Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines celebrated its 2,000 days of successful operations today.
On the occasion, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director of US-Bangla expressed his gratitude, in a press statement, to all concerned, including regulatory authorities, passengers, staff members, media and other stakeholders for their continuous support and cooperation.
The airline started its journey on July 17, 2014 with two 76-seater Dash8-Q400 aircraft and the maiden flight to Jashore.
In less than two years, the carrier started its international operations by launching flights to Kathmandu.
The airline’s fleet today consists of eleven aircraft - four Boeing 737-800, four brand new ATR72-600 and three Dash8-Q400.
US-Bangla currently flies to all major domestic destinations as well as to international destinations such as Kolkata, Chennai, Muscat, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Guangzhou.
The airline holds records of over 90 per cent on-time performance and carrying 40 per cent of the total domestic traffic.
Today, the carrier operates on an average 400 flights a week in both domestic and international destinations.
Special features of the airline services include online booking system, home delivery, luggage delivery within 15 minutes for international flights, help desk for wage earners at the airport, SkyStar frequent flyer program, 20 per cent discount on air fares for senior citizens and 10 per cent for defense officials and golfers.
US-Bangla Airlines has 30 sales offices within the country and 10 abroad. The airline has over 2,500 travel agents in and outside of the country.
The carrier has already received numerous awards for its outstanding services, including Domestic Airline of the year 2015 by The Bangladesh Monitor and PATA Award 2016 by Pacific Asia Travel Association.