Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) received its first Airbus A320 on 9 February, sporting a new livery and equipped with so-called Sharklets on the wing tips to save fuel consumption during flight.
The aircraft was handed over in Hamburg and subsequently welcomed by government and airline officials upon arrival in Kathmandu.
The aircraft has Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capability built-in, which enables the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art on-board navigation systems. This is very handy in Nepal’s mountainous terrain.
Nepal Airlines currently flies to four international destinations and 25 domestic locations in the heart of the Himalayas. The rest of the fleet is made up by two Boeing 757-200s.
Sources: Airbus / Nepal Airlines Corporation
Featured image: The first Nepal Airlines A320 leaving Hamburg (Image © C. Brinkmann / Airbus S.A.S.)