Buddha Air to add two new aircraft with 2 billion investment


12th Nov, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Nov. 12: Nepal’s premier airlines service provider the Buddha Air has announced to add two new aircrafts with 2 billion rupees investment. The service provider also has disclosed that the first trench of the amount for purchase of aircraft has already been dispatched.

The Buddha Air previously have signed agreement with the French Company ATR to purchase two aircraft of ATR 72-500 series which has the capacity of 72 seats. The company also has clarified that no new destinations will be added after the arrival of the new aircrafts and it will be delivered on early and late 2018.

With the arrival of new aircrafts the operation time of the airlines will be upgraded to 3 Hundred and 65 days. Though the company has 9 aircrafts the maintenance of the aircrafts use to reduce the frequency to 2 Hundred and 70 days.

The Buddha Air has been providing chartered flights to Bhutan’s Paro and Banaras of India and it controls 63 percent of the Nepali aviation market and currently a total of 8 hundred and 50 staffs are working in the airlines.