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KATHMANDU: Prabhu Helicopter has acquired flight permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to operate its new Airbus H125 AS 350 B 3E helicopter.
With the newly added chopper, the company now owns a total of six helicopters.
The helicopter was brought on March 24 targeting the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, however, the formal process was delayed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Noble Kumar Rajalwat, deputy general manager of Prabhu Helicopter.
The helicopter with call sign ‘9N-NLE’has a capacity to accommodate six passengers. According to Rajalwat, since the helicopter can fly at high altitudes it is reliable for the Nepali landscape. The company said the addition of the new chopper has made it easier for the company to operate flights to new locations.
The new helicopter will be based in Kathmandu and will fly to destinations including Sagarmatha Base Camp, Langtang, Gosaikunda, Damor Kund, Upper Manang/Mustang and Tilicho Lake which is situated at an altitude of 14,000 feet, said Rajalwat.
Prabhu Helicopter, which has been conducting regular flights to the scenic and religious areas of the Himalayas, has been providing services from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Mardi Himal, Muktinath, Rara and from Kathmandu to Lukla, Pathibhara, Halesi Mahadev and Kalinchowk.
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