Yeti Airlines celebrates its 18th Anniversary
September 20, 2016-Kathmandu
Yeti Airlines, the sister company of Tara Air was founded on 1st of May, 1998 with the company slogan “You Come First” celebrates the 18th Anniversary of service today. On 17th August 1998 Yeti Airlines received its first Air Operation Certificate (AOC) and started the first service on the Domestic routes of Nepal which now is one of the largest domestic carriers of Nepal.
Yeti Airlines began its first commercial operation with a newly made DHC-6 Twin Otters aircraft manufactured by De-Havilland Canada Viking Air having 19 seating capacity serving various domestic sectors of Nepal.
Yeti Airlines has operated more than 5 different kinds of aircraft since its establishment. Some of them are still in service. Currently, Yeti Airlines operates 3 different types of aircraft being sister company of Tara Air. Among them, seven are BAe Jetstream 41, five are DHC-6-300 Twinotter and two are Dornier DO-228. The company has its own open hangar facility on Tribhuvan International Airport for the maintenance.
Besides many remote and urban places of Nepal, Yeti Airlines with Tara Air have been serving as many as 29 destinations of Nepal across the country both with scheduled and non-scheduled flights.
Yeti Airlines was awarded the ‘Best Managed Company of the Year 2013’ by New Business Age on August 2013. Yeti Airlines bagged the award for offering best air services even in remote areas of Nepal. The company has also been awarded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the ISSA Operator in Nepal.
The company is the market leader in rural destinations and mountain flights. The company has stood strong as a partner in transportation of local and foreign passengers, goods and transfer of tools, and equipment for development work in remote destination of the country. Along with this, the company has a strong foothold in services targeted at city airports.
It is pride for the country being the private domestic airline operator Yeti Air has also been involved in corporate social responsibilities (CSR) since the establishment of the company. The company has been involved in health, social empowerment and education sectors through financial contributions and direct involvement in social works.
The airline has also started the ‘Green Far West Project’ in Kailali, Doti, Rajpur and Kanchapur districts for plantation of appropriate tree on the various community forests of Nepal. The company also is offering 18 orphans of Bal Mandir to a mountain flight on the occasion of National Children’s Day and the airlines’ 15th anniversary.
Recently, Tara Air, the sister airline company of Yeti Airlines has confirmed to bring three Viking Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft by September 2016 and early 2017.