Nepal is serviced by over 30 international carriers as of early 2017, and more airlines are expected to start their service soon. For North American travelers, getting to Nepal requires at least one stop, as there are no direct flights to Nepal from the United States or Canada. However, some airlines like American Airlines and United Airlines have direct flights to Delhi, from where Kathmandu is just a 1:15 hour flight. Also, you can fly directly into Qatar, Abu Dabhi, Dubai, Instanbul, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Bangkok, on Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Turkish Airline Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, China Southern and Thai Airways respectively, and take a direct flight to Kathmandu from these destinations.
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Air Arabia is a budget airline that operates 14 flights a week to Kathmandu from Sharjah, UAE. The duration of the flight from Kathmandu to Sharjah is 4 hours and 50 minutes. Air Arabia flies to over 65 destinations in the Middle-East, North-Africa, Europe and Asia.
British Airways (BA) is the national carrier of Great Britain. It is rated a 4-star airline by SkyTrax, and operates from its main hub at Heathrow Airport, London.
British Airways has an extensive network, and operates flights to major cities in the United States & Canada.
China Southern has one of the largest networks in Asia. It is rated a 3-star airline by SkyTrax. It operates from the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
There are 3 flights a week to Guangzhou from Kathmandu, and the duration of the Kathmandu-Guangzhou flight is 4 hours and 15 minutes. It offers good connections onwards from Guangzhou to many leading destinations in the world.
Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s leading airlines with a 5-star rating from SkyTrax. It is based in Hong Kong and operates flights to 138 destinations in 38 countries and territories, together with its sister airline Cathay Dragon.
Cathay Pacific through is sister airline Cathay Dragon (4-star airline) operates in the Kathmandu-Hong Kong sector. It operates 6 weekly flights in this sector. The duration of the flight is 4 hours and 5 minutes.
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon offer excellent connections from the West Coast and the East Coast of the United States. It operates direct flights from New York (JFK), Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Hong Kong, and passengers can connect with Cathay Dragon.
Etihad Airways is a 4-star airline and the national airlines of the UAE, with its hub in Abu Dhabi. It started commercial flights from late 2003, growing rapidly to serve over 64 destinations in 42 countries today. It operates seven flights a week to Kathmandu from Abu Dhabi. The duration of the Kathmandu-Abu Dhabi flight is 5 hours and 5 minutes.
It operates non-stop flights from New York, Chicago, and Toronto to Abu Dhabi. However, the connection from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu requires a 10 hour layover in Abu Dhabi.
Fly Dubai is a budget airline that operates out of Dubai. It operates daily flights to Kathmandu from Dubai. The duration of the flight is 5 hours and 15 minutes.
Jet Airways is one of the most prominent airlines operating from India. It connects to 24 international destinations and to 47 destinations within India. It is officially rated a 3-star airline by SkyTrax.
Jet Airways operates 7 flights a week into Kathmandu from Delhi and Bombay. It offers good connections into Kathmandu when you fly from New York (JFK), Newark, and Toronto via Brussels.
Korean Air is the national carrier of South Korea, and operates from its hub in Seoul. It is rated a 4-star airline by SkyTrax. Korean Air operates 2 flights a week in the Kathmandu-Seoul sector. The duration of the flight from Kathmandu to Seoul is 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Korean Air has an excellent network in North America. It flies to 11 destinations in North America: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, Vancouver, and Toronto. Flying directly from one of the above destinations to Nepal requires only one stop in Seoul. However, there could be limited seats and less flexibility in the Seoul-Kathmandu sector because of the limited number of flights.
Lufthansa is the flag carrier of Germany and operates from its hub in Frankfurt. It is one of the largest airlines in Europe. It is rated a 4-star airline by SkyTrax.
Lufthansa has an excellent network in the USA, and offers direct flights from the United States to cities in Germany.
Nepal Airlines is the national carrier of Nepal, and operates from its hub in Kathmandu. It operates flights to Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Doha, and Hong Kong. North American travelers flying directly into one of these cities can connect onwards to Kathmandu, on Nepal Airlines.
Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. It started operating 4 direct flights a week in the Muscat-Kathmandu sector in 2010. The duration of the flight from Kathmandu to Muscat is 4 hours and 55 minutes.
Oman Air has a good network in the Middle East and Asia, and also operates direct flights to some European cities (Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Milan, and London).
Qatar Airways is the official airlines of the State of Qatar and has its hub in Doha, the capital of Qatar. It operates 21 flights per week from Doha to Kathmandu. The duration of the flight from Kathmandu to Doha is 5 hours and 35 minutes. It is one of the 6 “World’s 5-Star Airlines” according to SkyTrax.
Qatar offers excellent connections for travelers from the east coast as well as from the southern part of United States. Qatar flies to over 90 destinations, and operates direct flights to New York, Houston, and Washington.
Singapore Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the world, and operates out of Singapore. It is rated a 5-star airline (there are only six 5-star airlines), and over the years has been given several awards for its service and performance.
Singapore Airlines in partnership with its regional wing Silk Air offers excellent connections to Nepal from all parts of the world. The Kathmandu-Singapore sector is operated by Silk Air 5 days a week, and the duration is 4 hours and 55 minutes. Singapore Airlines offers one of the best connections from the United States. It operates flights to New York (JFK), Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Thai Airways is the national carrier of Thailand and was founded in 1960; hence, completing 50 years of service in 2010. It is also one of the founding members of the Star Alliance Network. It is officially rated a 4-star airline by SkyTrax.
It has a large network in Asia and operates some of the longest flights from its hub in Bangkok. Thai Airways operates non-stop flights from Bangkok to Los Angeles. It operates daily flights in the Kathmandu-Bangkok sector. The duration of the Kathmandu-Bangkok flight is 3 hours and 20 minutes.
United Airlines is one of the largest carriers in the United States and the world. It is rated as a 3-star airline by SkyTrax, and operates from its hub in Chicago.
United Airlines offers direct flights, through Continental Airlines, to Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai from New Jersey (Newark).
Virgin Atlantic is a British airline owned by the Virgin Group and Singapore Airlines. It is rated a 4-star airline by SkyTrax.
It has a very good network in the United States and the United Kingdom. While coming to Nepal on Gulf Air, most flights from US cities to London are operated by Virgin Atlantic.