The Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted Shree Airlines, a private sector airlines of Nepal, to expand its fleet.
Anil Manandhar, a spokesperson of the company, said that they would start the process with the Civil Aviation Authority as soon as possible. He informed that three Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400 series turboprop aircraft would be added to the fleet from December after getting authorization from CAAN.
‘We had applied to expand five more turboprop aircraft. It has been suggested to add three more aircraft at the beginning and then two more depending on the situation, ‘spokesperson Manandhar. We will also fly to international destinations through this series of aircraft once the pandemic situation comes in normal.
He said that after studying the possible international destinations under the short-haul route, it would be decided whether to fly or not.
Currently, the company operates regular flights to domestic destinations on two CRJ-200, two CRJ-700, and two-propeller-powered Q-400 series aircraft.
With the addition of three aircraft, the number of aircraft of the company will be nine.