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Nepal Airlines Corporation Celebrating 58th Anniversary

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Nepal Airlines Corporation Celebrating 58th Anniversary

Established on July 1, 1958, the Nepal Airlines Corporation is the national flag bearer of Nepal. The corporation takes immense pride in representing the longest period in the development of the institutional aviation system in Nepal. It plays a significant role in Nepal's aviation sector, serving as a beacon of its rich history, present heritage, and future aspirations.

Its services span beyond commercial flights to include social service-based work, promoting economic development through air services, and contributing to foreign exchange and job creation. The corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Government of Nepal and also serves as a diplomatic envoy, bolstering Nepal's presence internationally.

Notable Events in the Corporate History of Nepal Airlines

The corporation's illustrious journey has seen many significant events:

  • 1958: Establishment of Nepal Airlines Corporation
  • 1960: Received three D.C. - 3 Dakota aircraft under US aid
  • 1961: Received two PC-6 Pilatus Porter aircraft with Swiss aid
  • 2018: First and second A330-200 Airbus aircraft purchased in June and July respectively

Primary Functions of the Corporation

  1. Flying Tasks: The corporation provides air services to remote and remote areas and promotes tourism by attracting tourists from various source countries. Its services have been a significant contributor to the country's GDP and have made it a reliable partner and promoter in Nepal's tourism industry.

  2. Ground Handling: The corporation handles ground services for its own and foreign aircraft. It is ISAGO certified and its services, including aircraft, passenger, and cargo handling, provide a significant source of income.

  3. Welfare Service: The corporation takes active part in rescue missions, especially during times of crisis. They have also initiated measures like providing 50% discount on domestic flight fares for senior citizens above 70 years and free tickets for cancer patients.

  4. Safety/Security: The corporation upholds 'Safety First' as the key principle, ensuring the utmost safety of passengers during flight.

  5. Reliability: The corporation provides reliable air transport services to all passengers including laborers, tourists, students, etc.

  6. Trustworthiness: The corporation is committed to providing quality service at every moment, fostering a sense of trust amongst its customers.

  7. Economy and Accessibility: Keeping Value for Money in mind, the corporation ensures its services are accessible and economic.

  8. Competitiveness: The corporation competes globally to provide safe, efficient, well-organized, and cost-effective air transport services.

The corporation is currently providing air service to 16 domestic destinations including Ilam and Resunga and international services to 10 destinations including Delhi, Doha, and Dubai. New destinations like Narita, Japan and Sydney, Australia have been added to the list.

Recent Main Tasks and Activities of the Corporation

Among its recent activities, the corporation has implemented a new Passenger Service System, completed an IATA Safety Audit For Ground Operations, and started selling intercontinental tickets through collaboration with world famous airlines. Additionally, in 2023, for the first time in the corporation's history, an all-female crew operated a flight.

The sales room of Nepal Airlines Corporation is now arranged to be open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm for international ticket sales, providing utmost convenience to passengers. As of 30th June 2080, the corporation has started a scheduled Flight Operation to KTM KUL-BWA-KTM destination.

With its commitment to safety, reliability, and quality service, the Nepal Airlines Corporation continues to uphold its proud heritage and aims to achieve its various visions and goals for the future. As a flag bearer, the corporation not only enhances Nepal's presence on the global map, but also consistently strives to elevate the pride of every Nepali, at home and abroad.

Annual Day

Nepal Airlines Corporation

New Road, Kathmandu

Estd. 1958