Nepal Airlines previously known as Royal Nepal Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Nepal. Nepal Airlines flies to both international and domestic destinations from its base Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The airline was established in July 1958 as Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) and is Nepal's first-ever airline. Currently, Nepal Airlines offers seven weekly flights between Kathmandu and Delhi and one weekly service between Kathmandu and Mumbai.
Nepal Airlines has a codeshare agreement with Druk Air. However, Nepal Airlines, along with all other Nepalese airlines, are currently banned from flying within EU airspace.
Nepal Airlines has different baggage allowance for carry-on and checked baggage.
On Nepal Airlines flights you are permitted to have one item of hand baggage. This must not exceed 7 kg in weight, and not exceed 22 x 18 x 10 inches.
In addition, passengers are permitted one personal item, consisting of items such as a handbag, wallet, laptop, camera or walking stick.
No prohibited items should be packed in your carry-on baggage such as liquids over 100ml. Prohibition items found by airport security or by the immigration department upon arrival airport could be removed and disposed of. Any prohibited items must be stored in checked baggage unless the item is banned by the destination country.
Checked baggage on Nepal Airlines flights depends on your route and class flying.
If you are travelling to the USA or Canada then you are permitted to 2 pieces of baggage. Each checked baggage must not exceed 23kg. Due to health and safety regulations, the maximum weight of baggage shouldn't exceed 32 kg. Any baggage over 23 kg will result in a fee at the airport check-in.
Nepal Airlines has 2 cabin classes - Economy and Business class.
On the economy, you can enjoy a variety of exclusive meals specially delivered by top-class chefs from five-star hotels in Kathmandu. You can select from a range of drinks and there is something for everyone from cocktails, wine to soft drinks. Meals served on board are either chicken, fish or mutton based. Vegetarian meals are available on special request when you book. There is no wi-fi or in-flight entertainment system onboard, however.
You can relax in a comfortable seat with a good pitch between seats and an ample amount of legroom.
All food and drinks are served on exquisite china and crystal ware. You can stay entertained whilst reading the magazines and local newspapers are available onboard. Flight attendants are ready to take care of your needs. A comfortable pillow and a blanket are also provided to our Business Class passengers.
You can be assured you're in full comfort when in Business Class. Business-class has 16 seat configuration; you don't have to worry about sitting in the middle because there is no middle seat. The two-seats-in-a-row arrangement ensures more legroom and comfort and seats being wide.
Nepal Airlines has different check-in opening and closing times depending on whether your flight is domestic or international.
Check-in online up to 24 hours before your flight, until 90 minutes before departure. Simply input in your PNR number and your last name to access web check-in. We advise that you check-in online in order to avoid long queues at the airport. Please have your boarding pass printed or saved on you're mobile ready to be shown at airport.
Manual ticket booking & airport checking at standard timings as 2 - 3 hours before departure time is available for this Airline.
Nepal Airlines' frequent flyer programme is called 'Tashi Miles'.
With Tashi Miles membership, you enjoy a great experience with unique privileges across four membership tiers: Tashi Red, Tashi Orange, Tashi Yellow and Tashi Black. You can gain miles depending on the distance you've flown on our flights and the fare amount paid. Earnt miles can be redeemed for free air travel, privileges, upgrades and other benefits.
The airline doesn't currently partake in any airline alliance.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal Airlines only operates to a few destinations. As of October 2022, Nepal Airlines flies to the following international and domestic destinations:
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Nepal Airlines hub is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) — an international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport is about six kilometres from the city centre, in the Kathmandu valley. It is the sole international airport in Nepal and has served as an airfield since 1949.
The airport has one single 3,350m runway and 2 passenger terminals. One for international flights and one for domestic flights. The international terminal handles over 1,300 people per hour.
As well as Nepal Airlines, this airport is also a hub for Himalaya Airlines, Buddha Air and Guna Airlins. Other airlines that fly from and to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) include Thai Airways, Etihad, Turkish Airlines, Yeti Airlines, Air Asia, Kuber Airlines and Summit Air.
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The airline's first aircraft was a Douglas DC-3, which used to serve domestic routes and to a handful of destinations in India. Then in 1972, the airline acquired it's first jet aircraft, Boeing 727. The first of Nepal Airlines‘ two 757s arrived in 1987. Flying on long-haul routes and displaying the national flag at world airports, they helped Nepal make its presence felt in the international aviation scene. As of October 2022 Nepal Airlines fleet consisted of: