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12:00 AM, September 24, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 24, 2008

United Airways to fly beyond border today

United Airways Bangladesh Ltd, a private airline founded by non-resident Bangladeshis, will launch its maiden international passenger flight today.
A 37-seated Dash 8-100, a Canadian aircraft equipped with the latest aviation technologies and navigation equipment, of the airline is scheduled to take off from Dhaka for Kolkata, said a press release on Tuesday.
United Airways will initially operate one passenger flight everyday on Dhaka-Kolkata route. Everyday the flight will depart from Dhaka to Kolkata at 1520 hrs.
The one-way fare on Dhaka-Kolkata route is Tk 7,009 and fare on a return ticket is Tk 13,314 (inclusive of all taxes). As a part of its inaugural offer, the airline is providing passengers with a free ticket on their purchase of two tickets to travel on the route.
The airline is currently operating from Dhaka to Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet and Cox's Bazar, which would be extended to Dhaka-Barisal route from September 28, 2008. Shortly, the airways will also start operating from Dhaka to Syedpur.
Besides, United Airways, the first- ever-public limited company in the country's aviation sector, is planning to expand its operations to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bahrain and Dubai by July 2009.

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