Best way to reach Nepal is by air. The Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu is Nepal’s only international airport. Twenty-two different airlines fly between various international cities and KTM, all of them located in Asia and the Middle East. All international flights land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital city which is well connected to the major cities of the world such as Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Banglore, Mumbai, Dhaka, Paro, Karachi, Frankfurt, Paris, Munich, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Doha, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Osaka, Shanghai and Lhasa through regular air services. There are few direct flights to Nepal, which means most travellers from Europe, North America and Australia have to change aircraft and/or airline en route. Some of the important airlines that serve Kathmandu are Indian Airlines, Thai International, Bangladesh Biman, China Southwest Airlines, Druk Air, Qatar Airways, PIA- Pakistan Airlines, Gulf Air, Sahara Ailrlines, Jet Air, Cosmic Air, Silk Air and Etihad Airways. The national carrier - Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), operates flights to Europe and Japan as well as the regional destinations.
Nepal Airlines fly -
• between Hong Kong and Kathmandu.
• between Bangkok and Kathmandu.
• between Singapore and Kathmandu via Bangkok.
• between Osaka and Kathmandu via Shanghai.
• between Delhi and Kathmandu.
• between Bombay and Kathmandu.
• Thai Airways International operates daily flight between Bangkok and Kathmandu.
• Qatar Airways flies daily between Doha and Kathmandu with connecting flights to/from Europe and America.
• Gulf Air has daily flight between UAE and Kathmandu with connecting flights to/from Europe and America.
• Air China flies between Lhasa, with connecting flights to/from mainland China.
• Austrian Airlines flies between Vienna and Kathmandu once a week
• Indian Airlines have frequent flights between Delhi, Calcutta and Kathmandu.
Most of the airlines allow only 20 kg weight limit and 7 kg as a hand bag. Some airlines, especially those flying from north America allow more weight. There are a number of courier and cargo companies in Kathmandu which can deliver the goods to your destination for a reasonable cost.
The National Carrier – Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is the flag carrier airline of Nepal. Presently, the airline operates a fleet of seven aircraft and flies to 39 destinations—seven of which are international. Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) operates two flights per week from London and one from Paris via Dubai. All of NAC's European flights operate via Frankfurt. Lufthansa also operates direct Frankfurt-Kathmandu flights with three flights weekly throughout the year. Pakistan International, Bangladesh Biman and Aeroflot all have a one- airline service from Europe to Kathmandu, although they require a link in Karachi or Dhaka or Moscow. From Germany, LTU international operates a weekly flight from Germany to Kathmandu.
You could travel to Kathmandu via Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. There are daily flights to Kathmandu from Bangkok. From India, you can fly to Nepal from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Banglore and Varanasi. There is the spectacular flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thrusdays operated by China Southwest Airlines. You can also fly Druk Air from Paro in Bhutan, or take a flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
From Europe and Middle East
Qatar Airways and Gulf Air operates daily flights to Kathmandu from Doha and Dubai. Pakistan International, Bangladesh Biman and Aeroflot have one-airline service from Europe to Kathmandu. The other options are the charter companies, Austrin Airways has a direct flight from Vienna to Kathmandu and Martin Air operates direct flight to Kathmandu from Aamsterdam.
From North America
You could fly to Nepal via India or alternatively via Bangkok or Hong Kong. RNAC’s Osaka flight makes good connections with North American flights.
From Australia and New Zealand
Look for routes via Singapore, Hong Kong or Bangkok.
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