Two leading carriers – Etihad Airways of the UAE and Malaysian Airlines of Malaysia –doubled their flights to Nepal effective Sunday (October 27).
Both the airlines said they increased flight frequency to Nepal taking into consideration growing demand for air seats. Both the airlines were operating seven flights a week to Nepal.
“The additional flights driven by the demand from business and leisure travelers will further strengthen the commercial and cultural ties between Nepal and the UAE,” Eithad Airways said in a statement. “The double daily flights will help connect more destinations over the airline´s Abu Dhabi hub to key destinations in Europe, Middle East and GCC countries.”
Meanwhile, the airline has also announced promotional fares to some popular destinations in Europe and North America. According to the statement, the promotional fares are available to London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Geneva, Paris, New York, Chicago and Washington. The fares are for sale until October 31 and the travel period is between October 27 and May 31, 2014.
Similarly, Malaysia’s national carrier Malaysia Airlines has also doubled flight frequency to Nepal. “We increased flight frequency to two times a day considering the encouraging response from passengers,” an official of Marco Polo Travels – the GSA of Malaysia Airlines – said.
As per the flight scheduled, the first flight of Malaysia Airlines will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 11:20 am and second flight at 10:50 pm.
The carrier started daily flights to Kathmandu from June. Earlier, it was flying to Kathmandu five times a week.