10 Popular Nepalese Airlines Companies | Airlines in Nepal

This time TrenzNepal presents the list of Nepalese Airlines operating in Nepal, providing both international and national flights connecting more than 15+ beautiful destinations across Nepal along with the affordable, full service and regional type of airlines. Apart from destinations, some of these airlines in Nepal also offer Mountain Flight to Everest and Annapurna Region as well. 

Top 10 Nepalese Airlines Companies in 2020

With the rising use of air travels in the country, it is no wonder that more and more affordable airlines are launching every year. So, below are the list of the best airlines in Nepal based on their service, popularity and charges. 

 

1. Nepal Airlines

Nepal Airlines Corporation was established on July 1, 1958. Nepal Airlines Corporation is also well known as Royal Nepal Airlines. Nepal Airlines is the oldest airline of Nepal which is also the flag carrier airline of Nepal. This airline has been providing domestic service within a different part of Nepal and in different countries of Asia. The first aircraft of this airline was Douglas DC-3. This aircraft was operated for domestic flights in different places of Nepal and also some parts of India. Nepal Airlines has been providing services like ground support, reservation baggage, bon appetite to its customers. This airline has operated a fleet of seven aircraft on July 13 2020. The European Union has banned Nepal Airlines since 2013. 

  • Founded Date: 1 July 1958
  • Headquarter: Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Number of Domestic Destinations:. 29
  • Number of International Destinations From Nepal: 10
  • Mountain Flights: No
  • Website: https://www.nepalairlines.com.np/home

 

2. Buddha Airlines

Buddha Airlines is one of the most favorable and popular airlines in Nepal which has served people by operating both international and domestic flights. This airline operates around 33 flight routes in 15 different destinations of Nepal and Varanasi in India. Buddha airline was first operated on 11 October 1997. Captain RK Sharma and American Pilot Captain Kevin St. Germain flew this first flight to Mt. Everest and back to Tribhuvan International Airport with 16 passengers on board. This Nepalese Airlines offer you daily mountain flight and also the option of charter flight. If you are a differently abled person no need to worry, Buddha airlines will provide you with various facilities like comfortable buses to reach the terminal, wheelchair and oxygen cylinder as per your requirement. You must mention your requirement at the time of booking. Buddha airline is the largest domestic carrier in Nepal. 

  • Founded date: 23 April 1996
  • Headquarter: Jwalakhel, Lalitpur
  • Numbers of Domestic Destinations: 13
  • Numbers of International Destinations From Nepal: 1
  • Mountain Flights: Yes
  • Website: https://www.buddhaair.com/

 

3. Yeti Airlines

Yeti Airlines is the first carbon neutral airlines in South Asia since 2019, which was established in May 1998 by Ang Tshering Sherpa. Though this airline was established in May 1998, it got its Air Operators Certificate on 17 August 1998. Yeti airline is the second biggest domestic carrier in Nepal. This airline works as a parent company of Tara Air. Yeti airlines make you fly in the safest and most efficient way. Above all, its ticket price is very affordable. This airline is also involved in supporting various social activities also. 

  • Founded date:  May 1998
  • Headquarter: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Numbers of Domestic Destinations: 11
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 0
  • Mountain Flights: Yes
  • Website: https://www.yetiairlines.com/

 

4. Himalayan Airlines

Himalayan AIrlines was established in August 2014 on a joint venture of China. This airline is an international carrier in Nepal. This airline operates from Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal.  Himalayan Airline operated its first flight in May 2016 by Airbus A320.  This airline is currently operating its flight in 10 destinations. Himalayan airline offers you Premium Economy class. There are 8 seats in Premium Economy class on Airbus A320 and this is the first airline to introduce Premium Economy class in Nepal. 

  • Founded date:  August 2014
  • Headquarter: Gairidhara, Kathmandu.
  • Numbers of Domestic Destinations: 0
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 9
  • Mountain Flights: No
  • Website: https://www.himalaya-airlines.com/

 

5. Saurya Airlines

Saurya Airline was first operated on 17 November 2014. It started its first flight by conducting a mountain flight and a round trip around the Airport of Biratnagar. It is the second airline company to introduce the jet engine airline. Saurya Airlines is currently operating 5 domestic destinations in Nepal. This airline provides you with quality, safety and customer focused commercial air transportation in Nepal. 

