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Etihad Airways celebrates a decade of service to Nepal


Etihad Airways is celebrating 10 years of scheduled flights to Nepal. The airline recognised key stakeholders in the decade-long partnership.

Diplomats and government and aviation officials were joined by corporate and travel industry partners and the airline’s Kathmandu-based employees.

HE Saeed Hamdan Al Naqbi, UAE Ambassador to Nepal, was the guest of honour at the anniversary events held in Kathmandu. Dignitaries included HE Andrei Budnik, Ambassador of Russia to Nepal, HE Yves Andre Carmona, Ambassador of France to Nepal and Dipak Adhikari, Chief of Protocol at the Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The airline launched scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu on 28 October 2007 with four services a week. Frequency rose to daily in 2010, doubling to two flights a day in 2013. The airline has carried more than 1.2 million guests between the two cities, and beyond since 2007.