Nepal Airlines to expand fleet in 2015

Nepal Airlines will welcome two new A320s
Nepal Airlines will welcome two new A320s

Nepal Airlines will continue to expand its fleet next year, with the addition of two new Airbus jets.

In a statement, state-run Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) said that the two new single-aisle A320 aircraft would be delivered in February and April 2015. Both will come equipped with Airbus’ fuel-saving wing-tips, known as ‘Sharklets’.

The arrivals follow a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Airbus in April 2013.

Nepal Airlines currently operates a fleet of two Boeing 757s, two Twin Otters, one MA-60 and one Harbin Y-12 aircraft. The Chinese-made MA-60 and Y-12 are both almost brand new, having been delivered to NAC earlier in 2014.

Prior to these arrivals, Nepal Airlines’ flight operations had been seriously affected by a lack of aircraft. In 2013 and 2014 the airline lost two Twin Otter aircraft in accidents.

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