A horizontal agreement with Nepal was signed in 2009 and entered into force on 25 June 2015.
This agreement allows any EU airline to operate flights between Nepal and any EU Member State where it is established and where a bilateral agreement with Nepal exists and traffic rights are available. It does not replace the bilateral agreements but adapts them to bring them into line with EU law. This is a major step change from the traditional set-up of aviation based on nationality restrictions and complements the EU's internal aviation market on the external side.
For further information and figures on EU-Nepal aviation relations and EU aviation in general, please consult the Atlas of the Sky.