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COMPANY PROFILE

Name
:
Buddha Air
Type
:
Private Limited Company
Address
:
Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd
Post Box 2167
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Contact
:
Ph: 977-1-5521015, Fax: 977-1-5537726
Email: buddhaair@buddhaair.com
Registration Date
:
23 April 1996
Registration Number
:
4836/052/53 (Office of the Company Registrar, Ministry of Industry,
Government of Nepal)
Permanent Account Number
:
500159293(Internal Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance,
Government of Nepal)
Executive Chairman
:
Mr. Surendra Bahadur Basnet
Managing Director
:
Mr. Birendra Bahadur Basnet
Business
:
International/Domestic Flight Operator
Type and number of aircrafts
:
Three Beechcraft 1900D manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft (now Hawker Beechcraft),
three ATR 42-320 and three ATR 72-500 manufactured by Alenia Aeronotica
Number of Support Vehicles
:
6 buses, 11 vans, 1 jeep, 2 tractor, 24 motorcycles 2 pick-up
Total Asset
:
US$ 44 million
Membership
:
Nepal Association of Travel Operators Pacific Asia Travel Association – Nepal Chapter
Insured by
:
General Insurance Corporation, India Shikhar Insurance, Nepal

Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd is a privately operated air travel company founded on 23 April 1996 and registered as a private limited company at the Company Registrar Office of the Ministry of Industry, Government of Nepal, under the Company Act, 2021 BS of Nepal. The company headquarter is located at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur while there are two city sales offices in the most convenient locations within the Kathmandu Valley.

After 15 years of dedicated non-stop service, more than 1,50,000 flight hours logged in with over 5.6 million passengers flown to thirteen destinations with permanent runways in the country, Buddha Air today is the largest domestic air travel operator in Nepal employing more than 750 experienced professionals. The company has the largest fleet of the world’s best aircrafts amongst all domestic airliners in operation with three 18 seat Beechcraft-1900 D, three 47 seat ATR-42 and three 72 seat ATR 72-500 flying out to all the trunk routes with a minimum of 1200 m of permanent runway. It is the company’s policy to place safety at the highest priority.


Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd is a privately operated air travel company founded on 23 April 1996 and registered as a private limited company at the Company Registrar Office of the Ministry of Industry, Government of Nepal, under the Company Act, 2021 BS of Nepal. The company headquarter is located at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur while there are two city sales offices in the most convenient locations within the Kathmandu Valley.

After 15 years of dedicated non-stop service, more than 1,50,000 flight hours logged in with over 5.6 million passengers flown to thirteen destinations with permanent runways in the country, Buddha Air today is the largest domestic air travel operator in Nepal employing more than 750 experienced professionals. The company has the largest fleet of the world’s best aircrafts amongst all domestic airliners in operation with three 18 seat Beechcraft-1900 D, three 47 seat ATR-42 and three 72 seat ATR 72-500 flying out to all the trunk routes with a minimum of 1200 m of permanent runway. It is the company’s policy to place safety at the highest priority.


Buddha Air prides itself in maintaining an absolutely clean and transparent financial accounting which is one of the reasons why the company has gained the trust of some of Nepal’s major banks as well as international institutions like the International Finance Corporation/World Bank (IFC/WB), General Insurance of India. Starting with an authorized capital of NRS 70 million the company cleared its loan of NRS 71 million within 6 years of establishment. On 27 September 2004, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation honored Buddha Air for being the first among private sector airlines in foreign exchange earning during the fiscal year 060/061. The company’s good governance practices earned the confidence of the International Finance Corporation/World Bank who provided a loan of USD 10 million for the purchase of the latest addition in Buddha Air’s fleet, the ATR 42.

Buddha Air places great emphasis on safety and as well as operating new modern equipment , each aircraft is fully equipped with navigational aid equipment and flights are only operated in airports with asphalt runway of not less than 4000 feet length. The maintenance and engineering department has a fully trained work force including 45 cockpit crew, 5 flight operation officers, 18 qualified engineers and 31 technicians. We maintain an inventory of aircraft and engine spares replacing any part that doesn’t pass our tests regardless of whether it is new or old with absolutely new parts. Buddha Air has also successfully completed a Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Project – South Asia audit as a an ardent follower of the manufacturers and industry standard in the performance of our flight operations maintenance and safety & procedures. Buddha Air has renewed its aviation insurance for the 12th consecutive year with zero claims, something no other airliner in Nepal has done.

Sector information:

 Airport
IATA Code 
Surface
Runway Length 
Elevation 
Distance from kathmandu
 Bharatpur
 BHR 
 Paved 
 3800 ft
 600 ft 
 94 kms
 Simara
 SIF 
 Paved 
 4000 ft
 450 ft 
 72 kms
 Biratnagar
 BIR 
 Concrete 
 5000 ft
 236 ft 
 232 kms
 Bhadrapur
 BDP 
Paved 
 5000 ft
 300 ft 
 297 kms
 Janakpur
 JKR 
Paved 
 4000 ft
 256 ft 
 127 kms
 Nepalgunj
 KEP 
Concrete 
 5000 ft
 540 ft 
 371 kms
 Bhairahawa
 BWA 
Concrete 
 5000 ft
 358 ft 
 193 kms
 Pokhara
 PKR 
Paved 
 4700 ft
 2711 ft 
 146 kms
 Dhangadhi
 DHI 
Concrete 
 5000 ft
 600 ft 
 476 kms
 Tumlingtar
 TMI 
Paved 
 4001 ft
 1315 ft 
 187.052 kms
 Surkhet
 VNSK / SKT 
Asphalt 
 4080 ft
 2254 ft 
 208 NM