Qatar Airways (QR)

Qatar Airways has become a major global airline and a dominant player for flights between the US and Nepal. It currently has direct flights from New York (JFK), Washington (IAD), Houston (HOU), and Chicago (ORD) to Doha, and will be adding flights from Philadelphia (PHL) (April 2, 2014), Miami (MIA) (June 2, 2014) and Dallas (DFW) (July 1, 2014). It is expected to add more flights in 2014 and 2015.
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Emirates Airlines (EK)

Emirates is a dominant Middle-East airline and although it does not have a flight of its own between its Dubai hub and Kathmandu, it has partnered with low cost carrier Fly Dubai (FZ) for the final connection. This has allowed passengers in the United States to connect conveniently from five major hubs in the United States to Kathmandu, with only one stop. Beginning March 10, Emirates will be flying non-stop to Boston, making it the first airline connecting Kathmandu in just one stop.
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Turkish Airlines (TK)

Turkish Airlines announced direct flights via Istanbul to Kathmandu from September 1, 2013. This will allow another one-stop flight from five major US cities (Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles). From May 16, 2014, Turkish will also add a direct flight, making it the second airline to have a one-stop flight from Boston to Kathmandu.
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Korean Airlines (KE)

This is the first time after Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 1998 when a number of international airlines have begun operating here in a row,said Keshav Khanal, deputy director general at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
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Cathay Pacific (CX)

Since 2007, Nepali passport no longer need a transit visa to fly on Cathay Pacific (CX) via Hong Kong as long as they are connecting via Cathay or Dragon. Cathay uses its sister concern Dragon to reach Kathmandu, and has started daily flights to Kathmandu.
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