Tibet Airlines starts new flight
China’s Tibet Airlines on Tuesday started a direct flight service in the Chengdu-Kathmandu-Chengdu sector, establishing the first ever direct flight between the two cities. The plane departed Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 6:16 pm local time and touched down at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu an hour later, according to a press statement issued by Himalaya Airlines, the general sales agent of Tibet Airlines. Lhasabased Tibet Airlines has a 49 percent stake in Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-based international airline company. According to Himalaya Airlines, the Tibet Airlines is conducting four flights a week on the route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline is flying the route with an Airbus 319.