US-Bangla to restart domestic operations from June
- A Monitor Desk Report 28 May, 2020 | 835 Views|-+
Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines will resume domestic flight services from June 1 in compliance with all the health regulations, the airline announced today in a press release.
As per the decision of CAAB, US-Bangla will initially operate flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur on June 1.
Domestic flights to Cox's Bazar, Jashore, Barishal and Rajshahi await further approval of the government.
The move comes after over two month long suspension of both international and domestic flights imposed by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
While domestic flights are to be resumed from June 1, resumption of international flight operations still await approval. However, it is to be mentioned that, amid the ban on international air travel, US-Bangla is the only carrier to currently operate a flight a week on Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka route.
To further contain the spread of the virus, CAAB has mandated all passengers to wear masks, hand gloves as well as pilots and cabin crews to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while maintaining social distance.
US-Bangla has decided to operate flights with the permission of CAAB after disinfecting the aircraft before each flight. The flight schedules are also fixed having 45 minute intervals in between.
CAAB has also instructed airlines to sanitise the hands of passengers and not to provide in-flight meals onboard in domestic routes.
Furthermore, while taking seats onboard, passengers have to maintain social distance.
US-Bangla Airlines will operate on domestic routes with brand new ATR 72-600 and Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. Currently, the carrier has a total of thirteen aircraft in its fleet, of which four are Boeing 737-800s, six are brand new ATR 72-600s and three are Dash8-Q400s.
Passengers are requested to contact the nearest travel agent or US-Bangla sales counter or visit their website at www.usbair.com for any queries regarding ticket reservation.