Sita Air

Sita Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
ST - -
Founded 2003
Hubs Tribhuvan International Airport
Secondary hubs Pokhara Airport, Nepalgunj Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 9
Headquarters Kathmandu
Key people
  • Priti Rana
  • Manoj Singh

Sita Air is an airline based in Sinamangal Ward, Kathmandu, Nepal;[1] The airline's main base is Tribhuvan International Airport with hubs at Pokhara Airport and Nepalgunj Airport.[2] In August 2014, it was reported that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal barred the airline from carrying passengers due to safety concerns and failing to meet international standards. The airline was allowed to continue operating cargo flights.[3]


Sita Air Dornier 228 parked-up at Tribhuvan International Airport (February 2013).

The airline gained its air operators certificate in 2000, and was established in October 2000, but was unable to operate until 2003 due to political unrest in Nepal.[4] Operations started on 6 February 2003 with a single Dornier Do 228; a second aircraft was added in April 2003.[5]


Sita Air previously operated services to the following domestic destinations (as of March 2011):[6]

Scheduled destinations

Destination Code (IATA) Airport Notes
Biratnagar BIR Biratnagar Airport
Dang DNP Dang Airport
Dhangadhi DHI Dhangadhi Airport
Janakpur JKR Janakpur Airport
Jomsom JMO Jomsom Airport
Kathmandu KTM Tribhuvan International Airport Hub
Nepalgunj KEP Nepalgunj Airport Secondary hub
Pokhara PKR Pokhara Airport Secondary hub
Tumlingtar TMI Tumlingtar Airport

Cargo/Charter destinations

Destination Code (IATA) Airport
Bajhang BJH Bajhang Airport
Chaurjhari HRJ Chaurjhari Airport
Jumla JUM Jumla Airport
Simikot IMK Simikot Airport

Incidents and accidents



  1. "Contact Information." Sita Air. Retrieved on 29 December 2011. "Sinamangal Ward No: 9 Kathmandu, Nepal"
  2. "Sita Air". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. "Caan clips airlines' wings for violating safety rules". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  5. "Sita Air". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. "Sita Air". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  7. "British, Chinese among 19 dead in Nepal plane crash". Reuters. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  8. "28 September 2012 - Nepal plane crash kills all 19 on board: police (UPDATED) - Foreign - My Sinchew". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. Sita Air Fleet Retrieved 4 March 2011
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