Kathmandu : Private airline company, the Himalaya Airlines, today launched direct flights between Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOCTA), Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, inaugurated the airline’s maiden flight to the Malaysian capital amidst a special ceremony held at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) this morning.
Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal – China Joint Venture Airline, flagged off its Airbus 320 with 100% seat factor to Kuala Lumpur, making it the airline’s 3rd destination after Doha and Colombo.
Minister Shahi, MOCTA Joint Secretary, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, CAAN Director General, Sanjiv Gautam, Nepal Tourism Board CEO, Deepak Raj Joshi and Ahmad Phadil Ismail, Chargé d’ affaires at the Embassy of Malaysia boarded the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
The Tourism Malaysia officials and tourism entrepreneurs will be greeting the airline’s flight and the Nepali delegation in midst of a special ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to the company.
Minister Shahi will hold bilateral talks with his Malaysian counterpart and high officials on issues of mutual interests and tourism promotion.