June 29, 2018: Nepal Airlines Cooperation, the national flag carrier of Nepal, has landed its first ever Airbus A-330 aircraft in Kathmandu. The wide-body aircraft landed in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu on June 28 after completing 9 hours long voyage after taking off from Toulouse, France.
The aircraft has been named 'Annapurna' by the airline. The aircraft has 274 seats for the passengers. The seats of Annapurna A330 aircraft has been divided into two classes – business and economy. The business class has 18 seats and the remaining 256 seats of the aircraft have been separated for the economy class.
Managing Director of NAC, Saugat Ratna Kansakar, and Spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha along with 17 other members of the airlines arrived with the A330 aircraft in Kathmandu. The aircraft was welcomed with a grand ceremony and water cannon.
Kansakar, during the welcome ceremony, reiterated that the airlines is determined to improve its service to satisfy its passengers by providing quality service. Additionally, he also informed that the airlines will operate domestic flights to each of the functional airports of the nation.
Rabindra Shrestha, spokesperson of NAC, informed that the airlines aims to start the operation of the A330 aircraft from July after receive the approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
He also informed that the aircraft will fly to Dubai and Qatar in its first phase and then to Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arab in the second phase.