September 19, 2018: Yeti Airlines has added its third ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet.
The aircraft with call sign 9N-ALN arrived in Kathmandu from Toulouse, France via Italy, Egypt and Muscat on Tuesday, September 18.
Yeti Airlines said that the ATR 72-500 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by the French-Italian consortium ATR.
The ATR72-500 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127 engines and are 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.
Well known global operators of the ATR72-500 aircraft are Air New Zealand, Aer Lingus, SAS, HOP!, Flybe, Azul, Bangkok Airways, Jet Airways, Malindo etc.
This ATR72-500 aircraft has been purchased from KF Turbo Leasing Limited and will be one of the youngest ATR72 aircraft operating in Nepal. With the addition of this aircraft, Yeti Airlines will expand it’s ATR72 operations to Bhadrapur and Pokhara – and will help facilitate Nepal achieve it’s target of 2 million tourist arrivals by the year 2020.
Yeti Airlines commenced its operations from 1998. Yeti Airlines now operate three ATR72-500 and six BAE Systems Jetstream 41 aircraft. Along with Tara Air, it’s sister airline which operates two Dornier Do228 and four DHC6 Twin Otter aircraft, Yeti Airlines operates the widest network of flight routes in Nepal.