Press Release

Himalaya Airlines’ second flight service to Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister

The Right Honorable Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, along with Madam Radhika Shakya and the delegation from high-ranking Government officials, business and media persons embarked on an official state visit to Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China on June 19, 2018 on Himalaya Airlines’ Airbus A320 with Nepal Registration 9N-ALW.

The aircraft took off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 09:09 hours Nepal Standard Time and successfully landed at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing at 16:49 hours China local time (Nepal standard time 14:34 hours/UTC 08:49) today.

The entourage who accompanied the Right Honorable Prime Minister on the flight were Minister for Home Affairs Hon. Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Hon. Mr. Barsha Man Pun, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Mr. Raghubir Mahaseth, Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister Mr. Bishnu Rimal and Members of Parliament.

Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President-Administration was present on the occasion to bid farewell to the Ministerial delegation as well as to Mr. Ang Tshiring Sherpa, Chairman of the board and Capt. Zhao Guo Qiang, President of Himalaya Airlines who were also on board accompanying Right Honorable Prime Minister.

On the occasion, Mr. Shrestha remarked, "Himalaya Airlines is humbled and honored once again to get the exclusive opportunity to carry our Right Honorable Prime Minister Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli for this official state visit to Beijing, China. We are thrilled beyond words to get tremendous support from the government and for helping us expedite our service for Nepal. This has definitely motivated us to work harder and stay committed to deliver the service par excellence with a touch of Nepali hospitality, best passenger comfort, convenience and safety during this second special flight."

Himalaya Airlines has successfully completed 2nd year of commercial operations as per international standards with direct flights to Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Dammam. Having received the SATA Gold Award for "Leading New International Airline – Visitor's Choice in South Asia", the airline has been at the forefront to demonstrate the commitment to serve the nation.

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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 services. With the aim to excel in safety, on time performance and most primarily, in service to its customers; H9 has already established itself in Nepal with high recognition.

H9 is currently flying to four destinations - Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Dammam; using 3 Airbus A320-214 series of narrow-body aircraft with 8 Business class & 150 Economy class seats.

H9 received its first ever international award for "Leading New International Airlines in South Asia" at South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 event held at Equator Village, Addu City, Maldives on October 28, 2017. This award honors the efforts undertaken towards developing high standard of services and expanding network and has given a tremendous boost to H9 family to excel further and rise higher in the aviation sector.

Following the genuine Nepalese tradition of "Atithi Devo Bhava" – Guest is God, H9 strives to provide true Nepali Hospitality to its esteemed passengers. 

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Himalaya Airlines Pvt. Ltd
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