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US-Bangla to add four more ATR this year

US-Bangla to add four more ATR this year

US-Bangla Airlines will add four more brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet by October 2020 to raise the number of flights on new domestic routes.

The airlines has already procured six new model 72-seat turboprop ATR 72-600 that raised its fleet size to 13 aircraft with existing four Boeing 737-800, and three DASH8-Q400, becoming the largest fleet among the country's private airlines.

The airlines arranged a press briefing on Sunday (Feb 9), marking the inauguration of its brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft by operating a special flight on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route.

At the briefing, the airlines advisor Capt Sikder Mezbahuddin Ahmed said US-Bangla Airlines is working for becoming the best airline of the country and in the region as well.

He said the airlines decided not to operate any aircraft more than 10 year-old to provide safe and comfortable flights to its passengers.

US-Bangla Airlines Director Flight Operations Monirul Haque Joarder, head of training Moshiul Azam, director administration Musa Mollah, and general manager-public relations Kamrul Islam were present on the occasion, among others.

The airlines started its journey on Jul 17, 2014 with two 76-seater Dash 8-Q400 aircraft, and with the maiden flight to Jashore. Within less than two years it went international with the introduction of flight to Kathmandu.

Currently, on domestic routes, US-Bangla operates daily flights to Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Jashore, Saidpur, Sylhet, Rajshahi, and Barishal from Dhaka. On international routes,  the airline operates flights to Kolkata, Chennai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Muscat and Doha from the Bangladesh capital.