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Summit Air is a commuter airline that operates scheduled flights within Nepal. The carrier operates out of its hub at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). The airline was founded as Goma Air in 2011 and rebranded to Summit Air in March 2017. Summit Air is the only airline to use Nepalgunj Airport as the main hub of operation and focuses on operating out of that base. The airline in 2014, signed a deal with Fishtail Air with the aim of enhancing Nepal's tourism. The airline take pride in being known as the first operator in Nepal to introduce factory New STOL Aircraft after a long gap of 40 years

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 5 turboprop aircraft ranging from Cessnas and Let 410s that can in total carry 72 passengers at one time.

Summit Air currently operates 13 regularly scheduled flights within Nepal. These destinations include Nepalgunj, Bajura, Dolpa, Jumla, Rara, Taplejung and many others.

Looking for flights in Nepal? Summit Air operates scheduled passenger flights to destinations within Nepal.

Baggage Policy

Summit Air has different baggage rules for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline permits one piece of carry-on baggage that must not exceed 5kg.

Checked Baggage

Summit Air passengers are permitted to take 10kg of baggage per person. Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate. The airline isn't permitted to take hazardous materials such as flammables, compressed gases, batteries and toxic substances. If you are not certain if the goods you will be taking may be denied loading.

Cabin Classes

The airline mainly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.


Seats are positioned in a 1 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Check-In Information

Summit Air passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-In

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-In

When passengers arrive at the terminal of the airport, they will hand in their boarding pass and the airline will take care of their luggage. It would take a few minutes for you to get checked in. The airline emphasis that passengers are advised to arrive 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time as the check-in counter closes 30 minutes before the departure time. The airline crew from there will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

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Destinations that Summit Air flies to

As of August 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to 13 destinations within Nepal. Popular destinations include Nepalgunj, Bajura, Dolpa, Jumla, Rara, Taplejung, and others. The airline operates regular flights to and within Nepal.

If you're looking to fly within Nepal, our guide to domestic flights in Nepal offers lots of helpful information, including an airline guide and FAQs.

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Hub Airport

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) is a public airport in Kathmandu, Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal. The airport serves over 7.3 million passengers a year. The airport is located 6 km east of the city center. It's the only international airport in Neal serving 40 destinations in 17 countries.

The nearly 40 airlines that fly to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) include Summit Air, Buddha AirHimalaya Airlines, Nepal AirlinesShree AirlinesTara AirYeti AirlinesSita Air, and many others.


As of September 2020, the airline operates a fleet of 5 aircraft:

  • 2 x Cessna Grand Caravan 208 B (9 passengers per aircraft) with one more on order
  • 2 x Let 410 UVP-E20 (18 passengers per aircraft)