Recently the news surfaced that Lufthansa has send a proposal to the Prime Minister(PM) office to become the strategical partner for Nepal Airlines Corporation(NAC) management. The PM office has further forwarded the proposal to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation for further investigation and research.
As per the proposal the Lufthansa would take over the management and would further help Nepal to open the European destination as well as help it would further help rebuild its position and structure. With limited resources the airlines would be immediately providing 4 airbuses for its operation.
I think this is a great opportunity for NAC to overcome the current problem of institutional corruption and political manipulation If only it could create a system this national carrier could certainly build its reputation in the national and international market. The current practice of political influences and corruption has diluted the national carrier in retrospect of its development and operation.
Similarly with the orthodox system and ground staff manipulation its even hard to book tickets with NAC.
History has it that NAC was established 2 years before Thai Airlines but due to lack of leadership, management and vision it landed itself in the current situation of corruption and mismanagement.
Recently on January 2015, AirlineRatings.com a global airline safety and product rating website listed Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) as the world´s unsafe airlines. Apart from that NAC has been officially been banned to fly in the European Union skies under the latest changes to a list of unsafe carriers last December in 2013.
Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries. It operates services in 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe using a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.