Press Release on Beginning of Direct Flight between Kathmandu and Beijing

Press Release

Himalaya Airline’s Kathmandu-Beijing flight H9 665 arrived at 1710 hrs in Beijing today.

This is the first-ever direct commercial flight between Kathmandu and Beijing, the capital cities of Nepal and China, respectively.

The arrival of the flight was welcomed at Beijing’s Daxing International Airport by Vice-Chairperson of Tibet Autonomous Region of China H.E. Ms Luo Mei, Ambassador of Nepal to China. H.E. Leela Mani Paudyal, as well as other high-level dignitaries from the Chinese Government.

Speaking at a function to welcome the flight from Kathmandu, Ambassador Paudyal said that the direct flight between the capital cities of Nepal and China would herald a new dawn in strengthening civil aviation cooperation between the two countries, and expressed the hope that it would help promote bilateral relations in trade, investment and people-to-people.

In today’s inaugural flight, there were 59 passengers from Kathmandu to Beijing, and 70 passengers on the return flight from Beijing to Kathmandu.

The flight will be operational three days a week – Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Embassy of Nepal
27 October 2019