Yeti Airlines will cease operations of its five British Aerospace Jetstream 41 after 14 years of service. Yeti Airlines is prepared to transfer over five Jetstream aircraft it has already sold to Guna Airlines.
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Sudarshan Bartaula, Chief of Flight Safety and Spokesperson for Yeti, said that the airline would fly five ATR-72 aircraft regularly. He said an agreement had been reached between Guna and Yeti to give over the aircraft this week.
“As of Thursday, we have not provided services by all five Jetstream. They will be flown by Guna Airlines. It is anticipated that aircraft will be transferred this week,’ he added. Yeti Airlines would offer technical support to Guna throughout the early stages of Jetstream’s functioning. It will handle the airline’s personnel, which will include pilots, engineers, and air hostesses.
Yeti Airlines has entered seven British Aerospace Jetstream 41 since 2007, five of which remain operational, two of which have been phased out. Rajendra Shakya, Chairman of Guna Group, decides to introduce Yeti Airlines’ five Jetstream aircraft into service at Nrs one billion.
Shakya, who has been in charge of the company’s finances for 13 years, has promoted Guna Airlines vigorously. Previously, Guna had ceased operations owing to financial difficulties. Shakya has resurrected Guna and begun to use it extensively.
After receiving the five aircraft bought from Yeti, the company will possess seven aircraft, including two Beechcraft. Within two years, the company has developed a business strategy to offer service through nine aircraft. There are now plans to add two more Twin other series aircraft. The company, which currently employs about 100 people, is planning to increase its workforce to more than 150 due to the acquisition of five aircraft.
Guna will extend its flying services to a variety of locations, including Simara, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Tumlingtar, in addition to Dhangadhi. Previously, the business operated two Beechcrafts to serve Pokhara, Bharatpur, Bhairahawa, and Mountain Flight.