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Saurya Airlines adds second Bombardier CRJ-200 on its fleet

KATHMANDU — Saurya Airlines has added another  Bombardier CRJ-200 series jet to its fleet on Sunday, three years after starting its commercial operation in the country’s domestic sector with a similar aircraft.

The 50-seater Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) plane bearing an American registration mark N695BR landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 5pm on Sunday, according to the company.

The airline, which is currently operating its flights on three trunk routes — Biratnagar, Bhadrapur and Nepalgunj — has announced that it would be adding another aircraft of the same type within three months to add Dhangadhi and Bhairahawa routes.

“We are also going to start the mountain flight soon,” the airline said, claiming that the aircraft is basically preferred by the people for its comfortable seat, spacious legroom, on time performance and optimum safety.

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has allocated the Nepali registration mark 9N-AME and the airline has said  they have started the process to deregister the foreign registration mark.

Under the CAAN regulations, all scheduled carriers are required to operate at least two aircraft within six months of buying or leasing the first one.

Saurya Airline has brought its first CRJ-200 aircraft to serve domestic routes but was forced to keep its new plane grounded for nearly three months due to lengthy paperworks. It launched its maiden commercial flight on November 17, 2014.

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