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flydubai set to launch new flights to Nepal

Kathmandu route to start on Dec 15, will become carrier's 11th destination.

flydubai will launch flights to Nepal next month - its eleventh route, the low cost airline announced on Tuesday.

flydubai’s first flight to Kathmandu on Tuesday December 15, will ensure this increasingly popular destination in the foothills of the Himalayas will be more accessible to a greater number of people in the UAE, the company said in a statement.

Almost three times as many tourists have visited the region in the first half of this year as in the same period in 2008, it added.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “Introducing Kathmandu will mean one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world becomes more accessible to people in the Gulf region. It will also give the Nepalese community of the UAE greater opportunity to visit home more often."

Nepal is home to many thousands of people who live and work in the UAE and flydubai’s new service will provide another option for people to travel between the countries to visit friends and family or to conduct business, the airline chief added.

Kathmandu is Nepal’s main business centre and largest market. With a population of just over 1 million and a history stretching back more than 2,000 years, the medieval city of Kathmandu is considered to be among the most beautiful urban locations in the world.

The old city is noted for its many Buddhist and Hindu temples and the old palace of the Newar kings at Durbar is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kathmandu is also the main jumping off point for trekkers and mountaineers seeking adventure in the Himalayas.

flydubai's growing network also includes Beirut-Lebanon, Amman-Jordan, Damascus and Aleppo-Syria, Alexandria-Egypt, Djibouti-Africa, Doha-Qatar, Khartoum – Sudan, Baku-Azerbaijan and soon to launch flights to Bahrain.

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Ramsharan 10 years ago

This is a great started by flyduabi. thank you very much flydubai.

Suman 10 years ago

I am so excited to hear that Fly Dubai is launching its flights to Kathmandu. I cant wait to fly to Ktm by Fly Dubai. Thank you.

mohammed iqbal bahar 10 years ago

The management fly dubai would request chittagong to be added in thier destination

paras 10 years ago

thank you so much fly duabi to giving this easy to travel to us