Domestic Airlines in Nepal
Domestic airlines in Nepal are operating their regular services in most of the part of the county. The National flag carrier Nepal Airlines flies most of the destination of Nepal. Likewise, Yeti airlines, Buddha Air, Sita Air and Agni air operate their service in major destination. So, the major touristic part of Nepal is possible by travelling in air. Kathmandu is the hub of all domestic airlines. Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar are the other hubs for domestic flights in Nepal.
After the step taken by the Government of Nepal by adopting an open sky policy allowing the private airlines to step in the domestic air service front has strengthened the development of domestic flight service in Nepal. The remote destinations of Nepal are now easily connecting with the popular cities by the domestic airlines.
The popular airlines in Nepal oprtating domestic flights are : Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Sita Air, Nepal Airlines, Agni Air and Guna Airlines
Buddha Air is a number one airline in Nepal. It operates domestic flights within Nepal, serving mainly large towns and cities in Nepal, linking Kathmandu with nine destinations. Its main base is Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. It also operates mountain flights from Kathmandu daily early in the morning.
Yeti Airlines is one of the best and largest domestic airlines in Nepal. The airline commenced commercial flight operation on 21 September 1998. The company has come up with a broad objective of meeting domestic air transportation needs of domestic and foreign tourist passengers.
Tara Air, a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines, offers scheduled and chartered flights using Pilatus Porter – 6, Dronier and Twin Otter aircrafts using STOL and other airports of Nepal . Tara air is popular airlines in Nepal domestic flight sector.
Agni Air Ltd is one of its kind in the field of Air Taxi operations. The airlines commenced its operations in 2006 and since then it has been totally committed to providing efficient and safe aviation facilities. Till September 2008 it has catered around 2.5 million passengers including 1.5 million foreigners
Simrik Airlines is a new airline operating domestic flights in Nepal. Simrik Airlines was formed in 2013 and it is a part of the Simrik Group a large Nepalese conglomerate of companies.
The airline currently operates scheduled flights to 6 destinations as well as offering a mountain flight that offers spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Sir Air is popular domestic airline in Nepal based in Kathmandu. The airline has been operation services from 6th Februry 2003.
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.