The leading domestic carrier of Nepal, Shree Airlines has welcomed its 2nd Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft in Tribhuvan International Airport today. The airline finally has received both of its newly purchased new type of Bombardier Q400 aircraft that took off from Varanasi, India today. The 2nd aircraft with registration ‘9N-ANE’ landed to join its fleet today afternoon. However, the flight was expected to land yesterday at 6:00 PM and got diverted to Patna due weather.
As the weather of Kathmandu changed suddenly while the aircraft was preparing to land in Kathmandu, it had to stay on hold for around an hour. After holding for about an hour it got headed towards Patna at 5:45 PM yesterday. The aircraft took off from Ahmedabad to join fleet of Shree Airlines in Kathmandu and had to land TIA yesterday.
Another leading domestic carrier Buddha Air is expecting arrival of one of its two newly purchased ATR 72 aircraft from Jet Airways tomorrow. The private carriers in Nepal are aggressive in adding new aircrafts since long time now.
Shree Airlines is a leading domestic carrier of Nepal operating with Jet aircraft only. The present fleet consists of two CRJ 200 series, two CRJ 700 series Jet engine aircraft. The first of the Bombardier Dash 8, a turboprop aircraft landed on August 18 this month. Shree Airlines has been aggressive in expanding its flight services in Nepal and outside Nepal in international sector.
The carrier operated successful test flight to Varanasi in India already. Shree Airlines has also received green signal to conduct flight to multiple popular international destinations from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal. It has obtained approval for expanding its international flights to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore in India and Dhaka in Bangladesh.
The airline is going to create a record by introducing Dash 8 aircraft operation for the first time in Nepal. Only the international carrier U.S. Bangla used to operate Dash 8 aircraft in Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka sector previously.