Extending its network to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the international carrier is set to operate three flights weekly
Himalaya Airlines now flying to the capital of the United Arab Emirates, commenced its inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi on March 31. The new service is a part of the airline’s commitment to boost the connectivity of Nepal with Middle-East countries.
The inaugural flight H9 567 departed from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 21:30 hours (local time) and touched down at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 00:53 hours (local time) carrying a total of 148 passengers. The return flight from Abu Dhabi H9 568 departed at 02:31+ 1 (local time) on April 01, 2019 and landed at TIA at 08:41 hrs (local time) carrying a total of 150 passengers.
The weekly flights will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with Airbus A320-214 narrow-body aircraft, configured with 8 seats in Premium Economy Class and 150 in Economy Class. The flight schedule has been timed evenly throughout the week to provide a mix of the weekend, short stay and business travel options.
“We are excited to launch the direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu. There is a strong demand from both markets for a direct operation on the route, and we have responded to this increasing customer requirement. Commercial and cultural links between the UAE and Nepal are flourishing and Himalaya is honoured to play a pivotal role in facilitating and enhancing the growth of trade and tourism between the two countries. We hope this new connectivity will further boost traffic from the UAE. Himalaya Airlines is on the verge of completing its 3rd year of successful commercial operations soon & we are pleased to add Abu Dhabi into H9 network” said Vijay Shrestha, Vice President – Administration of Himalaya Airlines.
The international carrier has appointed Fishtail Travel and Tourism as their GSA for UAE.