US-Bangla Airlines, a prominent carrier in Bangladesh, has welcomed its inaugural wide-body aircraft, an Airbus A330-300.
The aircraft touched down at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport last Friday, where it received a ceremonial water cannon salute. Captain Lutfor Rahman, the Chief Executive Officer of US-Bangla Airlines, officially accepted this significant addition to the fleet.
The newly acquired Airbus A330-300 boasts a spacious 436-seat configuration, making it a valuable asset for the airline’s operations.
Initially, the aircraft will serve on routes connecting Dubai, Sharjah, Muscat, Doha, and Kuala Lumpur. However, US-Bangla Airlines has ambitious plans to expand its footprint further.
As part of its future strategy, the airline intends to deploy Airbus aircraft on the London-Rome route, as well as to Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia.
With the addition of the A330-300, US-Bangla Airlines now operates a diverse fleet, including an Airbus A330-300, nine Boeing 737-800s, ten ATR 72-600s, and three Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.
US-Bangla Airlines holds the distinction of being the largest airline in Bangladesh in terms of fleet size. The airline provides regular flights on both domestic and international routes, connecting cities such as Kolkata, Chennai, Male, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Guangzhou.