Kathmandu, April 28
Yeti Airlines has announced the addition of a fourth ATR72-500 aircraft with call sign MSN 754 to its fleet.
The aircraft with Nepali registration number 9N-ANC arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, on Friday (April 26) at approximately 1330 hours after its ferry flight from Bangkok, Thailand.
As per the company, its sister ship MSN 740 will be joining Yeti Airlines in May pushing the number of ATR72-500 aircraft in its fleet to five. “We hope this will help Nepal achieve the target of bringing two million tourists for the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ year,” it added.
The ATR72-500 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by the French-Italian consortium ATR. With its superior build and performance, the ATR72 has become one of the most successful regional carriers in the world, steadily expanding and entering into new global markets.
The ATR72-500 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127 engines and equipped with Hamilton Sundstrand composite blade propellers, as per the company. These high-tech engines and propellers ensure exceptional performance, fuel efficiency, remarkably low noise and low greenhouse gas emissions.
Besides the ATR72-500s, Yeti Airlines also operates a fleet of five BAE Systems Jetstream 41 aircraft. Along with Tara Air, its sister airline, which operates two Dornier Do228 and four DHC6 Twin Otter aircraft, Yeti Airlines operates the widest network of flight routes in Nepal.
A version of this article appears in print on April 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.