Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Bishwo Airways signed a Letter of Intent for the delivery of five the SukhoiSuperjet 100 aircraft, on February 19, 2015.
The aircraft shall have a two-class layout for 93 passengers. In accordance with the tentative agreement the first SSJ100 will be delivered in 2017. Bishwo Airways is a private airline, registered in Nepal. It is a subsidiary of Bishwo Holdings, a diversified Nepalese investment holding company based in Singapore with Ashish Man Shrestha as the presiding chairman. Airbus 330-200 featuring the airline’s fleet will initially be operating flights to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Malaysia with further expansion of its route network to Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Bishwo Airways is entering the market with Airbus A330-200 in the fleet. The SSJ100 will ensure certain additional benefits. Bishwo Airways will be able to develop domestic and regional markets with SSJ100 aircraft until demand for them becomes appropriate for a larger aircraft with a higher capacity. With more Airbus aircraft in the pipeline for long haul flights, Bishwo Airways plans to attain SSJ100 aircraft to have a fleet that can efficiently cater the needs of short haul destinations as well.

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