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Regent plans to add four new B737-800s to fleet this year

Published : 08 Jan 2020 08:38 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 12:05 PM

Entering into the 10th year of operations, private carrier Regent Airways plans to add four new Boeing 737-800 to its fleet while expanding its regional network and services both in the sky and on the ground in 2020. Imran Asif, CEO of Regent Airways said this at a press conference held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Wednesday. The press meet was arranged by the airline to share its present status of operations and plans for the current year.

Hanif Zakaria, Chief Commercial Officer and Sohail Majid, Director, Sales and Marketing of Regent Airways were also present at the press conference. Speaking on the occasion, Imran Asif urged, “As we embark into the year 2020 completing the first decade of operations, we have a clear 2020 vision ahead of us – to be safe and dependable as we have always been and be the most preferred airline of Bangladesh.” Regent expects to add the first two of the new Boeing 737-800s to its fleet by April-May and the remaining two by October-November. With a modern fleet of eight such aircraft, the airline plans to expand its network further to UAE, China and India, Asif further mentioned.

 The carrier intends to increase frequencies to its existing destinations as well. During the year, Regent will also continue investing in new services to add more value for customers. The airline will shortly introduce Regent Screens – the first ever Wi-Fi based in-flight entertainment service in Bangladesh aviation. The service will allow passengers to enjoy high-quality multimedia content streamed over Wi-Fi directly to their own personal devices – notebooks, tablets or phones. In terms of safety, Imran Asif said, “It remains the top priority for us and we, under no condition, are going to compromise with it. 

Whenever we apprehended any risk in terms of safety and reliability, we have never hesitated to ground our aircraft for necessary maintenance.”Notably, Regent Airways holds a good record of never having to face any security intrusion incident or accident resulting in injury to the passengers or damage to its aircraft.

Regent Airways currently operates to Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar in the domestic and Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Muscat and Doha in the international sector.