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Last Updated: Mon, 26.11.12 10:44

Etihad Airways marks five yrs of services to Nepal

Etihad Airways has recently celebrated five years of nonstop services to Kathmandu.

Since the commencement of flights in 2007, the airline has carried more than 500,000 passengers, enjoying an average load factor of 80 per cent over the five-year period, according to a statement released by the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates.

In addition to carrying passengers between Abu Dhabi and Nepal, Etihad Airways offers seamless connections to more than 87 online destinations around the world.

Pawana Shrestha, Etihad Airways’ Country Manager in Nepal, said: "Etihad Airways has enjoyed consistently high load factors across all cabins since the launch of services between Kathmandu and Abu Dhabi in 2007. We are very proud of this success and believe we can continue to make a meaningful contribution to the Nepalese economy.

Specifically, we remain committed to working with our partners to promote tourism to Nepal.”

Etihad Airways currently operates a two cabin Airbus A330 aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu, configured to carry 262 passengers – 22 in Pearl business and 240 in Coral economy. Nepalnews.com