11 Interesting Facts about Nepal Airlines’ Airbus A320

The second Nepal Airlines Airbus A320 from Hamburg has also been delivered!

1. Out of the 2 ordered Airbus A320-200 aircrafts, the first plane is 6,445th aircraft in the A320 family to be built. The second Airbus A320 is the 6,555th to be built. The A320 family includes A318, A319, A320, A321, and Airbus corporate jets. The model is specifically A320-233.

A320 with sharklets belonging to NA in Hamburg

A320 with sharklets belonging to NA in Hamburg

  Photo by Martin Fester via Flickr (Used with permission)

 2. This new Nepal Airlines Airbus A320 airplane is actually only the third jetliner in the current fleet of the national airline of Nepal. Other two are Boeing 757 twin-engine airliners and they are more than 27 years old.
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A Boeing 757 belonging to Nepal Airlines

  Photo by Dean Morley via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

3. Nepal Airlines is actually not new to Airbus. The 472nd Airbus A310-304 was under the Nepali name from October 12, 1993 to July 29, 1996. It was later sold to Oasis International Airlines. It is currently stored by AirTransat.

An Airbus A310 airplane as seen on final for London Gatwick Airport on 07/10/1994.

An Airbus A310 airplane belonging to (Royal) Nepal Airlines as seen on final for London Gatwick Airport on 07/10/1994.

Photo by Dean Morley via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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An A320 taking off in a stunning evening sunset

 Photo by Dean Morley via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

5. The first A320 has been named “Sagarmatha”, which is the Nepali name for Mount Everest. The second A320 is named “Lumbini”, after the birthplace of Lord Buddha. (Source: Nepal Airlines Corporation “Aakash Bhairab – In House Journal.” 2071. 32 Retrieved: 21/07/2014)

Nepal Airlines Airbus A320

Nepal Airlines A320 (Sagarmatha)

Photo by Martin Fester via Flickr (used with permission)

6. The cabin is designed to hold 158 passengers in total – 150 in economy and 8 in business class.

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A320’s single-aisle cabin

  Photo by Christopher Doyle via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

New Livery Nepal Airlines  Photo by Martin Fester via Flickr (Used with permission)

11. And oh, it can take off like this!

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Pretty cool, eh?

Full video by SoltauCruiser

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