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 100,000 flight hours logged in with over 3 million passengers flown to nine destinations with permanent runways in the country, Buddha Air today is the largest domestic air travel operator in Nepal employing more than 700 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 to purchase two units of ATR-42-320 latest addition fleet in buddha air.
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.