Himalaya Airlines announces direct flight to Dhaka
KAROBAR CORRESPONDENT
Friday, Jul 12, 2019
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Himalaya Airlinesannounces the most awaited direct flights Kathmandu/Dhaka/Kathmandu from July 22, 2019. The airline will operate its A32o – 214 narrow bodied aircraft on the route, configured with 150 Economy Class and 8 Premium Economy Class seats. The airline has a fleet of three new Airbus 320-200. Himalaya Airlinesannounces the most awaited direct flights Kathmandu/Dhaka/Kathmandu from July 22, 2019. The airline will operate its A32o – 214 narrow bodied aircraft on the route, configured with 150 Economy Class and 8 Premium Economy Class seats. The airline has a fleet of three new Airbus 320-200. The new flight schedule offersexpedient travel options for leisure and business travelers. Bangladesh being a major volume market for Nepalese tourism, the inbound connectivity shall focus predominantly on getting Bangladeshi tourists onboard.With the airlines’ regular flights to Middle East destinations like Doha, Dubai/Abu Dhabi, Dammam etc.the new sector shall also significantly project Kathmandu as a transit hub for Bangladeshi passengers.“We take pleasure to announce our connectivity to another Asian Destination – Dhaka, Bangladesh, shouldering our role in contributing to the promotion of tourism and business amongst neighboring Countries.This connectivity will boost new business opportunities between Nepal and Bangladesh and shall alsoserve as a bridge between the Middle East Countries and Bangladesh. Himalaya Airlines shall be committed to continuing excellent service flavored with Nepali hospitality to its valuedpassengers,said Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President – Administration.The thrice weekly schedule have convenient timings, where flight # H9 678 departs from Kathmandu at 11:10hours (local time), and lands at 13:10 hours (local time) in Dhaka. The return flight #H9 679 departs from HazratShahjalal International Airport at 14:10 hours (local time) the same day and arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport at 15:20 hours. The Free Baggage Allowance for both the routes is 25 Kg for Premium Economy Class and 20 Kg for Economy Class.The airline aims at ensuring on-time flight performance.Flight No Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival  Time DayH9 678 KTM 11:10 hrs DAC 13:10hrs Mon, Wed, SatH9 679 DAC 14:10hrs KTM 15:20 hrs Mon, Wed, Sat*All timings are Local.The airline has appointed SAir Air BD Ltd.as its General Sales Agents (GSA), who will represent the airline in Bangladesh and will be responsible for the airline’s sales and marketing, market development, reservations and ticketing services.About Himalaya Airlines Pvt. Ltd.Established in August 2014, Himalaya Airlines is a Nepal - China joint venture, providing international air services. As the name ‘Himalaya’ symbolizes high mountains of Nepal, dedicated in service to uplift the name of the nation, Himalaya Airlines aspires to rise up in its name to international standards. With the aim to excel in safety, on time performance (OTP) and most primarily, in service to its customers, H9 has already established itself in Nepal with high recognition.Presently H9 operates to five destinations - Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur adding Dhaka as the sixth one. The airline proudly owns a young fleet of 3 Airbus A320-214 series of narrow-body aircraft with the configuration of 8 Premium Economy class & 150 Economy class seats. For year 2019, the airline plans to focus on China connectivity by adding up Beijing to its destination network and eventually extending to other cities like Nanchang, Chongqing, Changsha, Guiyang etc. Airline also has plans to acquire A319 for flying to high altitude destinations like Lhasa.H9 received its first international award for “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” at South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017. This award honors the efforts undertaken towards developing high standard of services and expanding network and has given a tremendous boost to H9 family to excel further and rise higher in the aviation sector. Himalaya Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers with blockbuster movies, music, TV shows and documentaries etc. Passengers flying with Himalaya Airlines can also spend their quality time reading through the in-flight magazine – Danfe. Following the genuine Nepalese tradition of “AtithiDevoBhava” – Guest is God, H9 strives to provide true Nepali Hospitality to its esteemed passengers.