The Nepal Airlines Corporation will submit a firm business plan to the Nepalese government. The business plan report is expected to be submitted in two to three weeks to restructure the troubled company. A ten year business plan by the national carrier was submitted to the board on Sunday.
Ram Hari Sharma, the spokesperson from NAC says that the board plans to approve the roadmap in the next meeting. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will have the business plan for the policy intervention. This will help to turn the carrier in to a professional and commercial entity.
The turnaround business plan of the NAC says that it proposes to acquire 15 new aircraft by 2024 for the domestic and international fleets. The airline will also being back its suspended routes and will operate on the new and lucrative routes. At present the airline has a feeble fleet of two ageing Boeing 757s and a vintage Twin Otter. Also, the airlines international routes are scanty and much less number as opposed to its earlier days.
The domestic fleet of NAC will have 16 aircraft including six on order from China under the resurrection strategy.
For now the carrier is flying one Twin Otter and the other has been leased to a private carrier while two are grounded. In terms of the international front the carrier has five narrow body and four wide body aircrafts.
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