Shree Airlines, a pioneer regional jet aircraft operator airline of Nepal is all set to land its 4th aircraft; CRJ700-MSN 10246, manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace in Canada.
According to the Highly Placed Source, the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ700) aircraft had already been dispatched from United States of America (USA) on June 06 and is anticipated to land Tribhuvan International Airport to join Shree’s fleet by next week. 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 will follow Tucson – Rockford – Vancouver – Keflavik, as a desired air route and will land Nepal.
Based at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport, Shree has deployed for the first time on August 11, 2017 a CRJ200 configured to accommodate 50 passengers following a CRJ200 and a CRJ700 of Bombardiers purchased in second-hand.
Shree Airlines acquired its three 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.
At present, Shree operates scheduled services using fixed wing aircraft following the arrival of three 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.