Himalaya Airlines, an international air carrier, is set to commence thrice-weekly flights from the hub in Kathmandu to a thriving and bustling city – Abu Dhabi. The new service is a part of the airline’s commitment to boost the connectivity of Nepal with Middle-East countries.
The inaugural flight H9 567 departed from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 21:30 hours (local time) and touched down at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 00:53 hours (local time) carrying a total of 148 passengers. The return flight from Abu Dhabi H9 568 departed at 02:31+ 1 (local time) on April 01, 2019 and landed at TIA at 08:41 hrs (local time) carrying a total of 150 passengers. Himalaya Airlines has appointed Fishtail Travel and Tourism as their GSA for UAE.
The new flights will operate every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday with Airbus A320-214 narrow body aircraft, configured with 8 seats in Premium Economy Class and 150 in Economy Class. The flight schedule has been timed evenly throughout the week to provide a mix of weekend, short stay and business travel options.
“We are excited to launch the direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu. There is a strong demand from both markets for a directoperation on the route, and we have responded to this increasing customer requirement.Commercial and cultural links between the UAE and Nepal are flourishing and Himalaya is honored to play a pivotal role in facilitating and enhancing the growth of trade and tourism between the two countries. We hope thisnew connectivity will further boost traffic from the UAE. Himalaya Airlines is on the verge of completing its 3rd year of successful commercial operations soon & we are pleased to add Abu Dhabi into H9 network” said Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President – Administration.
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates which focuses on oil exports and commerce. Visitors should definitely consider visiting this incredible city, as it has some of the most epic touristic attractions in the country.