Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) (formerly Royal Nepal Airlines) (Kathmandu) took delivery of its first Airbus A320 on February 7. The pictured Airbus A320-233 D-AXAR (msn 6445) (above) in the 2014 livery is also equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. The aircraft became 9N-AKW on delivery and is named “Sagarmatha”.
Nepal Airlines is planning to introduce the new type on February 26 on the Kathmandu – Hong Kong route. The next day it will be introduced on the Bangkok route.
Nepal Airlines is moving to an all Airbus jet fleet. The airline has another A320 on order. The two A320s will replace two older Boeing 757-200s (below).
Above Photo: Nepal Airlines. Boeing 757-2F8C 9N-ACB (msn 23863) sports the original Royal Nepal Airlines colors.
Following a handover in Hamburg, the aircraft was welcomed at a ceremony attended by government and airline officials at its home base on arrival in Kathmandu.
Below Photo: Nepal Airlines. The interior of the first Airbus A320.
The aircraft has Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capability built-in, which enables the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art on-board navigation systems.
Nepal Airlines currently flies to four international destinations (Bangkok, Doha, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur) and 25 spectacular domestic locations in the heart of the Himalayas.
Top Copyright Photo: C. Brinkmann/Airbus (all others by Nepal Airlines).