Yeti Airlines goes international, Orient Thai comes to Nepal

Kathmandu, January 22:

Yeti Airlines International Pvt Ltd — under the brand name — today commenced its international flight with the inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from Kathmandu.

Minister for Civil Aviation Prithivi Subba Gurung and high ranking officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) were present during the inaugural flight. is a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) that plans to operate low cost flights to destinations in South East Asia, India and the Middle East. “As with most Low Cost Carriers, meals and refreshments can also be purchased on board the aircraft,” states a press release.

Meanwhile, Orient Thai, one of the major Airlines of Thailand has also begun its operations in Nepal. “It is in service since 2000 and flies to various Asian countries,” states a press release.

On December 29, 2007, Orient Thai made its inaugural flight with its luxurious 170-seater MD82 aircraft. It is scheduled to have three filghts a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Orient Thai aims at providing its customers a pleasurable journey to Thailand and has designed its fares and services accordingly, claims the company. It offers its customers full service in budget fare and wants to establish itself as a ‘full service low fare airlines’.

The Airlines has assigned Orient Asia International Pvt Ltd as its international authorised agent, which has further join hands with other travel agencies to make the tickets available conveniently to its customers.

In recent days, more international airlines are flying to Nepal.