The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and American Company AAR signed a deal on Friday to purchase two Wide Body A 330-220 aircrafts.
General Manager of NAC Sugatratna Kansakar and Chief of AAR Dipak Sharma signed the agreement in Kathmandu.
As per the deal, both the aircrafts will land in Kathmandu by May 2018, Kansakar told RSS. The NAC is investing 209.6 million US Dollars for the purchase of the two aircrafts.
General Manager Kansakar said that this is the first time in the NAC history that it was spending such a huge amount of money to procure the aircrafts.
The aircraft under procurement process is at Toulouse city of France. The A330-220 comes with total of 280 seats including 16 business class seats.
The NAC will take off international flights through five aircrafts with the addition of two new wide body planes.
Currently the NAC is offering air services to eight different destinations through a Boeing jet and two airbuses
According to general manager Kansakar, the new long haul airbus can take off direct flights to the UK from Nepal.
The new airbus will offer air services to the passengers to and from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Saudi Arab, among others, he said. RSS