Dubai: FlyYeti.com, Nepal's first low-cost carrier, on Wednesday launched non-stop service between Kathmandu and Abu Dhabi.
The airline, which will provide service between the two cities five times a week, recently commenced services to Sharjah and Kuala Lumpur.
The inaugural flight landed at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and was received by the Nepalese Ambassador in the UAE along with officials from FlyYeti.com and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the owner and operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the flight will depart Kathmandu at 11pm and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 2:25am the following morning.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, the flights will depart Abu Dhabi at 3:15am and arrive in Kathmandu at 8:55am.
"We are delighted to launch service to our third destination, Abu Dhabi, making FlyYeti.com, one of the world's fastest growing young airlines," said Adel Ali, board member and CEO of Air Arabia and Yeti Airlines International.
Khalifa Al Mazroui, chairman and managing director of ADAC, said: "FlyYeti.com sees the Abu Dhabi International Airport as an international hub due to its flexibility and wide array."