Another new ATR 72-600 aircraft was added to the fleet of US-Bangla Airlines in just two weeks. On Wednesday (April 10th), the second ATR 72-600 aircraft, which was added to the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital, landed at 7:30 pm. At the time, the aircraft officially took the flight of Imran Asif, chief executive officer of the US-Bangla Airlines
The new aircraft, which was added to the fleet of the US-Bangla Airlines, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, via the airport of Egypt and Oman from the Blagnac Airport in France. The airline has a total of 72 seats, which will be operated on domestic routes in the future, private airline said in a statement. The new ATR 72-600 aircraft was present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport while senior officials of the US-Bangla Airlines and Civil Aviation Authority were present.
It is to be noted that, on July 17, 2014, two dash8-q400 aircrafts started from Dhaka via Jessore in the inaugural flight of the US-Bangla Airlines. After the start of the journey, more than 59,000 flights have been operated in the last five years. Currently, international routes including internal routes are operating regularly in Kolkata, Chennai, Muscat, Doha, Kualalumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Guangzhou. There are currently nine aircraft in the fleet of US-Bangla Airlines, including the newly added ATR 72-600, of which 4 Boeing 737-800, three dash8-q400 and two ATR 72-600.