The leading private domestic carrier of Nepal, Buddha Air has purchased one additional ATR 72 aircraft to expand its flight operation.
The aircraft with the cost of NRs. 1 Billion is expected to arrive Nepal by the second week of March, 2019. The company is adding fleet in the aim of conducting flights to the neighboring country India.
The aircraft will undergo livery implantation process and other documentation procedure after arriving to Nepal. As per the information from the airlines’ official, a team consisting of 9 captains and engineers will travel France this Saturday for receiving the aircraft.
Buddha Air is making preparations to conduct 3 weekly Kolkata flights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting from 1st April, 2019. The airline is currently conducting flights to Varanasi twice a week on Monday and Friday.
At present, Buddha holds 52 per cent domestic market share with 11 aircraft in operation.
Buddha’s main motive to conduct flights to Kolkata is the tourism promotion, said media manager Rupesh Joshi. The airlines is working effectively to promote ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’, added Joshi.