US-Bangla Airlines is playing a leading role in keeping Bangladesh’s airspace operational after the Corona pandemic. US-Bangla, one of the private airlines of Bangladesh, has exceeded the success story for eight years. Today (July 17), The Airlines enters its 9th year of operation.
On July 17, 2014, US-Bangla started its Bangladesh Aviation journey by flying on Dhaka-Jashore route with DASH8-Q400 aircraft. According to the plan, the United States and Bangladesh have strengthened the air communication system in the shortest possible time by operating flights to all airports in Bangladesh in the first year.
Domestic routes operate flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Jashore, Saidpur, Barishal, Rajshahi. On May 15, 2016, less than two years into the US-Bangla journey, the flight on the Dhaka-Kathmandu route took off. International routes between the United States and Bangladesh include Kolkata, Chennai, Male, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Guangzhou.
US-Bangla Airlines plans to operate flights to Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Medina, Abu Dhabi and Delhi in the near future. There are plans to add four Boeing 737-800s and three brand new ATR 72-600s to the US-Bangladesh fleet this year. Additionally, US-Bangla Airlines is moving ahead with plans to operate flights to various destinations in Europe including London, Rome, Amsterdam by 2023 and to New York and Toronto by 2025.
The US-Bangladesh fleet currently has a total of 16 aircraft, including six Boeing 737-800s, seven brand-new ATR 72-600s and three Dash8-Q400s. US-Bangla has an operating record of over 90% flights on time since its inception.
By setting a unique precedent in passenger service, US-Bangla was able to earn the trust of passengers as a Bangladeshi airline. US-Bangla currently has about 1,800 officers and employees in the country and abroad. Which is also working to solve the country’s unemployment problem. Also, it keeps the wheel of the country’s economy going by paying regular tax surcharges. Also, the country’s reputation has been enhanced by operating flights on international routes. Earning currency makes the country’s economy stronger.
There are websites and mobile apps to collect US-Bangla tickets. There are home delivery centers. It has more than 40 sales offices at home and abroad. There is ‘Skystar’ for frequent travelers. Through which not only ticketing is available, but also passengers get a discount for purchasing different types of goods at different business establishments.
Since its independence, US-Bangla has been the only local airline to operate direct flights to any destination in China or to Chennai in India or Malé, the capital of the Maldives. In the context of Bangladesh, US-Bangla provides a number of special passenger services, which has set an example in the aviation industry. One of the notable services is baggage delivery in just 15 minutes after the international flight lands. US-Bangla is constantly working to establish the idea that “you will not wait for the luggage but the luggage will wait for you”. In addition, there are various facilities for the elderly, including 20% discount.
US-Bangla not only transports passengers but also cargo to various domestic and international destinations. Since its establishment, US-Bangla has been directly involved in the development of sports in the country, including various educational, social and cultural institutions.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director of US-Bangla Airlines, said on the start of his ninth year, “In a competitive world, we are ready to face any type of competitive challenge. In today’s world, nothing replaces a new aircraft to provide adequate service to passengers. US-Bangla is constantly adding new aircraft to its fleet to ensure comfortable service to passengers. US-Bangla is operating flights on domestic routes with brand new aircraft. InshaAllah, in the near future we plan to operate flights on international routes with new aircraft. The American-Banglian family is very happy and proud to be associated with the economic progress of the country.
On the occasion of entering his ninth year, he added: “With the successful eight years of US-Bangla Airlines, all governmental and non-governmental organizations, various travel agents, tour operators, aviation authorities civil, various headquarters, various print, electronic and online media reporters for US-Bangla Airlines has gone through eight successful years.I would also like to express my gratitude to the officers and employees associated with the US-Bangla family.
(The author is the Managing Director (Public Relations) and Spokesperson of US-Bangla Airlines.)