December 11: Himalaya Airlines has resumed Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur flights.
The company had initially started flights to the Malaysian capital on February 10, 2017 to facilitate Nepali migrant workers. However, it halted the flights in November 2018 after the government of Nepal banned Nepalis from going to Malaysia for foreign employment.
Himalaya Airlines on Monday announced that it has resumed the service once again. According to the company, its aircraft left for Kuala Lumpur of Monday night with 150 passengers and returned back the next day with 82 passengers.
Vice President of the company Vijay Shrestha said that the flight resumption on the eve of the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign will likely draw Malaysian tourists to Nepal.
He said that there is high demand for tickets from passengers of both countries. According to Shrestha, the number of passengers is certain to grow following labour agreement between Nepal and Malaysia.
Himalaya Airlines will be operating two flights a week to Malaysia on Mondays and Thursdays initially.
The company has been operating flights to Abu Dhabi, Damam, Doha, Dhaka, Luala Lumpur, Beijing, Guyang and Changsha.