Yeti Airlines, after the successful arrival of its first ATR 72-212A series aircraft in Nepal on 22 July 2017 is currently planning to land the second ATR 72 aircraft. The airline authority are current busy on the preparation of bringing its second ATR 72-212A aircraft to Nepal.
According to Bhim Raj Rai, Spokesperson and Ground Handling Manager of Yeti Airlines, he stated that the airlines are likely to land its second ATR 72-212A aircraft by 7 September this year.
Yeti had earlier landed the first ATR 72-212A aircraft on 22 July this year and had completed its proving flight on 16 August. The airlines commenced the flight operation with the aircraft from 18th August with the inauguration flight to Bhairahawa. Similarly the commercial flight was started from 19 August connecting capital with Bhairahawa airway to Lumbini.
Yeti has decided to connect the truck route airport with Kathmandu by operating the ATR 72-212A aircraft adding more comfort to its passengers.
The tremendous increase in the number of passengers in domestic air market last year has encouraged Yeti to add ATR 72-500 to its fleet reported Mr. Rai. He also added that the entire aviation industry is currently adopting advanced aircraft for domestic operation in Nepal so; Yeti too had to take a step towards advancement to satisfy the passengers with comfort and compete to lead the domestic aviation market of Nepal.
The ATR 72 aircraft acquired by Yeti are 7 years and 10 years in age respectively and are both being bought from Nordic Aviation Capital situated in Denmark.
After Necon and Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines has now become the third ATR aircraft operator in Nepal. Yeti Airlines established in 1998 is among-st the leading pioneer of domestic aviation operator in Nepal. The airline currently owns seven Jetstream 41s and an ATR 72-212A aircraft serving 10 major destinations of Nepal.