Airlines in Nepal have been improving a lot. Some of our airlines have quite a good reputation in the world. We can’t deny that many airlines in Nepal still are not up to the mark. And Nepali airlines are one of the most accident-prone airlines in the world. We often hear cases of accidents, but for sure, we can’t generalize all the airlines that way. In the article, I am listing some of the best airlines in Nepal:

Yeti airlines                             

Yeti airlines are one of the biggest airlines in Nepal. It started with DHC -6/300 twin otter, but now it owns 14 aircraft. It started with single Canadian twin-potter aircraft but has become one of Nepal’s most significant airline companies. Yeti airlines’ sister airline, Tara air, started in 2009 with  DHC6-300 and Dornier DO228 aircraft fleet. Together, these two airlines have served thousands of customers and are the largest network of flight routes in Nepal. Yeti airlines mostly have domestic routes. Tara air has flights to mountainous regions in Nepal like Phalpu, Lukla, Lami danda, and Rumjatar. Due to geographical difficulties in these routes, Tara air has faced many accidents in a few years. But we can’t blame the airline for that. Yeti air is one of the most reliable airlines in Nepal, with regular national and international flights.

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Buddha Air

Buddha Air is the biggest airline in Nepal. It is the first privately owned airline in Nepal with the safest and most reliable flight experience. Buddha Air is a name many Nepalese are familiar with. Buddha air has flights to thirteen countries and covers major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bharatpur, Bhairahawa, and Simara.

It started in 1997, October 11, with a maiden flight to Everest on a Beechcraft. Since then, coming to the present day, it owns beech aircraft, ATR42-320 and ATR72-500. Buddha Air has served around five million customers with these aircraft. They ensure the best customer service and envision giving the best flight experience.  Some of the major flight services that Buddha Airlines operates are listed:

Domestic Flight Routes

With domestic flights, you can fly to twelve destinations within the country. There are regular flights to major cities in Nepal. You can travel anywhere safely with the national routes.

International Flight Routes

Buddha Airlines has the most international flights. They have regular flights to thirteen countries.  Buddha air is also the only airline in Nepal that has nonstop and direct flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu and vice versa.

Mountain Flights

Buddha air started with a mountain flight in Nepal. And mountain flight is one of the specialities of Buddha airlines. Buddha airlines have flights to the mountain region and flights to majestic mountains in an affordable way. You could reach the top without tiring yourself, enjoy the flight and reach your destinations. It has three distinct mountain flights. 

Everest Experience

Buddha air has now started its flight to the top of the world. Reach mount Everest with Buddha air. With this flight, you get a close encounter with the majestic mountain glaciers from the window seat. This is an adventure anyone would like to take on. And Buddha air now has that service for you.

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Buddha Airlines

Peaks of Pokhara

Mountain flight is a speciality of Buddha air.  And now Buddha air offers flights to the peaks of Pokhara. You can see the Annapurna Ranges, and Machhapuchhre range with an early morning flight from Pokhara airport.

Everest To Annapurna

There is another extraordinary flight of Buddha air to Mt Annapurna. The flight will take off from Kathmandu to Mount Everest and then to Mt. Annapurna. The flight will land at Pokhara airport. In one and a half hours, you could see Mount Everest and Mount Annapurna.

Simrik Air

Simrik Air is another airline in Nepal. It was established in 2010, and in a few years of establishment, Simrik Air stands as the most fixed-wing airline in Nepal, claiming to provide the safest national and international flights. They envision providing the best quality to passengers. It is promoted and operated by a group of extraordinary aviators and engineers with years of experience. The airline merged with some of the airlines in Nepal to provide the best service possible.  Safety is the ultimate aim of Simrik airlines. It has regularly scheduled flights and also some mountain flights. It has regular flights to five different countries.

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Summit Air

Summit air is another airline in Nepal run by a small group of professionals. It started its operation in February 2011. It also has flights to different parts of the country. The airline offers regular flights to Jumla, Simikot, Jufal, Kolti, Talca and Nepalgunj. It even has the facility for charted flights. It was previously known as Goma air . Summit Air only has national flights with a special focus on mountain flights.

Nepal Airlines

Nepal airlines are government-owned airline in  Nepal. It is one of the oldest airlines in Nepal and has flights to all routes within Nepal. It has six aircraft, including Canadian DHC-6 Twin Otter and Harbin Y-12 Chinese. But it only has flights to some parts of Asia and not all over the world.   NAC has a major focus on providing aeroplane access to remote areas of the country rather than introducing international flights.

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At present NAC has seven international flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, Doha, Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru. Very soon, NAC aims to cover more countries. However, through domestic flights, NAC connects to more than 25 destinations within Nepal. Since Nepal has a geography with more than 80 % mountains, the primary motto of NAC is to provide access to these areas. For that kind of geographical structure, Air way is the most convenient route, so NAC focuses on that. With access to airways, tourism in those areas has also improved, resulting in the development of those areas as a whole.

There are other airlines like Saurya airlines.