The flight will allow a 4-night/5-day stay in Sri Lanka with departure on the 3rd May 2016 from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 0830 hours (local time). The return departure from Colombo is scheduled on 07 May 2016 at 1600 hours (local time).
The flight route has convenient timings, departing from Kathmandu at 2300 hours (Local Time), and landing at 0130 hours (Local Time) in Colombo. Similarly, the return flight will depart at 0230 hours from Colombo and land in Kathmandu at 1015 hours the next day. The airline aims at ensuring a high level of reliability and punctuality to its passengers.
With a sole purpose of promoting tourism between Nepal and Sri Lanka, the airline offers the same alluring round trip fare of NPR 55,000 for business class and NPR 35,000 for economy class and has also tied up with leading outbound tour operators of Nepal to promote this package.
Commenting on this second flight, Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President, Administration said, “We received an overwhelming response from our customers upon our first Colombo Flight. Considering the request of our esteemed customers and travel trade, we feel honored to organize another trip to the same destination to serve Nepali and Sri Lankan Market with appealing prices and delightful services. We look forward to the support of all travel agencies in helping the airline to promote this flight in this important market”
The Airlines had earlier offered the package to Colombo, SriLanka, from 12th April 2016 to 16th April 2016, aiming at the special occasion of the New Year 2073. The aircraft had flown from Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, after an inaugural ceremony, where Mr. Wu Chuntai, His Excellency Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. W. M. Senevirathna, His Excellency Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Mr. Cheng Yiru, Chairman of Tibet Airlines jointly inaugurated the flight.
Himalaya Airlines, a full-service carrier, established in August 2014, started its international flights operation from April 12th 2016, flying directly to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Airline will now start is first scheduled flights from May 31st 2016 flying directly to Doha, Qatar. The airline has planned services to more destinations including Delhi, India followed by Lhasa, Chengdu and Beijing in China a few months later.
The airline had welcomed its first new aircraft MSN 6626, Airbus 320-214, Nepal registration number 9N-ALM, on March 9, 2016 at 14:25 NST. This aircraft carried the Right Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. K.P. Oli, Madam Radhika Shakya and the delegation on an official visit to Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China at 11:00 NST on March 20, 2016. The aircraft also flew to Colombo, Sri Lanka offering a promotional package of round trip on April 12th 2016 and May 3rd 2016.
The airline has full preparation in terms of training flight crew, maintenance personnel and all functions of airline operation and has in place systems, people and infrastructure to start commercial flights.
Over the coming five years, the airline aims at acquiring 15 Airbus aircrafts and will operate from Kathmandu to various cities in Asia and beyond. The company will 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.
Tibet Airlines holds 48.99%of equity capital of the company, whereas the Nepalese side holds 51.01%.