Yeti Airlines, a private airline company of Nepal which has been promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the global cause is planning to add 4 additional ATR72-500 series aircraft to its fleet.
Mr. Bhim Raj Rai, Ground handling, and media manager at Yeti airlines stated that the carrier decided to add 4 additional aircraft with the purpose of providing effective air services to the growing demand of air passengers.
He also informed that the carrier is likely to receive its third ATR 72-500 aircraft in the first week of September 2018 as it has already received permission from the government for procurement.
Rai informed that since the airlines planned to add 6 ATR72-500 series aircraft where it had already received 2 ATR 72-500 aircraft in 2017 with adding third ATR72-500 in 2018 and the remaining 3 ATR 72-500 aircraft will arrive by the end of 2019.
Yeti received second ATR 72-500 with registration ‘9N-AMM’ on September 15, 2017, whereas its first-ever ATR 72-212A series aircraft registered with ‘9N-AMN’ landed on July 22, 2017, in Nepal.
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.
The airline company’s fleet consists of 6 BAE Jetstream 41 and 2 ATR 72-500 operating flights to Biratnagar, Pokhara, Bhadrapur, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj along with mountain flights.