MIAMI — Nepal Airlines has received this morning the first of two Airbus A330-200s at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), joining the two existing A320ceos.

The Nepalese carrier has leased two aircraft from Portuguese lessor Hi-Fly, with the second plane scheduled to arrive in August.

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According to the manufacturer, the two brand-new Airbus A330s are capable of operating out of Nepal’s high altitudes to destinations across the rest of the Asian continent and beyond.

The wide-body aircraft seats 274, which implicates an expansion for both the country’s tourism industry and Nepal Airlines’ international flight network.

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Nepal Airlines intends to launch its first commercial flight with the new Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Dubai on August 1, 2018, and add, gradually, more destinations.

Airbus guarantees that the A330 is yet the most popular widebody aircraft, following more than 1,700 orders from 119 different clients around the world.

“Today, over 1,300 A330s are in service with 124 airlines, flying on everything from high density domestic and regional operations to long-range intercontinental routes”, established Airbus through a statement.

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