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Cathay celebrates and honours top trade and cargo agents from Nepal

Cathay celebrates and honours top trade and cargo agents from Nepal

Hosting a special agent appreciation and awards night – ‘Wings of Excellence’

Cathay, the Hong Kong-based premium travel lifestyle brand, today celebrated and honoured top travel agents from Nepal for their immense support to the airline at the Wings of Excellence awards night. The event acknowledges the resilience of the travel and cargo industry, highlighting its impactful comeback with the resurgence of travel and movement of goods.


The occasion took place at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel on 23 May 2024. In attendance were Cathay’s Regional General Manager, South Asia, Middle East, and Africa, Rakesh Raicar, Regional Head of Customer Travel and Lifestyle, Anand Yedery, Regional Head of Cargo, Rajesh Menon along with Country Lead Nepal, Junu Maleku, to show their appreciation to Cathay’s vital travel and cargo partners in Nepal.

The event felicitated Cathay’s top 5 partner agents in both customer travel and cargo sectors for their unwavering support. Osho World Travel Nepal, Sumegh Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Bon Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd., Rupakot International Travel Pvt. Ltd., and Prabas Travel and Tours Pvt. Ltd. were recognised as the top performing passenger agents for 2023. Seven Star International Travel and Tours Pvt. Ltd. was felicitated for the highest revenue contribution (via India).


Meanwhile, the top cargo agents for 2023 included Pioneer Cargo, Himalayan Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd., Shangrila International Freight Pvt. Ltd., Legend Cargo Pvt. Ltd., and Muktinath De Cargo Pvt. Ltd.


Each of the awardee agents demonstrated exceptional dedication and contributed to Cathay’s success.


Until recently, Cathay Pacific operated four flights a week from Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport. With effect from 3 April 2024, the airline has increased frequencies to five flights a week. This additional flight provides customers from Nepal with more choice and connectivity to Hong Kong and beyond. Key destinations from Nepal include Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, South Korea, Japan, Australia, the United States and Canada.


In addition to passenger services, Cathay continues to play a role in the economy by supporting local industries and connecting them to the world through its air cargo services. Cathay Cargo’s expertise ensures vital goods reach their destinations swiftly and securely, re-enforcing its brand ethos – “We Know How”.

Cathay’s Rakesh Raicar said: “It is truly an honour to acknowledge and thank our travel and cargo partners from Nepal. Their enthusiasm and immense support has greatly enriched our working relationship, and we are enthused about the possibilities that lie ahead in 2024 and beyond. As we continue to move beyond, we continue to strive, to achieve our shared commitment of providing our customers an enhanced and premium flying experience to Hong Kong and beyond.”

Country Lead, Nepal, Junu Maleku said: “Cathay, a premium travel lifestyle brand and Hong Kong’s home airline, is driven by a commitment to excellence and innovation, and in the past few years has arrayed several new additions and product enhancements to make flying even more enjoyable. Our travel and cargo partners are our vital arms. Their support and trust is of utmost importance and we look forward to serving our travel and cargo partners.”