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).
Nepal Airlines (Kathmandu) de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 9N-ABB (msn 302) has crashed today while operating flight RA 183 from Pokhara to Jumla, Nepal with 15 passengers and three crew members. The aircraft did not arrive at its planned destination. Burning wreckage has been located in the jungle near Khidim. There are no reports of survivors.
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Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has signed a firm order for two Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed in April.
The A320 was chosen for its unique performance capability required for high altitude airport operations and its flexibility that enables it to be deployed on a wide variety of routes. Equipped with Sharklets to deliver unbeatable economics and up to four percent reduction in fuel burn, the aircraft will be the cornerstone of NAC’s modernized fleet.
Nepal Airlines currently flies to four international destinations and 25 spectacular domestic locations in the heart of the Himalayas. The new A320s are fully equipped with latest Required Navigation Performance (RNP) technologies, allowing the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art onboard navigation systems. This is particularly beneficial for operations at high altitude airports which are constrained by mountains such as the carrier’s main base in Kathmandu.
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) (Kathmandu) has jumped from Boeing to Airbus and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acquire two Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with the Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. Sharklets deliver up to four percent savings in fuel consumption making the aircraft a cornerstone of NAC’s fleet modernization.
Nepal Airlines currently operates two Boeing 757-200s for its international routes.
Nepal Airlines (formerly Royal Nepal Airlines) (Kathmandu) has been denied government permission to order new airplanes. One member of the Public Accounts Committee described the flag carrier as being on the “verge of liquidation”.