Himalaya Airlines (H9), a Nepal-China joint venture airline, has conducteddaily direct flights to Doha, Qatar, to fulfil the increasing demand of passengers to the destination.
The airline will depart from Kathmandu at 2300 hours (local time), and land at 0130 hours (local time) in Doha. Similarly, the return flight will depart at 0230 hours from Doha and land in Kathmandu at 1015 hours the next day.
Vijay Shrestha, vice president – administration of Himalaya Airlines said: “Offering a daily direct service to Doha is an indication that we would like to prioritise our service in this route. The daily service will allow Himalaya Airlines to offer its services to a larger base of our passengers’ society, mainly the Nepalese living and working in Qatar.”
The aircraft has 150 economy and 8 business class seats.
The airline’s new Airbus 320-214 is currently flying to Doha thrice a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays since May 31, 2016 marking it as the first scheduled destination of the Airlines.
Himalaya Airlines, a full-service premium carrier, established in August 2014, started its scheduled flight operations from May 31 2016 flying directly to Doha, Qatar. The airline has planned services to more destinations including Delhi, China, Colombo, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Dammam in the near future.
Over the coming five years, the airline aims at acquiring 15 Airbus aircraft and will operate from Kathmandu to various cities in Asia and beyond.
The company said it would introduce long-haul wide body aircraft of A330 family in due course of time for the operation of direct flights to Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia, and America