US-Bangla Airline, starts flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

A Monitor Report 16 Feb, 2017  |    -      +
Dhaka : US-Bangla Air-lines, one of the leading private sector airlines in the country, will start flights to Kuala Lumpur on March 1 and Singapore on March 9. Imran Asif, Chief Executive Officer, US-Bangla Airlines made the announcement at a press conference at a city hotel on February 5.

Ghazi Salahuddin, Director, Marketing and Sales, Sohail Majid, Deputy Director, Marketing and Sales, and M Kamrul Islam, Deputy General Manager (DGM), Marketing Support and PR, were present.

From March 1, flights for Kuala Lumpur will leave at 8 pm (local time) and will reach Kuala Lumpur at 2 am (local time). From Kuala Lumpur, the flights will leave at 3 am (local time) and will land in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5 am (local time). The flights for Kuala Lumpur will be operated daily except for Friday and Saturday.

Apart from this, from March 9, US-Bangla Airlines will be operating to Singapore every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The flights will leave for Singapore at 11 pm (local time) from and will reach Singapore at 5.15 am (local time) and will return from Singapore at 6:15 am (local time) and will land in at around 8:30 am (local time).

The minimum fare for Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur flight has been fixed at Tk 20,499 and Tk 27,999 return, inclusive of all taxes and surcharges. For Dhaka-Singapore it will be Tk 19,999 one way and Tk 31,999 has been fixed initially as return fare.

The flights will be operated with Boeing B737-800 aircraft.

On July 17, 2014, the airline started its operation with two Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft and another Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft was added to its fleet later.

Currently US-Bangla Airlines possesses three Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft and two Boeing B737-800 aircraft in its fleet. Another Boeing B737-800 aircraft will be added to its fleet within February 24, 2017. And within August 2017, the fourth Boeing B737-800 and DASH8-Q400 aircraft will be joining its fleet as well.

With larger aircrafts, US-Bangla has plans to operate in Saudia Arabia and other important destinations within the fourth quarter of this year.

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