Malaysia Airlines celebrated the launch of its new route to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. The airport is now connected with the airline’s Kuala Lumpur hub three times weekly.
- Malaysia Airlines commenced services on the 3,300-kilometre route from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu (KTM) on 1 September. The carrier now offers thrice-weekly flights on the route to the Nepalese capital, which is the subject of this week’s anna.aero airport analysis, all of which will be operated using 160-seat 737-800 equipment. Malaysia Airlines faces competition from both Nepal Airlines and Air Asia X, which provide four and two weekly flights respectively. Malaysia Airlines’ Commercial Director, Hugh Dunleavy, said: “We see great potential in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a hub for independent travellers as well as a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets. Surrounded by serene mountains, it is a perfect place for those who yearn for a relaxing holiday or even a challenging mountain climbing adventure. We also foresee and welcome the labour market traffic from Nepal to Malaysia to use this direct connection.”