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Etihad Airways celebrates 10th anniversary of Kathmandu flights

The Etihad Airways’ organises a function to mark the 10th anniversary of its service in Kathmandu, in October 2017. Photo: Etihad Airways

Kathmandu, November 10

Etihad Airways recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the launch of scheduled flights between‎ Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu.

Diplomats, government and aviation officials, corporate and travel industry partners, along with local media and the airline’s Kathmandu-based employees attended two functions organised to mark the success in Kathmandu in October last week.

Saeed Hamdan Al Naqbi, UAE Ambassador to Nepal, was the guest of honour at the anniversary events held at the Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu.

Other dignitaries included Andrei Budnik, Ambassador of Russia to Nepal; Yves Andre Carmona, Ambassador of France to Nepal; and Dipak Adhikari, Chief of Protocol at the Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Etihad Airways launched scheduled flights between the capital cities of the United Arab Emirates and Nepal on 28 October, 2007 with four services a week. Frequency rose to daily in 2010,doubling to two flights a day in 2013.

The airline has carried more than 1.2 million guests between the two cities and beyond since 2007.

Both corporate and leisure travellers have used the services between Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu and connecting cities across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America, the company says.

The company also claims it has been a key supporter of Nepal’s tourism industry and active in championing local community projects over the years.


Published on November 10th, Friday, 2017 10:11 AM


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