Buddha Air to increase its flights
March 7, 2017-Kathmandu
Buddha Air has decided to add additional flights to Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi from 14 of March after the introduction of additional ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet.
With the arrival of ATR-72-500 aircraft last month, Buddha now owns nine aircraft which include two Beechcraft 1900 D, three ATR 42-320s, and four ATR 72-500s. The airline is also planning to increase the number of lower fare tickets in coming future.
Authorities had reported that the addition of new 72-500 aircraft is aimed to handle the increasing air traffic movement for the airlines.
We were also informed that the congested airports and poor weather conditions have been resulting in a delay of flights for the airlines. A spokesperson reported; with the addition of new ATR-72 aircraft, the airline plans to reduce such delays.
Authority from the airlines reported that most of the additional flight has been added to the trunk routes analyzing the passenger’s demand.
The low noise producing aircraft also has seventy-two ergonomic seat configuration with a spacious cabin, to comfort the passengers.A source had added that ATR-72 is an environmentally friendly aircraft and consumes less fuel in comparison to other aircraft.
Currently, sixty-one percent of the domestic passengers fly with Buddha making it the pioneer of the domestic sky in Nepal.
Source added that the airlines despite having a high operation cost have been offering trips at a reasonable airfare.
The airline also plans to conduct a regular flight to Janakpur with its ATR-72 aircraft after the completion of the extension works at the airport.