Saurya acquires new Bombardier jet


The Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft acquired by Saurya Airlines sits on the tarmac of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Saurya Airlines had added a new Bombardier CRJ-200 series aircraft to its fleet.

According to the company, the aircraft has been acquired with an investment of Rs 1 billion.

Pilots of Bombardier flew the aircraft from the US to Nepal via Azerbaijan, the company said issuing a statement.

With the expansion in fleet, Saurya Airlines plans to expand its flights to different trunk routes. The airline has been flying to Bhadrapur, Biratnagar and Nepalgunj. Now, it plans to start scheduled flights to Bhairahawa and Dhangadhi as well.

Deepak Kumar Pokharel, the chairman of Saurya Airlines, said that the domestic carrier will add a third aircraft within three months. “Apart from trunk routes, we also have plan to start mountain flights,” he added.

The aircraft is configured to carry 50 passengers.

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