AIRASIA X commenced twice-weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu on July 3, ending the monopoly by Nepal Airlines on the route.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO, AirAsia X, said: “We see a strong tourism potential for the Kuala Lumpur to Nepal route and vice versa. This was proven by our 100 per cent load factor during our inaugural flight from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur on July 3.”
“Our flight into Nepal will foster new business travellers between South-east Asia and Nepal. We see strong feeder traffic between the two countries," he added.
"In the near future, we are also looking at increasing our flight frequencies from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu.”
Earlier this week, Malaysia Airlines announced that it would start new Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu flights in September (TTG Asia e-Daily, July 9, 2012).