Himalaya Jet Announces Inaugural Flights Connecting UK and Europe to Nepal in 2024
London, January 5, 2024 — Himalaya Jet, a prominent British premium long-haul airline, is gearing up for the launch of its much-anticipated operations connecting the UK and Europe to Nepal. The airline, which has been in the final phase of preparations since September 2023, is set to commence scheduled charter flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Sydney to Nepal later this year.
The airline has adopted the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) model for its initial routes, with plans to expand its services to Monte Carlo (NICE Airport) to Macau, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2025 under the European Union Air Operator Certificate (EU AOC).
In a significant development, Himalaya Jet appointed Mr. Paul Argyll as the General Sales Agent for the UK and Mr. Joy Dewan of Zenith Travels for Nepal for the UK route. The Gurung Family, with UK and Nepali origin, has taken the lead in implementing the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA), which was initiated on March 3, 1994, after 29 years.
The UK Department for Transport’s Aviation Directorate, led by Mark Bosly FRAeS and President Dipendra Gurung MIoD of Himalaya Jet, successfully negotiated the agreement, paving the way for more than three flights a week from the UK to Nepal in the initial stages.
The Gurung Family Conglomerates, known for their engagements in mega hydro projects and private funding to airlines, will introduce “Nepal” as the first destination for Himalaya Jet from the UK and Europe. This decision reflects the founder’s love for the country and the desire to showcase Nepal’s rich culture, warm hospitality, and awe-inspiring landscapes, including the eight highest Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.
Himalaya Jet is committed to providing a seamless travel experience, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, attentive service, and a diverse menu. The airline aspires to be a symbol of excellence in the aviation industry, setting new standards for quality and customer satisfaction.
The airline has received enthusiastic support from the Nepalese diaspora, with more than half a million residents in the UK, Europe, and Australia expressing their excitement for the patriotic-named airline. Over 54,000 individuals have already pre-booked from the UK and Europe, with expectations that these numbers will surge once the Global Distribution System (GDS) and Passenger Service System (PSS) are ready.
Passengers of Himalaya Jet will enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 70% in partner 5* and 4* star hotels, restaurants, car rentals, movie cinemas, shopping malls, spas, amusement parks, cable cars, helicopters, domestic airlines, and casino chips through the airline’s generous loyalty program, “Himalaya Miles,” in collaboration with major credit/debit card providers. This loyalty program aims to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers and foster lasting connections with the Himalaya Jet brand.