New Boeing B737-800 joins Regent Airways' fleet

A Monitor Report 16 Feb, 2017  |    -      +
Dhaka : Regent Airways added a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft in its fleet on February 5 with which the leading private airline will start flying on two new destinations.

The carrier now has four Boeing and two Dash aircraft in its fleet, Regent Airways said in a statement.

Air Vice-Marshal Ehsanul Gani Chowdhury, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, formally launched the aircraft at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Yakub Ali, Chairman, Habib Group was also present.

Earlier, Yasin Ali, Chairman, Regent Airways received the new Boeing at HSIA that came from Singapore on February 4.

The Boeing B737-800 has 167 seats, including eight Business Class seats and 159 Economy Class seats.

"We are using the most modern aircraft and technology as part of the expansion of new international routes in the current year," Mashruf Habib, Managing Director, Regent Airways said.

"We have inducted the new Boeing B737-800 aircraft which is a new generation modern aircraft and with this, we will start two new routes from Bangladesh to Doha of Qatar and Dammam of Saudi Arabia."

M Fazle Akber, Chief Executive Officer, Regent Airways said the airline plans to procure two more Boeing B737-800 and a Boeing B777-200 aircraft.

"With the three new aircraft, we will start operating flights to Guangzhou in China, Jakarta in Indonesia, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Male of Maldives and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia."

Regent Airways started its journey with two Dash aircraft on November 10, 2010, the airline said.