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12:22 PM, September 27, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

United Airways resumes operations

United Airways resumes operations

The United Airways resumed its operations this morning after a three-day suspension of all its flights following a conflict in the board of directors.

The airline has resumed its operation through a domestic flight from Dhaka to Syedpur at 7:15am, Kamrul Islam, deputy general manager of marketing support and public relations of the United Airways, told The Daily Star.

Flying the International route will also commence through a flight on Dhaka-Chittagong-Kolkata route at 1:00pm today, he added.

Another flight will leave Dhaka for Jeddah at 8:00pm today, the United Airways official said.

The airline suspended its flight operation on Wednesday for an indefinite period, after the private airline's new board failed to come up with plans to keep it afloat.

The decision to resume operations came yesterday after a five-hour-long closed-door meeting of the board and former chairman of United Airways, Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, at his Uttara home.

Tasbirul had stepped down on Monday from the post of chairman and managing director following the internal conflict and he was reinstated as the MD of the carrier yesterday.

"All of them have reached a consensus and an agreement was signed among them," Kamrul told The Daily Star last night.

The abrupt flight suspensions also created sufferings for the passengers. Some 2,300 to 2,400 inbound and outbound passengers got stranded.

Set up in 2007, the airline has 11 aircraft in its fleet: two Airbus 310s, five MD-83s, three ATR-72s and one Bombardier Dash-8. It was listed at the stock exchange in 2010.

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