Himalayan Airlines welcomes new Airbus

KATHMANDU: Himalayan Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture, on Wednesday welcomed its first Airbus amid a special ceremony in Kathmandu.

The new aircraft, with the registration number 9N-ALM, had landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport, at 2:25 pm today.

The aircraft was delivered to Kathmandu from Chengdu of China, following the aircraft handover ceremony represented by Cheng Hui, President of the company.

The airline’s new A320 aircraft has 158 seats in two class configurations, eight for Business and 150 for Economy, ensuring high level of flying comfort, according to a statement issued by the company from Kathmandu today.

"The airline plans its international flight services from April 2016, flying directly to Delhi and Doha on a daily basis (subject to regulatory approvals) providing convenient travel connections."