Silk Air to fly-in thrice a week

Kathmandu, July 26:

Silk Air, a subsidiary and regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has formally announced that

it plans to begin Nepal operations from the October-end this year.

Foo Chai Woo, general manager, India-Singapore Airlines today announced that the airlines intends to begin a three-times a week flights on Singapore-Kathmandu sector by the end of October this year.

Although operational matters and schedules are subject to government approval, Woo said that Silk Air plans to fly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday directly between Singapore and Kathmandu. Flights will be operated on Silk Air’s Airbus A320 family aircraft.

“We are happy to announce our operations to Kathmandu and are looking forward to the conclusion of the agreement between the aviation authorities,” he said, adding that the airlines has already begun necessary procedures to get the government and aviation regulator’s approval.

Yagya Prasad Gautam, director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) assured that Nepal’s aviation regulatory would extend all kinds of support to facilitate the flights to the country. He also requested to fulfil necessary requirements to get the approval.

The inbound flights to Nepal is expected to cater to leisure traffic out of Singapore and facilitate easy connections for passengers from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe, all of which are important tourist generating markets for Nepal.

For passengers from Kathmandu, the new service will offer direct flights to Singapore and the convenience of onward connections to more than 90 international cities in the joint Singapore Airlines-Silk Air network.

Everest Express Tours and Travels is the GSA for Singapore Airlines and Silk Air for Nepal.