Ktm-Hong Kong flights to increase

HONG KONG: Dragonair Thursday announced new arrangement for its services to Dhaka and Kathmandu starting from October 1 which will offer passengers travelling to and from Nepal a greater number of flights per week to choose from. The night flight to Kathmandu from Hong Kong and the return same midnight flight from Kathmandu will both operate via Dhaka.

The new arrangement will bring improved service benefits to passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Kathmandu with frequency increasing to five times a week from the existing thrice-weekly service. Moreover, the flight will be operated using an A330 aircraft which offers greater capacity for both passengers and cargo.

"We are excited to announce the increased frequency for our flights to Kathmandu, which will mean more convenience as well as better service quality for passengers travelling to and from Nepal," says Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Kenny Tang.

“The increased capacity will definitely play a part in helping to meet the Nepal Tourism Board's target of one million tourists visiting in 2011. The airline will also help increase the number of inbound tours to Nepal via Hong Kong using the extensive worldwide network offered by both Dragonair and sister airline Cathay Pacific,” Mr Tang added.