By Andy Sambidge
Gulf kingdom's second carrier says daily operations to launch to Nepalese capital from Sept 21
Bahrain Air, the Gulf kingdom's second national carrier, said on Monday that it will resume flights to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu with daily operations from September 21.
Airline officials said the resumption was part of a new period of growth which would see new destinations added to its network.
Richard Nuttall, director of commercial operations, said that Bahrain Air was delighted to be returning to Kathmandu after a brief hiatus, without elaborating on why the service, launched in March 2009, was stopped.
"Kathmandu is and will remain a core part of Bahrain Air's network, and we look forward to boosting direct connections between Nepal and Bahrain," he added.
"It is the start of a new period of growth for Bahrain Air that will include resumption of old routes, some new destinations and agreements with other carriers to boost our network further."
Flight BN513 from Bahrain will leave after midnight and arrive in Kathmandu in the early morning.
The return flight BN514 to Bahrain will also be in the morning and will connect incoming passengers with Bahrain Air's current flights to Doha in Qatar, Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and other destinations within the Bahrain Air network.
"The departure times are designed to arrive in Kathmandu early morning to facilitate same day onward travel into Nepal for residents and tourists alike," said Nuttall.
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