Nepal Airlines will resume flights between Kathmandu and Dubai, August 18 onwards. It had ceased operations to Dubai in 2012 due to issues with its B757, a narrow body aircraft that stopped being produced in 2004.

The carrier will fly thrice a week between the two destinations on a 158-seater A320 that it has recently acquired.

It will compete with Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia that operate daily services between Kathmandu and Dubai.

The national carrier of Nepal has appointed a local sales agent in the emirate — Anta — that will promote sales in Dubai. Flight prices will be competitive against budget airlines including Air Arabia and flydubai.

Depending on the response and demand, the airline will increase the frequency of this service by next year.