Summit Air, former Goma Air is preparing to acquire additional LET-410 to its fleet. The authorities from the airline have planned to acquire additional LET aircraft to extend their flight operation business.
At present, Summit Air owns three Czech Republic manufactured LET-410 aircraft and two Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. Though the airline may have two Cessna aircraft but are only conducting the commercial operation with three LET-410 aircraft.
The airline is currently working in progress to bring its fourth LET-410 aircraft within this month reported an HR officer from Summit Air.
Previously, Goma Air (Summit Air) owned four LET-410 aircraft but had lost one (9N-AKY’-MSN 2917) after a crash at Lukla Airport on 27 May this year.
Further details of the acquisition procedure have not been disclosed by the airline authority from Summit Air.
Summit was rebranded from Goma Air on 13 March this year and conducts its operation from Kathmandu based TIA main station. The airline operates from short takeoff and landing (STOL) airstrips of western parts of Nepal as well.
The airline had received their first two Let 410 aircraft back in October 2014, for operating Lukla and Jomsom operation from Kathmandu. The aircraft are financed by the Czech Republic Export Bank.
Currently, Summit operates their flight to various STOL route destinations of West Nepal like Jumla, Simikot, Dolpa, Lukla, Bajura, Rukumkot, Bajhanga and Tanana from its Surkhet & Nepalgung hubs and also operates its flight to Nepalgunj and Lukla from Kathmandu.