Nepal Airlines (formerly known as Royal Nepal Airlines) is the national, flag-carrier airline of Nepal. Its main base is
Tribhubvan International Airport, kathamndu.The airline was established in July 1958 as Royal Nepal Airlines
Corporation (RNAC). The airlines first aircraft was a single Douglas DC-3, used to serve domestic routes and a handful of
International destinations. The airline acquired its first jet aircraft, Boeing 727 in 1972. In 2004 the Nepal
Government decided to sell off 49% of its stake in Nepal Airlines to the private sector. Presently, the airline operates a
fleet of seven aircraft and flies to 39 destinations; seven of which are international.