KATHMANDU, Nepal-Turkish Airlines started scheduled flight to Kathmandu on September 2. The airline will operate roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Kathmandu four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from Istanbul and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Kathmandu.
‘Turkish Airlines is using Airbus 330 to fly to Kathmandu, which ensures high-quality service to passengers at reasonable fare’ a statement released by the company reads.
Currently, Oman Air, Qatar Air, Etihad Air and Thai Airways are the major international airlines carrying European tourists to Nepal.
Turkish Airlines has fixed an introductory round-trip fare of 406 Euros, including taxes and fees, on flights from Istanbul to Kathmandu.
It is also providing special offer to its members for the first six months of operation, which includes 25 per cent reduction in the miles needed to redeem award tickets and upgrades.
Direct connectivity between Europe and Nepal would support Nepali tourism industry, tourism entrepreneurs said.