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Yeti adds ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet

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Yeti Airlines, ATR 72-500 aircraft, Tribhuvan International Airport

Members of Yeti Airlines posing in front of the new ATR 72-500 aircraft after its arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu. Courtesy: Yeti Airlines

Kathmandu, July 22

Yeti Airlines has announced addition of an ATR 72-500 aircraft with MSN 876 to its fleet, with plans to operate it to Biratnagar and Nepalgunj airports. With Nepali registration number 9N-AMN, the aircraft will be the youngest FAA/EASA approved pressurised aircraft in operation in the Nepali domestic sector, as per a media release.

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.

Upon arrival of Yeti Airlines’ second ATR 72-500, also lease financed from NAC, the airline will extend its ATR 72-500 operations to Bhadrapur and Bhairahawa as well.


A version of this article appears in print on July 23, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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