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Yeti Airlines adds third ATR 72 aircraft

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KATHMANDU — Yeti Airlines has added third ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet. With the addition of this aircraft, Yeti Airlines will expand its ATR72 operations to Bhadrapur and Pokhara and will help facilitate Nepal achieve its target of 2 million tourist arrivals by the year 2020, according to statement released by the company.

The aircraft landed in Kathmandu airport after its approximately 1,450 hours flight from France-Toulouse-Italy-Egypt via Muscat, read statement issued by the Yeti Airlines on Tuesday.

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Captains Pramod Poudel, Ramod Kunwar Shrestha and Surendra Kunwar; flight dispatcher Santa Prajapati, Senior Engineer Suresh Kumar Bajracharya and CAAN representative Bharat Raj Parajuli were onboard the plane.

Yeti Airlines has purchased this ATR72-500 aircraft from KF Turbo Leasing Limited and will be one of the youngest ATR72 aircraft operating in Nepal.

The ATR72-500 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by the French-Italian consortium ATR.

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Sugarcane being exported to India from Mahakali

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR- Sugarcane farmers of Mahakali Municipality in Kanchanpur have started getting relatively better price of their products in the Indian market than in the local market.

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“Farmers of Dodhara Chandani sell sugarcane in India as its selling price is relatively higher in Indian market”, said Puran Bahadur Chadaro, a local sugarcane entrepreneur.

Sugarcane is being sold out in Indian market at Indian Currency 400 (RS 640) per kg while it is only Rs 400 in Nepali market.

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