Yeti Airlines receives second SAB 340 B aircraft

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 19:

Yeti Airlines, one of the leading domestic airlines, has received its second SAAB 340 B aircraft today. As announced earlier, the newly-acquired second SAAB 340B aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport this afternoon, says a press release issued by Yeti Airlines here today. With addition of the 36-seater aircraft, the airline has now the largest number of seat capacity out of the domestic aviation players in the country and offers the widest network of internal flights. The SAAB 340B aircraft is a Swedish-made, regional commuter aircraft with a general passenger cabin configuration of 33-36 seats. The aircraft has a pair of two general electric engines CT7 – 9B (hot and high) and has a maximum cruising speed of 283 nautical miles per hour. The maximum take off weight and maximum landing weight of the aircraft are 29,000lbs and 28,500 lbs respectively. The maximum operating altitude of the aircraft is 25,000 feet.

In remote areas, Yeti Airlines operates scheduled flights to places like Jumla, Dolpo, Simikot, Taplejung, Manang and Rumjatar. The airline also carries the largest volume of cargo to remote airfields of the country thus serving the rural population. On the trunk routes, the airline is currently operating flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, Pokhara, Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj. After the commercial flight operation by the second SAAB 340B shortly, frequency of flights to Biratnagar, Pokhara, Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj will be increased. While new scheduled flights to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu will also commence. The first SAAB 340B aircraft has already in operation since last month.