Himalaya Airlines, an international air carrier is a Nepal – China Joint Venture established in August 2014. As the name ‘Himalaya’ symbolizes high mountains of Nepal, dedicated in service to uplift the name of the nation, Himalaya Airlines aspires to rise up in its name as a leading airline in South Asia. With the aim to excel in safety, on time performance (OTP) and most primarily, in service to its customers, H9 has already established itself in Nepal with high recognition.
Starting with one aircraft and one destination the Airlines has quickly moved its way to four narrow body aircraft and eight destinations in a short span. The Airlines took off to its first destination: Doha, Qatar on May 31, 2016 and further expanded its network to other countries of Middle East Asia & South Asia: UAE, Malaysia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh & China. H9 network currently includes: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Chongqing, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur & Riyadh. Himalaya Airlines is the first and the only airline connecting Nepal to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its historical connectivity to Dammam & currently is the only Nepali Airline operating flights to various prominent cities of China.
Himalaya Airlines has a young fleet of three Airbus 320-214 configured with 180 all-economy seats and one Airbus 319-115 with 120 economy and 8 business seats. In future, H9 plans to operate flights to Lhasa and add other prominent cities of South Asia to its network.
In its first year of commercial operations, H9 received the international award for “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” at South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017. H9 has successfully secured the prestigious certification of ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems (QMS) last year. Himalaya’s CO2 emission data of 2019 was verified with zero Data Gap & zero findings through ICAO accredited CORSIA, contributing actively for the reduction in carbon footprints in the atmosphere.
H9 is continuously working towards developing high standards of services and expanding network to excel further and rise higher in the aviation sector. H9 team of professionals comes from a multicultural and diverse background and is dedicated to deliver highest quality of customer service with a sense of genuine Nepalese hospitality to its esteemed passengers, following the age-old tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava” – Guest is God.