KATHMANDU, June 24: Himalaya Airlines has resumed regular flights between Kathmandu and Beijing starting from Saturday. On the inaugural flight, Nepali Ambassador to China, Bishnu Pukar Shrestha, was among the passengers traveling to Beijing.
Himalaya Airlines' H9 665 flight took off from Tribhuvan International Airport at 7:40 AM. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Beijing Daxing International Airport at 2:15 PM, as confirmed by the company.
The duration of the Kathmandu-Beijing flight is approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes. The return flight from Beijing is scheduled to depart at 3:25 PM and arrive in Kathmandu at 6:30 PM.
"We are thrilled to initiate scheduled flights between Kathmandu and Beijing, especially after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," expressed Bijay Shrestha, Vice President of the airline. He further emphasized that this route will enhance the airline's international presence.
Passengers can now book tickets for the Kathmandu-Beijing-Kathmandu flight at the Himalaya Airlines ticketing counter. The company is confident that the resumption of this route will facilitate convenient and efficient travel options for individuals commuting between Beijing and Kathmandu, benefiting Nepal's tourism and business sectors.