Yeti Airlines, which has been operating domestic flights for more than two decades, has boosted up the speed to add additional aircraft in its fleet.
The carrier will have 11 aircraft in its fleet by adding two ATR within this year.
Bhim Raj Rai, spokesperson of Yeti Airlines stated that new ATR 72-500 aircraft will be arriving in Nepal by June month.
The aircraft was meant to arrive on May month but got delayed after the sudden demise of Late. Ang Tshiring Sherpa.
Ang Tshiring Sherpa, the aviation and hospitality entrepreneur who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful businessmen in the country, died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, February 27.
The aircraft arriving on June will be the 5th ATR aircraft of Yeti Airlines. After few months, Yeti Airlines will be adding another ATR.
Buddha Air is the main competitor of Yeti Airlines in the domestic flights sector.
The company, which started a commercial flight from 2 twin-otter aircraft in 1998, has a total of 4 ATR-72 aircraft, 6 Jetstream-41 aircraft.
Yeti Airlines also has been operating mountain flights.
Currently, the carrier operates regular flights on 8 main destinations.
With the aircraft added, the airline has prepared to increase the flight number and destination.
According to spokesperson Rai, the carrier will operate flight to Tumlingtar, Janakpur, Bharatpur, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj with its 6 Jetstream-41 aircraft.
Currently, ATR-72 is operating flights to Bhadrapur, Pokhara, and Biratnagar.
Yeti Airlines operates 6 mountain flights and 10 flights in Pokhara daily.
Yeti Airlines is preparing to conduct scheduled flights to Dhangadhi and Simara, said Rai.