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Gorkha Airlines

Gorkha Airlines

Nepal is a visitor's paradise. Nowhere in the world will you find such an abundance in geographical attributes because within this small kingdom is found altitudes ranging from mean sea level to the highest mountain on earth Mount Everest. This variation fosters an amazing Eco-system where the king of the jungle, the Royal Bengal Tiger and the famous one horned Rhino roam in the lush steamy lowland jungles of the terai to the middle hills with their fertile valleys and further, frozen peaks and high altitude deserts to the north. Rich in flora and fauna, Nepal is a land of exquisite beauty.
Gorkha Airlines took to the skies in the summer of 1996. With two helicopters and a lot of dedication, its chartered helicopter service was a major success. And so began its efforts to diversify into the commercial scheduled flight sectors. Now, Gorkha Airlines with a fleet of two German made Dornier Aircrafts and MI-l7 Helicopter is poised for a major growth in operations by opening up a whole new world of air travel, introducing an airlines that will fly you to destinations countrywide in comfort and safety. With the most advanced, comfortable and the safest German made Dorniers captained and maintained by veteran and experienced pilots and engineers, we guarantee you a discerning service of the highest order. Besides usual destinations, Gorkha Airlines operates an awe-inspiring mountain flight, a daily flight to the exotic Himalayan range with panoramas extending from Langtang to Everest. Combined with a flight to the Everest area as close as 4 nautical miles viewing the highest mountain of the world - "Mount Everest", and an unique sojourn through the scenic Namche Valley one will have witnessed in good weather all 18 of the highest peaks, 4 of which are above 8000 meters. With on - time arrivals and departures and gracious hospitality on board, one can travel in comfort on a window seat guaranteed for each passenger.

By the end of your happy journey with Gorkha Airlines, you will be glad to have made the right choice to fly with us the gallant way.

Brief Introduction:
Gorkha Airlines is a private sector airline company which was established in 1996.
The airline is promoted by well known personality and leading business professionals.

Brief History:
The airline started in 1996 with the operation of two MI-17 helicopters.
It entered the fixed wing operation in 1998 with the introduction of two Dornier Do228 aircraft.

General Management:
Mr. Haribhakta Shrestha, Ex. Director General of Civil Aviation Authority looks after the day to day function of the airline as the General Manager of the company.

The Future Plan:
The airline is currently planning to introduce two Jet stream JS32EP aircraft to add to its current fleet of two Dornier aircraft in the market.
The airline is also looking to add another Dornier DO228 to its current fleet of fixed wings.

Where we stand:
Gorkha Airlines is the oldest operating private airlines in Nepal.
The airline has highly experienced crews, engineers and dedicated staff.
It also holds adequate stock of spare parts.
Gorkha Crew:
The current crew of the airlines is highly experienced with the domestic terrain as well as with the Dornier aircrafts.
Crews undergo regular training which includes - Simulator training, PPC as well as route checks (on regular basis).
The average flying hours of the captains exceed well over 9,000 hours in total.

The Maintenance:
The Engineering department is headed by the Executive Director (Technical), Mr. K. L. Joshi who has more than 30 years experience in the field.
Amt are highly experienced on maintenance and the company keeps the manuals for maintenance purposes.

The Sectors:
The company operates in eleven sectors on schedule basis and all over the country on charter basis.
We had served around 100,000 passengers per year (2003). These comprises of tourist passenger (18%) and the local passenger (82%).
The tourist passengers mainly include Chinese, Korean, Thai, British, Japanese and a small number of American tourists.
Effective From 1st Oct 2007 
Type of Aircraft Dornier - 228
Sector Flt. Fare One Way FSC FSC
From To No. USD NPR Res. Ind Pax. USD NPR
Kathmandu Lukla 101 97 2355 - 3820 5 300
Lukla 103 97 2355 - 3820 5 300
Lukla 105 97 2355 - 3820 5 300
Pokhara 109 76 2200 4400 - 5 320
Pokhara 117 76 2200 4400 - 5 320
Janakpur 133 76 1960 3920 - 4 285
Tumlingtar 115 78 2800 - - 6 355
Lukla Kathmandu 102 97 2355 - 3820 5 300
Kathmandu 145 97 2355 - 3820 5 300
Kathmandu 106 97 2355 - 3820 5 300
Pokhara Kathmandu 110 76 2200 4400 - 5 320
Kathmandu 118 76 2200 4400 - 5 320
Jomsom 119 67 1370 - 2840 3 175
Jomsom 121 67 1370 - 2840 3 175
Jomsom Pokhara 120 67 1370 - 2840 3 175
Pokhara 122 67 1370 - 2840 3 175
Janakpur Kathmandu 134 76 1960 3920 - 4 285
Tumlingtar Kathmandu 116 78 2800 - - 6 355
Tumlingtar Biratnagar 123 60 1350 - - 3 205
Biratnagar Tumlingtar 124 60 1350 - - 3 205
Note: 33% Chd Discount ( age 2-12 YRS ) in NPR Fare.
Sector Fare and Fuel Surcharge
Nepali Fare US$ Fare
KTM-Lukla Rs. 2655 $ 102
KTM-Pokhara Rs. 2520 $ 81
KTM-Simara Rs. 1580 $ 66
KTM-Bharatpur Rs. 1850 $ 73
KTM-Janakpur Rs. 2085 $ 81
Pokhara-Jomsom Rs. 1580 $ 70
KTM-Tumlingtar Rs. 3155 $ 84

Note: Round Trip Fare will be double of above fare

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