US-Bangla Airlines, one of the country’s leading private airlines, on Wednesday added another 72-seater brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft raising its fleet number to thirteen, highest for a private airline in the country.
The aircraft which came straight from the factory in France landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 4:40 pm. The airline has planned to increase number of flights and new routes in domestic sector with the new aircraft.
Adviser of US-Bangla Airlines, Capt Sikder Mezbahuddin Ahmed along with high officials were present at the airport to receive the new plane. Capt. Ahmed told at the aircraft receiving program, “We promised safe and comfortable journey to all our valued customers. We take pride to be the best service provider with highest level of safety. We will continue to develop as the best airline of this country and in this region”,said in a press release.
The airline started its journey on July 17, 2014 with two 76-seater Dash8-Q400 aircraft and with the maiden flight to Jashore. Within less than two years it went international with the introduction of flight to Kathmandu. The airline’s fleet at present consists of thirteen aircraft: 4 (four) Boeing 737-800, 6 (six) Brand New ATR72-600 and 3 (three) Dash8-Q400.
Currently, in domestic routes, the airline operates daily flights to Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Jashore, Saidpur, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barishal from Dhaka. In international routes, the airline operates flight to Kolkata, Chennai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Muscat and Doha.
On the other part Capt. Ahmed said, “We are the biggest private airline in the country but it does not make us proud. What we are proud of is, we kept our promise to our valued customer by providing safe and comfortable flights with brand new aircrafts along with most modern aircraft and the best technologies available in the world”.
With the slogan of ‘Fly Fast-Fly Safe’, US-Bangla airlines started its journey and acquired recognition for timely flight operation, international standard cabin service, quality catering service, comfortable seat and proper passengers’ service.
The airline is planning to add four more brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet by June 2020.