KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Himalaya Airlines will operate its flight to Dubai three times a week.
With the resumption of its direct flight to Dubai from Sunday, the company announced to operate the flights three times a week. Dubai flights are scheduled to fly every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday and will depart from Dubai on every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.
The first resumption flight H9 565 departed from Tribhuvan International Airport at 22:36 hours (local time) and touched down at Dubai International Airport – Terminal 2 (DXB) at 01:40 hours (local time). The return flight H9 566 from Dubai departed at 04:10 hours (local time) the next day and landed in Kathmandu at 09:25 hours (local time).
The airline has appointed Hello Himalaya Travel & Tourism LLC, Dubai as its General Sales Agents (GSA) for passenger handling in the United Arab of Emirates. The GSA will be responsible for the airline’s sales and marketing, market development, reservations and ticketing services representing the airline for the UAE market.
The Nepal-China joint venture airline first took off to Dubai International Airport on April 28, 2017 connecting with Abu Dhabi via free shuttle bus for onward passengers. However with increased passenger traffic, direct flights to Abu Dhabi International Airport were initiated from March 31, 2019 instead of Dubai.
After the pandemic, the UAE has opened up for the visitors with COVID-19 safety protocols resulting in substantial increase in passenger flow both ways on KTM-DXB-KTM sector.