US-Bangla adds 13th aircraft to its fleet

- A Monitor Desk Report 23 Jan, 2020 | 1475 Views|-+
Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines added another 72-seater brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet on January 22. With the latest induction, the airline has raised its fleet size to thirteen, highest for any private airline in the country.

The aircraft which came straight from the factory in France landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 4:40 pm. US-Bangla plans to increase frequencies and expand network in the domestic sector with the new aircraft.

Capt Sikder Mezbahuddin Ahmed, Adviser of US-Bangla Airlines and other high officials were present at the airport to receive the new plane.

Speaking on the occasion, Capt Ahmed said, “We promise safe and comfortable journey to all our valued customers. We take pride to be the best service provider with the highest level of safety. We will continue to develop as the best airline of this country and in this region.”

The airline’s fleet today consists of thirteen aircraft: four Boeing 737-800, six brand new ATR72-600 and three Dash8-Q400.

Currently, in domestic routes, the airline operates daily flights to Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Jashore, Saidpur, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barishal from Dhaka.

In international routes, the airline operates flights to Kolkata, Chennai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Muscat and Doha.

The airline is planning to add four more brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet by June 2020.

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