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Nepali airline receives two more Chinese-made planes

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal's national flag carrier, Airlines Corporation (NAC), on Tuesday formally received two new aircraft from a Chinese manufacturer.

With the addition of the two 17-seater Y-12e planes to its fleet, the has completed taking the delivery of all six Chinese-made planes as part of a deal between and China, reported.

At a ceremony held at the in Kathmandu, Chinese supplier handed over the planes to officials in the presence of for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Chinese Ambassador to Yu Hong.

Addressing the gathering, Adhikari said the addition of the Chinese aircraft will contribute to the economic development of the country.

"These aircraft are the symbol of cooperation between Nepal and I am confident that with these planes, will be able to serve the demand of general public and contribute in national economy," he said.

The said that the two aircraft will be in operation within 100 days. However, he sought support from the Chinese supplier regarding operation, maintenance and spare parts.

The NAC had signed an agreement with to procure six aircraft -- two 56-seater MA60 and four 17-seater Y-12e in November 2012. Nepal acquired the six Chinese aircraft, two in grants and four in loans.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 19:18 IST
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