Summit Air newly acquired Let L-410 ‘9N-AMP’ initiated its first ever commercial flight from today. The aircraft conducted passenger flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at around 6:15 am local time. The aircraft has already completed its third flight to Lukla today.
The aircraft was scheduled to operate from November 8 but the delay in documentation processes compelled it to start its commercial flight from today. Summit Air conducted the ritual protocol for its newly arrived LET-410 at the east helipad section of Tribhuvan International Airport on 8th November.
Let-410 is equipped with the latest Avionics (EGPWS, TCAS, Weather Radar and Auto Pilot). This would be the first aircraft in Nepal in its category with air conditioning facility.
At present, Summit Air operates schedule and charter flights to Surkhet, Nepalgunj, Lukla, Phalpu, Rumjatar, Tumlingtar, Pokhara, Simikot, Jumla, Taplejung and Bajura. It also conducts charter and cargo flights to Juphal Airport, Dolpa.
With this addition, Summit air is planning to connect Pokhara with Jomsom. Marketing Director at Summit Air Manjani Shrestha Dangol said, “At present we are only operating flights to our regular destination airport and will commence flight to Jomsom by spring of this year.”
Summit Air after this addition owns four L410 UVPE-20 Aircraft in its fleet. But the aircraft, in general, is the fifth LET aircraft owned by the airline. Previously, Goma Air lost one (9N-AKY’-MSN 2917) in a catastrophic crash at Lukla Airport on 27 May this year.