US-Bangla Airlines becomes the first Bangladeshi airline to launch flights to Chennai, India from March 31.
The private airlines company declared the commencement of Chennai flight at a press conference held at a city hotel on Wednesday.Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of US-Bangla Airlines Imran Asif, Head of Sales Shafiqul Islam, and General Manager, Marketing Support and Public Relations Md Kamrul Islam were present from US-Bangla Airlines.
Jithu Jose, Senior Group General Manager, International Patient Division, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai also graced the occasion.
Primarily, US-Bangla Airlines will operate flights from Dhaka to Chennai thrice a week. The minimum fair for Dhaka-Chennai route one-way is Tk 15,043 and two-way is Tk 24,223. For Chattogram-Chennai route, the minimum fair for one-way is Tk 16,045 and return is Tk 26,225.
On Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, the flight will start from Dhaka at 9:10 am and 10:45 am from Chattogram. It will reach Chennai, India at 12:45 pm local time. Then, after an hour, the flight will depart from Chennai at 1:30 pm local time. It will reach Chattogram at 4:30 pm and Dhaka at 6:00 pm.
Besides, US-Bangla Airlines is offering attractive tour and medical packages to avail in Chennai for Bangladeshi travellers.
Medical tourism in India is rapidly growing. There are world-class public and private hospitals and medical facilities in Chennai which is considered the health care capital of India. Among the major hospitals, there are Apollo Hospitals, Apollo Speciality Hospital, SRM Medical College and Research Center and many more.Therefore, US-Bangla Airlines and Apollo Hospital Chennai have signed a bilateral agreement.
Imran Asif, CEO, US-Bangla Airlines, said, 'We are offering a Chennai medical package for Tk 37,990 per person. The package includes Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka return air ticket, 2 nights 3 days hotel accommodation for two, complimentary breakfast, free visa invitation letter, free doctor's appointment, free airport pick-up and Apollo Master Health Check Package.'