Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China Joint Venture Airline, announces its most awaited second destination: Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka as the airline will commence its passenger services on the Kathmandu/Colombo/Kathmandu route with effect from October 1, 2016. The airline will fly its A320-214 (configured with 8 Business Class and 150 Economy class seats) on the new route.
Two flights a week, operating as H9 673, Himalaya will fly every Tuesday and Saturday departing from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 1130 hours and will arrive in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo at 1515 hours. The return H9 674 departs from Colombo at 1615, arriving Kathmandu at 2015 hours on the same day.
Himalaya Airlines Vice President - Administration, Mr. Vijay Shrestha said, “After an overwhelming response received from the previous 2 non-scheduled flights to Colombo, we found this route to be very potential. We have observed passenger traffic data between the two countries over the last several years before arriving at this route decision. We are very pleased to be able to resume services to and from Colombo as it is an important market for tourism promotion of both countries. Flying to this destination will definitely promote tourism between two nations along with generating new business opportunities.”
The airline has appointed Classic Travel as its General Sales Agents (GSA), who will be responsible for the airline’s sales and marketing, market development, reservations and ticketing services representing the airline.
The airfare offered by the airlines starts from NPR 29,191 for one way and NPR 50,041 for round trip, inclusive of governmental taxes.