For the first time ever in the history of Nepal, Himalaya Airlines is pleased to announce daily direct service to the most awaited destination: Dammam, Saudi Arabia from September 1, 2017 as a Dashain and Tihar Festival gift for the passengers. Dammam is one of the most sought after destination of Nepalese for foreign employment and currently we have approximately 500,000 Nepalese laborers, skilled and semi-skilled working there. Commencement of daily direct flight by Himalaya Airlines is definitely going to ease the travel for thousands of Nepalese who have been paying hefty ticket prices as well as spending more travel time while commuting between Saudi Arabia & Kathmandu.
Operating one flight everyday, Himalaya Airlines’ flight H9 559, will depart from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 22:30 hours (Local Time) and will arrive in King Fadh International Airport, Dammam at 00:50 hours (Local Time) the next day. The return flight H9 560 will depart from Fadh International Airport, Dammam at 01:50 hours (Local Time) and will arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 09:15 hours (Local Time).
Himalaya Airlines Vice President - Administration, Mr. Vijay Shrestha said, “We are always looking forward to provide our passengers with the most convenient and time-efficient way of air travel. Considering the hours of hassle Nepalese have been facing while traveling to Saudi Arabia, we believe the launch of this direct flight will definitely achieve our objective. The launch of daily direct flight to Dammam is Himalaya Airlines’ special Festival gift, to all our valuable passengers. As we move forward, our goal will always be to offer most direct routes to our countrymen at cost effective fares with warm Nepalese hospitality onboard.”
The airfare offered by the airline for Kathmandu - Dammam starts from NPR 23,800 (one way) and NPR 38,000 (round trip). Similarly, for the route Dammam - Kathmandu, the airfare starts from SAR 850 (one way) and SAR 1,360 (round trip). The above rates are exclusive of all applicable taxes. 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.
About Himalaya Airlines Pvt, Ltd.
Established in August 2014, Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal China Joint Venture, is a private airline of Nepal providing international air service. Himalaya Airlines, full service premium carrier, aims to excel in safety, operational reliability, performance and most importantly in service to its customers.
The airline started its first scheduled flight operations from May 31, 2016 flying directly to Doha, Qatar with 100% load factor. Presently, the airline is also operating its direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Yangon (resuming from 15 Sep), and Dubai (resuming from 1 Sep). The airlines plan to add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network within 2017, including Dhaka, Hong Kong and Bangkok in upcoming few months. Additionally the airline plan to focus on China connectivity by adding up Beijing and Chengdu to its destination network and eventually to other cities like Lhasa, Kunming and Guangzhou, flying the passengers on board its new aircrafts.
The airline currently has 3 Airbus 320-214 series of narrow-body aircrafts in its fleet with two seat configurations that can respectively hold 8 & 150 passengers in its Business and Economy seats. Over the coming five years, the airline has a target of acquiring 15 aircrafts to connect Kathmandu with various new destinations in Asia and beyond. The airline will also 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.
Himalaya Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers with latest blockbusters movies, music, TV shows and documentaries. Passengers flying in Himalaya Airlines flights can also spend their quality time reading through the in-flight magazine – Danfe.
For further information, please contact:
Brand and Service Improvement Department
Himalaya Airlines Pvt. Ltd
T: +977 1 4422454/4422353
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