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Nepal Airlines Corporation

New Road, Kathmandu

Estd. 1958




Nepal Airlines Corporation (Nepal Bayu Sewa Nigam) was incorporated in July 1958 with one DC-3. There was only 96 personnel then. In the beginning, its service was limited to Indian cities like Patna, Calcutta, and Delhi in the International Sector and to Pokhara, Simara, and Biratnagar in the Domestic Sector.

NAC took over an international schedule in 1960 and Starting with a fleet of Douglas DC-3's, the airline quickly moved on to the turboprop Fokker F-27.

The commissioning of the remarkable Twin Otter and Pilatus Porter aircraft into the Nepal Airlines fleet in the 1970s brought about a quick and easy way of accessing many of the remote regions of the kingdom.

By the early 1970s, the airline had introduced Hawker Siddeley HS-748 turboprops, and Boeing 727 jet airliners were introduced in 1972 after Kathmandu's runway had been extended for medium-sized jet operations. The Boeing 727s were gradually replaced by Boeing 757s.

At present, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) operates 7 international destinations namely Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur in South East /Far East Asia and Doha in the Middle East. Kuala Lumpur is recently operated from March, 31st, 2003 and Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru in India. In Domestic operations, it connects more than 25 destinations inside Nepal.

More than 90 percent of Nepal's area is covered by mountains. Moreover, Nepal is also landlocked. Without the use of air transport, remote places are cut off from point of view of tourism, food supply, and other essential requirements. There are places in Nepal where there are airports, where even though that particular district does not have even a decent road to use bicycles.

The transport system is the main factor for the economic development of the country, and NAC is a strong vehicle for national integration and has proved to be a symbol of a freedom movement, both within and outside the country. It is the pride of Nepal.

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