Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is thrilled with excitement by the new addition to the US-Bangla Airlines fleet of the Airbus 330-300, a huge aircraft with 436 seats.
The Airbus landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Guangzhou, China on Friday (February 9) at 3.10 pm. The Airbus was greeted by a water cannon salute. The newly added aircraft was officially accepted by Captain Lutfar Rahman, the Chief Executive Officer of US-Bangla Airlines.
As part of future plans, the new Airbus will operate flights to Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia as well as London and Rome routes. At present flights will be operated in Dubai, Sharjah, Muscat Doha, and Kuala Lumpur routes.
Airbus 330-300 has joined the US-Bangla fleet as the 23rd aircraft. Earlier on Friday at 4:10 am, the 22nd aircraft Boeing 737-800 landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport via Georgia-Serbia.
Currently US-Bangla Airlines fleet consists of one Airbus 330-300, nine Boeing 737-800, ten ATR 72-600 and three Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. There are plans to add another Airbus 330-300 soon.
It should be noted that considering the number of aircraft, currently the largest airline in Bangladesh is US-Bangla Airlines.
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.
The newly added aircraft were officially received by senior officials of US-Bangla Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. While receiving the aircraft, prayers were offered for the well-being of the country’s aviation sectors as well as for the progress of the US-Bangla Airlines.