Leading private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has recently added two brand new and next generation ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet to operate domestic flights.
This is for the first time a private airline in Bangladesh will use ATR 72-600 aircraft to operate domestic flight, the company said in a press release.
Air India, IndiGo, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air and Lion Air are currently using this ATR aircraft.
US-Bangla will operate 63 additional flights before Eid to meet the demand of home-bound passengers.
The carrier will operate 29 additional flights to Jashore, 21 to Saidpur, 7 to Rajshahi, 3 to Barishal and 3 to Chattogram from May 30 to June 5.
Apart from the additional flights, the airline will continue running its four regular flights to Chattogram, three to Sylhet, two to Cox’s Bazar, two to Jashore, two to Saidpur, one to Rajshahi and weekly three flights to Barishal.
Currently, the US-Bangla is operating flights to several international routes, including Kolkata, Chennai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Masqat and Doha, with four Boeing 737-800, three Dash-8 Q 400 and two ATR 72-600 aircraft. Another two ATR 72-600 aircraft will be added in its fleet by June, according to the statement.