Yeti airlines to obtain permission for International flights

KATHMANDU: Yeti Airlines, which has been flying in Nepali skies for the past 23 years, has successfully completed a test flight (proving flight) of Kathmandu-Benaras-Kathmandu.

The airlines had sought permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) for international flights for the purpose of charter / non-scheduled flights to Southeast Asian and South Asian countries. For which the company has to complete the test flight and submit it to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. On the basis of the same report, CAAN has to give permission to fly.

Therefore, on Wednesday, the airline had flown a flight team including senior pilots Ramod Kumar Shrestha and Pramod Poudel for the test. The ATR-72 aircraft signed ‘9N- AMN’ took off from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 10:07 a.m. for Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi, India and landed in Kathmandu again at 5:48 p.m.

Along with the flight, Yeti will get permission for international flights, the company said. The company informed that within a few days of Wednesday’s flight report, Yeti Airlines will receive an AOC for international flights.

The airline also aims to introduce medium-seater aircraft for medium-distance flights in the coming days. The company has stated that it aims to attract more tourists through charter flights in the coming days.

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