April 29: Yeti Airlines has added a new ATR72-500 aircraft with MSN 754 to its fleet. Issuing a statement, Yeti Airlines said it is the fourth such aircraft of the company.
The company said that the aircraft with Nepalese registration number 9N-ANC arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu on April 26, from Bangkok, Thailand.
According to the company, it’s sister ship MSN 740 will be joining Yeti Airlines in May 2019 pushing the number of ATR72-500 aircraft in the company’s fleet to five.
“We hope this will help Nepal achieve the target of 2 million tourist arrivals for the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ year,” the statement added.
The ATR72-500 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. The company claimed that these high-tech engines and propellers ensure exceptional performance, fuel efficiency, remarkably low noise and low greenhouse gas emissions.