Nepal Airlines – the flag carrier of Nepal – has signed a five-year agreement with deal with Unilode Aviation Solutions – for the supply and management of unit load devices (ULD).
Unilode will supply pallets and new lightweight containers for Nepal Airlines’ two Airbus A330-200 which are being added to the airline’s fleet to serve its growing international network as of August 2018.
Nepal Airlines says it has chosen Unilode’s ULD pooling solution to benefit from the operational efficiencies and financial benefits offered by this business model.
Nepal Airlines chief executive officer (CEO), Sugat Ratna Kansakar said: “Nepal Airlines launched a tender to meet the needs for ULD supply and management for our widebody aircraft and have decided to work with the experts in the field as our partnership with Unilode will provide us with immediate cost savings and guaranteed asset availability from day one of our operation.
“We are excited to expand our fleet with the two new A330-200 aircraft and look forward to our partnership with Unilode.”
Unilode CEO, Benoît Dumont said: “As Unilode intensifies its business development efforts in Asia, we are pleased to add Nepal Airlines to our growing network in the region which will further increase ULD pooling synergies and improve asset utilisation.
“We are committed to support the fleet growth and network expansion of our customers and add more assets as needed to our ULD fleet and welcome Nepal Airlines to our ever-growing customer base.”