US-Bangla Airlines about to launch Kathmandu air service


US-Bangla Airlines, a private Bangladeshi carrier, has been granted operation authorization by Nepal to operate flights on the Kathmandu-Dhaka route.

US-Bangla Airlines is the fifth Bangladeshi airline to receive a permit from Nepal.

Other airlines allowed to fly to Kathmandu are Biman Bangladesh, GMG Airlines, United Airways and Regent Airways.
However, only Biman operates flight to Nepal at this time.

Authorization was granted last week, and the airline is planning to launch Kathmandu-Dhaka services by the third week of April

US-Bangla Airlines is a subsidiary of the US-Bangla Group, a United States-Bangladesh joint venture company. The airline started operations serving domestic destinations on July 17, 2014. It owns a fleet of three 76-seater Bombardier Dash-8-Q400s.

Last year, another Dhaka-based carrier Regent Airways had received operation authorization, but it is yet to start services.

Meanwhile, India has asked Nepal to revise the air service agreement to allow Indian carriers to make codeshare agreements with foreign carriers.-SAA

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