Saturday, October 1, 2016

Kathmandu-Colombo direct flight begins

The Himalaya Airlines – a private sector air service providing company – has begun Kathmandu-Colombo, Sri Lanka direct flight service from today.
The airlines, which has been operating its daily flight service from and to Kathmandu-Doha Qatar, has expanded next service to Colombo with its Airbus 320 series 9N-ALN. "The aircraft took off today to Colombo at 11.30 with 31 passengers on board," informed Business general manager of the airlines Raju KC. "The airbus is returning Kathmandu from Colombo carrying 102 passengers today."
With Himalaya Airlines – a Nepal-China joint venture – direct flight on Colombo-Kathmandu flight, the domestic air transport connected the two South Asian cities after 28 years.
It was an initiative to bring both cities closer and boost tourism, trade and investment opportunities between Nepal and Sri Lanka," KC added.
Sri Lankan ambassador to Nepal WS Perera and secretary general of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka Ajith D Perera were among the passengers on the inaugural flight.

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