Himalaya Airlines took to the skies on 12th April, 2016, operating its first commercial flight from Kathmandu to Colombo. This flight was planned to celebrate the Sri Lanka – Nepal New Year. The airlines had offered irresistible round trip fare for passengers of this flight.

The flight intends to help promote tourism between Nepal and Sri Lanka and enhance people-to-people contact between the two countries, The Airbus 320-214 of Himalaya Airlines took off from Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu at 9:05 am and landed in Colombo at 12:30 pm.

The airline’s first commercial flight was jointly inaugurated by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal W.M. Senevirathna, the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal   Wu Chuntai , and Cheng Yiru, Chairman of Tibet Airlines.