  • Founded date: 17 November 2014
  • Headquarter: Sinamangal, Kathmandu.
  • Numbers of Domestic Destinations: 6
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 0
  • Mountain Flights: Yes
  • Website: https://www.sauryaairlines.com/

 

6. Tara Airlines

Tara Airline works as a subsidiary of Yeti Airline. Tara Airline was established in 2009. This airline focuses on providing a service by flying to the remote and mountainous parts of Nepal.  It is regarded as the biggest airline to fly near the Nepalese mountains. This company aims to develop the rural part of Nepal by flying near to the mountainous airport such as Everest Region, Manang, Rara and so on. If you want to charter a flight, Tara airline also performs charter flights to all the airports of Nepal. 

  • Founded date: 2009
  • Headquarter: Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Number of Domestic Destinations: 7
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 0
  • Mountain Flights: No
  • Website: http://www.taraair.com/

 

7. Summit Airlines

Summit Airline is also known as Goma Airline, which was established in February 2011. This airline changed its name from Goma Airline to Summit Airline on 19 March 2017. This Nepalese airline has one Let 410 UVP-E20 aircraft, which is only one aircraft of this type in Nepal. Summit Airline uses Nepalgunj Airport as the main hub of operation which makes it the one and only airlines in Nepal which uses this airport as the main hub. This airline has 10 flight destinations. 

  • Founded date: 24 February 2011
  • Headquarter: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Number of Domestic Destinations: 10
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 0
  • Mountain Flights: No
  • Website: https://www.summitair.com.np/en

 

8. Simrik Airlines

Simrik airline was established in 2009. This Nepalese airline works as a partner with Simrik Air, which is Nepalese helicopter airline company and has 4 helicopters. Simrik airlines acquired Guna Airlines for NRS 350 Million. So, Simrik Airlines used the Brand of Guna Airline till it was renamed and repainted. This airline has been providing a high quality of service to its passengers. This airline only operates domestic flights to nearly 9 destinations of Nepal.

  • Founded date: 2009
  • Headquarter: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Number of Domestic Destinations: 3
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 0
  • Mountain Flights: Yes
  • Website: https://simrikairlines.com/

 

9. Shree Airlines

Shree airlines was  incorporated in 1999 A.D. Shree airlines is the first private airline of  Nepal. This airline has also introduced the chartered helicopter services. Shri airlines is one of the largest operators of Mi-17 helicopters in south-east Asia , with a fleet which includes AS 350 B3e helicopters. It has also been associated with various agencies like the World food program or Nepal food corporation to operate helicopters to meet their transportation requirements. Also Shree airline is engaged in the search and rescue services and the medical emergencies as well.

  • Founded date : 1999
  • Headquarter : Sinamangal,Kathmandu
  • Number of Domestic Destinations: 5
  • Numbers of International Destinations: 0
  • Mountain Flight: Yes
  • Website: https://www.shreeairlines.com/

 

10. Sita Air

Sita air was established in October 2000. It started its first flight  in February 2003 with the DO-228 aircraft. Sita airlines was unable to meet the international standards and due to the safety concerns the airlines  were barred from carrying the passengers  as per the order of the civil aviation authority of Nepal in 2014. Though they were allowed to run the cargo flights. In 2016 , it was again allowed  to continue their passenger services. Now it has been providing the carrier services and passenger services.

  • Founded date: October 2000
  • Headquarter: Sinamangal, Kathmandu
  • Number of domestic destinations: 6
  • Number of international destinations: 0
  • Mountain flight availability: No
  • Website: https://www.sitaair.com.np 

 

Summary of Top 10 Nepalese Airlines Companies in 2020 | Airlines in Nepal

These are the top 10 airlines in Nepal. Select the one according to your destination and budget, you will surely not be disappointed. 

  1. Nepal Airlines 
  2. Buddha Airlines
  3. Yeti Airlines 
  4. Himalayan Airlines 
  5. Saurya Airlines 
  6. Shree airlines 
  7. Sita Air 
  8. Simrik Airlines 
  9. Summit Air 
  10. Tara Air