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US-Bangla Added 21st Aircraft to Fleet

US-Bangla Added 21st Aircraft to Fleet

US-Bangla Airlines, the largest private airline in Bangladesh by fleet size, recently added its 21st aircraft to its fleet. It is their 10th ATR 72-600 in the fleet which landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, on 3 February at 4:35 pm, according to a US-Bangla Airlines press release.

Captain Lutfor Rahman, the Chief Executive Officer of US-Bangla Airlines, officially received the newly added aircraft which was given a water cannon at the airport moments before.

Airbus and ATR worked together to design the all-new ATR 72-600 aircraft which is currently worth about Tk283 crore on the market. Numerous well-known airlines in the world, including IndiGo, Wings Air, Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, and Iran Air, use ATR 72-600 aircraft to conduct flights on regional routes.

US-Bangla Airlines now operates 21 aircraft, including the recently acquired ATR 72-600 that it financed on its own. Eight Boeing 737-800s, ten ATR 72-600s, and three Dash8-Q400s are among them. US-Bangla started to add to its fleet on July 17, 2014, with two being Dash 8-Q400s aircraft and now has enriched its fleet with 21 aircraft. Within the next three months, two more Airbus 330 aircraft are scheduled to join the US-Bangla fleet.

At 4:35 p.m. on 3 February, the brand-new ATR 72-600 arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka from Blagnac Airport in France, which had travelled via Cairo International Airport in Egypt to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There are 78 seats available on the ATR 72-600 aircraft. As part of future plans, it will be used to operate flights on other domestic routes as well as to Kolkata.

All domestic routes, including those to Kolkata, Chennai, Male, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Guangzhou, are currently served by regular flights operated by US-Bangla Airlines.

At Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, senior US-Bangla Airlines executives formally welcomed the recently added aircraft. Prayers were said for the safety of the nation’s aviation industry, especially US-Bangla Airlines, upon the aircraft’s arrival.

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Written by Nadia Farha Mubin

Content Writer and Travel Enthusiast


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