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Nepal Airlines to fly with new livery

Aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation. Photo: File photo
Aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation. Photo: File photo

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal Airlines Corporation, the national flag carrier, is mulling over to change its livery soon.

The NAC management is planning to introduce the new livery with the introduction of its new aircraft next month. The government is in final stage of buying six new aircrafts from the Chinese company to extent the NAC’s fleet.

“The NAC will now have new livery by next month, informed a NAC official, adding that the corporation had  announced a livery design competition to replace its more than two-decade old design on November 3.

“The competition ended Friday and we have received 30 designs from various Nepali artists among which one design will be selected and used in the brand new aircraft that we are purchasing,” said corporate director of NAC Ganesh Bahadur Chand. “A management level committee will select the final design within 10-15 days,” he said.

Nepal Airlines Corporation, currently, has two Boeing aircraft serving in the international route, while it has only one Twin Otter for remote areas. However, a Cabinet decision on Thursday has decided to start the procurement process of Chinese aircraft.

The government, on November 2, 2012, had signed an agreement with AVIC International Company of China to procure two Y-12 — 19-seater aircraft — and four MA-60 — 54-seater aircraft at $35 million.

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