KATHAMANDU, Oct 24 : The Summit Air, transformed name of Goma Air will be the youngest airlines to commence flight to Jomsom who successfully bought its fifth LET-410 UV aircraft from South Africa last week.
Summit Air has planned for its debut flight from coming spring after taking over the old Goma Air.
“At present we will only operate flights to our regular destination airport and will only commence flight to Jomson by spring of this year,” Manjani Shrestha Dangol, Marketing Director of Summit Air said.
At present Summit operates flights to various STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) airports in various remote part of the country from Kathmandu based main station and Nepalgunj as well as Surkhet based hub stations.
The current destination airports for Summit are Surkhet, Nepalgunj, Lukla, Phalpu, Rumjatar, Tumlingtar, Pokhara, Simikot, Jumla and Bajura. The airline also conducts charter and cargo flight to Juphal in Dolpa.
The airline has acquired four LET-410 UV and two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft. But Summit is only operating commercial flights with three LET-410 UV aircraft.
The newly arrived LET aircraft is yet to receive the certificate of air operation from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Mrs. Manjani states that the airline will be operating the aircraft soon after Tihar succeeding the certificate.
Summit Air after receiving the AOC will have four L410 UVPE-20 Aircraft in its fleet. But recently aircraft, in general, is the fifth LET aircraft owned by the airline. Previously, Goma Air lost one (9N-AKY’-MSN 2917) in a catastrophic crash at Lukla Airport on 27 May this year.
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