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12:00 AM, August 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 14, 2012

United Airways to expand flights overseas


Private carrier United Airways plans to connect more international spots, including Singapore and Doha, to offer wider options and competitive fares to passengers.
“We will start flying on the Dhaka-Singapore route from the last week of October 2012,” said Mohammad Kamrul Islam, assistant general manager of United Airways. “We also plan to start passenger flights to Doha and Karachi by the end of November.”
Initially, the airline will operate two flights a week from Dhaka to Singapore using the MD-83 aircraft, he said.
Islam said the airline also plans to fly to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dammam and Yangon by the end of this year.
“We have already received country permission in this regard and are completing other formalities,” he added.
He said the carrier is ready with aircraft, manpower and other technical aspects to tackle the growing operations.
Meanwhile, United resumed its operations on the Dhaka-Bangkok route yesterday after a year, as there was a low flow of passengers from Dhaka in the aftermath of the devastating floods in Thailand.
United Airways, the first airline listed on the country's capital market, began its journey on July 10, 2007, with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. The airline began international operations on September 24, 2008, with a flight to Kolkata.
At present, United Airways flies to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu and Kolkata, and also from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata.
The airline also operates flights to all major domestic destinations from Dhaka.
Now United has nine aircraft including two DASH 8-100s, two ATR-72s, three MD-83s and two Airbus-310s.

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