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New Name For Royal Nepal?  
User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Just browsing the web and was looking for Royal Nepal. Got on their website and seems they are now just "Nepal Airlines"

look at the website : http://www.royalnepal-airlines.com/index2.htm
...

Am I just a little slow or something???

This may also explain why RA removed the "Royal" decals from its planes

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...=1&prev_id=&next_id=1208924&size=L

Hope someone can enlighten me on this!


FLYTUITRAVEL.

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User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

The Nepalese Royal Family aren't exactly popular & are rapidly on their way to losing their own Royal prefix.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4998666.stm

[Edited 2007-06-25 20:56:50]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Yes they dropped "Royal" from the name a few months ago for political reasons.

Related excerpt from the following article:
http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=2999&cid=6&sid=80

The former Maoist rebels who are now in a coalition interim government want an end to the monarchy though the king has become a paper king since being forced to restore parliamentary democracy last year after years of his direct rule. King Gyanendra has lost almost all of his legitimate powers. He is no more the head of state, and not even the head of the army. But in recent months, fingers have been raised against him for diffusing the Nepalese peace process.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2474 times:


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The Royal deletion was a process of gradually moving away from the monarcy.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Nepal has been in a state of political turmoil for a while since the last crown prince 'killed' his entire family and the bodies were cremated within hours.
The anti-monarchist Maoists are in a power-sharing situation right now and to cut a long, long story extremely short they have a single point agenda, the abolition of the Monarchy. Hence, the dropping of the 'Roya' tag from many Nepalese things - no more Royal Nepalese Embassy, Royal Chitwan national Park or Royal Nepal Airlines!



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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2373 times:

So they couldn't even be bothered to repaint the planes properly? Any chance of a new livery?

User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2369 times:

Does it really matter?? As long as the flights are punctual, inflight service is good and the flight crew makes you feel at home, the name of the airline doesn't really matter. I mean merging of AI/IC took place, lets see if this makes any difference to their on-time performance  Smile


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 2344 times:

They have dropped Shanghai and Osaka, there also used to be another carrier called Nepal Airlines.

User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 2330 times:

I wonder if they'll get some 738s ?

FLYTUITRAVEL.

[Edited 2007-06-26 17:34:11]

User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1346 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 8):
I wonder if they'll get some 738s ?

Well, they've only got 2 jets, both 757s, probably specifically for hot and high performance (KTM is more than 4000 feet above sea level and the only runway is about 10000 feet long). Given that the -800 has a takeoff run at MTOW of over 8000 feet at sea level, I thing that would be cutting it awfully close...

The 757s replaced 727s, which were also of course designed for hot and high (or in this case, not hot, but very high). Not to mention that I doubt RA has tons of cash sitting around.


User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Maybe they could get some new-er 757s?


FLYTUITRAVEL.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 5):
So they couldn't even be bothered to repaint the planes properly? Any chance of a new livery?

Nepal has far more serious problems to deal with than painting aircraft.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4906 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 7):
They have dropped Shanghai and Osaka, there also used to be another carrier called Nepal Airlines.

Air Nepal International folded last year. The Aircraft was returned to the lessor PBAir of Thailand.

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 5):
Any chance of a new livery?

No time soon. RA is not exactly a dynamic airline. It has a lot of internal issues to resolve.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
Nepal has far more serious problems to deal with than painting aircraft.

Agreed. haha

As somebody with Nepalese ancestry it is sad to see RA dwindle like this. The RA website has been an embarrassment for years and now that the name has changed they have not even bought the appropriate new domain name. Very sad.

YOWza



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

... at least they still have one of the best flags out there!

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 10):
Maybe they could get some new-er 757s

None available in the market.
In fact better salaries offered by BDA / DHL have caused many P1s to move over to operate the B752SFs out there.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Quoting IADCA (Reply 9):
Well, they've only got 2 jets, both 757s, probably specifically for hot and high performance (KTM is more than 4000 feet above sea level and the only runway is about 10000 feet long). Given that the -800 has a takeoff run at MTOW of over 8000 feet at sea level, I thing that would be cutting it awfully close...

Would the 737-800SFB (Short Field Performance) aircraft have any use in this case? Baring in mind I'm no expert  Wink

Rob!  wave 


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 12):
Quoting 777way (Reply 7):
They have dropped Shanghai and Osaka, there also used to be another carrier called Nepal Airlines.

Air Nepal International folded last year. The Aircraft was returned to the lessor PBAir of Thailand.

Then why are they still operating to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi and Dubai.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4906 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 16):
Then why are they still operating to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi and Dubai.

Air Nepal International has nothing to do with RA. As I said they already folded. Don't beleive me? Go to www.airnepalinternational.com and try book a ticket. Or since they WERE based in KTM it would make sense for them to be on the KTM website, so why not go here - http://www.tiairport.com/int_schedule.htm - and try find them.

A picture is worth a thousand words so here are 2,000 words. Read the comments and notice the dates:


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YOWza



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Sorry I got you wrong, according to wikipedia another airline by the name of Nepal Airlines was setup or going to be setup.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4906 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 18):
Sorry I got you wrong, according to wikipedia another airline by the name of Nepal Airlines was setup or going to be setup.

Royal Nepal Airlines is now Nepal Airlines. Air Nepal International was the other. Hope that clears things up. As a general rule wiki is nopt great for aviation facts. I one read the QR had Tupolevs on wiki!!

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

People do vandalise wiki at times, heres info on the other Nepal Airlines http://www.hotelnepal.com/nepal_news.php?id=665

User currently offlinePatZSC From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Need your help on that topic: my friend is flying to KTM from HKG and there are two choices - Nepal Airlines or Thai. Given that she's a bit of a sensitive person when it comes to flying would you suggest taking the direct (and cheaper) one with Nepal or the HKG-BKK-KTM (more expensive and longer journey) with Thai?

My question relates to the fact that Nepal Airlines operates two rather aged 757 only and the comments given here so far do not explicitly suggest that it is bad option to take. Nevertheless, someone may have a second thought when considering the options.

It is not important to her whether it is on a 757, 772 or 333 - so this does not count  

Thanks!

[Edited 2007-07-05 08:45:21]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Quoting PatZSC (Reply 21):
there are two choices - Nepal Airlines or Thai

RNA can be prone to cancellations.

regds
MEL



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