Himalaya Airlines, China joint venture is an international air carrier based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was established in August 2014 starting with one aircraft (Airbus A320) and one destination (Doha, Qatar).

The airline conducted its first flight to Doha, Qatar on May 31, 2016, and expanded its destination to other countries including UAE, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and China. The current flight destination of H9 is Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, and Chongqing.

Himalaya Airlines is the first and the only airline connecting Nepal to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its historical connectivity to Dammam & currently is the only Nepali Airline operating flights to various prominent cities of China.

Himalaya Airlines Nepal Fleet Details

3 X Airbus A320-214

Himalaya Airlines Airbus A320 at Kathmandu Airport, Nepal
AircraftEngine ModelYear of ManufactureAircraft Reg. No.MSNOperation
A320-2002x CFMI20159N-ALM6626March, 2016
A320-2002x CFMI20169N-ALV7503January, 2017
A320-2002x CFMI20169N-ALW7604March 2017

1 X Airbus A319-115

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Himalaya Airlines Airbus A319 at Kathmandu Airport, Nepal
AircraftEngine ModelYear of ManufactureAircraft Reg. No.MSNOperation
A319-1002x CFMI20199N-AJK90202020

The success of Himalaya Airlines Nepal

Himalaya Airlines H9 received an international award titled “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” at the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017. H9 also received ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification in August 2020.

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Suman Karki is the founder of the AviaTech Channel blog and YouTube Channel. He is a passionate aviation enthusiast and holds experience working as a Ground Operations Officer for Swissport International. He is currently serving as a Flight Data Feeder for FlightAware (a US-based company for Flight Tracking). Besides, he has worked as an aviation content editor for various aviation media.


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