Saturday, July 22, 2017

Yeti airlines introduces two ATR aircrafts

Yeti Airlines has introduced two ATR 72-500 turboprops.
The 72-seater aircraft – the most fuel efficient carrier – was brought at the cost of Rs 1 billion, according to the private airline operator. "Manufactured in France by ATR aircraft manufacturer and purchased from Nordic Aviation Capital based in Singapore, the airplanes landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today through the routes of Singapore, Thailand and Chiang Mai, said the airlines manager Bhimraj Rai.
The newly purchased aircrafts is planning to fly on Kathmandu-Biratnagar, Kathmansu-Bhairahawa, Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and Kathmandu-Bhadrapur, he said, adding that the airlines now has seven aircrafts in total. "Now the airlines is operating 30-seater six aircrafts Jetstream 41, apart from plan to introduce additional two ATR aircrafts within this year.
The ATR 72-500 aircraft with call sign MSN 876 and Nepali registration number 9N-AMN is the youngest FAA/EASA approved pressurised aircraft in operation in the Nepali domestic sector, the airliner said, adding that the ATR 72-500 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127 engines and equipped with Hamilton Sundstrand composite blade propellers. These high-tech engines and propellers ensure exceptional performance, fuel efficiency, remarkably low noise and low greenhouse gas emissions, according to the airline.
This ATR 72-500 aircraft has been lease financed from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor, serving over 70 airline customers in 47 countries. Its clients include leading airlines such as Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Air Berlin, Azul, Garuda, Flybe, HOP!, as well as major regional carriers like Air Nostrum, Jet Time, Etihad Regional, Binter and Air KBZ, among others.

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