Summit Air who successfully bought its fifth LET-410 UV aircraft from South Africa last week is planning to start Jomsom flight operation from coming spring.
According to Manjani Shrestha Dangol, Marketing Director of Summit Air the airline is currently planning to start flight to Jomsom.
At present we will only operate flights to our regular destination airport and will only commence flight to Jomson by spring of this year, she added.
At present Summit operates flights to various STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) airports in various remote part of the country from Kathmandu based main station and Nepalgunj as well as Surkhet based hub stations.
The current destination airports for Summit are Surkhet, Nepalgunj, Lukla, Phalpu, Rumjatar, Tumlingtar, Pokhara, Simikot, Jumla and Bajura. The airline also conducts charter and cargo flight to Juphal in Dolpa.
The airline has acquired four LET-410 UV and two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft. But Summit is only operating commercial flights with three LET-410 UV aircraft.
The newly arrived LET aircraft is yet to receive the certificate of air operation from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Mrs. Manjani states that the airline will be operating the aircraft soon after Tihar succeeding the certificate.
Summit Air after receiving the AOC will have four L410 UVPE-20 Aircraft in its fleet. But recently 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.