Himalaya Airlines’ third new Airbus A320-214 aircraft arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from Hamburg, Germany on March 31, 2017.
The aircraft, with the registration number 9N-ALW, was welcomed by a ceremonial water cannon salute after landing.
This is the second A320 aircraft that is delivered to the airline in 2017 and the third in Himalaya Airlines’ fleet. Adding up to three Airbus 320 within its first year of commercial operations is a remarkable achievement for a Nepalese private airline company. Himalaya Airlines is marked as a fast growing private airline of Nepal and has definitely set an example for Nepalese Aviation sector.
The airline held a special welcome ceremony on the ramp of Tribhuvan International Airport to the much-anticipated arrival.
Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President Administration, said:
“The year 2017 has been the year of achievements for Himalaya Airlines as we have welcomed our second Aircraft on January 31, and launched two new sectors, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon, in February. With the arrival of third Airbus 320, we plan to expand our global network and strengthen the air connectivity of Nepal to the international arena”.
This Airbus 320-214 series is a narrow-body aircraft with 8 seats in Business Class and 150 seats in Economy Class.
This third Airbus A320 will enter into service on April 2017 and will facilitate the flights to new sectors such as Dammam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangkok, Beijing, Lhasa and Chengdu along with the destinations currently served by the airline.