Simrik Airlines, which was established in Kathmandu, Nepal, is rebranding the name to Guna Airlines. Guna Airlines was previously sold to Simrik Airlines. According to the Ministry source, the same management of the Guna group is taking over Simrik Airlines and rebranding as Guna Airlines.
As per the source, the letter for rebranding has been submitted to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation of Nepal. The letter stated for the expansion of the fleet with two Twinotter DHC-6.
The Beechcraft 1900C of Simrik Airlines will get a new livery of Guna Airlines and it is being in the process for painting nearby the East helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport.
About Guna Airlines
Established in 2009, Guna Airlines is a Kathmandu-based Nepalese airline. The carrier, a Guna Group member, operated both scheduled domestic service and a mountain flight service.
A fleet of three Beechcraft 1900s was owned by Guna and was purchased from Buddha Air. However, in 2010, it decided to sell one of the planes for about Rs 200 million.
After a failure to pay back bank loans, Guna was sold to SImrik Airlines.
Guna flew 95,503 passengers in 2011, away back from 96,000 reported in 2010, according to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).