flybig (FLG, Indore) returned its only ATR72-500 to Avation by mutual agreement earlier this month following which the lessor sold the 12-year-old turboprop to Buddha Air (U4, Kathmandu) in Nepal.

VT-FBA (msn 955) operated its last revenue flight on August 27, 2023, flying from Kolkata to Guwahati, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. The aircraft was subsequently ferried to Hyderabad International on October 9, following the return to the lessor. On October 27, it was ferried to Kathmandu as 2-FTBA where it will become 9N-AOC.

The Indian regional specialist continues to operate two ATR72-600s (only one active) and one DHC-6-400. It is awaiting the delivery of two more Twin Otters.