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Guna Airlines is a Nepalise airline, operating domestic scheduled flights from its base at Tribhuvan International Airport. The airline is in a process re-starting operations, after previously ceasing flights in 2009. With a new fleet of aircraft acquired from Yeti Airlines, along with two Beechcraft aircraft that it already still owned, Guna Airlines intends to cover almost all major routes within the territory of Nepal, including to Simara, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Tumlingtar.
In addition to providing commercial scheduled flights, Guna Airlines is also converting one 1900C aircraft into a fully equipped air ambulance. Private charter operations will also be available.
Guna Airlines formally launched in 2009, as part of the Guna Group — a Nepalese multi-industry conglomerate, which operates across industries including aviation, finance, education and housing. After ceasing operations in 2013, Guna Airlines transferred its operations to the newly-launched Simrik Airlines. Simrik Airlines used the Guna brand for some more time before repainting the two Beechcraft 1900 aircraft it had acquired from Guna Air.
However it was announced in 2020 reports began to circulate that the Guna Airlines brand would be re-launching. This was confirmed in 2021, when it was announced that Guna was going to buy five BAe Jetstream 41 aircraft from Yeti Airlines, and restart operations under the brand name Guna Airlines.
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Information on Guna Airlines baggage policies is yet to be annouced.
The airline has yet to announce what the new carry-on baggage allowances will be for passengers. Carry-on baggage must fit the overhead lockers or under the seat in front. No prohibited items and dangerous goods are allowed onboard. This includes any fluid exceeding 100ml. Any prohibited items found in carry-on baggage may be confiscated by airport security.
The airline has yet to announce what the checked baggage allowance will be for passengers. The allowance may depend on the route and/or aircraft being operated. Each passenger's checked baggage allowance is always clearly outlined during Alternative Airlines' checkout process. No checked baggage exceeding 32kg would be accepted by the airline due to international health and safety regulations.
Economy (standard seating) will be the only class fare available on scheduled passenger flights. There may be a number of ticket fare options, which determine factors such as whether the tickets are refundable or changeable etc.
The Beechcraft 1900C aircraft can accomodate up to 19 passengers in a 1-1 formation. The Jetstream J41 aircraft can also usually accomodate up to 19 passengers, in a 2-1 seating configuration.
Guna Airlines doesn't offer online check-in, so passengers must check in at the airport.
Online check-in isn't currently available for passengers. All passengers will need to complete check-in at the airport.
Passengers must check-in at the airport with or without checked baggage. Passengers should report to the airline check-in counters as soon as they arrive at the airport. The designated check-in area for the airline should be clearly marked with the airline name and logo, it's also shown on the signs and departure information board at the airport.
The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.
The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.
When it re-lainches in 2021, Guna Airlines has plans to cover all major routes within Nepal, flying from its hub at Tribhuvan International Airport to destinations including: Simara, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Tumlingtar. Below is a list of initial domestic destinations, altough this list is expected to be expanded further.
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Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) is an international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport is located about six kilometres from the city centre of Kathmandu, in the Kathmandu valley. With one domestic terminal and one international terminal, it is the sole international airport in Nepal. KTM connects Nepal with over 40 destinations in 17 countries around the world.
Tribhuvan International Airport is also a hub for the following domestic airlines: Buddha Air, Himalaya Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Saurya Airlines, Shree Airlines, Simrik Airlines, Sita Air, Tara Air, and Yeti Airlines.
Guna Airlines already still owned two Beechcraft 1900C aircraft. It has now also bought 5 Jetstream J41 aircraft from Yeti Airlines. The carrier will use these two aircraft types for scheduled passenger flights, charter flights, and air ambulance services.