By Our Reporter
Himalaya Airlines is all set to extend its wings to Kula Lumpur —the Malaysian capital from tomorrow.
The Nepal-China joint venture airline will be flying five days weekly to Kula Lumpur.
According to Himalaya Airlines, a round-trip ticket on the flight from Kathmandu (Flight H9 890) starts at Rs 25,375 (RM 1656.00), while the Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu (Flight H9 891) round trip, flight ticket prices will start at RM 928.00 and an early morning flight where passengers will arrive Kathmandu at about 9.40 AM.
Likewise, the airlines is connecting Yangoon, the capital of Myanmar, from February 24. The fare for the Kathmandu-Yangon-Kathmandu flight starts from Rs29,600 and the fare on the Yangon-Kathmandu-Yangon flight starts from $320.
Nepal signed an air service agreement with Myanmar in April 2006. Previously, Union of Burma Airways used to operate flights between Yangon and Kathmandu.
According to government statistics, Myanmar is among the top seven tourist source markets for Nepal. Last year, Nepal received 25,769 tourists from Myanmar, with a majority of them entering the country overland. Among them, 15,284 visited Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.