Press Release


Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture airline, has been operating two weekly flights to Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Prior to lockdown 2.0, Himalaya Airlines had been offering 10 direct flights to Dammam in Saudi Arabia since 1st of September, 2017. With the recent resumption of the flights, the flow of passengers flying to Damman, Saudi Arabia surged for which the airlines increased the flights to four weekly flights effective from 11th July 2021.

With regards to the current situation, there have been misleading news reports and allegations across the digital news platforms, falsely accusing the airlines with airfare cartelization claiming the airline is charging high air fares for Kathmandu to Dammam flights and the stay-in quarantine facilities which was mandated by Saudi Arabia as well as Nepal government.

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Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal - China joint venture airline, took off to their first high altitude destination, Lhasa for a test flight on January 19, 2021. Lhasa is the religious and administrative capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, famous for its history and religious landmarks, attracting tourists from all over the world. The test flight operation is in line with company’s commercial plan to introduce scheduled flights to Lhasa during summer of 2021.

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July 07, 2021 Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture airline, has recently launched its online ticket booking engine, which allows customers to make booking on its website .This platform available on the desktop and mobile is all about connecting people to destinations.

At the early stage of this service, customers with access to connectIPS are able to purchase and refund tickets along with availing other services such as flight and fare search, refunds and member service. The airline also plans to launch other ancillary services like pre-book baggage, seat, meal selections, lounge, bundled fares, SMS notification, VISA/Master Card payment and web check-in through the upcoming phases.

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Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal - China joint venture airline, resumed its operations to Dubai on February 14, 2021, after a long gap. The Airlines first took off to Dubai International Airport on April 28, 2017 connecting with Abu Dhabi via free shuttlebus for onwards passengers. However with increased passenger traffic direct flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport was initiated from March 31, 2019 instead of Dubai.

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With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across Kathmandu valley, Himalaya Airlines yet again came frontward extending its continued support to various hospitals around the valley for the prevention of spread of coronavirus across the communities. Sensing the urgent need for the wellbeing of the frontline health workers fighting the pandemic, the Airlines supported Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre - Bansbari, National Trauma Centre- Mahankal and Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital- Pharping by donating preventive medical supplies.

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In the face of the second surge of COVID-19, Himalaya Airlines, in line with its CSR commitments, has yet again come forward to support the nation by bringing home 200,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccines donated by the Tibet Autonomous Region Government, PRC. Himalaya’s Airbus 319-115, 9N-AJK is operating four back-to-back flights to Kunming on Jun 01 & Jun 02, 2021 for transporting vaccines. Total 200,000 doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Vero Cell) are being carried in 417 boxes for free by Himalaya. Each flight will ferry a maximum of 105 boxes per flight.

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Himalaya Airlines and Yeti Airlines have entered into a strategic business partnership for integration of network, expansion of sales growth and for gradual extension of support in e-commerce functionalities of both the companies. First agreement to this effect of Application Programming Interface (API) was signed by the representatives of both the companies at a small ceremony held today, January 27, 2021.

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Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture, has secured the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems (QMS) on Aug 13, 2020. The certification confirms Himalaya Airlines’ competency in providing Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering services in line with the Airline’s vision of offering highest possible standards in every area of its operation.

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