NAC’s Airbus A330 jet lands at TIANepal Airlines Corporation’s first long-range Airbus A330 has arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday morning.
Nepal Airlines Corporation’s first long-range Airbus A330 has arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday morning.
The aircraft, named Annapurna, touched down at TIA runway at around 8:05 am. It had flown into Kathmandu from Airbus’s final assembly line in Toulouse, France.
The new aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, features a two-class cabin configuration and seats a total of 274 passengers—18 in business class and 256 in economy class.
NAC ordered two 274-seater jets through Portuguese leasing company Hi Fly. The second jet is expected to arrive by July-end.
NAC plans to put the aircraft into commercial service in 15-20 days after finishing the paperwork with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
It, however, will not fly on new routes immediately and instead operate on the Doha, Dubai and Bangkok sectors for at least a month. The plane will fly to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and connect Japan and South Korea in the second phase..
राष्ट्रिय धोजावहाक नेपाल वायु सेवा निगमको एअरबस ३३० आज त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थलमा आईपुगेको छ । नयाँ जहाज आउनु हामी सबैको लागि खुशिको समय हो । आउदो महिना थप अर्को वाइड बडि आईपुग्ने छ । नयाँ जहाजको व्यवसायिक उडान भने आगामी अगस्ट १ गतेबाट हुनेछ । सफल उडानको शुभकामना । pic.twitter.com/d4pdowcfec— Rabindra Adhikari (@RabindraADH) June 28, 2018