Yeti Airlines Domestic Pvt. Ltd. is an airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airline was established in May 1998 and received its Air Operators Certificate on 17 August 1998. Yeti Airlines is the parent company of Tara Air. Together the two airlines form the largest domestic flight operator in Nepal. Yeti Airlines operates a fleet of seven aircraft and offers scheduled domestic flights to eight destinations.
Yeti Airlines and its subsidiary Tara Air combine to form the largest domestic airline in Nepal; the group has more than 60% of the total market share as of January 2008. However, the airline has a history of accidents and has had the most accidents resulting in deaths among airlines in Nepal. Together, Yeti Airlines and Tara Air have the widest domestic flight network of any Nepali airline and fly to most destinations in Nepal. The STOL aircraft of Tara Air serve much of the isolated population of Nepal who live in remote areas, Whilst the BAe Jetstreams of Yeti serve the more substantial regional airports.
Yeti Airlines also operates a one-hour long Everest Express mountain flight every morning by BAe Jetstream 41. Most of Nepal's remote mountain destinations are now connected by Tara Air's fleet of STOL aircraft.
In 2006 BAE Systems concluded an agreement with Yeti Airlines for the long-term lease of four 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered in early May 2006 and the remaining three aircraft were delivered in the following months. The fourth Jetstream was delivered on 29 August 2006. A fifth Jetstream was purchased outright in 2007 and arrived in Kathmandu on the 28 April 2007. A seventh Jetstream arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport, on Saturday 7 November. The British Aerospace manufactured aircraft was acquired on an outright purchase basis.