargo flight to Kunming departed from Kathmandu on Monday at 20:28 hrs, which landed back at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday at 06:28 hrs.

By operating these free flights, Himalaya contributed a total of $192,000 equivalent to Rs 22.50 million approximately.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 02, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.