US-Bangla adds 21st aircraft to its fleet

Published : 04 Feb 2024 11:46 PM | Updated : 05 Feb 2024 10:50 AM

US-Bangla Airlines, one of the country's private carriers, on Saturday added the 10th ATR 72-600 to its fleet as the new aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here.

The newly added 78 seats ATR 72-600 purchased with carrier's own financing has made the its fleet size a total of 21th aircrafts, among them, eight Boeing 737-800, ten ATR 72-600, and three Dash8-Q400. 

The aircrafts were officially received by US-Bangla Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Lutfor Rahman, a press release said.

Upon arrival at 4:35 pm in Dhaka from Blagnac Airport in France via Cairo International Airport in Egypt to Dubai in UAE, the newly added brand-new aircraft was given a water cannon spout at the airport before its official acceptance.

With a current market valuation of around Taka 283 crore, the ATR 72-600 aircraft has been developed jointly with Airbus, and ATR is normally used to operate flights on regional routes by several carriers including IndiGo, Wings Air, Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways and Iran Air, the release said. 

With the new airplane, the US-Bangla will operate flights on various domestic routes and Kolkata as part of future plans.

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

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