Malaysia based budget carrier Air Asia is planning to operate direct flights from Kuala Lampur-Kathmandu from June. It is set to start its operation with two flights a week.
“All the preparation for the operation of flights is in the final stage,” an official of Incentive Tours and Travels (ITT), General Sales Agent (GSA) of Air Asia in Nepal was quoted as saying by Nepal’s daily news publication Republica. According to him, Air Asia has already got the permission to operate up to four flights a week from civil aviation authority of Malaysia. It is yet to complete formalities in Nepal though.
The ITT officials informed to the Republica that the airline is preparing to operate flights from the first week of June. The target passengers of the airline are the migrant workers, tourist as well as Nepali students studying abroad. At present Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC) is operating direct flights to Kuala Lampur six days a week.