Himalaya Airlines (H9), private international airline of Nepal, takes an honor to receive an award for “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” at South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 event held at Equator Village, Addu City, Maldives on October 28, 2017. In a gala event, organized by SATA, Ms. Ibthishama Ahmeed Saeed, General Manager – Gan International Airport presented the award to Ms. Ujjwala Dali, Head of Department – Brand and Service Improvement Department in the Gold Category under visitor’s choice. This being the first international award received by the carrier, it has given tremendous boost to H9 family to excel further and rise higher in the aviation sector.
The South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) is the first ever Regional Travel Awards ceremony endorsed by Multinational Associations providing the tourism sector of the South Asian Region with recognition towards their facilities and excellence in service. SATA aims to encourage and raise service standards of the tourism industry within the region.
The process for voting was opened online during the period May 31 till August 31, 2017. The online voting was secured with a 2 factor authentication system reducing the chances of using circumventing applications. Each voter had to register individually before being directed to the voting platform thus increasing the authenticity of the votes. Himalaya Airlines had made a corporate overview presentation highlighting it’s achievements to the esteemed panel of judges during their visit to Kathmandu earlier in August 2017.
Commenting on this recognition during the award ceremony, Ms. Ujjwala Dali, Head of Department – Brand and Service Improvement Department said, “It is a great honor for us to receive “Leading New International Airlines-Visitors Choice” Award for 2017. The award honors the efforts undertaken towards developing and expanding our services and motivates us to work harder for being the preferred choice for our passengers. We will continue to work harder to set new benchmarks to delight all those who fly with us.”
The award recognizes the carrier's momentous growth in a short period of time and belief that happy and satisfied customers are the foundation for a long term affiliation. The airline’s true Nepali experience starts with ever helpful and friendly on-ground officials at the check-in counters and continues with warm welcome by smiling and proficient cabin crew on-board who are always ready to extend the most courteous service experience, keeping up with the Nepalese tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava” – Guest is God, hospitality.
About Himalaya Airlines Pvt, Ltd.
Established in August 2014, Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal China joint venture, is a private airline of Nepal providing international air service. Himalaya Airlines, a full service premium carrier, aims to excel in safety, on time performance and most importantly in service to its customers.
Stepping into its second year of commercial flight operations, Himalaya Airlines is currently flying to four destinations - Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Dammam; summing up to twenty eight flights per week. Additionally, the airline also plans to connect to a number of exciting new destinations including Dhaka, Hong Kong and Bangkok. In the upcoming few months, the airline plans to focus on China connectivity by adding up Beijing and Chengdu to its destination network and eventually extending to other cities like Xian, Shanghai, Lhasa, Kunming and Guangzhou, etc.
The airline currently has 3 Airbus 320-214 series of narrow-body aircrafts in its fleet with 8 seats in Business class & 150 seats in Economy class. Over the coming five years, the airline has a target of acquiring 15 aircrafts to connect Kathmandu with various new destinations in Asia and beyond. The airline will also introduce long haul wide body aircraft of A330 family in due course of time for the operation of direct flights to Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia, and America.
Himalaya Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers with latest blockbusters movies, music, TV shows and documentaries. Passengers flying in Himalaya Airlines flights can also spend their quality time reading through the in-flight magazine – Danfe. Following the Nepalese tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava” – Guest is God, Himalaya Airlines is committed to provide true Nepali Hospitality to its esteemed passengers.