July 1: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the country’s national flag carrier, has turned 65. NAC was established on July 1, 1958 following the enactment of Nepal Airlines Corporation Act 2019 BS. The main objective was to provide air transport service at home and abroad.
NAC, which commenced its service with Douglas DC and Dakota having 25-seat capacity, is now providing service through wide-body and narrow-body aircraft (Airbus A 330-200).
At present, NAC has been operating two-way international flights from Kathmandu to New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai (India), Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Narita (Japan), Doha (Qatar), Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
Likewise, it has been providing domestic flight services to the airports in remote areas.
NAC Spokesperson Archana Khadka shared that the NAC is organizing various programmes to mark its establishment day.
Issuing a public notice on NAC’s 65th anniversary, newly appointed General Manager of the state-owned airline company Captain Deepu Raj Jwarchan said that the NAC will rise from the past failures and scale new heights.
He said that the NAC will strive to maintain its credibility by operating flights regularly and safely.
Jwarchan said that the NAC plans to add new aircraft to its fleet after expanding its market and destinations. NAC has long-term plans of expanding its flights to Seoul, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Colombo, Ahmedabad, Jakarta, Frankfurt and Australia, reads the notice issued by Jwarchan.
He further said that the NAC has currently formed short-term and long-term plans and is working accordingly to implementing them. (With inputs from RSS)