NAC to purchase two wide-body aircraft within a year

NACKathmandu / January 25: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier, Monday unveiled a three-year reforms plan that includes the purchasing of two wide-body aircrafts within a year.

The expansion of its international services with three new destinations–Guangzhou and Kunming of China and Kolkata of India within June this year is also part of the plan.

Besides, it plans to purchase two narrow-body aircraft by the end of June, 2017. Moreover, the NAC has set a target of adding flights to New Delhi of India and launching flights to Australia, Japan, Korea, Colombo of Sri Lanka and Yangon of Myanmar in the future.

For domestic flights, the NAC has planned to operate helicopter services too. Presently, three twin-otters, one MA 60 and one Y12 are used for the operation of domestic flights. This number will be increased in the future, as stated in the reforms plan.

Moreover, the national flag carrier has a plan of introducing e-ticketing system in 200 nations across the globe within the next six months.

Unveiling the plan here Monday, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ananda Prasad Pokhrel said NAC that carries a 57-year-old history of operation had just nine aircrafts for international and domestic flights and it needed to increase its service capacity. Though NAC has aviation agreement with 38 countries, currently its international services are available for only seven cities of five countries. RSS

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