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US-Bangla Airlines adds Airbus, another Boeing in its fleet

Published : Sunday, 11 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 703

US-Bangla Airlines adds Airbus, another Boeing in its fleet

US-Bangla Airlines adds Airbus, another Boeing in its fleet

US-Bangla Airlines on Friday welcomed an Airbus A330-300, with 436-seat capacity, to its fleet.

The wide body Airbus landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), where it was greeted by a water cannon salute.

US-Bangla Airlines Chief Executive Officer Captain Lutfor Rahman officially accepted the newly-added aircraft to his fleet, said a media release signed by Md. Kamrul Islam, general manager (Public Relations) of US-Bangla Airlines Ltd.

The airline plans to use the new Airbus to operate its planned London and Rome routes, as well as Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia, also part of its future plans as it expands its international network.

At present it would operate the Dubai, Sharjah, Muscat, Doha, and Kuala Lumpur routes.

An expanding network goes hand-in-hand with an expanding fleet, and the Airbus was not the only aircraft that US-Bangla added to its fleet on Friday.

Barely 12 hours earlier at 4:10am, a Boeing 737-800 landed at HSIA via Georgia-Serbia. Before Friday, US-Bangla Airlines boasted a fleet of 21 aircraft.

Following todays additions, the airlines fleet consists of an Airbus A330-300, nine Boeing 737-800s, ten ATR 72-600s and three Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. There are plans to add another Airbus A330-300 soon.

US-Bangla Airlines currently operates regular flights on all domestic routes, as well as international ones to Kolkata, Chennai, Male, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Guangzhou.

The two new aircraft were officially received by senior officials of the airlines at HSIA.    —UNB

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