The new aircraft will be received in the first and third week of November, and are slated to fly to international destinations
US-Bangla Airlines is set to add two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet this November.
At present, there are seven aircraft on the US-Bangla fleet: four 164-seater Boeing 737-800s, and three 76-seater Dash 8-Q400s, according to a US-Bangla press release.
The new Boeing 737-800s will have 167 seats – eight in business class, and 159 in economy class.
The new aircraft will be received in the first and third week of November, and are slated to fly to international destinations. The planes will help increase both the number of flights and routes operated by the airlines.
Plans are under way to add flights to various new locations, including Jeddah, Dammam, Riyadh, Hong Kong, Delhi, Chennai, Colombo, and Malé.
Currently, US-Bangla Airlines operates more than 300 domestic and international flights per week.
The airline runs domestic flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Jessore, Sylhet, Saidpur, Rajshahi, and Barisal, and international flights from Dhaka to Kolkata, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Doha, and Muscat. It also operates flights from Chittagong to Kolkata, Doha and Muscat.
The company also plans to add two Dash 8-Q400s to its fleet soon.