US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s largest private carrier in terms of fleet size, will enter its ninth years today.
On Sunday, US-Bangla started its journey in Bangladesh Aviation by operating a flight on Dhaka-Jashore route with DASH8-Q400 aircraft, said a press release.
Domestic routes operate flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Jashore, Saidpur, Barishal, Rajshahi. On 15 May 2016, within two years of the start of the US-Bangla journey, the flight on the Dhaka-Kathmandu route took off. US-Bangla international routes include Kolkata, Chennai, Male, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Guangzhou.
US-Bangla Airlines plans to operate flights to Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Medina, Abu Dhabi and Delhi in the near future.
There are plans to add four Boeing 737-800 and three brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to the US-Bangla fleet this year. Besides, US-Bangla Airlines is moving ahead with plans to operate flights to various destinations in Europe including London, Rome, Amsterdam by 2023 and to New York and Toronto by 2025.
The US-Bangla fleet currently has a total of 16 aircraft, including six Boeing 737-800, seven brand new ATR 72-600 and three Dash8-Q400. US-Bangla has a record of operating more than 90% on-time flights since its inception.
By setting a unique precedent in passenger service, US-Bangla has been able to gain the confidence of the passengers as a Bangladeshi airline. US-Bangla currently has about 1,800 officers and employees at home and abroad.
Since its inception, US-Bangla has been directly involved in the development of sports in the country, including various educational, social and cultural institutions.