Nepalese start-up operator Bishwo Airways has tentatively agreed to acquire five Sukhoi Superjet 100s.

The private airline was established in June last year and is intending to serve destinations in south-east Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Bishwo has signed a letter of intent for the five Superjets, an agreement disclosed during the Aero India show in Bengaluru.

Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division says the aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout with 93 seats. Superjet 100s are fitted with PowerJet SaM146 engines.

Bishwo would take delivery of the jets from 2017.

It has been intending to acquire an Airbus A330 with which to open long-haul routes to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.

Source: Cirium Dashboard