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US-Bangla inaugurates Dhaka-Male flight

Published : 19 Nov 2021 11:02 PM

The country's aviation industry is set to pick up business momentum following one of the worst setbacks in the world aviation industry due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The rapid growth in the past few weeks indicates business in the industry would be almost three times compared to what it was in the last 15 years.

If this momentum of huge growth can be maintained there will be huge employment opportunities. Meanwhile, there will be huge socio-economic development in the country due to such a pace of economic growth.

Mohammad Mahbub Ali, State Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism made the above remarks while inaugurating an event of US Bengal's Dhaka-Male flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Friday.

Speaking as the chief guest the minister said, “The aviation sector is gaining business momemntum after recovering the losses from virtual Covid-19 shut down. Due to the sincerity of the present government led by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the best business and investment environment prevails in the country and the private entrepreneurs are getting the confidence to invest. Investment in the aviation sector has also increased along with other businesses.”

“In addition to the state-owned airlines, two other private airlines are also operating well and increasing the scope of their business. Along with the current three domestic airlines, two new private airlines are set to join the country’s aviation industry next year,” he added.

“Our domestic airlines are expanding their business anew by adding new domestic and international routes. This growth of domestic airlines is a testament to the potential of our aviation industry. In the future, our airlines will control a large part of the aviation market in this country by increasing their efficiency and capacity by transporting passengers on more international routes,” said Mahbub Ali.

US-Bangla Airlines managing director Abdullah Al-Mamun said, “US-Bangla Airlines will operate three Dhaka-Male flights a week which will be increased in the future. With this, we are able to fulfill the demand of our expatriates.”

US-Bangla Airlines plans to operate flights to various destinations to serve expatriate Bangladeshis. Apart from Bangladeshi tourists, there are millions of expatriate Bangladeshis in different parts of Maldives. The US-Bangla authorities think that the Dhaka-Male route will become much more attractive to many passengers.

Maldives High Commissioner in Bangladesh Shiruzimath Sameer, Civil Aviation Authority-Member (Operations and Planning) Air Cdre Sadikur Rahman Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.