• Arrival of Himalayan Airlines in Nepalese Aviation

    10 Mar

    Himalayan airlines arrived in Kathmandu

    Finally new airlines Himalayan Airlines,First private Nepal-china joint venture company has arrived in Kathmandu. Intially, This airlines will operate international flights on Kathmandu-Delhi route with an 150-seater airbus A320. The company will launch its flights on Kathmandu-Delhi route after the approval by the Indian airport authority. Himalayan will be the sixth airlines to operate Kathmandu-Delhi flight after Nepal Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, Druk Air and Indigo. Initially airlines had planned to operate Kathmandu-Lhasa flight but now they focusing on connecting Kathmandu to Delhi and Doha. The first flight on the Kathmandu–Doha route will launch on April 12 and airlines already opened advance booking on this sector through its general sales agent.

    The airlines company plans to link various Asian and Middle East cities initially. It also plans to acquire 15 Airbus aircraft, including long-haul wide-body jets, to expand operations to Europe and other destinations in the next five years.

     


  • Passenger traffic on airports of Nepal

    09 Aug

    Nepal , where only few people supposed to travel using the airlines but the fact is amazing yearly near 50000 people use the air way as their first medium to travel around the Nepal.

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    Tumlingtat Airport

    Bhairawaha_gautam_buddha

    Gautam Buddha Airport , Bhairawaha

    bharatpur_airport

    Bharatpur Airport, Chitwan

    biratnagar_airport

    Biratnagar Airport, Biratnagar

    chandragadi_airport

    Chandragadi Airport, Bhadrapur, Jhapa

    dhangadi_airport

    Dhangadi Airport, Dhangadi

    Janakpur

    Janakpur Airport, Janakpur

    jomsom_airport

    Jomsom Airport , Jomson

    jumla

    Jumla Airport, Jumla

    lukla_airport

    Most Dangerous airport of Nepal, Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla

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    Nepalgunj Airport, Nepalgunj

    pokhara

    Pokhara Airport, Pokhara

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    Simikot Airport

    surkhet

    Surkhet Airport

    TIA_DOM

    Tribhuvan International Airport, Domestic , Kathmandu

     

  • Domestic air fares dropped in Nepal

    05 Aug

    If you are planning for domestic travel then it will be a great news to you that the Airlines Operators Association of Nepal has announced to reduce the air fare by Rs.170 to Rs 580 depending on the distance and will be on effect from 7th of august. With this reduction in air fares air passengers are supposed to be increased. Due to climbing fuel costs, airlines had frequently increased their fuel surcharge and its impact was visible on passenger occupancy. In the last two years, airfares have gone up by Rs 2,000-2,500 on long-haul routes and Rs 700-1,000 on stol sectors.

     

    Air Fares Before and Now after Revised fare from AOAN
    Sectors Revised FSC (NRP)
    Total Bofore
    Revised FSC (USD)
    Total Before
    Fare FSC Total Now Fare FSC Total Now
    Kathmandu-Mountain 5100 4425+200 9725 10285 150 43+2 195 201.1
    Kathmandu-Pokhara 2360 1190+200 4550 4850 96 16+2 114 117.1
    Kathmandu-Bhairahawa 3060 2430+200 5690 6000 111 21+2 134 137.1
    Kathmandu-Lukla 2295 1615+200 4110 4250 144 15+2 161 163
    Kathmandu-Bharatpur 1595 1545+200 3340 3540 88 14+2 104 106.1
    Kathmandu-Biratnagar 3570 2725+200 6495 6845 118 25+2 144 147.1
    Kathmandu-Bhadrapur 4465 3245+200 7910 8320 144 28+2 177 181.1
    Kathmandu-Dhangadi 6570 4570+200 11340 11920 168 40+2 210 216.1
    Kathmandu-Janakpur 1910 1770+200 3880 4105 96 15+2 113 115.1
    Kathmandu-Nepaljung 4850 3465+200 8515 8955 147 30+2 179 183.1
    Kathmandu-Simara 1340 1325+200 2865 3035 82 13+2 97 99.1
    Kathmandu-Tumlingtar 2745 2430+200 5375 5685 110 24+2 136 138.1
    Pokhara-Jomsom 1340 940+200 2480 2680 100 9+2 109 111

     

     

     

     

     

  • Saurya Airlines started flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    26 Jun

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    Surya Airlines has started it’s flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj sector from 22nd June 2015. Airlines has decided to reduce the sector price upto 1600 and start selling on 3800. For now airlines is going to manage one daily flights.

    Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines has already regular flight in this sector.

     

  • 5 things you should know if you are flying for first time in Nepal

    23 Apr

    There are lots of reasons behind people being so touched with Nepal, They put travel to Nepal in their bucket list. The beauty of nature, people, culture and food are the reason of desirability. Most tourists who came have good experience but some has not same. So our suggestion, if you are planning for travel to Nepal or flying for first time in Nepal, you have to prepare for it.

     Airport Process

    Avoid the difficulties of Airport process. You will face the strange incident there.

