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Nirmal Barman

Published:
2018-04-26 09:51:38 BdST

US-Bangla starts China expedition Thursday


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US-Bangla Airlines, one of the country's private commercial airlines, is set to spread its wings to China as first ever any Bangladesh carrier to explore Chinese air from Thursday.

The airlines will operate flights from Dhaka to Guangzhou, China, one of the most important cities of the eastern region, as its eighth international designation, a press release said.

Initially, three flights will be operated by 164-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Dhaka to Guangzhou on every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday and return from Guangzhou to Dhaka on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, it said.

The minimum one-way fare BDT 30,408 and return fare BDT 39,442 has been fixed in Dhaka-Guangzhou route.

Currently, US-Bangla Airlines is operating international flights to Muscat, Doha, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Kolkata and domestic flights to all seven domestic destinations.

The airlines has the plan to operate flights to more international destinations including Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi soon.

Currently, US-Bangla Airlines owns seven aircraft - four Boeing 737-800 and three Dash8- Q400 in its fleet while another three Boeing 737-800 and three DASH8-Q400 aircraft will be added within this year.

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