Yeti Airlines preparing to add two ATR-72 aircraft

Nepali private carrier, Yeti Airlines plans to add two ATR-72 series aircraft by making investment of NRs 2 Billion.

The carrier is likely to receive its two aircraft having capacity of 72 seats on March 31 (Chaitra 17), 2019 with the goal of providing additional facilities and reliable service to the destinations where the airline has been conducting scheduled flights.

Bhim Raj Rai, senior manager and spokesperson of Yeti Airlines stated that one aircraft will touch down Nepal on February 28 (Falgun 16) whereas another one will arrive within March 31 (Chaitra 17).

He said that nearly NRs 1 Billion was invested in purchasing one aircraft. “The company has planned to serve to the old destination from added aircraft. We are preparing to operate flight services to Dhangadh within 1 year through the newly added aircraft,” he added.

Similarly, the carrier is preparing to commence flight to Simara airport located at Bara within 2 months.

Spokesperson Rai informed that the carrier will operate flight through Jet Stream-41 having 29 seats capacity in Kathmandu-Simara route. The company has been preparing to increase the flight frequency to Bhadrapur located at Jhapa.

“According to the strategy of making domestic flight service stronger and reliable, we are going to add aircraft in fleet,” said Rai.

Tara Air, a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines has been proving services in the mountainous airports (STOL) whereas Yeti Airlines has been providing flight services in urban areas (Trunk route) of Nepal.

Both companies claimed that there is a large network of domestic flight in the country.

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.

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