Himalaya Airlines Airbus A320 9N-ALV has performed a successful demonstration flight at Pokhara International Airport (PIA), Pokhara, Nepal today. A historic landing of the first narrow body aircraft has been conducted at Pokhara International Airport (PIA) by the airlines on this English New Year 2023.
For the Inauguration Ceremony of Nepal’s third International Airport, PIA, Himalaya Airlines took off from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu today, on January 01, 2023 at 13:11 hrs. and landed at Pokhara International Airport (PIA) at 13:44 hrs. becoming the first airlines to have landed an Airbus A320-214 in Pokhara. The aircraft 9N-ALV was welcomed with a water cannon salute as an inaugural gesture. Team Himalaya led by Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President, Administrations and Captain Hao Di, Vice President, Operations was received by high ranking officials of PIA. The aircraft then departed at 15:44 hrs. and arrived in Kathmandu at 16:17 hrs.
Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice-President-Administration, who attended the ceremony has remarked, "Himalaya Airlines committed to the safe and secure growth of the aviation sector, has always stepped forward to support the development of the aviation industry in Nepal. Our Airbus A320 landing in Pokhara International Airport will definitely spread an affirmative message to invite the world to land in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Pokhara International Airport coming into operation from today is indeed a great opening for the adventure capital of Nepal to take its tourism to the next level. We believe our contribution thus supports not just the aviation industry but also helps for the overall growth of the tourism sector of Nepal."