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US-Bangla airlines to spread wings to Male from Nov

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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The US-Bangla Airlines is going to start operating flights to Maldivian capital of Male, one of the popular South Asian tourist destinations, from the third week of November next.

“The US-Bangla is going to operate flights on Dhaka-Male-Dhaka route four days a week for travel-thirsty Bangladeshi tourists, as the only local airline to make their travel smooth and affordable,” a press release of the carrier said in Dhaka on Saturday.

Apart from the tourists, the direct flight will also fulfill the long-standing expectations of the expatriate Bangladeshis living in the Maldives.

The US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s largest private airlines in terms of fleet numbers, will operate 164-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Dhaka to Male.

The US-Bangla Airlines fleet consists of a total of 14 aircraft, including 4 Boeing 737-800s and 7 brand new ATR 72-600s.

Currently, the US-Bangla Airlines operates international flights to Dubai, Muscat, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Chennai and Guangzhou while its flights to Kolkata and Bangkok have been temporarily suspended due to travel bans amid the pandemic.

As part of its future plans, the US-Bangla Airlines plans to launch flights to Colombo, Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam soon.

In addition to international routes, the US-Bangla currently operates flights to all domestic routes from Dhaka in Bangladesh while the carrier is going to start operation of flights from Jashore to Chattogram and Cox's Bazar and from Saidpur to Chattogram from September nest.