Yeti’s new aircraft starts commercial flights

14 October, Kathmandu. The aircraft added by private air service provider Yeti Airlines started commercial flights from Friday. A sixth ATR 72-500 aircraft was added on 20 August. The company said that the same ship has started commercial flights from Friday.

The newly added aircraft completed all the necessary procedures and took off from Tribhuvan International Airport for Biratnagar at 8.20 am on Friday after obtaining flight permission from Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, airline spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula said. The authority has given the aircraft a call sign NineN-AMZT. The aircraft with a capacity of 70 seats was leased from an Australian company. Spokesperson Bertoula said the plane with MSN number 986 had only made 8,273 cycles and 10,291 hours of flight.

It is the latest product of the 72-500 series aircraft manufactured by the ATR company. After this aircraft, the company produced only one more aircraft and ceased production of that series and began production of the 72-600 series aircraft.

He also pointed out that it is the latest and lowest flying aircraft as compared to other aircraft flying on trunk route in Nepal. The lifespan of an aircraft is based on its cycles and hours of flight. The ATR aircraft carries over 70,000 bicycles. One flight is counted as one cycle. Yeti is providing its service in hill flights from Kathmandu to Chandragarhi, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Simra, Pokhara, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and others.

Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar