Yeti Airlines has added fifth ATR72-500 aircraft with MSN 740 to it’s fleet. The aircraft with Nepalese Registration no. 9N-ANG arrived at TIA Kathmandu on July 27, 2019 approximately at 1330 hours after it’s ferry flight from Bangkok, Thailand. With the acquisition of fifth ATR72-500 aircraft it will increase Yetis’ flight frequencies to certain destinations and also add some new ones.
The ATR72-500 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by the French-Italian consortium ATR. With it’s superior build and performance the ATR72 has now become the most successful regional carrier in the world, steadily expanding and entering into new global markets.
The ATR72-500 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127 engines and are equipped with Hamilton Sundstrand composite blade propellers. These high-tech engines and propellers ensure exceptional performance, fuel efficiency, remarkably low noise and low greenhouse gas emissions.
Well known global operators of the ATR72-500 aircraft are Air New Zealand, Aer Lingus, SAS, HOP!, Azul, Bangkok Airways, Indigo, Malindo Air etc.
Yeti Airlines commenced it’s flight operations from 1998. Besides the ATR72-500s it also operates a fleet of five BAE Systems Jetstream 41 aircraft. Along with Tara Air, it’s sister airline which operates two Dornier Do228 and four DHC6 Twin Otter aircraft, Yeti Airlines operates the widest network of flight routes in Nepal.