Two Chinese aircraft to arrive in Kathmandu by Saturday

KATHMANDU: Two Chinese aircraft bought by the Nepal Airlines Corporation are scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu by Saturday.

The aircraft to be imported are MA 60 and Y 12 which have a seat capacity of 56 and 18 respectively. The first aircraft would conduct flights to to destinations in Tarai regions and the second one in the hilly areas.

As the aircraft brought from China earlier experienced many technical glitches, the Chinese side had signed a commitment to make the spare parts for the aircraft in Kathmandu itself, informed Managing Director of the NAC Sugat Ratna Kansakar.

The aircraft this time are being brought in a loan assistance.

Meanwhile, the NAC is currently doing its homework to form an agreement with an American Airlines Company, AAR Corporation, for international flights.

A preliminary agreement would be made within this week, Kansakar informed.