Gorkha Airlines gets its air operation license renewed by Tourism Ministry
April 25, 2017-Kathmandu
The Tourism Ministry has renewed the flight operation license of non-functioning Gorkha Airlines which plans to re-operate its flight operation back again from this year.
Gorkha still needs to receive a no-objection letter from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) which can take about additional three to five months tenure. The airlines after receiving the NOC paperwork will be allowed to bring in its ERJ and Dornier planes.
Airlines also have to finish five more tough certification process to obtain an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from CAAN.
Similarly, Gorkha Airlines suspended since 2010, plans to re-operate its domestic flight operation loudly with two Brazilian-made ERJ twin-engine regional jets produced by Embraer and two Dornier aircraft.
Gorkha had started its flight operation with two Mi-17 helicopters back in 1996 and later had expanded its service to fixed-wing operations with Dornier aircraft.
Gorkha has signed a joint venture agreement with India’s Virgo Air to re-start its flight operation.