US-Bangla Airlines yesterday added a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet.
The airline has decided to operate regular scheduled flights to Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Muscat, Doha, Guangzhou and many more international destinations with the Boeing 737-800, the carrier said in a statement yesterday.
The airline now has four aircraft in its fleet with the inclusion of the new Boeing, according to the statement. “Our Boeing 737-800 aircraft has 158 revenue seats and three Dash8 Q400 aircraft have 76 seats.”
To expand its operation into the globe, the management of US-Bangla will procure two more new Boeing 737-500 aircraft, the company said.
One of the aircraft will arrive in Bangladesh in the third week of October and the last in December, it said. Each aircraft will have four lavatories for the sake of the passengers' comfort, according to the statement.
US-Bangla will be the first airline in Bangladesh to connect Paro in Bhutan with Dhaka in the near future, according to the statement. US-Bangla Airlines has always been focusing on improving the standard of service to an international level, said Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun, managing director of the carrier.
He spoke at an event to receive the Boeing aircraft at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday.
“Our next goal is to stand as the best airline in Asia as we have already received the best airline title for the domestic operation, and this will surely increase the reputation of the aviation industry of Bangladesh.”
“Today, the management of US-Bangla Airlines on behalf of all its directors and employees expresses gratitude to all its patrons, well wishers and in particular, all the government agencies, travel agents and representatives of the print and electronic media for their heartfelt support in making US-Bangla a success story.”
The airline operated Dhaka-Kathmandu flights as its first international route within two years of the start of its operation, according to the statement.
The country's leading airline started its inaugural flight on Dhaka-Jessore route with the motto “fly fast-fly safe” on July 17 in 2014 , it said.
US-Bangla has so far operated over 16,000 flights on domestic and Dhaka-Kathmandu routes.
The airline received the “Best Airline of the Year-2015” award for its operation in the domestic sector by The Bangladesh Monitor, a travel-based newspaper.
It also achieved the “Best Domestic Airline of the Year – 2014 and 2015” award from the Bangladesh Travellers Forum.