Himalaya Airlines has successfully conducted its first direct service between Kathmandu and Dubai with 100% flight load. The inaugural flight departed from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 10:40 hours (Local Time) and touched down at (DWC) Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport at 13:25 hours (Local Time) on April 28. Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Nepal Saeed Hamdan Al Naqbi jointly inaugurated the ceremony along with government officials and Himalaya Airline officials. “The launch of direct flights to Dubai is an important development for Himalaya Airlines. We anticipate high demand for the route, providing a further boost to inbound/outbound tourist traffic from Middle East region,” said Vijay Shrestha, Vice President- Administration, Himalaya Airlines. With the launch of 3 flights per week, every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the airline will operate its one of the three Airbus 320-214 on the route, offering 8 business class and 150 economy class seats for travellers on a regular basis.