Buddha Air taking delivery of new ATR

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Leading private carrier of the country Buddha air is adding a new ATR-72 series aircraft to its fleet to extend its quality air service.

The company has already signed an agreement with the French company Avions De Transport Regional (ATR) regarding delivery of the new aircraft.

The airline will add another ATR 72-500 series aircraft to its fleet making them the highest number of ATR 72-500 series aircraft owner with the number of aircraft to be 7.

The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered within first week of March 2019 and the airline will be commencing the flight to Kolkata with the fleet along with strengthening flights of domestic sector.

Buddha Air will also be adding other 2 new aircraft simultaneously. The carrier prepared a plan to procure 4 ATR 72 series last year out of which one ATR 72 with registration ‘9N-AMU’ arrived on 3rd July, 2018.

Around a week ago the airline announced expansion of their flight to Kolkata starting from upcoming Nepali New Year during mid-April. The airline stated to focus primarily on the tourist market and will be operating 3 weekly flight on Kathmandu-Calcutta-Kathmandu sector on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

After successful flights to Calcutta, the airline will be operating flights to various South Asian major cities after around 1 and half year of initiating flight to Calcutta by jet powered aircraft.

Buddha Air also has already got permission to fly to international destination which takes around 2 and half hours with the ‘turboprop’ planes from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and also has permission from India to fly to Kolkata.

The airline currently owns 11 aircraft that includes 2 Beechcraft B1900D, 3 ATR 42-320 and 6 ATR 72-500 series aircraft. The airline will be adding 2 more ATR 72 series aircraft to extend their flight operation to different cities of India.

The airlines is providing services to Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Simara, Janakpur, Biratnagar, Bhadrapur, Pokhara, Dhangadi and Tumlingtar from TIA along with Mountain Flights as well as flights to Indian city Varanasi. Buddha Air recently celebrated its completion of 21 years of service in Nepali Aviation Market with ATR company officials.

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