Royal Nepal Airlines

Royal Nepal Airlines

Nepal Airlines, formerly known as "Royal Nepal Airlines", is an airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is the government owned national flag-carrier airline and operates more than 30 domestic and 7 international routes. Its main base is Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

The civil aviation service started in Nepal in 1953 with three old American -made DC-3 Dakotas belonging to an Indian company. After five years, Nepal established her own registered airline, Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation in July 1958 with one DC-3. There were only 96 personnel then. At present around 1600 personnel are working for the corporation. At the beginning, its service was limited to Indian cities like Patna, Calcutta and Delhi in the International Sector and to Simara, Pokhara and Biratnagar in the Domestic Sector. The facilities provided at that time were limited.

Royal Nepal took over an international schedule in 1960. Starting with a fleet of Douglas DC-3's, the airline quickly moved on to the turboprop Fokker F-27.

At present RNAC operates 10 international destinations namely Banglore, Delhi and Mumbai in India, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Osaka, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in South East /Far East Asia and Dubai in Middle East. Direct flights to and from Dubai were resumed from June 17, 2002 and flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are recently operated from March, 31st, 2003 this year. In Domestic operations it connects more than 30 destinations inside Nepal.


Royal Nepal Airlines
NAC Building, Kantipath
Kathmandu, Nepal

(00977) 1 4220757, 4248625
(00977) 1 4225347, 4225348

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