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Nepal is a constitutional monarchy in South Asia. Locked within the rugged ranges of the Himalayas, Nepal is bordered by the Tibet region of China on the north and India on the south, east, and west. It was cut off from the rest of the world until the early 1950s, when a palace revolution and the subsequent overthrow of the autocratic Rana dynasty marked the beginning of Nepal's emergence into the modern world. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city

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April 27, 2017 Viva Nepal Airways (Kathmandu) has been granted an Air Services Licence (ASL), valid for one year, from the Nepali government ahead of plans to begin operations later in 2017 [added]
March 20, 2017 Gorkha Airlines is planning to resume operations five years after it formally terminated all operations [update]
September 9, 2016 Karnali Air [added] operated helicopter services. It merged with Necon Air in 2001

Airline

Status

Operating Dates

Agni Air   

Inactive 2005 - 2012

^ Comments : Agni Air was established as an air-taxi company in 2005 and began regular airline services in 2008. Forced to suspend operations in Dec2012

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Air Nepal International   

Inactive 2005 - 2005

^ Comments : Air Nepal International started services on 24Jul2005. All flights were suspended from 22Dec2005

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Alpine Air  updated

Not started (2011)

^ Comments : Alpine Air did not start services

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Ampro Airwayscomag   

Not started (2005)

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Asian Airlines   

Inactive 2002* - 2006*

^ Comments : Asian Airlines (Asian Airlines Helicopter) was an helicopter operator

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Base Air   

Unsure 2005 - 2006*

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BB Airways   

Inactive 2012 - 2013

^ Comments : BB Airways, founded in Jan2012, received its Air Operator Certificate on 12Apr2012. Started operations on 13Sep2012

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Bishwo Airways   

Not started (2015)

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Blue Airways   

Not started (2014)

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Buddha Air   

Active 1997 - date

^ Comments : Buddha Air was formed in 1997 & operations started on 15Oct1997 offering domestic services within Nepal, servicing the tourist industry

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Cosmic Air  updated

Inactive 1998 - 2008

^ Comments : Cosmic Air was formed in 1997 & started operations on 01Jan1998. Suspended domestic services in 2005 due to unpaid fuel bills but subsequently restarted (Charter and tourist services in Nepal)

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Everest Air  updated

Inactive 1992 - 1998

^ Comments : EVEREST AIR was founded as NEPAL AIR CHARTER on 1992. Scheduled flights with Dornier aircraft to Bhairawa, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Jomsom, Jumla, Lamidanda, Pokhara, Ramechap and Rumjatar. Renamed to current name in 1992

^ Genealogy : Nepal Air Charter >Everest Air

Flight Care Aviation   

Inactive **** - ****

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Flying Dragon Airlines   

Unsure 2005 - 2006*

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Flyyeti.com   

Inactive 2008 - 2008

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Garud Air   

Inactive **** - ****

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Goma Air   

Active 2011 - date

^ Comments : Goma Air received its air operator’s certificate in Oct2010.& commenced operations in Feb2011

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Gorkha Airlines  updated

Restarting 1996 - 2014

^ Comments : Gorkha Airlines was formed in 1996 offering scheduled and charter flights around Nepal. Ceased operations in 2014. Gorkha Airlines (Kathmandu) is planning to resume operations five years after it formally terminated all operations

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Guna Airlines   

Renamed 2009 - 2013

^ Comments : In 2013 Guna Airlines ceased trading due to financial difficulties and was acquired by Simrik Airlines

^ Genealogy : Guna Airlines >>Simrik Airlines

Gurans Air   

Not started (2005)

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Himalaya Airlines   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Himalaya Airlines retarted operations in Oct2016

^ Genealogy : Yeti Air International >Himalaya Airlines

Karnali Air   

Renamed 1998* - 2001

^ Comments : Karnali Air operated helicopter services. It merged with Necon Air in 2001. Necon Air became defunct in 2003

^ Genealogy : Karnali Air >>Necon Air

Lumbini Airways   

Inactive 1997 - 2001

^ Comments : Lumbini Airways was formed in 1996

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Makalu Air   

Active 2010 - date

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Mero Airlines   

Inactive **** - ****

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Mountain Air   

Inactive 2000 - 2002

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Namaste Nepalese Air   

Not started (2013)

^ Comments : Namaste Nepalese Air received its air operator’s certificate on 27Nov2012 but didn't start operations

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Necon Air   

Inactive 1992 - 2003

^ Comments : Necon Air was Nepal's first private airline company and was established on 14Sep1992. Had Shangri-La Air & Karnali Air merge in in 2001. Suspended flights in 2003 due to financial difficiculty

^ Genealogy : >>Necon Air

Nepal Air Charter  updated

Renamed 1992* - 1992

^ Comments : EVEREST AIR was founded as NEPAL AIR CHARTER on 1992. Scheduled flights with Dornier aircraft to Bhairawa, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Jomsom, Jumla, Lamidanda, Pokhara, Ramechap and Rumjatar. Renamed to current name in 1992

^ Genealogy : Nepal Air Charter >Everest Air

Nepal Airlines   

Active 2006 - date

^ Comments : Nepal Airlines was formed on 01Jul1958 & started operations on 03Jul1958 as RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines)

^ Genealogy : RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines) >Nepal Airlines

Nepal Airways   

Inactive 1992* - 1998

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Om Airways   

Not started (2005)

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RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines)   

Renamed 1958 - 2006

^ Comments : Nepal Airlines was formed on 01Jul1958 & started operations on 03Jul1958 as RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines)

^ Genealogy : RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines) >Nepal Airlines

Saurya Airlines   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : Saurya Airlines started operations on 17Nov2014

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Shangri-La Air   

Inactive 2000 - 2008

^ Comments : Shangri-La Air was established & started operations in 1999, primarily supporting the tourist industry. In 2001 it was, along with Karnali Air, part of an ‘operational merge’ with Necon Air

^ Genealogy : Shangri-La Air >>Necon Air

Shradda Airways   

Not started (2005)

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Shree Airlines   

Active 2008* - date

^ Comments : Shree Airlines is Kathmandu based helicopter operator that is branching into the fixed-wing aviation sector

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Simrik Airlines  updated

Active 2009* - date

^ Comments : Simrik Airlines was founded in 2009. Launched scheduled services after helicopter operator Simrik Air acquired struggling carrier Guna Airlines in 2013

^ Genealogy : Guna Airlines >>Simrik Airlines

Simrik International Cargo Airlines   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Simrik Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with US cargo start-up Sapphire Global Airways to form Simrik International Cargo Airlines

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Sita Air   

Active 2003 - date

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Skyline Airways   

Inactive 1999 - 2006

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Swift Air Nepal   

Not started (2014)

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Tara Air   

Active 2009 - date

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Viva Nepal Airways  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Viva Nepal Airways (Kathmandu) has been granted an Air Services Licence (ASL), valid for one year, from the Nepali government ahead of plans to begin operations later in 2017

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Yeti Air International   

Renamed 2008 - 2014*

^ Comments : Yeti Air International serices were started on 20Jan2008

^ Genealogy : Yeti Air International >Himalaya Airlines

Yeti Airlines   

Active 1998 - date

^ Comments : Yeti Airlines offers scheduled and charter flights around Nepal. It was formed in 1998 & received its Air Operators Certificate on 17Aug1998. Ooperations started 30Jun1998

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