Posted on: 12 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Tara Air of Nepal has signed a purchase agreement with Viking Air for three Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery between September 2016 and early 2017.
The three Series 400 Twin Otters will be delivered in regional commuter configuration and will be added to Tara Air’s existing fleet of Series 400 and legacy Twin Otter aircraft as part of the airline’s expansion plan to offer the widest passenger connectivity to the remote rural regions of Nepal.
Tara Air selected the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft due to the modifications incorporated in the new aircraft which vastly improve safety for operations in the mountainous regions of the country.
“To have Tara Air return to Viking to purchase additional Series 400 Twin Otters is a testament to the quality of the aircraft and its ability to reliably operate in the remote regions of Nepal,” commented Peter Walker, Viking’s regional sales director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. “Operating aircraft in Nepal poses a challenge due to the extreme conditions in which the aircraft must perform, so to have Tara Air select the Series 400 to expand their fleet just goes to show it’s the best aircraft for the job.”