Press Release

Himalaya Airlines’ enhances Middle East connectivity with direct flights between Kathmandu and Dammam

Himalaya Airlines, the premium international air carrier, reiterates its commitment towards strengthening the connectivity in the Middle East market with the inaugural flight of its another new route connecting Kathmandu directly to the city of Dammam in Saudi Arabia today.

Himalaya Airlines is the first and only airline to operate direct flights between both cities meeting the strong demand from air travellers, especially Nepalese. Presently the airline will be operating a daily flight on this route.

The maiden flight H9 559, bound for Dammam, departed from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 22:30 hours (Local Time) with an encouraging flight load and will arrive at King Fadh International Airport, Dammam at 00:50 hours (Local Time) the next day.

Flight Schedule

FLIGHT NO. SECTOR DEP.TIME ARR.TIME
H9559 KTM-DMM 22:30 hours 00:50 hours
H9560 DMM-KTM 01:50 hours 09:15 hours

(All timings are local)

Himalaya Airlines Vice President - Administration, Mr. Vijay Shrestha said, “We are very happy to be the first and only airline to connect Dammam with Kathmandu directly. Himalaya Airlines has launched this new service in winter season in order to meet the significant demand of our Nepalese Passengers to visit their home country. With this new route, Himalaya Airlines would be able to carter over 500,000 Nepalese staying in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, enabling many of them to rejoice with their families during this festival season. We are confident our truly “Nepali Hospitality” on board would be a pleasant home coming experience for our passengers.”

The airfare offered by the airline for Kathmandu - Dammam and Dammam – Kathmandu will be most affordable and competitive with other airlines operating services to KSA transiting their hub stations. The tickets can be booked at Himalaya Airline’s Sales and GSA office or through your preferred travel agent. The Free Baggage Allowance for both the routes is 40 Kg for Business Class and 30 Kg for Economy Class.

The airline has appointed Asfar Travel and Tourism as its General Sales Agents (GSA), who will represent the airline in Saudi Arabia and will be responsible for the airline’s sales and marketing, market development, reservations and ticketing services.