Domestic carrier Goma Air has added two 19-seater aircraft to its fleet.
The two LET L410 UVP-E20s landed in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Sunday. The twin-engine aircraft has 19 seats. The airline plans to operate the aircraft on different rural routes.
According to Goma Air, LET aircraft is manufactured by Czech company LET Kunovice. The L-410 aircraft was first produced in 1969. The company has so far produced 1,138 L-410s, and around 80 percent of them are in operation in different parts of the world. The L-410 use GE H80-200 engines and AV-725 propellers.
With these additions, the number of aircraft in Goma Air fleet has reached six. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has given the aircraft 9N-AMG and 9N-AMH call signs.
The airline plans to press the aircraft into service after completing CAAN formalities within a week. The airline says the addition of new aircraft will enable it to operate scheduled flights to Lukla, Phaplu, Suketar, Khanidanda, Bhojpur, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Mugu and Bajura.
Goma Air has also been operating Cessna Grand Caravan 208B single-engine aircraft