Saturday, September 8, 2012

BB Airways to start flights

BB Airways – a new Nepali private international carrier promoted by a NRN – will be starting its chartered flights from September 13 – a month prior to the launch of its scheduled flights.
The airline will commence its chartered flights to Seam Reap, Cambodia from September 13 and to Tokyo from October, informed BB Airways’ chief operating officer Hari Bhakta Shrestha during a press conference held by the airline today.
The company will start its scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong from October 11, with four flights a week to Kuala Lumpur and three to Hong Kong, he added.
The fares start from Rs 36,000 for a trip from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur and return, and the fare from Kathmandu to Hong Kong and return starts from Rs 48,000.
“We are a full-fledged carrier and have to compete with budget airlines in providing the most competitive air fares to our valued passengers,” said chairman of BB Airways Bhaban Bhatta, who is also treasurer of Non Residnet Nepalis Association (NRNA).
BB Airways will commence its flights with one Boeing 757-200, followed soon by another B757. With the arrival of our second aircraft, it will be expanding its services to Bangkok, Singapore, New Delhi and Doha.
At present, it has permission to operate flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; New Delhi, India; Tokyo, Japan; Doha, Qatar; Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore.

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