Himalaya Jet, a UK based airline announced that it will offer direct flights to Nepal from the UK, France and Germany starting this Dashain with promotional fares starting from £499 return. The Instagram post shared on July 5 also added “Booking Opening Soon”. Well, it certainly looks like many are waiting for more news as £499 seems too good to be true, that too in October!
News of Himalaya Jet created waves several months ago after the airline shared ambitious plans to connect Nepal to the world with its fleet of 18 wide-body aircrafts. The airline announced operations to start from Q3 back in May with two wide-body aircrafts! On that timeline, we’re rapidly approaching Q3 – so it’s a strong waiting game to see if these promo offers and direct-link to Nepal will materialise. Here’s to hoping that this all happens. After all, the team behind Himalaya Jet seem to be busy meeting various groups and key players in the aviation world, including Boeing! I wonder if it will be a Boeing 787 connecting London to Kathmandu.
By the end of its three-year plan, the airlines hopes to have eighteen aircraft in its fleet consisting of new and leased aircrafts. After Europe, the airline has plans to connect Nepal to Australia and USA. Well the news of this British premium long-haul carrier is certainly exciting! With September, Dashain and tourist season around the corner, everyone’s eagerly awaiting more news from the airline company. Let’s hope the £499 return promo fares boost tourist arrivals and help connect Nepalis.