News of Nepal Airlines flight cancellations and delays may continue to seep in through social media updates from friends and the occasional news article but the airline has bigger plans for 2018. With the two wide-bodied Airbus A330 aircraft expected to arrive by June 2018, Nepal Airlines has received a green signal to operate flights to Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The national airline which currently operates two Airbus A320-200 and a single Boeing 757 for international routes has ordered two Airbus A330-200.
The airline hopes to connect Kathmandu to Osaka in Japan, Seoul in South Korea and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, Nepali airlines are still on the European Union blacklist which makes it impossible for Nepal Airlines to fly to Europe. The airline currently flies to Bangkok (Thailand), Bengaluru (India), Hong Kong, Delhi (India), Doha (Qatar), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Mumbai (India).