When Imagination Took Off, With An Airbus Aircraft


Less than 800 metres from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, an Airbus A-330-300 aircraft stands ready, complete with air hostesses in bright red uniforms waiting to welcome guests as they present their tickets designed as boarding cards.

However, this is a different kind of a flight as it takes you through the history of aviation the world over, and a lot more.

Welcome to the Aircraft Museum in the Nepalese capital, which is set up in a real Airbus A-330-300 aircraft.

The Turkish Airlines aircraft that houses the museum met with an accident while landing in Kathmandu and could not be used again. The Bed Upreti Trust, run by Captain Upreti who is flying with the Indonesian Lion Air Group, bought the aircraft from Turkish Airlines. He decided to set up a museum inside a wide body aircraft “to motivate our future generations.” Read more

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