KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 25
So far Nepal Airlines Corporation had been assigned the responsibility of ground-handling at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
Prior to this, only Air India and Thai Airways were allowed to operate self ground-handling services but from now onward Himalaya Airlines will also be able to look after its ground-handling activities at TIA with its own equipment and human resources.
Self ground-handling licence is provided to only those airline companies that operate at least 35 flights a week and the licence must be renewed every year based on the flight numbers. As per CAAN, Himalaya Airlines has been operating more than 35 flights a week in recent times.
Himalaya Airlines had been operating chartered flights during the lockdown period and currently it is also operating regular flights to its scheduled destinations. Currently, it flies to seven destinations, including Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Guiyang with its fleet of three A320-214 series of narrow-body aircraft.