Shree Airlines bringing in new Bombardier aircraft


22nd Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Mar 22: Shree Airlines is preparing to bring in a new Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft from Canada to add flights to its five domestic flight destinations. The company is planning to bring in the airplane within one month.

Shree Airlines has been operating with three aircraft since the past 8 months. The airline currently owns two CRJ 200 with 50 seat capacity and a CRJ 700 with 78 seat capacity. It conducts flights to Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Bhadrapur, and Biratnagar. "We will increase the number of our flights after the arrival of the new plane," said the company's Corporate Chief, Anil Manadhar, "new aircraft are being required in all routes as the number of urban passengers is increasing."

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal reports that the number of domestic passengers are increasing at the rate of 13% per year.

Shree Airlines has also applied for permission to conduct international flights. The application is currently under study at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation. After receiving the permission from the ministry, the airline will have to go through ICAO's five-step process to start international flights.