Before setting off on its inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur on 10 February, the Hon. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Aviation, various government officials and members of Himalaya Airlines celebrated the new route on the apron at Kathmandu with this banner. Competition will be tough as four other carriers already operate the route.
- Himalaya Airlines on 10 February expanded its network with the start of a five times weekly service between Kathmandu (KTM) in Nepal and Kuala Lumpur (KUL). The 3,270-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s A320s, of which it now has two, with the second having been delivered recently. The route to Malaysia is already well served by Malindo Airways (10 weekly flights), Malaysia Airlines (daily flights), AirAsia X (four weekly flights) and Nepal Airlines (three weekly flights). Himalaya Airlines’ existing route network from Kathmandu comprises of Colombo and Doha with Yangon starting later this month. See how Kuala Lumpur Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.