The US Bangla Airlines decided to incorporate four aircrafts into its fleet to expand its wing to home and abroad. The carrier has taken the move following successful completion of its two years of operation that began the journey in July 17, 2014 with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Jessore.
US-Bangla Airlines is the leading premium airline of Bangladesh, with impeccable standards of service equipped with incomparable reliability and ultimate flying comfort, and reaching a milestone for the best on-time performance.
The aircrafts -- three are Boeing 737-800 and one DASH 8-Q400 aircraft-- are expected to join the fleet in late August and enter commercial operation by September this year to enhance domestic, regional and International flight network, said the airlines Deputy General Manager (DGM) M Kamrul Islam in a statement. He said US-Bangla Airlines has planned to operate flight to Kolkata, Paro, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Doha, Muscat, Dammam, Dubai and Kunming. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft is decorated with Business Class, Super Economy and Economy class configurations with 156 seats. In the two years, US-Bangla operated over 14,000 flights to various destinations while more than 800 effective workforces are employed here.
The US-Bangla Airlines (USBA) Ltd is a dream project of US-Bangla Group --- a leading business conglomerate of Bangladesh. The US-Bangla Group also owns other enterprises - American Purbachal City, a small township on the outskirt of Dhaka, East American City, Holidays Homes, an ongoing project in Kuakata, Green University of Bangladesh, US-Bangla Medical Hospital & College and US-Bangla Leather Products Ltd. The USBA acquired initially two Bombardier built DASH 8-Q400 aircraft. The 3rd DASH 8-Q400 aircraft was acquired and was 26 June 2015. These are 76-seat high speed propeller aircraft which can fly at jet speed of 667 kilometers per hour. In fact it is the fastest propeller airlines aircraft and also one of the safest airlines with no record of any fatal accident.
It took to the skies with a slogan "Fly Fast-Fly Safe" and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, US-Bangla Airlines received a positive market response and presently holds a major connectivity of the domestic routes and one regional Dhaka-Kathmandu route. In a span of just two years of its operation, US-Bangla has established its brand reputation. In the domestic sectors, currently it provides connectivity to all the domestic airports with the capital by giving regular flights. US-Bangla Airlines operates three aircrafts in its inventory; these are DASH 8-Q400 aircrafts.
In the journey of two years, US-Bangla has achieved "Best Airline of the Year-2015 in Domestic Sector" by Bangladesh Monitor and "Best Domestic Airline of Year-2014 and 2015" by the Travelers Forum.
Sources: US-Bangla site, The Daily Sun