Ministry working on problems faced by private sector airlines : Menon
- A Monitor Report
29 Nov, 2017 |
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Rashed Khan Menon, Ministor for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Regent Airways management and dignitaries with top trade partners of the airline at the ceremony to celebrate seventh year of operation _Photo : Monitor
Dhaka : Regent Airways, one of the leading private sector airlines of the country, organised a glittering ceremony at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden on November 18 to celebrate successful completion of its seventh year of operations.
Present on the occasion, among others, were Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister for Cultural Affairs, Air Marshal Ena-mul Bari Chairman, Biman Bang-ladesh Airline Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and Lt Gen M Fazle Akbar, CEO, Regent Airways, among others.
Regent airways CEO, speaking on the occasion, thanked the Ministry of Civil Aviation, CAAB and travel trade partners for being able to complete seven successful years and hoped the same would be forthcoming in the days ahead.
He said the airline is currently operating to seven international and two domestic destinations. Soon, the airline hopes to launch flights to Dammam in Saudi Arabia and the city of Guangzhou in China was in its future plans.
Rashed Khan Menon said the government is aware about the problems faced by the private sector airlines of the country. The ministry was working on it and he hoped to ensure some facilities to them.
He mentioned that pro-active steps taken, after he took over the charge of the ministry, has led to rise in domestic travel by air. Biman and the private airlines are operating more flights to domestic destinations now.
Citing an example, Menon said earlier Syedpur was served once or twice a week, but now the northern city is served by five to six flights a day. Jessore is also being served by seven flights a day.
Asaduzzaman Noor praised the service standard and maintenance of schedule by the airline. He said, he prefers to travel by Regent Airways whenever he flies and urged others to do the same.
Speeches over, the airline honoured its top trade partners and a celebratory cake was cut by the dignitaries present on the occasion. The celebration was rounded off by a colourful performance.
Regent Airways offers a special discount of up to 50 per cent on tickets to five international routes and a domestic route, on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the airline.
After the discounts, the cost of return ticket, inclusive all taxes, for Bangkok from Dhaka or Chittagong will be Tk 15,99, for Kolkata Tk 8,499, for Muscat Tk 22,499 and for Doha Tk.26499.
The cost of return ticket for Kuala Lumpur from Dhaka will be Tk 17,999, Singapore Tk 17,999 and Cox's Bazar Tk 6,499, the carrier said in a statement.
The Regent Holidays, the holidays arm of Regent Air-ways, also offered special discounts for land package, including hotel accommodation with breakfast, airport transfer and tourist SIM card.
The month-long offer of Regent Airways ended on November 30.
The first issue of quarterly inflight magazine of the Airline- Regent Wings_ has been brought out on and presented to all guests, present on the occasion. Published by Interface Communications on behalf of the Airline, the magazine contains an article on the airline’s history of lest seven years. Besides, it has also carries interesting articles on country's history, culture heritage, culinary and tourism destinations.