Shree Airlines welcomed its fourth Bombardier series Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ700) on Monday. The 70-seater CRJ-700 arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport from from United States of America (USA) via Tucson – Rockford – Vancouver – Keflavik, as a desired air route. Shree Airlines expects to put the fourth CRJ jet into commercial operation within a few weeks.
The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ700) aircraft was dispatched from USA on June 06. The 12 years aged aircraft has been de-registered from its National Aviation Authority with “N219AG” and has acquired Nepalese registration as “9N-AMO” from CAA Nepal. The aircraft joined its new base with implanted official livery on the aircraft.
The carrier had acquired all CRJ aircraft from a third party. The regional jets share “the benefits of common elements that provide flexibility to operators and allow them to optimize their fleets to meet the unique requirements of each market,” says Bombardier. For David Speirs, VP of Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, the CRJs” have played a vital role in transforming regional airline networks and we are confident that Shree Airlines will be a great success in the region with its two CRJ200s and to his CRJ700 “.
The airline earlier had applied for international flight approval from Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Nepal, trying to enter into international platform and extend its service widely but had failed to obtain the Class C license to give services to neighboring countries which allows conducting flights for three hours.
Currently, it has an international operation license for its MI-17 helicopters only. Started in 1999, it currently has six MI-17 and two Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopters in its fleet.
The airline presently connects trunk sectors using its Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft (2 CRJ-200 and 1 CRJ-700) and becomes the second Nepali carrier to fly the aircraft type. Shree Airlines conduct scheduled flights to Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Dhangadi with its Bombardier jets.