In its heyday, Nepal Airlines (known as Royal Nepal Airlines then) would fly to London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Japan, Karachi and many other destinations. With time, the glorious presence of the airlines diminished, it discarded all of its European destinations and a lot of Asian destinations too.
Nepal Airlines is preparing to increase its presence in the international sector – and to do so the first thing they realised they needed is carriers. Nepal Airline’s is expecting its first A330-200, Nepal’s first wide-bodied aircraft before June 27 and another one in July. The two A330-200s, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines are expected to regenerate Nepal Airlines international presence. The two aircraft also boast of In-Flight Entertainment System, a feature none of their current aircraft have.
In an announcement made by Nepal Airlines, the A330-200 will make its inaugural flight for the national carrier on August 1st to Dubai.
First flight of Nepal Airlines A330-200 will be to Dubai on August 1.
— Nepal Airlines🇳🇵 (@NepalAirlinesRA) June 6, 2018
The flight is expected to take off at 8:15 a.m. and arrive back at TIA at 7:10 p.m. Arrangements of permission from Tribhuvan International Airport and Dubai International Airport is underway.
Nepal Airlines plans to revive a lot of its previous routes and add new routes – it is expected to fly to Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia initially. Plans to add European and Australian cities are being considered.
Nepal Airlines currently has a fleet of 12 aircraft serving international and domestic routes. It flies to Bangkok, Bengaluru, Hong Kong, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai at the moment.