Agni Air

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Agni Air
अग्नि एयर
Agni Air logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
AG - -
Founded2006
Ceased operations2013
HubsTribhuvan International Airport
Secondary hubsTenzing-Hillary Airport
Fleet size3
Destinations8
Company sloganFly the friendly sky
HeadquartersKathmandu, Nepal
Key peopleMr. Sudhir Basnyat (Chairman)

Agni Air Pvt. Ltd. (Nepali: अग्नि एयर प्रा. ली. - Agni Eyr Prā. Lī., or simply अग्नि एयर) was an airline based in Nepal which started operations in March 2006. It had its headquarters in Kathmandu.[1][2] The airline ceased trading in November 2012.[3]

History[edit]

Agni Air commenced operations on 16 March 2006 on the Lukla and Tumlingtar sectors with a single Dornier 228 and started flying to Biratnagar the next day.[4] The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) granted Agni Air an air operators certificate, allowing it to operate scheduled flights, as well as mountain flights.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Agni Air Dornier 228 at Lukla Airport (April 2010)

Agni Air provided scheduled flights to the following locations (as of June 2010):[6]

Location IATA Airport Destinations
Bhadrapur BDP Bhadrapur Airport Kathmandu
Bhairahawa BWA Gautam Buddha Airport Kathmandu
Biratnagar BIR Biratnagar Airport Kathmandu
Jomsom JMO Jomsom Airport Pokhara
Kathmandu KTM Tribhuvan International Airport Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Lukla, Pokhara, Tumlingtar
Lukla LUA Lukla Airport Kathmandu
Pokhara PKR Pokhara Airport Jomsom, Kathmandu
Tumlingtar TMI Tumlingtar Airport Kathmandu

Fleet[edit]

The Agni Air fleet consisted of:[4]

The aircraft are currently being leased out to Simrik Airlines.[7]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 24 August 2010 – Agni Air Flight 101, a Dornier 228 (Registration: 9N-AHE), crashed after the crew decided to return and to divert to Simara Airport (VNSI/SIF) due to poor weather conditions at Kathmandu. News reports indicate that the airplane suffered a generator failure and ATC contact was lost around 7:30 am LT. 14 including 6 foreigners killed.[8]
  • 14 May 2012 – Agni Air Flight CHT, a Dornier 228 (Registration: 9N-AIG) en route to Jomsom airport (VNJS/JMO), 125 miles from its original location in Kathmandu, killing 15 of the 21 people on board.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to find Us Archived January 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." Agni Air. Retrieved on 24 August 2010. "Agni Air Pvt. Ltd. P. O. Box: 23650 Prayag Marg, Shantinagar, Kathmandu, Nepal,"
  2. ^ "Contact Us Archived November 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." Agni Air. Retrieved on 24 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Simrik Airlines to fly Agni's planes". Ekantipur. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b Nepalshotel.com Archived November 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Hotelnepal.com Archived 2006-11-14 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 19 November 2006
  6. ^ "Flying Schedule". Agni Air. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Simrik Airlines to fly Agni's planes". Ekantipur. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  8. ^ Aviation Safety Network retrieved 24 August 2010
  9. ^ "Nepal Plane Crash: Aircraft Carrying 21 People Crashes While Trying To Land At Mountain Ceased Operation on 2013 by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Airstrip". Huffington Post. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.

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