Yeti Airlines Adds Fifth ATR72-500 Aircraft
Kathmandu – Yeti Airlines has added fifth ATR72-500 aircraft with call sign MSN 740 to its fleet.
The aircraft with Nepali registration number 9N-ANG arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 1330 hours after its ferry flight from Bangkok, Thailand.
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.
Yeti Airlines commenced it’s flight operations from 1998. Besides the ATR72-500s it also operates a fleet of five 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.