Cockpit crew and officials of the US-Bangla Airlines received the new aircraft at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday evening, creating a new milestone in the aviation industry of Bangladesh. US-Bangla will now be able to connect more international destinations in the upcoming days with the 158-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The carrier began its journey on July 17, 2014 with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Jessore. The airliner has so far successfully operated over 16,000 flights in the domestic and Dhaka-Kathmandu route. With the new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the total number of aircraft of the company is now four. Boeing 737-800 aircraft has 158 revenue seats each including 8 business class and Dash8 Q400 aircraft 76 seats each. It took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Fast-Fly Safe” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, US-Bangla Airlines received a positive market response and presently holds a major connectivity of the domestic routes and one regional Dhaka-Kathmandu route. In a span of just two years of its operation, US-Bangla has established its brand reputation. In the domestic sectors, currently it provides connectivity to all the domestic airports with the capital by giving regular flights. US-Bangla Airlines operates three aircrafts in its inventory; these are DASH 8-Q400 aircrafts. To further expand its operation into the international arena, the management of US-Bangla will procure two more brand new Boeing 737-500 aircraft, out of which, one will be arriving in Bangladesh in the third week of this month and the other one in December 2016. Each aircraft will posses 4 lavatory to facilitate the passengers’ comfort. The management of US-Bangla Airlines has decided to operate regular scheduled flight to Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Muscat, Doha, Guangzhou and many more international destinations with these Boeing 737-800 aircraft. US-Bangla will be the first airline in Bangladesh to connect Paro (Bhutan) with Dhaka in the near future. US-Bangla Airlines maintains an impeccable standard of service equipped with incomparable reliability and flying comfort with in-flight service of international standard, and reached the milestone for best on-time performance, which is about 98.7%. To facilitate its passengers further beyond flying, US-Bangla also maintains a frequent flyer program named ‘Sky Star’. For in-flight entertainment of the passengers, US-Bangla also published its own in-flight magazine ‘Blue Sky’.