Another ATR 72 is joining the fleet of Buddha Air, making a total fleet size of 14. The 10 years old ATR 72-500 (72-212A) MSN 924 left Toulouse yesterday via Heraklion and Luxor and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow or the day after tomorrow at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. This aircraft was previously owned by Jet Airways registered with VT-JCT, which on 18 April 2019 ceased to operate and stored as M-IBAO owned by Injet leasing company.
The aircraft arrived today at 16:56 local time in Muscat and will land in Nepal with foreign registration, and the subsequent Nepal registration process will take place in Nepal. The aircraft will be released for commercial flight after one month, as per the source.
The company currently has 13 aircraft, including eight ATR-72, three ATR-42, and two Beechcraft. Buddha Air is set up to build a separate entity for remote region flights (STOL). By setting up a company called Yashodhara, the company decided to fly to remote areas.