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New air links between Nepal and China

Sichuan Airlines.
Sichuan Airlines. Image by redlegsfan21 / CC BY-SA 2.0

Sichuan Airlines is the latest carrier to offer flights between China and Nepal, a sign of growing cooperation between the two countries. From January, the airline will offer regular flights from Chengdu to Kathmandu, via Lhasa. Joint Chinese-Nepali venture Himalayan Airlines is also planning to start flights on the same route from February or March. Chinese tourists are now the largest group visiting Nepal after travellers from India. Read more: ekantipur.com