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12:00 AM, March 28, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 28, 2016

Regent starts flight to Muscat, adds another Boeing to fleet

Regent Airways will start flying to Muscat—the capital of Oman—on April 7, which will be the airline's first Middle Eastern destination.

The flight will initially operate on the Dhaka-Chittagong-Muscat route every week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, the carrier said in a statement.

Regent will use its recently acquired Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Indonesia on Thursday.

The airline has leased the aircraft from an American company for six years, and it is the fifth member of the airline's fleet, which has two other Boeings and two Dash aircraft.

The minimum fare for Dhaka-Muscat route, including taxes, has been fixed at Tk 20,565 for one-way and Tk 39,478 for a return ticket while the rates will be Tk 19,005 and Tk 39,244 for Chittagong-Muscat route.

The one-way Muscat-Dhaka minimum fare will be 50 Omani rial and return 130 rial whereas one-way Muscat-Chittagong fare will be 60 rial and return 135 rial, according to the statement.

Besides, each passenger will be allowed to carry 20 kilograms of luggage from Bangladesh for free and the amount will be 45 kgs from Oman to Bangladesh, the airline said.

Regent aims to be the flying partner of Bangladeshi expatriates worldwide and is trying to make air travel more comfortable and cheaper, said Mashruf Habib, managing director of the airline.

The new route has been launched following Regent's success in operations on international routes, particularly Malaysia and Singapore, he added.

More and more Bangladeshis are travelling to Oman, as the country's procedures are relatively less strict, he said.

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