Nepal Airlines Corporation, formerly known as Royal Nepal Airlines is the flag carrier of Nepal. Founded in 1958, it is the oldest airline of the country. Out of its main base at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, the airline operates domestic services within Nepal and medium-haul services in Asia. The airline's first aircraft was a Douglas DC-3, used to serve domestic routes and a handful of destinations in India. The airline acquired its first jet aircraft, Boeing 727s, in 1972. As of 31 August 2018, the airline operates a fleet of thirteen aircraft. Since 2013, the airline has been on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union.
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