Press Release

Himalaya Airlines Mount Everest Expedition Team comprising of its Senior Flight Attendant, Miss Omnika Dangol made a historic ascent of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain on May 16, 2022. Ms. Omnika Dangol, the flight attendant of Himalaya Airlines summited the 8848.86 meters high Mount Everest at 07:30 am local time on Monday with the expedition team of Thamserku Treks and Expeditions. Ms. Dangol safely returned to Kathmandu on May 20, 2022 and was warmly welcomed by Himalaya team at their Head Office, Gairidhara.

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Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China-Joint Venture has become the first airline in Nepal to successfully achieve ISO 9001-2015 QMS certification. The airline has received the certificate on Dec 29, 2021 in recognition of the organization’s Quality Management System (QMS) which complies with ISO 9001-2015. The airlines earned the ISO certificate for “Providing Air Transport for Traveling Passengers and Freight, including Aviation Related Training Services”.

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Adhering to its key guiding principle of ‘Safety’, Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal - China Joint Venture Airline, has this week introduced Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) onboard all its fleet comprising of three A320s and one A319. To ensure flying with Himalaya is safer than ever before, Himalaya has now included AED, a life-saving device onboard. With this, Himalaya Airlines stands to be the first ever and the only Nepalese airlines to carry AEDs onboard

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Moving one step ahead in its CSR undertakings to support the nation, Himalaya Airlines operated its first humanitarian flight to Kabul, Afghanistan today, carrying 9.7 tons (9715 kg) of relief materials upon request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal. Adhering to its CSR commitments, Himalaya has contributed a total of USD 106,850.00 equivalent to Rupees 1.25 crores approximately to the noble cause by operating the flight free of cost.

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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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Reinforcing the association with Prayas Nepal, Himalaya Airlines continued its CSR support for ‘Step towards Education’ with year-long educational supplies for the fifth year in a row. During a brief interaction program held on Sept 29, 2021, Himalaya Airlines officials handed over the stationaries including notebooks, registers, pens etc. and the academic course books for various grades to the children of Prayas Nepal. The airlines also provided different educative COVID-19 safety posters for display in the organization to increase awareness of the safety protocols.

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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 https://him-air.com .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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