KATHMANDU, MAR 19 - Summit Air has inducted a second LET 410 aircraft into its fleet. The new 18-seater plane bearing the registration mark 9N-AKZ landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday.
Made in the Czech Republic, the LET 410 will be put into commercial operation after formalities have been completed at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Summit Air plans to import two more LET 410s to expand its services.
The carrier currently operates regular and charter services to airfields in remote and mountainous areas like Lukla, Surkhet, Bajura, Rara, Dolpa, Jumla and Humla with one LET 410 and two Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. With the latest addition to its fleet, it plans to operate flights to Jomsom, Mustang and Hum-de, Manang from Pokhara besides increasing the frequency on the Lukla sector.
“We have fulfilled the promise we made to our valued customers when importing the first LET 410 aircraft last October. The satisfaction of our customers after flying on the LET 410 and the immense market has encouraged us to import a second aircraft in such a short period,” said Bikash Rana, chairman of Summit Air.
On March 25 LET-410 9N-AKZ took its first commercial flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 6:15 am. The aircraft had arrived to Kathmandu on March 19. After a long wait of 6 days it took its first commercial flight. The aircraft will continue to serve the short take-off and landing (STOL) airfield, including tourist sectors.
The new LET410 UVP-E20 is believed to satisfy more customers with its comfortable seats with wide windows and spacious compartment. The new aircraft is another step from Summit Air to fulfill the need of its customer and to increase customer value.
"We would like to thank all the well wishers of Nepal for their support and good wishes during this period of national emergency. Nepal's earthquake has been covered by all International media and the damage has been extensive both in terms of loss of life and physical infrastructure. However, most of the sites and destinations for which hundred thousands of tourist visit Nepal have not been seriously affected by the recent earthquake and are safe for travel. We would like to encourage all the tourist who have been planning to visit Nepal in coming days to continue with their plan and visit this magnificent country without any fear. The income from tourism industry is about 10% of our GDP and it can help us rebuild our country. Your visit will surely help us to rebuild Nepal soon. SEE YOU IN NEPAL."
MD Mr. Manoj Karki
Summit Air is an airline based in kathmandu, Nepal. Goma Air was re-branded to Summit Air on 13 March 2017. The airline operates from short takeoff and landing (STOL) airstrips of western parts of Nepal. The airline received the first of two Let 410 aircraft in October 2014, to be used on flights to Lukla and Jomsom. The aircraft are financed by the Czech Republic Export Bank.
Today on 11 September 2017, Summit Air successfully operated test landing flight at Dolpo airport. Instructor Pilot Capt A.D Sherpa and instructor Capt R.B. Rokaya were the flight crew who conducted the test landing in LET 410 aircraft after recent black top of the Dolpo runway.
Summit Air will start regular flights to Dolpa