Fly Yeti

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Fly Yeti
IATA ICAO Callsign
0Y - -
Ceased operations16 July 2008
AOC #047/2007as Yeti Airlines International Pvt. Ltd[1]
HubsTribhuvan International Airport
Frequent-flyer programSkyClub[citation needed]
Fleet size1
Destinations5 (at time of closure with 3 planned)
Company sloganPay less, fly more.[2]
Parent companyAir Arabia
Yeti Airlines
HeadquartersKathmandu, Nepal

Fly Yeti (stylized as[3] was a low cost airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airline was a joint venture between the Nepalese regional carrier Yeti Airlines and Air Arabia. The airline suspended all flights from 16 July 2008, citing political uncertainty.


Fly Yeti was founded in 2007 and commenced operations on 20 January 2008.[4] Despite its parent company Air Arabia claiming that the airline had a sufficiently high occupancy, Fly Yeti ceased operations on 16 July 2008 due to political uncertainty in Nepal.[5]


Fly Yeti served the following destinations at the time of closure:[6][7][8]

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Nepal Kathmandu KTM VNKT Tribhuvan International Airport Hub
Qatar Doha DOH OTBD Doha International Airport [9]
United Arab Emirates Dubai DXB OMDB Dubai International Airport
Sharjah SHJ OMSJ Sharjah International Airport

Fly Yeti had also planned to serve Bangkok, Delhi and Hong Kong.[10]


At the time of its closure, Fly Yeti operated the following aircraft:[11]

Fly Yeti fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Note
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 1 146 146 leased from Futura International Airways
Airbus A320-200 1 162 162 leased from Air Arabia[citation needed]
Total 2


  1. ^ "CAAN Report 2011-2012" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ "'s sales shop". The Himalayan Times. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Air Arabia begins Nepal hub operations and launches". Fly Yeti. Archived from the original on 6 February 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Yeti Airlines goes international, Orient Thai comes to Nepal". The Himalayan Times. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2008" (PDF). Air Arabia. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ " launches service to Abu Dhabi". GulfNews. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  7. ^ Fly Yeti routes mentioned in article
  8. ^ "FlyYeti launches Abu Dhabi flights". Trade Arabia. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  9. ^ Article mentions Doha in former operational routes
  10. ^ "Are we there Yeti?". Arabian Business. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Nepal's 1st Low-cost Airlines Begins Operation". 23 January 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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