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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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September 9, 2016Karnali Air [added] operated helicopter services. It merged with Necon Air in 2001
September 1, 2016Shree Airlines is Kathmandu based helicopter operator that is branching into the fixed-wing aviation sector [added]
July 23, 2016Gorkha Airlines, formed in 1996, ceased operations in 2014 [status change]
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Agni Air

2005 - 2012Inactive

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

2005 - 2005Inactive

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

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Alpine Air

2011* - 2011Inactive

 

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Ampro Airwayscomag

(2005)Began?

 

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Asian Airlines

2002* - 2006*Inactive

Asian Airlines (Asian Airlines Helicopter) was an helicopter operator

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Base Air

2005 - 2006*Status?

 

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BB Airways

2012 - 2013Inactive

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

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Bishwo Airways

(2015)Began?

 

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Blue Airways

(2014)Began?

 

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Buddha Air

1997 - dateActive

Buddha Air was formed in 1997 offering domestic services within Nepal, servicng the tourist industry

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Cosmic Air

1998 - 2008Inactive

Cosmic Air was formed in 1997 & started operations on 01Jan1998

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Everest Air

1992 - 1998Inactive

Everest Air was formed as Nepal Air Charter in 1992

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Flight Care Aviation

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Flying Dragon Airlines

2005 - 2006*Status?

 

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Flyyeti.com

2008 - 2008Inactive

 

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Garud Air

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Goma Air

2011 - dateActive

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

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Gorkha Airlines

1996 - 2014Inactive

Gorkha Airlines was formed in 1996 offering scheduled and charter flights around Nepal. Ceased operations in 2014

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Guna Airlines

2009 - 2013Renamed

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

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Gurans Air

(2005)Began?

 

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Himalaya Airlines

2016 >Planned

Status change as Himalaya Airlines is hoping to start services in late Mar2016

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Karnali Air

1998* - 2001Renamed

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

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Lumbini Airways

1997 - 2001Inactive

Lumbini Airways was formed in 1996

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Makalu Air

2010 - dateActive

 

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Mero Airlines

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Mountain Air

2000 - 2002Inactive

 

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Namaste Nepalese Air

(2013)Began?

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

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Necon Air

1992 - 2003Inactive

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

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Nepal Air Charter

1992* - 1992Renamed

Everest Air was formed as Nepal Air Charter in 1992

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Nepal Airlines

2006 - dateActive

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

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Nepal Airways

1992* - 1998Inactive

 

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Om Airways

(2005)Began?

 

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RNAC (Royal Nepal Airlines)

1958 - 2006Renamed

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

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Royal Air Nepal

1992* - 2001*Status?

 

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Saurya Airlines

2014 - dateActive

Saurya Airlines started operations on 17Nov2014

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Shangri-La Air

2000 - 2008Inactive

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

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Shradda Airways

(2005)Began?

 

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Shree Airlines

2008* - dateActive

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

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Simrik Airlines

2009* - dateActive

Simrik Airlines was founded in 2009

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Simrik International Cargo Airlines

2017 >Planned

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

2003 - dateActive

 

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Skyline Airways

1999 - 2006Inactive

 

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Swift Air Nepal

(2014)Began?

 

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Tara Air

2009 - dateActive

 

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Yeti Air International

2008 - 2014*Renamed

Yeti Air International serices were started on 20Jan2008

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Yeti Airlines

1998 - dateActive

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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