Saturday, January 21, 2017

Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur Flights

Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur Flights

Come February 10, 2017, Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur flights will be launched and the airline will fly five weekly flights. This now makes the number of airlines plying this route to six, including Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia X, Malindo Air and Nepal Airlines who currently fly direct between Kathmandu and Kuala 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. The airline has also appointed Carnival Travel and My Golden Lion Aviation as its General Sales Agents (GSA) for Malaysia and Myanmar respectively.

Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur Flight Timings
Flight No.
Routing
Departure
Arrival
Day of the week
H9 890
KTM-KUL
11:00 PM
06:05 AM
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
H9 891
KUL-KTM
07:05 AM
09: 40 AM
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
Vice President for Administration Vijay Shrestha also quoted that the launch of new destinations is part of Himalaya’s commitment to connect Nepal directly with Asia Pacific countries and boost tourism as well as trade opportunities. The airline received its first Airbus A320-214 aircraft in March of 2016 and at the end of January 2017, they will be receiving another similar aircraft which will be fitted with 150 economy seats and eight business class seats. An additional two similar aircraft are also being added at the end of 2017. For more information, visit the official Himalaya Airlines Website
Himalaya Airlines new Airbus A320-214. Photo from www.nepalmountainnews.com. 
Himalaya Airlines, is a Nepal-China joint venture, established in August 2014. Himalaya Airlines, a full service carrier, started its scheduled flights operations from May 31, 2016 flying directly to Doha, Qatar and to Colombo, Sri Lanka on October 1, 2016.

Himalaya Airlines also plans to link various Asian and Middle Eastern cities initially and also to acquire 15 Airbus aircraft, including long-haul A330 wide body jets. The company plans to expand operations to Japan, Korea, Australia, America and Europe by 2022. For now, the new launch of the Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur flights will be something that many local and international travelers will look forward too, especially with the promotion prices offered. 

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4 comments:

Pojiegraphy said...

Whoa! Himalaya Airlines, this is interesting! ;)

David Jr said...

Yes, interesting indeed Pojie. Let's see if they are open to working with influencers to promote their flights? :)

Camille Gagnon-Chalifour said...

Hi! I just posted this on Trip Advisor and I will do the same here because you should not book with Himalaya Airlines. I just had a very bad experience with them 1 week ago. Since they are new and small, they don't have online booking yet on their website. I was in India in March when I wanted to buy a ticket from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur. So I booked tickets via a travel website called MakeMyTrip.com (big Indian company). I received a confirmation email and my E-tickets from them and I thought everything was fine. On April 7, when I showed up at the airport in Kathmandu, I was told at the check in counter of Himalaya Airline that my E-ticket was not valid and that I could not get on my flight. The manager told me it was just not a Himalaya E-ticket, that I was not in their booking system... so I missed my flight. How shocked would you be!? The manager did absolutely nothing to help me, told me it was the online travel website's fault, not theirs... after hours of trying to understand what happened, basically the airline's booking system is crap, and you can only buy from a Nepalese travel agency. So I had to buy another ticket from another airline to get out of Nepal. The worst part is... the manager told me it has happened before. I was not the first customer to book a "wrong" e-ticket online via other website. And they are clearly doing nothing to prevent this. So please, stay away... if you bought tickets already, check them with the travel agency and the airline!

David Jr said...

Hi Camille, thanks for the post and I'm really sorry to hear about your ordeal in Kathmandu. I'm also shocked about how they did not help you in any way. Let's hope that Himalaya Airlines sees this and does something about it.