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SilkAir to launch Flights to Kathmandu

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Thursday, 11 October 2007

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is to launch a three-times weekly service between Singapore and Kathmandu from 30 October 2007.

Flights will leave Singapore every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at 0910 hours and will arrive in Kathmandu at 1205 hours (local time).

Flights out of Nepals capital will depart at 1305 hours, arriving in Singapore at 2015 hours (local time).

There are presently no direct air services between both countries.

The inbound flights will cater to leisure traffic out of Singapore and facilitate easy connections for customers from Australia, New Zealand Japan and Europe, all of which are important source markets for inbound tourism to Nepal.

For customers from Kathmandu, the new service will offer direct flights to Singapore and the convenience of onward connections to more than 90 international cities in the joint Singapore Airlines-SilkAir network.

Were thrilled by the opportunity to fly to Kathmandu, said David Lim, SilkAirs Vice President Commercial. Nepals unparalleled natural beauty and diverse attractions make it more than just a trekking destination and were eager make it easier for more visitors to enjoy its splendour.

Flights will be operated on SilkAirs Airbus A320 family aircraft. The new service to Kathmandu will commence just days after the launch of the airlines new direct flights to Coimbatore, a centre of commerce and industry in South India, on 28 October 2007.

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