Yeti Airlines is set to welcome its 3rd additional ATR72-500 ‘9N-ALN’ with MSN 776 as it is scheduled to touchdown Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on September 18, 2018 (coming Tuesday). The flight crews and engineering team departed France on September 2, 2018, to take delivery of aircraft.
Bhim Raj Rai, Ground handling, and media manager at Yeti airlines stated that the aircraft departed from Toulouse, France and is currently at Egypt and will arrive in Muscat, Oman by tomorrow. “The aircraft will land at TIA around 2:30 pm on Tuesday,” he added.
Yeti received second ATR 72-500 with registration ‘9N-AMM’ on September 15, 2017, whereas it’s first-ever ATR 72-212A series aircraft registered with ‘9N-AMN’ landed on July 22, 2017, in Nepal.
The company has plans to add a total of 4 ATR72s within 2019 out of which one will be acquired in 2018.
ATR 72-500 series aircraft is environment-friendly which emits about 50% less CO2 per passenger-km than new-generation jets and up to three times less CO2 than older ones. ATR 72-500 compared to a car, its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per seat/km on a 200-Nm (370 km) sector are 15% lower.
Currently, Yeti Airlines owns 6 BAE Jetstream 41 and 2 ATR 72-500 operating flights to Biratnagar, Pokhara, Bhadrapur, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj along with mountain flights while its subsidiary Tara Air fleet includes two Dornier Do 228, three De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter and one Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter operating flights to Simikot, Jomsom, Bajura, Jumla, Lukla, Phaplu Rara and so on.