Yeti Airlines Flights
Yeti Airlines –Raising you higher
Yeti Airlines - based in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal – is one of the biggest domestic flights operators in the country. Yeti Airlines is registered with International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Yeti Airlines is a private limited company, incorporated in Nepal in 1998. The flight operations are controlled by the professional expertise of its managing director, Mr. AngTshering Sherpa, son of the executive chairman Mr. LhakpaSonam Sherpa. Insurance services to the company are provided by Himalayan General Insurance of Kathmandu. This Insurance is also underwritten by M.A.R.S., UK. The insurance covers all aircrafts and crew members. Insurance, amounting to US$ 20,000, is provided to each passenger, regardless of the route or destination chosen. Baggage is also insured at US$ 20 per kg, up to a ceiling of US$ 5,000.
Yeti Airlines was incorporated as a private limited company in May 1998 by Mr. LhakpaSonam Sherpa. The company immediately applied for the Air Operators Certificate and eventually got it on August 17, 1998. The company purchased one air craft to start the flight operations within Nepal. This air craft was a DHC 6 Twin Otters, manufactured by de Havilland Canada. The first flight for Yeti Airlines was operated with this Twin Otter. This air craft is considered appropriate for the Nepalese conditions. A subsidiary company of Yeti Airlines, named Tara Air, was incorporated in 2009. The flight operations involving Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) were transferred to this new company. Yeti airlines have served millions of happy customers since then.
As of now, air craft fleet of Yeti Airlines is made up of seven Jetstream 41 air planes, manufacture by BAE Systems. Each of these planes has a capacity of 29 passengers. The subsidiary of Yeti Airlines has a fleet of DHC6-300 and Dornier DO 228 air crafts. DHC6-300 is manufactured in Canada, whereas Dornier DO 229 is built in Germany.
The Jetstream 41 is a prop air craft with twin turbo system. This air craft has earned his name by successfully operating in the non-STOL domestic terrains in Nepal. For the STOL terrains, DHC and Dornier air crafts are used by Tara Air, the fully owned subsidiary of Yeti Airlines.
Based on its quality services, Yeti Airlines has earned many awards from different organizations. Some of them are as follows:
- Yeti Airlines is awarded to be a 4 star carrier in Nepal.
- Award for the “Best Managed Company for the year 2013” was won by Yeti Airlines. This award was given by New Business Age (Pvt.) Limited at national awards distribution ceremony named “Newbiz Conclave & Business Excellence Awards Ceremony 2013”.
Routes and Destinations
Yeti Airlines is one of the leaders in the flight operations being conducted in Nepal. Being a regional carrier, Yeti Airlines has domestic flights all over Nepal. The destinations covered by Yeti Airlines include 10 different locations in Nepal. Yeti Airlines is not conducting international flights at the moment. It operates mainly from Kathmandu. Other destinations include Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Bharatpur, Bhadrapur, Janakpur, Tumlingtar, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar and Dhangadhi.
Yeti Airlines also offers a chance to the tourists, of looking up close to the Mount Everest. It operates a flight, which is one hour long, destines for the trip to Mount Everest. Yeti Airlines has termed this flight as “Everest Express”. The passengers can have a real experience of coming very close to the top mountains of the world, including AnaPurna and Manaslu.