Yeti Airlines has started its first flight to Pokhara with high capacity aircraft. The airlines operated its flight from today morning with 72 seater ATR aircraft with call sign 9N-AMM. Officials at Yeti airlines stated that the flight was commenced from Wednesday morning with high capacity aircraft with a view to provide service in peak tourism season.
Previously, the airlines used to operate this sector with Jetstream 41 which has capacity of 30 seat. The airline has also planned to expand the Jetstream 41 flight. Beside Yeti, Buddha air has been conducting flights with ATR to Pokhara.
Yeti airlines also commenced its first scheduled flight on October 2nd with its newly bought ATR 72-500 with call-sign 9N-ALN. The airline had 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. The ATR72-500 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by the French-Italian consortium ATR. With its superior build and performance, the ATR72 has become one of the most successful regional carriers in the world, steadily expanding and entering into new global markets.
The airline presently owns 6 BAE Jetstream 41 and 3 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.