Yeti Airlines, the largest and the oldest domestic carrier of Nepal (founded on 1st of May, 1998) had added the first ever ATR 72-212A series aircraft on July 22, 2017 in its history. The aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport under the command of Nepalese pilots with aircraft having Polar White livery.
Ground Handling Manager of Yeti Airlines, Mr. Bhim Raj Rai said that the aircraft is now under the phase of changing its livery from Polar White to the airline official livery. The aircraft is now being painted at Western Nepal Army Base Hangar at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. The aircraft livery will embrace Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) logo of UN which especially promotes awareness to reduce poverty, improve well being and protect the environment, said officials.
Mr. Rai also released the information that the company has targeted to initiate the commercial operation of its ATR aircraft from August 16 this year. But the official confirmation is yet to come. Yeti Airlines claims the ATR 72-212A -MSN 876 with the age of 8 years will be the youngest FAA/ EASA approved pressurized aircraft in operation in the domestic sector in the country. The Airline has already acquired the Nepalese Registration for the first ever ATR 72-212A as ‘9N-AMN’.
Yeti Airlines will be the third ATR aircraft operator in the country after Buddha Air and Necon Air. The airline currently owns seven Jetstream-41 aircraft’s and serves 10 major trunk routes of Nepal.