BB Airways Arrives At KLIA, Offering More Connectivity To Kathmandu
17 October 2012
Sepang, 17 October 2012 - BB Airways, a private carrier based in Nepal, made its maiden landing at KL International Airport (KLIA) today, further
multiplying connectivity for the Kuala Lumpur - Kathmandu route.
The inclusion of BB Airways enables KLIA to offer 14 flights weekly to Kathmandu, with Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia X and Royal Nepal Airlines also offering connectivity to the home of Mount Everest. Passengers will also have more privileges in terms of greater choices and flying options to connect between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu. BB Airways is the 58th airline operating at KLIA.
On Friday, 12 October, flight BO455 from Kathmandu arrived at 5.40am with full capacity on its inaugural flight. BB Airways flies four times weekly to Kuala Lumpur, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, utilizing Boeing 757-200 with 202 seating capacity. The flight from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur takes approximately 4 hours and 25 minutes.
Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said, "BB Airways' presence will multiply the connectivity at KLIA. There is a vast potential for traffic between Malaysia and Nepal, which can grow further with the inclusion of BB Airways. Malaysia Airports is very grateful to receive great support from the Government, which complements our marketing programme particularly in attracting new airlines."
Daniel H. Chae, Deputy Director, Malaysia Regional Office, BB Airways Pvt. Ltd said, "Kuala Lumpur is always a pleasant addition to our growing network. Today's first flight was nearly full and this is a good indication for BB Airways towards a fruitful operation to Kuala Lumpur. I am confident Kuala Lumpur will be a real winner with our customers, especially from the region. Malaysia is also a very beautiful country, which offers many of the true wonders of Asia, like Nepal."
BB Airways bears Nepali identity and aspires to establish itself as a true flag carrier of Nepal and being run by Nepali-Japanese professional management.