Shree Airlines expands fleet with acquisition of two dash 8 aircraft

Kathmandu: Shree Airlines, a prominent private sector airline in Nepal, has augmented its fleet with the acquisition of two additional 80-seater aircraft. The newly procured planes, ‘Dash 8,’ are manufactured by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (DHC), further solidifying Shree Airlines’ position in the aviation industry.

Anil Manandhar, the institutional manager of Shree Airlines, confirmed the arrival of the two aircraft in Kathmandu today, disclosing their call signs as 9N-AOK and 9N-AOL. These aircraft, previously operated by Horizon Air and Alaska Air in the United States, are set to undergo necessary procedures mandated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) before being deployed for commercial flights.

With this latest addition, Shree Airlines now boasts a formidable fleet of 10 aircraft, complementing its existing eight helicopters. The expansion marks a significant milestone for the airline, reflecting its commitment to meeting the growing demands of passengers and expanding its reach across Nepal.

Shree Airlines initiated regular flights to various destinations within Nepal back in 2017, utilizing a fleet comprising two 50-seater CRJ 200 aircraft and two 70-seater RJ 700 jet planes. Since then, the airline has steadily expanded its operations, progressively enhancing its service offerings and flight destinations.

Notably, this isn’t the first time Shree Airlines has expanded its fleet with 80-seater aircraft. In both 2019 and 2022, the airline procured two additional 80-seater aircraft, signaling its strategic focus on growth and development within the aviation sector.

As Shree Airlines continues to strengthen its foothold in the Nepalese aviation market, passengers can anticipate enhanced connectivity and convenience, further bolstering air travel options across the country.