Fly Dhaka appoints AirAsia for consultancy services
Fly Dhaka, a new startup private Bangladeshi carrier, has appointed AirAsia Consulting, a new aviation consultancy arm under AirAsia Aviation Group Limited (AAAGL), for consultancy services.
Established in April 2021, AirAsia Consulting utilises AAAGL's vast experience, expertise and best in class performance to offer a wide range of services for airline clients, Air Asia said in its website.
These include areas such as airline strategy, fleet evaluation and planning, network strategy, scheduling, turnaround time, on-time performance and crew optimisation, aircraft induction support, operational excellence in various areas, fuel saving initiatives, as well as industry leading low cost airline (LCC) best practices and initiatives.
Fly Dhaka Chief Executive Officer Lt Gen (retd) M Fazle Akbar said: "We are thrilled to partner with AirAsia, which has been hailed as the world's best low cost airline for more than a decade. AirAsia's two-decades-long experience as a pioneer in the Asean region will help us learn from the very best and build our capabilities to establish our own robust efficient operations."
Fly Dhaka has secured the No Objection Certificate (NOC) in October 2021 and is currently in the final stages of securing its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).
Fly Dhaka has also made significant progress in securing the appropriate aircraft for its soon to be launched domestic operations.
"We are also excited that we will likely be the only local Airbus operator in Bangladesh, utilising AirAsia's vast experience of the A320 Family of aircraft," Fazle Akbar also said.