At this time Bangladesh is a developing country. So, Bangladesh has not much more domestic airlines. But in the future, the Bangladesh government is expected to expand this sector. 32 airlines have made attempts to enter Bangladesh’s commercial aviation market since 1972. But relatively few have been able to stay and run businesses here profitably. In Bangladesh, there are generally three scheduled airlines, four cargo airlines, and over ten charter flights, and more. And now, we’ll present you to Bangladesh’s domestic scheduled and cargo airlines, which are constantly working to increase the nation’s possibilities in the international market.
Top 5 Domestic Airlines in Bangladesh
At present Bangladesh has only 5 domestic airlines. In the stream, we will describe 5 domestic airlines and we will also give you accurate information about them.
So, the 5 domestic airlines are Biman Bangladesh Airlines, NovoAir, Regent Airways, US-Bangla Airlines.
1. Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the first domestic airline in Bangladesh. This company started its journey in 1972 after Bangladesh got independence. This Airline work in 3 airports. But they divided their working sector into 2 categories, like the main or secondary hub. So their main hub is the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and the secondary hub is the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The headquarter is in Balaka Bhaban, located in Kurmitola, Dhaka. Currently, they have flown to 16 different countries. Also, they have air service agreements with about 42 other countries. It operates about 29 international flights from New York City to the west and Tokyo to the east. Until 23rd July 2007, Biman Bangladesh was fully owned by the Government of Bangladesh. While operating the country under the caretaker government, Biman Bangladesh Airlines was transformed into the largest public limited company. This airline mainly worked for Annual Hajj flights, transporting non-resident Bangladeshi workers and migrants, and the activities of its subsidiaries, form an integral part of the carrier’s business. Biman Bangladesh Airlines is planning to take the country’s two-colored flag to new heights with great pride around the world.
Head Office: Biman Bangladesh Airlines LTD.
“BALAKA”, Kurmitola, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Telephone: ‘BALAKA’: +88-02-8901600, +88-02-8901730-44
Admin Building, Terminal Building & Hanger Complex: +88-02-8901500-22, +88-02-8901640-54, Fax: +88-02-8901558
Biman Call Center – Biman Call Center – Biman Phone/Mobile Ticket Purchase Service
Open: Everyday 08:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Mobile Phone: +88-01777715613, +88-01777715614, +88-01777715615, +88-01777715616
2. US-Bangla Airlines
Us-Bangla airline is known for its standard of services, reliability, and ultimate flying comfort. US Bangla Airlines was established on 17 July 2014 and is known as one of the premium airlines in Bangladesh. On 15 May 2016, US Bangla Airlines entered the international airport. In 2016, they delivered four modern B737-800 aircraft to SAARC, Middle East (GCC), and Southeast Asian countries to expand their frequency wings in different cities. During the year 2017 US-Bangla Airlines operated the maximum number of flights, transported the maximum number of passengers which is about 50% of the total domestic market share. US-Bangla Airlines operates daily in Syedpur, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Jessore, Barisal, Chattogram, and Cox’s Bazar. On the other hand, after being allowed to enter the international space, they dominated the international clouds of Oman, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Kolkata, and Qatar.
Arif Plaza, 41-Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cell: +88 01777 777 810, +88 01777 777 811
Hotline: 13605 or +88 09666713605
3. Regent Airways
Regent Airways is wholly owned by the Habib Group and operated by them. In addition to Regent Airways, Habib Group has a large portfolio of businesses such as electricity, steel, readymade garments, textiles, spinning, cement, paper, and fertilizers. Habib group started its airline company on 10 November 2010.
Regent Airways began commercial flight operations using its fleet of two Canadian-built Bombardier Dash-8-Q300 aircraft. It is the first airline of Bangladesh to have received approval for its Safety Management System Manual from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) which is an internationally acknowledged standard set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Regent Airways is becoming the airline of choice for passengers. They have also proven to be a timely performer and have completed 9 (nine) years of work.
CONTACT INFORMATION :
Hazrat ShahJalal International Airport, Domestic Terminal, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mob : +8801730358867
Landline: +880 9666716238
Office Hour: Daily – 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Novoair was founded in 2007 with a motto “Excellence in Aviation” and their goal was “Aircraft Art”. Novoair offers the best service to its valued clients. This is why over time Novoair has become the number one choice of air travelers in the country. On January 9, 2013, Novoair Embraer 145 aircraft began commercial operations. Novoair is keen to reach the highest level of customer satisfaction towards strict adherence to safety, reliability, efficiency, and regulatory compliance. Novoair is working to achieve customer choice and employee trust through leadership, commitment, and service. One of their goals is to maintain the quality of their service, and they give to that promise. Novoair is the “best domestic airline” in the country, has been voted “Monitor Airline of the Year”. For this, Novoair is on the list of the first choice for air passengers.
CONTACT INFORMATION :
PHONE: +88-09638-013603, +88-09666-722224
5. Air Astra
Air Astra obtained a NOC (No-Objection Certificate) from CAAB on November 4, 2021. Moreover, an AOC (Air Operator Certificate) for a commercial launch is being issued. In January 2022, the airline was scheduled to operate its inaugural flight. It has been postponed, nevertheless, due to the delay in the Air Operator Certification procedure. Two ATR 72-600 planes are currently part of Air Astra’s fleet.
CONTACT INFORMATION :
Astra Airways Limited
Siaam Tower, Level-6, Plot # 15
Dhaka-Mymensingh Road, Sector # 3, Uttara
Dhaka 1230 Hotline: 13607 or +88096 131 13607
Written By: Muhammad Afzal Hossain