Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal: Agni Air enters seventh year

Kathmandu: Agni Air completed six years of domestic flight operations in the country today.

The domestic airline company, which started its service on March 16, 2006 with one Dornier DO – 228 aircraft to Lukla, is at present operating with six aircraft –– three German made Dornier - 228 aircraft and three Jet Stream - 41 aircraft manufactured in the United Kingdom –– in various domestic sectors.

Agni Air initially started operations on the Lukla and Tumlingtar sectors with a Dornier - 228 on March 16 and started flying to Biratnagar the next day.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) granted Agni Air the air operator’s certificate, allowing the airline to operate scheduled flights, as well as mountain flights.

The domestic airline company operates flights to different popular tourist destinations across the country including Lukla, Tumlingtar, Biratnagar, Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Pokhara and Jomsom. Agni Air has also started operating flights to Khanidanda airport of Khotang.

After the introduction of the pressurized Jet Stream – 41 aircraft, all the major sector flights are being operated through these aircraft. According to the company, it has till date provided service to about 0.7 million passengers.

The airlines also provides 33 percent discount to children up to 12 years of age and does not charge for children below two years.


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