Nepal Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A330s which it is leasing from Portugal’s Hi Fly.
These two aircraft come in addition to the airline’s two existing Airbus A320ceos, and will be one of the largest aircraft operating out of Tribhuvan International Airport.
Situated at high altitude, only the most sophisticated of aircraft are said to be capable of operating from this location, which is considered Nepal’s gateway to destinations in the rest of Asia and beyond.
The Airbus A330 is described as the most popular widebody aircraft, having won over 1,700 orders from 119 customers worldwide.
Currently, over 1,300 A330s are in service with 124 airlines, flying on everything from high density domestic and regional operations to long range intercontinental routes.