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Nepal’s 1st Low-cost Airlines Begins Operation

admin January 23rd, 2008

Yeti Airlines International crew welcoming passangers on the Inaugural flight to Kuala LampurInaugural flight KTM to KL
Yeti Airlines International, a joint venture between Yeti Airlines and Air Arabia, began international flights from Wednesday (23 Jan 2008), with its inaugural flight taking off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this morning.

The airline, which is also known as FlyYeti.com, is scheduled to operate three flights a week to Kuala Lumpur and thrice-weekly flights to Sharjah, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It is the first Nepali low-cost carrier and the first to have foreign investment scheduled.

Speaking at a function held to inaugurate its flights, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prithivi Subba Gurung said its operation will help to provide easy connections to Nepali working abroad and several more tourists to visit Nepal.

Lila Mani Poudel, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, asked the airline to provide better services to the Nepali workers with good and respectful treatment.

“Many airlines which say they provide professional and world class services are treating workers as lowest-grade of people,” he said. “If this airline gives good services and does not behave deferentially, it would create pressure on others to upgrade their services,” he said.

He also asked the airline to work with Nepal Tourism Board to promote Nepal’s image in the international market.

Ang Tshering Sherpa, chairman of the airline, said that the airline was planning to bring in another aircraft, an Airbus-320, in mid-February and another Boeing 737-800 aircraft in mid-March. “We will expand our services to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Doha, Abhu Dhabi, Riyadh and Lhasa,” he said.

He said Yeti would focus on giving Nepali flavor for Nepalis going abroad. “To help them, we will guide them until the gate of immigration offices,” he said.

Yeti has received permission from the government to fly to 14 destinations in various Asian countries including India, Malaysia, the UAE, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea.

via: Kathmandu Post

One Response to “Nepal’s 1st Low-cost Airlines Begins Operation”

  1. Syangba Mohanon 12 Feb 2008 at 9:13 am

    Pleased to say this is the successful moment for country and airlines group,what we shall expect that it will make to sustain to breaking economic, due to it will encourage import tourist, and thousends of people who working in abroad and using forein airlines,if Fly yeti could provided good service they will be only one costumer of FLY yeti airline,and it is the way of interduce to country in everyway,But one important things going work on the way it could be get some weaked in boath side, like passenger side or Airline team,so in this situation will be come by miss understanding, this is task of airline,if incase flight going to be delay or cancel they must thing what kinds of impect will go on for passenger,Airline self need to be arrenge before costumer let complain,,,
    This is a good example for country to build new Nepal,so i would like to request to all the business group keep up this kind of activities more then more, we have same equal responsible to bnuild nae nepal …….Samridda Nepal…….
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