March 10: Buddha Air is all set to add another ATR aircraft to its fleet. This would be the tenth ATR of the airline company.
The airline posted on its official Twitter account that it has procured a brand new ATR 72-500 from the French aircraft manufacture based in Toulouse.
According to the airline, it cost Rs1 billion to procure the brand new ATR 72-500 series aircraft.
Buddha Air currently owns nine ATR aircraft out which six are an ATR 72 series and the other three are ATR 42 series aircraft.
The newly acquired ATR 72-500 has already received the call sign (N-AMY from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and is likely to land in Nepal by the third week of March this year.
The airline said that it decided to procure the new aircraft to extend its international flights to India.
The airline is shortly starting its direct flights to Kolkata, India and aims to operate the new aircraft in the same route.
After the arrival of the new ATR 72 series aircraft, the airline will have a total of twelve aircraft in its fleet. The airline also owns two Beechcrafts manufactured in the USA.