US-Bangla Airlines has started operating flights on Dhaka-Dubai route from February 1. With the inclusion of Dubai as one of the Middle East destinations as the 10th international route, the progress of US-Bangla Airlines will be further strengthened.
The flight was officially inaugurated at the International Terminal Building of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on the Dhaka-Dubai route by cutting a cake before the start of the flight.
Honorable Chairman of Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman was present as the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. Also present as a special guest was a member of the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority-Operations and Planning Air Cdre Khalid Hossain, Member-Flight Standard and Regulations Group Captain Chowdhury M Zia ul Kabir, Director-Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan.
The event was presided over by Captain Sikder Mezbahuddin Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of US-Bangla Airlines.
During the Covid-19 period, US-Bangla Airlines has started operating flights from Dhaka to Dubai in accordance with the state decision of Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates. The inaugural flight was conducted with a 164-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The inaugural flight from Dhaka to Dubai had 140 passengers.
From Dhaka, the airline company is scheduled to take off at 06.30 pm for Dubai every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The flight supposed to land at Dubai airport at 10.00 pm.
The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 11:30 pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 06.00 am on next day.
Every Tuesday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 05.30 pm and will reach there at 09.00 pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 10:30 pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 05.00 am on the next day.
Every Wednesday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 03.55 pm and will reach there at 07.25 pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 08:55 pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 03.25 am on the next day.
Every Saturday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 05.00 pm and will reach there at 08.30 pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 09:55 pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 04.25 am on the next day. All mentioned timings are local.
For Economy Class the minimum one-way fare BDT 54,999 and return fare BDT 73,000 has been fixed in Dhaka-Dubai route.
Also the minimum one-way fare AED 1,670 and return fare AED 2,753 has been fixed in Dubai-Dhaka route.
For Business Class the one-way fare BDT 79,200 and return fare BDT 153,526 has been fixed in Dhaka-Dubai route. Also one-way fare AED 2,620 and return fare AED 4,453 has been fixed in Dubai-Dhaka route. The fares include all taxes and surcharges.
US-Bangla Airlines has a total of thirteen aircrafts in its fleet, including 4 Boeing 737-800, 6 brand new ATR 72-600. There are plans to add four more new aircraft to the fleet soon.
US-Bangla Airlines currently operates flights to Muscat, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kolkata, Chennai and Guangzhou. US-Bangla also plans to operate flights to Male and Colombo, shortly.
Besides, US-Bangla operates flights to all domestic routes of Bangladesh especially from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar, Chattogram, Sylhet, Saidpur, Jashore, Rajshahi and Barishal.
US-Bangla Airlines plans to operate flights to various destinations in the Middle East to serve new destinations, especially to expatriate Bangladeshis. It has been decided to operate flights to Abu Dhabi in addition to Dubai soon. Apart from tourists, there are more than one million expatriate Bangladeshis in different cities of UAE including Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The inaugural ceremony of the Dhaka-Dubai flight was attended by senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authority, officials of US-Bangla Airlines and other airlines and representatives of various media outlets.