Yeti Airlines will receive its second ATR 72-500 tomorrow afternoon as the aircraft has already made its way from Singapore. According to Bhim Raj Rai, Spokesperson and Ground Handling Manager of Yeti Airlines, the second ATR 72 is expected to touch down at TIA around 12:30 local time.
The ATR 72-500 under the command of Captain Gyan Prakash Rai has already departed from Singapore and will reach Kathmandu making a transit at Thailand.
The remarkable add to the number of passengers in domestic air market last year has encouraged Yeti to add ATR 72-500 to its fleet.
It would take minimum of 10 days for the second ATR 72 to get livery implantation and initiate commercial operation, added Mr. Bhim Rai. Yeti has decided to connect the trunk route airport with Kathmandu by operating the ATR 72-500 aircraft adding more comfort to its passengers.
At present Yeti has only introduced ATR 72 aircraft to Bharatpur and Biratnagar air route but will add up Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj in its regular flight route after the arrival of second ATR 72-500 aircraft stated Mr. Rai.
After Necon and Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines has now become the third ATR aircraft operator in Nepal. Yeti Airlines established in 1998 is amongst the leading pioneer of domestic aviation operator in Nepal. The airline currently owns six Jetstream 41s and an ATR 72-212A aircraft serving 10 major destinations of Nepal.