Thursday, July 26, 2018

Second wide body airbus of NAC lands at TIA

The second wide body Airbus A330-200 of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today morning. The airbus – which has been given a call sign 9N-ALZ, was brought to Kathmandu straight from France following nine hours' flight, and has landed at 9 am.
Tourism secretary Krishna Prasad Devkota and other high-ranking officials of NAC welcomed the airbus with a water canon salute.
The A330-200 jet with the registration mark 9N-ALZ has been named Makalu. The arrival of the new airbus has put the ailing national flag carrier in the company of long-haul airlines. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, the jet has a capacity of 274 passengers in two-class cabin configuration, including 18 in business class.
The NAC had brought its first long-range 274-seater-wide body airbus A330-200 jet in Kathmandu on June 28. With the two wide body airbus, the NAC is expected to regainits past glory and also the market share.
According to NAC, it would take at least three weeks to complete administrative formalities for the aircraft before it can make commercial flights. The national flag carrier plans to start the commercial flights by September.
The NAC has bought the two airbus with an investment of Rs 24 billion from a US-based brokerage firm AAR Corp.
NAC also said that it will use the new aircraft to operate flights to Australia, Japan, South Korea and Gulf countries as well as Europe.

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