Profile: Himalaya Airlines and Its First Airbus A320

Himalaya Airlines is set to start its commercial operations on April 12 with its first flight to Delhi, and second to Doha. Here is what we know so far about the airline:

Himalaya Airlines

  • Company Type: Joint Venture
  • Parent Companies: Yeti World Investment (Nepal), Himalayan Infrastructure Fund Limited (Nepal), Tibet Airlines (China)
  • Ownership: 49% Nepal, 51% China
  • Air Operators Certificate received on March 9, 2015
  • NRB Approval for foreign investment on May 11, 2015
  • IATA Code: H9
  • Permission to fly to 15 international destinations

Himalaya Airlines’ First A320: 9N-ALM

HImalaya Airlines A320 9N-ALM

Photo: NepaliAviator.com (All Rights Reserved)

Himalaya Airlines plans to add an Airbus A319 aircraft to its fleet by June 2016. It took delivery of an A320 on March 9, 2016. Here is what we know about the aircraft:

  • Aircraft Type: Airbus A320
  • Registration: 9N-ALM (Nepal)
  • Manufactured in June 2015 and delivered to Tibet Airlines
  • Previous Registration: B-1682 (China)
  • Leased from ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. China
  • First commercial flight to Delhi, India on April 12, 2016
  • Second destination: Doha, Qatar the same day
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