US-Bangla adds 4 planes to fleet

Sun Online Desk

17th July, 2016 06:28:42 printer

US-Bangla adds 4 planes to fleet

Currently the liner operates in all domestic routes with 3 DASH 8-Q400 aircrafts.

Country's private carrier US Bangla Airlines has decided to incorporate four aircrafts into its fleet to expand its wing to home and abroad.


The carrier has taken the move following successful completion of its two years of operation that began the journey in July 17, 2014 with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Jessore.


The aircrafts -- three are Boeing 737-800 and one DASH 8-Q400 aircraft-- are expected to join the fleet in late August and enter commercial operation by September this year to enhance domestic, regional and International flight network, said the airlines Deputy General Manager (DGM) M Kamrul Islam in a statement.


He said US-Bangla Airlines has planned to operate flight to Kolkata, Paro, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Doha, Muscat, Dammam, Dubai and Kunming.


The Boeing 737-800 aircraft is decorated with Business Class, Super Economy and Economy class configurations with 156 seats. In the two years, US-Bangla operated over 14,000 flights to various destinations while more than 800 effective workforces are employed here.


It took to the skies with a slogan "Fly Fast-Fly Safe" and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, US-Bangla Airlines received a positive market response and presently holds a major connectivity of the domestic routes and one regional Dhaka-Kathmandu route. In a span of just two years of its operation, US-Bangla has established its brand reputation.


In the domestic sectors, currently it provides connectivity to all the domestic airports with the capital by giving regular flights. US-Bangla Airlines operates three aircrafts in its inventory; these are DASH 8-Q400 aircrafts.


Expressing gratitude to all to mark the milestone, Managing Director of US-Bangla Airlines Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun said "We shall make all happenings not only to retain our present market share but to expand our operation in international sectors."


"We are absolutely bound to satisfy our passengers and we hope will be able to do it," he added.


In the journey of two years, US-Bangla has achieved "Best Airline of the Year-2015 in Domestic Sector" by Bangladesh Monitor and "Best Domestic Airline of Year-2014 and 2015" by the Travelers Forum.