Nepal, China signs new air services agreement

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Nepal and China has signed a new air services agreement.

The number of flights between the two countries is now increased to 56 times weekly, before rising to 63 times weekly in 2015 and 70 times weekly by 2016, says Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

Limits on the types of passenger and cargo aircraft operated between the two countries have been removed, while permitting third party codesharing arrangements.

Nepali carriers can also fly to Xian, in addition to the existing destinations of Lhasa, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, adds the ministry.

Flightglobal’s FlightMaps Analytics shows that Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines flies to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu from the cities of Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming and Lhasa.