Buddha Air will phase out the two Beechcraft aircraft it has been flying since its inception. The ‘business deal’ for selling these Aircraft has reached its final stage.
According to the company, the price is yet to be agreed upon. ‘Negotiations are going on for the sale of both aircraft and spare parts,’ the company officials said to the source, ‘it will be finalized in a few days.’ According to him, discussions are being held with the Canadian company for sale. He said that the sale of the Aircraft would be finalized by December.
Discussions are being held with a Canadian company for the sale of the Aircraft. Since it is an old model, we are going to sell it. As it becomes old, it will be difficult to get spare parts and technical manpower, so we are going to phase it out,’ he said.
Buddha made the first commercial flight from this Beechcraft. Buddha made its first commercial flight on October 11, 1997. The company initially flew to Pokhara and Biratnagar.
The company has provided flight services to Pokhara, Bharatpur, and other destinations through two Beechcraft.
Buddha is going to phase out Beechcraft and will bring three ATR-72. Buddha Air officials said that the three ATRs would be purchased by February, and then the process of bringing the Aircraft would proceed.
Buddha, started flying from one Aircraft, now has 16. The company’s market share is above 56 percent.