Jul 13, 2024

Buddha Air adds new ATR aircraft to its fleet

Buddha Air adds new ATR aircraft to its fleet

KATHMANDU, July 01:Buddha Air, a private airline, has brought in its 18th ATR aircraft.

The new aircraft that arrived in Kathmandu on Friday is an ATR 72-500 series with a capacity of 72 seats.

The number of ATR-72 series aircraft has now reached 15 with BuddhaAir. Buddha Air stated that the new aircraft will be introduced into regular flight service from Shrawan as the relevant documentation is completed.

Buddha Air  received the new aircraft registration number 9N-ANZ. The plane was imported from Toulouse, France. Buddha Air operates three ATR42-320s with a capacity of 47 seats and 15 ATR 72-500 series aircraft with a capacity of 72 seats.

Rupesh Joshi, Buddha Air's market director, stated that the aircraft was added in accordance with the company's goal to making air travel simple and convenient. Joshi stated, ''We will continue to operate the flight schedule with increasing efficiency.

According to him, there is a plan to conduct one more flight to Dhangadhi and Surkhet from Shrawan 1 using the new aircraft.

Currently, there are two daily flights between Dhangadhi and Surkhet. Buddha Air intends to extend the number of flights to other destinations with the additional aircraft.

The airline claims that the additional aircraft will also aid in routine maintenance. Buddha Air currently conducts around 150 domestic flights each day.

Buddha Air operates international flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi, India. Similarly, inter-province flights are operated from Pokhara to Chitwan, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj.