Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has signed a firm order for two Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed in April.
The A320 was chosen for its unique performance capability required for high altitude airport operations and its flexibility that enables it to be deployed on a wide variety of routes. Equipped with Sharklets to deliver unbeatable economics and up to four percent reduction in fuel burn, the aircraft will be the cornerstone of NAC’s modernised fleet.
“Nepal is a landlocked nation, and aviation is our window to the world. It welcome explorers, trekkers and pleasure seekers, cultural and ecological visitors and its importance cannot be over stated for our country. Our new A320s with Sharklets will help us to increase capacity, capitalise on the growth in tourism,” said Madan Kharel, Managing Director, Nepal Airlines Corporation.
For a landlocked nation like Nepal, our agile and high performance A320 Family aircraft are a lifeline and economic driver for prosperity. On top, our Sharklets deliver up to four per cent savings in fuel burn, which is a great advantage for any carrier,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We are delighted to welcome Nepal Airlines as our newest customer.”
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Jul 1, 2013