Athletic

US BANGLA to fly Kolkata on Dec 1

Country's private carrier US BANGLA is going to fly to its third international destination to Kolkata on December 1 as part of its ongoing effort to expand wings to more routes globally.

"The carrier would operate both way flights from Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka every day in a week with its newly added 158 passengers capacity Boeing 737-800 aircraft," US BANGLA revealed it today in a media statement.

Return promotional fare for Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka at economy class will start at Taka 9,999 while one way at Taka 5,999. All taxes and surcharges are included with the fare.

One way business class fare has been fixed at Taka 15,535 while return fare at Taka 25,534 with all taxes and surcharges.

The flight departure from Dhaka will be at 11:40am and will arrive at Kolkata at 12 noon (Local Time) while departure time from Kolkata at 12:50 noon (Local Time) and will arrive in Dhaka at 2pm.

US BANGLA has planned to start operation to Kolkata, Bhutan, Guangzhou of China, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Doha gradually.

The carrier started inaugural flight with the motto "fly fast-fly safe" on July 17, 2014 by operating in Dhaka-Jessore route. The airline has so far successfully operated over 17,500 flights in all the domestic, Dhaka-Kathmandu and Dhaka-Muscat routes.

With new aircraft, the total number of US BANGLA fleet rose to five, of which two are Boeing 737-800 while another three are Dash Q8-400.

Boeing 737-800 aircraft has 158 revenue seats each including 8 business class seats while the remaining is premium economy and economy class and Dash8 Q400 aircraft has 76 seats each. Boeing 737-800 aircraft will posses 4 lavatories to facilitate the passengers' comfort.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)