Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch its first long-haul Boeing 787 commercial service from Doha to London Heathrow on 13 December. Qatar is now the first airline to operate regular scheduled flights to the UK with Boeing's next generation aircraft. The company will also begin scheduled flights to Chengdu in China from 19 March onwards. The Doha-based airline will operate three-flights-a-week to the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China taking its total weekly frequency across the country to 41 non-stop services spread across six cities.
Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award (SNASEA) will honour five best social entrepreneurs from among 84 applicants on 18 December. SNASEA 2012 will also feature an additional award called NBI Agent of Change for businesses that support enterprise development. An initiative of Change Fusion Nepal, supported by Surya Nepal and National Business Initiative, SNASEA rewards and recognises Nepali social entrepreneurs who create value for the the people and planet.
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal has been awarded the prestigious 'Bank of the Year' award at The Banker Awards 2012. The award was presented to Joseph Silvanus, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nepal. This is the third time Standard Chartered Bank Nepal is being recognised. It had bagged the award in 2002 and 2009 as well.
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Thai Airways recently celebrated 45 years of operation in Nepal. The airline honoured top 10 ticket sales agents and five cargo agents to celebrate its anniversary. Thai Airways first started flights to Nepal on 4 December 1968.