Simrik Airlines which recently sold out its two Dornier 228 aircraft to Sita Airlines has been compelled to cut off entire operation to STOL airports. The airline with Crimson and Black livery has stopped its flight operation to Lukla, Simikot, Jomsom due to lack of a STOL aircraft. The sale of its both Dornier aircraft has caused the airlines in half number reduction of regular take offs and landing in comparison to the previous operation.
Earlier Simrik conducted its scheduled flights to Lukla, Simikot, Jomsom, Pokhara, Bharatpur, Nepalgunj, Bajur Bhairahawa, and Mountains. But the sale of both Dornier 228 aircraft has caused the airlines now to conduct flights to only trunk routes and mountains with two available Beech 1900C aircraft.
Previously Simrik owned two Dornier 228 and two Beech 1900C aircraft each but at present, the airline is only left with two Beech 1900C aircraft. Though the airlines may have leased Jet Stream aircraft of Agni none of the aircraft are in the condition to fly. Thus the newly founded airlines have dominated Simirik in both the numbers of fleets and flight operation.
Sita Airlines has already acquired both of the Simrik’s Dornier aircraft and is currently operating the aircraft to various STOL airports.
At one hand Tara, Summit, Sita and Nepal Airlines are dedicated to serving maximum flights to STOL and the rural airport where as Simrik seems not to be interested to do so. The airline hasn’t published the reason behind the sales of the aircraft and busy operating two of its Beach 1900 aircraft.
Previously Simrik used to conduct a minimum number of sixteen flights regularly with both Dornier and Beach aircraft which is just six these days. Sale of Dornier has tragically affected Simrik.