436-seater Airbus A330-300 joins US-Bangla fleet US Bangla Airlines
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436-seater Airbus A330-300 joins US-Bangla fleet

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 10 Feb 2024, 01:55 pm

Dhaka, Feb 10: Larger aircraft 436-seater Airbus 330-300 has been added to the US-Bangla Airlines fleet. The aircraft joined the fleet on Friday.

The Airbus landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:10 pm on Friday from China's Guangzhou. The Airbus was greeted by a water cannon salute. US-Bangla Airlines Chief Executive Officer Captain Lutfar Rahman officially received the newly added aircraft.

As part of the future plans, the newly joined Airbus will operate flights to Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and London, Rome routes in Saudi Arabia. Currently flights will be operated on Dubai, Sharjah, Muscat Doha, Kuala Lumpur routes. Airbus 330-300 has joined the US-Bangla fleet as 23rd aircraft. Earlier, the 22nd aircraft Boeing 737-800 landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport via Georgia-Serbia at 4:10 am on Friday.

Currently US-Bangla Airlines fleet consists of one Airbus 330-300, nine Boeing 737-800, 10 ATR 72-600 and three Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. There are plans to add another Airbus 330-300 soon. US-Bangla Airlines is currently the largest airline in Bangladesh in terms of number of aircraft.

US-Bangla Airlines currently operates regular flights on all domestic routes including international routes to Kolkata, Chennai, Male, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Guangzhou.

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The two newly added aircraft were officially received by senior officials of US-Bangla Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. While receiving the aircrafts, prayers were offered for the well-being of the country's aviation, including the progress of the US-Bangla Airlines.