Air Arabia to start LCC operations from Nepal

Air Arabia has announced that it would establish a new hub in Kathmandu from where it will operate a low-cost subsidiary in partnership with Nepalese carrier Yeti Airlines. The new carrier, it said, "will provide affordable and convenient service to a broad range of international destinations" throughout Asia.


According to the airline, flights to Sharjah will start before the end of the month, with service to Doha, Kuala Lumpur and India to follow shortly.


Air Arabia chairman Abdullah bin Mohammad Al Thani said the airline is "focused on youthful, fast-growing markets where the opportunities for growth are greatest."