Tara Air

Tara Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2009
Hubs Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Fleet size 8
Destinations 14
Company slogan Helping Build the Rural Nepal
Parent company Yeti Airlines
Headquarters Kathmandu, Nepal
Key people Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa
Website www.taraair.com

Tara Air Pvt. Ltd. is an airline with its head office in Kathmandu, Nepal.[1] It is a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines. Tara Air was formed in 2009 using aircraft from the Yeti Airlines fleet and is based at Tribhuvan International Airport, with secondary hubs at Surkhet and Nepalgunj airports. The airline operates scheduled flights and air charter services with a fleet of STOL aircraft, previously provided by Yeti Airlines. Its operations focus on serving remote and mountainous airports and airstrips.


Tara Air was formed in 2009 when Yeti Airlines split its STOL aircraft operations from its regional operations.[2] The airline's STOL operations were rebranded as Tara Air and focused on providing services into remote and mountainous airports and airstrips.[3]


The airline operates scheduled domestic flights to a number of destinations as well as offering air charter services. Tara Air operates daily scheduled flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, and between Jomsom and Pokhara. Other destinations are served at varying frequency.[4]

Destination Airport Notes
Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Hub
Pokhara Pokhara Airport
Phaplu Phaplu Airport
Bhojpur Bhojpur Airport [5]
Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport
Rumjatar Rumjatar Airport
Lamidanda Lamidanda Airport
Nepalgunj Nepalgunj Airport
Dolpa Dolpa Airport
Rara Talcha Airport
Simikot Simikot Airport
Jumla Jumla Airport
Bajura Bajura Airport
Jomsom Jomsom Airport


The Tara Air fleet includes (as of August 2016):[6]

Tara Air fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Dornier Do 228 2 0 0 19 19
de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 3 0 0 19 19
Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter 1 0 18 18 Two originally delivered. One crashed on February 24, 2016[7]
Total 6 0

Previously operated

Accidents and incidents


  1. "Profile on Tara Air | CAPA". Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. "About Us". Tara Air. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  3. "Explore Nepal." (Archive) Tara Air. Retrieved on 29 December 2011. "Tara Air Pvt. Ltd. Tilganga, Kathmandu, GPO Box 20011"
  4. Tara Air.com scheduled flights, accessed March 8, 2015
  5. "Tara Air starts flight to Bhojpur". The Himalayan Times. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  6. "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 22.
  7. https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160224-0
  8. Nepalnews.com, accessed December 6, 2010
  9. Aviation Safety Network
  10. "All passengers killed in Nepal plane crash". BBC News. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
  11. Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Tara D228 at Simikot on Jun 23rd 2011, hard landing results in runway excursion and gear collapse". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  12. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/24/asia/nepal-missing-plane/
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