On 28 April Himalaya Airlines launched daily flights from Kathmandu to Dubai Al Maktoum, a route already served by flydubai. The inaugural service operated with a 100% load factor. According to flightradar24.com the service arrived just 16 minutes late in the UAE after a four-hour flight.
- Himalaya Airlines continues to steadily grow its network. On 28 April the Nepalese carrier began daily flights from Kathmandu (KTM) to Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) using its fleet of three 158-seat A320s. The 3,018-kilometre sector is already served by flydubai, who also operate on a daily basis. Additional indirect competition comes from Nepal Airlines and flydubai who both connect Kathmandu with Dubai’s main airport. Dubai joins Doha, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon on the young airline’s network. According to OAG data it currently accounts for just under 5% of seat capacity from Kathmandu Airport where it is the seventh largest carrier by seats. Buddha Air with just over 15% of seats is the biggest carrier, followed by India’s Jet Airways and Nepal Airlines. See how Dubai Al Maktoum Airport’s FTWA compares to others around the world.