Yeti Airlines spreads its wings

Kathmandu, May 8 :

Yeti Airlines has a major expansion plan on board. As a part of the plan, the leading domestic airlines has already acquired a new Jetstream 41 (J41) aircraft from a British aircraft manufacturer — British Aerospace Systems Plc UK. The 29-seater J41 landed

at Tribhuvan International Airport on Saturday.

The airlines plans to lease three more J41 aircrafts by the first week of July, says Sharad Pradhan, director — marketing at the Yeti Airlines. The airlines has already inked a lease agreement with BAE Systems Plc to acquire four J41 aircrafts. “In addition to these four aircrafts, we could lease two more J41s, according to our future requirements and growth trend of aviation sector in the domestic market,” revealed Pradhan.

The J41 has a cabin height of over 1.78 metre. It has a seating capacity of 29 at 30-inch pitch (leg room) and can fly at an altitude of more than 25,000 feet. The five bladed propellers also ensure less cabin noise and a smooth flight. These features along with a state of the art cockpit make the J41 a comfortable and reliable aircraft to travel inside Nepal. The lavatory facility available is yet another feature of the J41, claims the Airlines.

Yeti plans to operate the J41 aircrafts in the major domestic ro-utes of Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Bh-airahawa, Pokhara and Nepalgunj.

Established in September 1998, Yeti Airlines is a leading domestic private Nepali airliner, which has the widest network in the domestic sector. Currently, it operates scheduled flights to more than 15 destinations in the mountain as well as the Terai region.