Himalaya Airlines Launches Historic Kathmandu-Shanghai Flight on December 2, 2023

Himalaya Airlines, a joint venture between Nepal and China, is set to embark on its inaugural flight from Kathmandu to Shanghai on December 2, 2023. This momentous event signifies a significant step in the airline’s commitment to fostering connectivity and strengthening ties between Nepal and China.

Shanghai, with its enchanting blend of lights, culture, and innovation, stands as a beacon of allure. Situated along the Huangpu River, this vibrant metropolis invites the world to explore its rich tapestry of history and modernity, offering limitless possibilities.

The newly established Kathmandu-Shanghai-Kathmandu route aims to provide passengers with seamless travel options between Nepal’s capital and China’s central coastal city, renowned as a global financial hub and the country’s largest metropolis.

Shanghai’s unique character, seamlessly blending historical charm with a futuristic skyline, unfolds as passengers stroll through the ancient Yu Garden. Here, traditional Chinese architecture harmonizes with blooming flora, offering a serene escape from the bustling urban landscape.

The juxtaposition of the historic Old City and the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong narrates Shanghai’s evolution through time, while The Bund, known as the “Museum of Buildings,” showcases colonial-era structures and presents a dazzling view of Pudong’s iconic skyline.

Himalaya Airlines’ dedication to convenient, safe, and efficient travel is evident in this direct link between the two cities. Initially operating weekly, the service will increase to twice a week on Saturdays and Wednesdays starting December 27, 2023. This new route represents the airline’s third direct connection between China and Nepal, complementing existing flight operations to Beijing and Qingdao.

The airline takes pride in playing a pivotal role in enhancing bilateral connectivity, cultural exchanges, tourism, and trade. This launch marks a new chapter in bilateral relations, fostering not only tourism and trade but also cultural exchanges and people-to-people connections.

Himalaya Airlines envisions this route as a catalyst for transforming Nepal from land-locked to land-linked. The tourism and trade potential between the two nations is immense, and this flight service is poised to contribute significantly to realizing that potential by attracting more Chinese tourists to Nepal.

With the highest safety standards in mind, Himalaya Airlines is now accepting bookings for the Kathmandu-Shanghai-Kathmandu flights at its ticketing counter and through authorized travel partners. The airline looks forward to welcoming travelers on board, offering them an opportunity to explore the beauty and opportunities that both Nepal and China have to offer.