China’s Tibet Airlines connects Chengdu-Kathmandu with direct flight

Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

China's Tibet AirlinesEstablishing first ever direct flight between Chengdu and Kathmandu, China’s Tibet Airlines started its direct flight service on Chengdu-Kathmandu-Chengdu route on August 8th (Tuesday).


The airline’s plane TV 9899 departed from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 6:16 p.m.local time (1016 GMT) on August 8th and touched down at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu at 7:15 p.m. local time (1315 GMT), according to a press statement issued by Himalaya Airlines, general sales agent of Tibet Airlines.


According to Himalaya Airlines, the Tibet Airlines is conducting four flights a week on the route on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The airline operates its Airbus 319 on the route.


Lhasa-based Tibet airlines has 49 percent stake in Himalaya, a Nepal-based international airline company.


Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the aviation regulator, had granted permission to the Tibet Airlines to fly on the route last month.


It is the fifth Chinese airline entering into the Nepali sky after four Chinese carriers — Air China, China Southern, China Eastern and Sichuan Airlines.


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