Nepal Airlines Resume Direct Flight to Japan After 12 Years
Kathmandu – Finally Nepali Airlines resume direct flight to Osaka, Japan after 12 years. Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC) has announced today to operate its first Kathmandu-Japan(Osaka) flight from 29th August. Chairman of the NAC, Madan Kharel said that they are also planning to operate flights to Narita Airport from January and the necessary documents that are required has already been sent to the Narita Airport.
In the press conference organized today at Kathmandu, Kharel said that there cannot be full occupancy rate in any flight in its initial start-up stage so they are planning to increase the number of passengers slowly and within 1 year they have believed that the occupancy rate will reach to 80%. “Many people have doubted NAC in this context but we will give continuity to this flight service,” he added. He also mentioned that after operating flight for 1 year they have the plan to invite 45 thousand Japanese tourists for Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.
Commerce Director Tanka Dahal said that they have a plan to operate Narita flight from January. Dahal also said that ninety seats has already booked for the first flight. He also said that over eighty percent seat will be occupied during the season. NAC will be charging 36,999 rupees for 1 sided flight and 72,814 rupees for two-sided flight in the first 1 month from wide-body A330-220.
The flight will take off from Kathmandu at 1:30 am and then the flight will land in Osaka at 1:55 am and again it will take off from Osaka at 1:55 pm and will land in Kathmandu at 6:00 pm.
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