    Tribhuvan_international_airport

    Also read this : How to escape from burden in airport of Nepal

     Exchange the local currency

    Not everyplace or every shop take credit card/ debit card payment, So it’s like compulsory to you have hand cash. Exchange rate is changeable, there you can see lots of money exchange counters with different conversion rate. If you are going there, try to bargain. But i suggest you first see the real trends from Central Bank of Nepal : http://nrb.org.np/ in case of emergency try to exchange little as you need.

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    If you have travel cards then bank will give you the real time best rate.

     Taxi Bargain

    When you get outside from Terminal, you can see lots of taxi driver asking you for ride. There you can’t get standard rate, so first try to get the lowest cost as possible. You can always have the choose among them.

    Still if you don’t get good response, walk down toward the main exit gate, you will see other taxis. They are easy to deal than above, they know what you are looking.

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    My best suggestion, if possible ask them to follow the TAXI Meters, so you don’t need to bargain.

     Choose right place to stay

    The common and usual problems are load shedding and water shortage. So choose the place where you will get backup power at the time of power cut, adequate water and internet. Thamel is the best attraction for tourist, You will enjoy there. But if you want to see the real Nepalese people move out the Thamel.

    Places to stay in Nepal

     Ask for Help

    Most of the people in Nepal always good to help each other, if you’re confused or in trouble, feel free to ask for help. Specially it will be better if you choose young people and students, they understand English better.

    Helping Tourist

  • Arrival of Nepal Airlines Airbus A320 – Sagarmatha

    11 Feb
    Nepal Airlines Sagarmatha-A320

    Nepal Airlines Sagarmatha-A320

    Like the arrival of a new born baby to the family, the Nepalese community were overwhelmed by the arrival of a new fleet of national flag bearer international airplane at Tribhuwan International Airport on 8th February, Sunday, 2015. The plane named as “Sagarmatha” after the highest mountain of the world and pride of Nepal Mt.Everest received a grand welcome with traditional music, cultural ceremonies and fountain applause as per international practice.

    The plane with Mathwer and Shrawan Rijal on the cockpit as the Pilot and Co-Pilot had Tourism Minister Deepak Chandra Amatya, NAC Chairman Shiva Sharan Neupane, NAC Managing Director Madab Kharel and engineers and officials from NAC and Civil Aviation authority of Nepal; who were the 18 on board passengers of the first flight of Sagarmatha from DOHA to KATHMANDU. At the hanger of TIA the welcome ceremony puja was conducted by the Managing Director Of NAC Madab Kharel.

    The 158 seater Airbus A320-20 model airplane, will be starting its commercial flight from the end of this month. At current the flight will be connecting KATHMANDU and DELHI. A purchase of two same modeled airplanes was done with the French Airbus Company at the Airshow held at Qatar last year. The arrival of the next airplane is scheduled for April of 2015. The next airplane will be named after the birth place of Lord Buddha “Lumbini”.

    Nepalese were excited by the 1st look of Sagarmatha on the video uploaded through “Hamburg Videos HD” channel on YouTube. The video has reached 13212 views in just 8 days with 150 likes which clearly indicates the excitement of Nepalese. The arrival of new fleet of airplanes produced by the leading manufacturer of airlines, Airbus; has added up new hopes and expectation over the overwhelming joy of a new national carrier. With the Airbus Company topping the security, comfort and economic standards of airlines manufacture, a new hope has developed in Nepalese of seeing NAC at the same height of success as its fellow organization “Thai Airways” established at the same year 1958. But on the other hand past technical and organizational failure of NAC is contradicting the expectations of general people.

    At present NAC seems changing its policies and working in glorifying the sovereignty of the country by naming the planes after the prides of Nepal and giving a graphical enhancement to the tail logos but all will be revealed by time whether is this an old wine in new bottle or something else. May the plane welcomed in a traditional way won`t be repaired too, in a traditional way with slaughter of animals as the previous plane repair procedures of NAC.

  • Domestic flights in Nepal

    25 Jan

     

    10 operating, fixed wings domestic flights in Nepal.

    Nepal Airlines Corporation

    Nepal Airlines is government owned airlines, formerly known as “Royal Nepal Airlines”. It is the government owned national flag-carrier airline and operates more than 30 domestic and 7 international routes. Its main base is Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

     

    Buddha Air  : 

    Buddha Air is a renowned Airline company operational since 1997. Buddha Air envisions itself as the safest, most reliable and comfortable means of transportation. Till date Buddha Air has flown over 5 million passengers with zero insurance claims.

     

    Yeti Airlines 

    Starting with one DHC-6/300 Twin Otter, Yeti Airlines now has the largest fleet of fourteen aircrafts. The airline has served the isolated population of Nepal living in far-flung mountain areas by providing the only means of transportation and connection to the outside world. It has the largest fleet of Seven British Aerospace ‘Jetstream-41′ ; covering major cities within Nepal from the mountains and hills to the Terai region.

