Shree airlines, a carrier which has been providing regular domestic flights service has received flight permission for international flight with its CRJ aircraft. Ministry of Culture, tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) approved airlines for international flight on fixed wing sector.
The airline also has license to operate international flight with its helicopter fleet and now the airline will be able to fly chartered international flight too with its current fixed wing fleet of CRJ.
Official of the airline stated that they have received authority to add passenger aircraft and only after receiving permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) then they will be able to operate chartered international flight.
Around month ago, the airline had sent letter to MoCTCA asking permission to operate international flights targeting some cities of India and Bangladesh.
If Shree Airlines receives permission to operate international flights, the carrier would be fourth airlines of Nepal to operate international flight.
Shree airlines owns 2 Bombardier CRJ-200 series aircraft and 2 Bombardier CRJ-700 series aircraft.
Previously, the Airline had not received approval to buy Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 Aircraft from the MoCTCA has now got green signal to add three Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft into its fleet. However, there are currently no Q400s in the Nepalese registry. For an operator introducing new type of aircraft for commercial operation the operator firstly needs to acquire the aircraft type approval or type certification validation from CAA Nepal before flying it in Nepalese Skies.
The airlines also is the largest operator of Mi-17 helicopters in south-east Asia, with a fleet that also includes AS 350 B3e helicopters.
The carrier has been operating domestic flights to Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj, Rajbiraj, Biratnagar, Bhadrapur and Bhairahawa.