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Nepal Airlines to Get Two Airbuses Soon

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Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha informed that two-wide bodied airplanes will arrive in Kathmandu within June 2018.

The Backdrop:

  • On April 2017, NAC had signed an agreement with American aircraft manufacturer AAR Corporation to procure two wide-body airplanes of 330-200 series at Rs. 22.63 billion.
  • On June/July of 2017, NAC had made payment of Rs. 107 million in advance and Rs. 8 billion as the first installment.

What to expect:

  • The second installment will be paid a week before the airplanes arrive.
  • The first wide-body airplane is expected in May 2018.
  • The second airplane is expected in June 2018.

The Source:

Mr. Rabindra Shrestha informed that,

  • The flag carrier of Nepal is already making plans for the probable destinations so that it makes flights as soon as the airplanes arrive.
  • The new aircrafts will make a minimum of two flights a week to Japanese capital Tokyo, South Korea’s Seoul, and Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh.

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