A new 49-seater Embraer EMB-145 jet, the third aircraft of Novoair's fleet, sits on the tarmac at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Novoair
Novoair has added a new Embraer jet to the airline's fleet, taking the number of Embraer planes to three.
“With the induction of another 49-seater Embraer jet, the airline will further consolidate its domestic operations and would shortly extend its wings to some of the regional destinations as well, said Mofizur Rahman, managing director of Novoair.
The airline has obtained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh early this year to start international operations, he said.
Novoair currently operates regular flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet and Jessore.
The airline has recently launched a frequent flyer programme 'Smiles' for its customers, a first of its kind by any private airline in Bangladesh.
Novoair taps the growing domestic aviation market as air traffic is gradually increasing on local routes, boosted by expansion of business and industrial activities.
In 2013, some 6.48 lakh people travelled nationally by air, up 10 percent year-on-year, according to data from CAAB.