Plans to wet lease A320 jet

May 04, 2017

The Kathmandu Post, Post Report, 4th May 2017, Kathmandu

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has invited bids to wet lease an Airbus A320-200 as a replacement for its Boeing 757 which it plans to send for a 45-day aircraft maintenance check in mid-July. The corporation has already put one of its two Boeing 757s up for auction. 

“The A320 we have planned to wet lease will be a temporary replacement for the Boeing,” said Rabindra Shrestha, spokesperson for NAC. “We expect that leasing the jet will not affect our schedule.” The lease contract will begin on July 16 and last for 45 days, and it can be extended to 60 days, NAC said. 

The final deadline for the submission of proposals is May 8. The corporation plans to operate scheduled flights with the aircraft on the Kuala Lumpur, Doha, Delhi and Bangalore or other sectors.  NAC currently flies two A320 and one Boeing 757.