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|Hubs||Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu|
|Frequent-flyer program||Yeti Airlines SKY-Club|
|Company slogan||You come first|
|Key people||Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa|
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 domestic flights to ten destinations.
The airline has recently announced that it will procure ATR 72-500 and ATR 42-500 series aircraft by 2017. Yeti Airlines will become the second operator of these aircraft in the nation after Buddha Air.
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. 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, while the BAe Jetstream 41s of Yeti serve the more substantial regional airports.
Yeti Airlines offers scheduled flights to the following destinations (as of December 2012):
Yeti Airlines also operates a one-hour-long Everest Express mountain flight by BAe Jetstream 41. Most of Nepal's remote mountain destinations are now connected by Tara Air's fleet of STOL aircraft.
The Yeti Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):
|BAe Jetstream 41||7||0||0||29||29|
Accidents and incidents
- 25 May 2004 – 9N-AFD, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter operating Flight 117, a cargo flight, crashed on approach to Lukla killing the crew of three.
- 21 June 2006 – a DHC-6 Twin Otter registered 9N-AEQ was destroyed in a rice paddy on approach to Jumla, killing all six passengers and the crew of three.
- 8 October 2008 – a DHC-6 operating as Flight 103 was destroyed on landing at Lukla, killing all eighteen passengers and two of the three crew. The captain was the only survivor.
- 24 September 2016 - A BAe Jetstream 41 registration 9N-AIB en route from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa overran the runway while landing at Gautam Buddha Airport. All 29 passengers and the crew of 3 were unhurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
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- Accident description for 9N-AEQ at the Aviation Safety Network
- "ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 9N-AFE Lukla-Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA)". Flight Safety Foundation. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
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