Dhaka : US-Bangla Airlines will start flights to Chennai in India for the first time in country's aviation history from March 31.
Initially three flights will be operated to Chennai from Dhaka on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and return flights from Chennai to Dhaka on the same days.
The minimum one-way fare has been set BDT 15,005 and return fare BDT 24,017 for Dhaka-Chennai route. On the other hand minimum one-way fare BDT 16,003 and return fare BDT 26,013 has been fixed for Chattogram-Chennai route. The fares include all taxes and surcharges.
The flights in Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka will be operated with 164-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft. There are eight Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats in the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Internationally, US-Bangla Airlines operates flights to Muscat, Doha, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
Currently US-Bangla Airlines owns seven aircraft in its fleet out of which, four are Boeing B737-800s and three are Dash8- Q400s.
Chennai, also known by its former name Madras, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The city is famous for medical treatment and the gateway of Bangaluru, IT city of India. Vellore, the medical city, also can be connected by road for Bangladeshi passengers.
Along with Chennai, US-Bangla Airlines also serves Kolkata in India.