Nepal Airlines and Unilode Aviation Solutions, a global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions, have signed a five-year agreement for the supply and management of ULDs.
Unilode will supply pallets and new lightweight containers for Nepal Airlines’ two A330-200 which are being added to the airline’s fleet to serve its growing international network as of August 2018. Nepal Airlines has chosen Unilode’s unique ULD pooling solution to benefit from the operational efficiencies and financial benefits offered by this business model, says Unilode.
“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,” says Sugat Ratna Kansakar, Nepal Airlines CEO. “We are excited to expand our fleet with the two new A330-200 aircraft and look forward to our partnership with Unilode.”
Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, adds: “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,” he adds.
Nepal Airlines operates domestic services within Nepal and medium-haul services in Asia and the Middle East. Aside from the two new A330-200s recently added to the fleet, Nepal Airlines also operates two A320-200s, one B757-200M, two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters, four Harbin Y-12s and two Xian MA-60s.