     

    Simrik Airlines 

    Established in 2009, Simrik Airlines has today well established itself as the most prominent fixed wing airline in Nepal.Since its very inception, safety and versatility has been the hallmark of Simrik Airlines. Simrik Air started right back from 2001, has been pointed as the most prominent rotor wing airline in Nepal.

     

    Saurya Airlines

    Saurya airlines is the newest Airlines company started first flight on 17th Nov for 2014 year. With the  focus on quality service, on time performance and affordable fares without making any compromises on safety, Airlines is in Nepali sky with sophisticated Canadian aircraft “Bombardier CRJ-200″.

     

    Tara Air

    In order to fly to all nooks and corners of the mountain terrain of Nepal, Tara Air have maintained a unique fleet mix which have proven short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities for the last several decades.

     Tara Air have 4 Canada-made DHC 6 300 (Twin Otter) aircraft which are time-tested in the diverse and difficult mountain terrain in Nepal over the last four decades

    Goma Air 

    Goma Air was established with the intention to help the STOL (Short Takeoff And Landing) sector of  Nepal. At present GOMA Air is focusing its operation in STOL airstrips of Mid and Far western part of Nepal. Currently it is operating with its base in Surkhet and Nepalgunj with Two Cessna and one  LET 410.Goma Air is promised to provide the best service in the Nepalese Aviation and development of the rural sector inside Nepal.

     

    Makalu Air

     

    Air Kasthamandap

     

    Sita Air

    Sita Air started a modest domestic operation within Nepal on 6th Februry 2003 with Dornier 228-202K aircraft., Currently Sita Air offers scheduled, charter and cargo Flights throughout Nepal. Sita Air aims to promote tourism and offer safe, efficient and reliable air transportation services.

    There are 7  Rotor Wings

    1. Air Dynasty Heli Service
    2. Simrik Air
    3. Fishtail Air
    4. Shree Airlines
    5. Mountain Helicopters
    6. Muktinath Airlines
    7. Manang Air
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar

    30 Dec

    Tumlingtar AirportTumlingtar is a city in Koshi Zone, in Eastern Nepal, between Arun river and Sabha River.It is also the deepest valley and biggest plain land(Tar) of Nepal.
    Mostly many chinese tourist fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar for the collection of herbal product and Rudraksha.
    Tumlingtar is the only gateway to go to Makalu Trekking via Flight. Makalu Region is surrounded by Mt.Everest in west, Tibet in North, Arun River in East and Sabha River at South.Makalu region was also considered as National Park and Conservation Area in early 90’s.

    Click Here to book your flight

    Flight from kathmandu to Tumlingtar is a duration of 35 minutes. On daily basis there are maximum 2 flights scheduled by 2 major airlines (Buddha Air and Yeti airlines).The oneway fare is NPR 5685 provided by both Buddha and Yeti Airlines.

    IATA code/Airport Code: TMI
    Free Baggage: 20 Kg
    Hand carry: 07 Kg

  • Profile of Goma Air

    17 Dec

    Name

    Goma Air

    Airlines Code

    GO

    Number of Aircraft

    2 Cesnna  9N-AJT,9N-AJU and 1 let 410 KY

    Office

    Subidhanagar, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Phone

    00977-1-4007612,4007613

    Capacity of Aircraft

    Cesnna – 9 seater, Let 410 – 18 seater

    Destination

    Humla, Jumla, Dolpa, Mugu, Bajura, Rukum, Bajhang, Chaurjahari, Nepalgunj, Surkhet

     

    Goma Air was established with the intention to help the STOL (Short Takeoff And Landing) sector of  Nepal. At present GOMA Air is focusing its operation in STOL airstrips of Mid and Far western part of Nepal. Currently it is operating with its base in Surkhet and Nepalgunj with Two Cessna and one  LET 410.Goma Air is promised to provide the best service in the Nepalese Aviation and development of the rural sector inside Nepal.

     

    Goma Air only operates its flights from Surkhet and Nepalgunj to different sectors.They are From Surkhet to Jumla, Humla(Simikot), Dolpa(Jhuphal), Mugu (Talcha), Bajura (Kolti), Rukum, Bajhang, Chaurjahari, Nepalgunj.

    From Nepalgunj to Jumla, Humla(Simikot), Dolpa(Jhuphal), Mugu (Talcha), Bajura (Kolti), Rukum, Bajhang, Chaurjahari, Surkhet.

     

    Goma Airlines Aircraft & Route

    Goma Airlines Aircraft & Route

     

  • Profile of Saurya Airlines

    19 Nov
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    Name

    Saurya Airlines

    ESTD

    Saurya Airlines (2014) 

    Number of Aircraft

    1

    Bombardier CRJ-200 jet

    Office

    New Baneshwor

    Phone

    +977 1 4567890

    Capacity of Aircraft

    54 but 50 is in operation

    Destination

    Kathmandu, Bhairahawa and Biratnagar

     

    Saurya airlines is the newest Airlines company started first flight on 17th Nov for 2014 year. With the  focus on quality service, on time performance and affordable fares without making any compromises on safety, Airlines is in Nepali sky with sophisticated Canadian aircraft “Bombardier CRJ-200″.

     

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