Shree Airlines receives third Bombardier Aircraft
24th Jun, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU,JUNE 24: Nepal’s largest helicopter operator Shree Airlines newly established fixed wing company, has received the delivery of its third Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) on Friday.
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The new aircraft of Shree Airlines, 70-seater Bombardier CRJ-700 landed on Tribhuvan International Airport from Europe Airlines said.
Shree has been allotted six sectors—Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi and mountain flight.
It has become the second Nepali carrier to fly Bombardier aircraft after Saurya Airlines.
Currently, Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Simrik Airlines, Saurya Airlines and summit Air serve domestic trunk routes.
Although, The airline said it would be spending Rs2 billion on its expansion project that is expected to shake up the domestic aviation sector which seems to have quietened down of late.
The Airlines has also plans to jerk its international flight after six months operation of its domestic flight with CRJ-200 and CRJ-700. The airline also has made plans to acquire three 110 seated Embraer ERJ-190 for starting the international flight operation.
Shree received a no-objection certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) in March to buy or lease aircraft, eight months after the carrier applied to begin fixed-wing operations.
Shree will be hiring at least 200 more personnel for its expansion project. Started in 1999, it currently has six MI-17 and four Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopters.