Private carrier Yeti Airlines is preparing to operate daily flights to Jankapur airport. The airline is set to operate flights to Jankapur with its ATR-72 series aircraft.
The airline will be operating flight to Janakpur at 10:25 am from Kathmandu and return at 11:15 am.
Yeti Airlines is the first in Nepal and most probably South Asia’s first Carbon neutral airlines of 2018 to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
The airline has been successful to produce low GHG emissions by adopting ATR 72-500 series aircraft and planned to replace 6 Jetstream 41 aircraft with the more fuel-efficient (15%) ATR aircraft over the next 5 years.
Yeti Airlines has embarked journey of carbon neutrality by purchasing offset credits equivalent to 2018 emission through UNFCCC Carbon Neutral Now platform.
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.
Jankapur Airport is set to be facilitated with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) technology as test flight at the airport with IFR has successfully completed.
Janakapur airport is now becoming the 7th airport to be facilitated with Instrument flight procedure. The airport will then be able to operate in low visibility and during hour of darkness.
The night flight is expected to be initiated after July.
After Janakpur Airport features night flight operation, it will play a great role to cope with the growing air traffic management due to high flow of passengers and flight frequency.
Currently, Yeti Airlines owns 6 BAE Jetstream 41 and 4 ATR 72-500 operating flights to Biratnagar, Pokhara, Bhadrapur, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj along with mountain flights.