The First Airbus A350 To Come To Nepal

In the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, an Airbus A350 landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the first time—marking the first-ever arrival of the Airbus A350 in Nepal.

I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the aircraft. It spent about half an hour on the holding pattern due to a congestion in airport parking space at KTM. Here are some pictures I shot when the plane was on final for RWY 02.



Needless to say, this was my first A350 spotting and I felt proud to see it in Kathmandu. A beautiful aircraft with a charming livery—but I expected it to be bigger. Those curved winglets and the cockpit glass look elegant.

Few specifications of the first A350 in Nepal

  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900
  • The 5th Airbus A350 to be manufactured
  • Aircraft Registration: F-WWYB
  • Engines: 2 x Rolls-Royce Trent XWB with 84,200 lbf
  • Flight Route: Paris to Kathmandu

Here’s to hope for more of Airbus A350s for Nepal!

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