US-Bangla Airlines is all set to start flights to Chennai from March 31, making it the first Bangladeshi carrier to fly to the capital city of India's Tamil Nadu state.
Initially, three weekly flights will be operated from Dhaka via Chattogram every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and return on the same day using the route, the airline said in a statement yesterday.
The minimum one-way fare for the Dhaka-Chennai route, inclusive of all taxes and surcharges, has been fixed at Tk 15,005 and return fare Tk 24,017 while that for the Chattogram-Chennai route Tk 16,003 and Tk 26,013 respectively. Flights will start from Dhaka at 9:10am and from Chattogram at 10:45am and will reach Chennai at 12:45pm. The flight from Chennai will start at 01:30pm and reach Chattogram at 4:30pm and Dhaka at 06:00pm.
The flights will be operated with a 164-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft.