Buddha Air is taking delivering of their 11th aircraft which will be ATR72-500 (MSN759) by May 22nd, 2018 from ATR Company in Toulouse, France. As per the company, the additional ATR 72-500 will operate with night halt at Biratnagar Airport every day.
The airline currently conducts scheduled flights to Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Dhangadhi, Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Simara, Tumlingtar, Bhadrapur and Bharatpur. It also operates one-hour-long Mountain sightseeing flights.
“Although all of us are facing difficulties due to lack of proper transport infrastructures (roads and airports), our commitment to provide reliable and cheap air transport to our valued passengers in these adverse situations will be further strengthened with this delivery because we can provide flight consistency to all the destinations as per our published schedule and not cancel or withdraw flights due to technical, weather or air traffic congestion”, says Buddha Air.
The company also said that there core aim is to create ample seats to each destination at affordable fares and complete the flights although there will be flight delays, which is the present ground reality, due to over congestion of Tribhuvan International Airport.
The airline operating domestics as well as international services is preparing to acquire four additional ATR 72-500 series aircraft to its fleet within the span of 2 years.
The company will make an investment of Rs 4 billion to purchase four ATR 72-500 series aircrafts to extend their flight operation to different cities of India. At present, Buddha Air owns 3 ATR 42-300, 5 ATR 72-500 and 2 Beechcraft 1900D. With addition of ATR72 in May, the company will be operating a total of 6 ATR 72 aircraft.