China Eastern Airlines is resuming its flight on Kumming-Kathmandu-Kumming route from January 11.
According to Zhao De Jiang (Ansen), station manager of the China Eastern, the airlines will fly thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. "China Eastern Airlines is one of the biggest airlines of China," he said, adding that it also is a controlling shareholder of China Cargo Airlines, China Eastern Jiangsu Airlines Co and China Eastern Wuhan Airlines Co.
Based in Shanghai the airlines got the approval to fly on Kathmandu-Kunming -- capital of Yunnan province route last August.
"It will have direct flights from Kunming to Kathmandu and connecting flights to Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai in China and other destinations in South East Asia, South Asia and Europe," he added.
China Eastern Airlines is the third Chinese airline allowed by the Chinese government to operate in Nepal that is expected to bring in more Chinese tourists.
Recently, the number of Chinese tourists has also seen steady growth as in December it posted a robust growth of 24.4 per cent arrivals from China. "The airlines will help bring more tourists in Nepal Tourism Year 2011," Jiang added.