Gorkha Airlines (Kathmandu) is planning to resume operations five years after it formally terminated all operations. To that end, Aviation Nepal reports airline chairman Prajjwal Shrestha signed a joint venture agreement with the Managing Director of India's Virgo Air, Sikander Rizvi, on March 12, 2017.

Gorkha Airlines is already liaising with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) with a view to starting flights later this year, the report said. Should the greenlight be given and an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) be awarded, operations will be onboard a pair each of ERJ-145s and Do228s.

Prior to going out of business, Gorkha Airlines had used a pair of Mi-17 Mil Helicopters and two Do228s to offer extensive coverage of the domestic Nepalese market primarily in support of the tourist industry. It had also considered introducing Jetstream 32 equipment at one point.