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Air Asia birds too big for Tribhuvan International Airport

Air Asia birds too big for Tribhuvan International Airport

Old Aug 20, 13, 7:27 am
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Air Asia birds too big for Tribhuvan International Airport

Well, it was to be expected: http://www.asianewsnet.net/Wide-body...rt--50542.html. No more Air Asia to Nepal - indefinitely. The runway is falling apart
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Old Aug 20, 13, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by OnePassenger View Post
Well, it was to be expected: http://www.asianewsnet.net/Wide-body...rt--50542.html. No more Air Asia to Nepal - indefinitely. The runway is falling apart
Why can't they use 320s? They certainly have enough of them.
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Old Aug 20, 13, 12:54 pm
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AFAIK Air Asia was using its AirAsiaX A330s on this route.
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Old Aug 20, 13, 1:01 pm
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AFAIK Air Asia was using its AirAsiaX A330s on this route.
I understand this, which is why they were mentioned in the linked article, but as Airbus's largest 320 customer (in the world), one would think that they'd be able to make a substitution.
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Old Aug 27, 13, 10:09 pm
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Mhhhhh

I'm due to fly SIN-BKK-KTM tomorrow on TG and they fly their B772 on the BKK-KTM (TG319) route.

But as the article says,

[...]CAAN has not officially communicated the ban to the various airlines.
Surprise surprise tomorrow?....
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Old Sep 2, 13, 6:21 am
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KA also uses A330 on their KTM route..
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Old Sep 2, 13, 10:11 pm
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My local friend said that it is unlikely they will enforce this.

They made this public to put some pressure on the company that takes care of the tarmac at KTM because there are apparently some financial discussions on who should be paying for the renovation of the runways...

Depending so heavily on tourism, Nepal can't afford to lose all these big birds all at once...

Still impressive to see these 777 and 330 land while waiting to board... since the airport is so tiny, you feel like you're sitting right next to the landing strip.
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