Gorkha Airlines to re-operate its air service loudly with ERJ-145 and DO-228
March 16, 2017-KATHMANDU
The twenty century established Gorkha Airlines had started its flight operations in Nepal back on 8 July 1996. The company had initiated its first air service with two Mil Mi-17 helicopters and later moved on to start flight operation with fixed-wing aircraft. The company could not sustain its flight operation and failed to provide its service and was later ceased from 2012.
But the airline company has fastened its seat belt to return back in Nepal aviation industry introducing Embraer Regional Jet (ERJ-145), which is a very new aircraft type to be operated in the country where most of the companies are likely to operate their flights with jet aircraft.
Gorkha Airlines has been working hardly on its documentation process at Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). The company is anticipated to have a press meet on the mid of April after the completion of the documentation processing.
According to the officials of Gorkha Air, Mr. Prajjwal Shrestha Chairman, Gorkha Airlines and Captain Sikander Rizvi MD of Virgo Air Ltd, India had already signed the joint venture agreement for airlines operation on March 12, 2017.
The airline aims to re-operate its flight operation with two ERJ-145 and Dornier DO-228 aircraft each. The airline has also reported that it will start the recruitment process of Pilots and Engineering team soon after the completion of its first press release on mid of April.