Gorkha Airlines

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Gorkha Airlines
Gorkha airlines.jpg
IATA
G1
ICAO
IKA
Callsign
GORKHA AIRLINES
Founded 1996
Hubs Tribhuvan International Airport
Secondary hubs Pokhara Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 10
Company slogan Fly With Us The Gallant Way
Headquarters Kathmandu
Website http://www.gorkhaairlines.com
Gorkha Airlines Dornier 228, Pokhara, 2000

Gorkha Airlines Pvt. Ltd. was an airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It operates scheduled and charter flights to domestic destinations, as well as daily mountain flights in the Himalayas. Its main base is Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1996 and started operations on 8 July 1996. It began operations with two Mil Mi-17 helicopters and moved on to scheduled flights using fixed-wing aircraft.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Gorkha Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following domestic destinations (as of June 2010):[3]

Location served IATA Airport name Destinations
Bhairahawa BWA Gautam Buddha Airport Kathmandu
Bharatpur BHR Bharatpur Airport Kathmandu
Biratnagar BIR Biratnagar Airport Tumlingtar
Janakpur JKR Janakpur Airport Kathmandu
Jomsom JMO Jomsom Airport Pokhara
Kathmandu KTM Tribhuvan International Airport Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Lukla, Pokhara, Simara, Tumlingtar
Lukla LUA Tenzing-Hillary Airport Kathmandu
Pokhara PKR Pokhara Airport Jomsom, Kathmandu
Simara SIF Simara Airport Kathmandu
Tumlingtar TMI Tumlingtar Airport Biratnagar, Kathmandu

Fleet[edit]

The Gorkha Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2007):[2]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 30 June 2005, a Dornier Do 228 (9N-ACV) aircraft skidded off the runway while attempting to land at Lukla Airport after a flight from Kathmandu. There were only minor injuries to the nine passengers and three crew members. After the accident, the aircraft was reportedly withdrawn from use and written off.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gorkhaairlines.com/flight.php
  2. ^ a b Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. ^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines. Retrieved 8 June 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Airline Industry Information 30 June 2005
  5. ^ Aviation Safety Network retrieved 18 November 2006

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