Regent Airways

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Regent Airways
রিজেন্ট এয়ারওয়েজ
RegentAirwaysLogo.jpg
IATA
RX[1]
ICAO
RGE
Callsign
REGENT
Founded 2010[1]
Commenced operations 10 November 2010[2]
Hubs Shahjalal International Airport
(Dhaka)
Secondary hubs Shah Amanat International Airport
(Chittagong)
Fleet size 5
Destinations 9
Company slogan Every Little Thing Counts
Parent company HG Aviation Ltd[3]
Headquarters Siaam Tower, 15, Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway, Sector 3, Uttara, Dhaka 1230
Key people
Website www.flyregent.com

Regent Airways (Bengali: রিজেন্ট এয়ারওয়েজ) is a Bangladeshi airline owned by HG Aviation Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Habib Group.[3] Regent Airways is based at Shahjalal International Airport.[1][4] It was founded in 2010, and its operations began in 10 November of the same year.[2]

It expanded its fleet with two Boeing 737-700 aircraft on a six-year lease from ILFC,[5] and launched international flights in July 2013.[6]

It is headquartered at Siaam Tower in Uttara, Dhaka.

Destinations[edit]

Regent Airways currently operates 4 international destinations, along with domestic flights.[4] It launched international flights in 2013 — Kuala Lumpur in July,[6] Bangkok in October,[7] Chittagong-Kolkata flights in October,[8] Dhaka-Kolkata flights in November,[9] and Singapore in December.[9] The carrier is launching Chittagong-Bangkok flights from late April 2014.[10] It plans to commence flights to Kathmandu, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Doha and Muscat in the near future.[4] Regent Airways serves the following destinations (as of December 2013):[11][4]

[Hub]
Hub
[Secondary Hub]
Secondary Hub
*
Future destination
#
Terminated destination
City Country Airport
Bangkok  Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport
Chittagong  Bangladesh Shah Amanat International Airport [Secondary Hub]
Cox's Bazar  Bangladesh Cox's Bazar Airport
Dhaka  Bangladesh Shahjalal International Airport [Hub]
Jessore  Bangladesh Jessore Airport
Kolkata  India Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Singapore  Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
Sylhet  Bangladesh Osmani International Airport

Services[edit]

Seating configuration[edit]

The Bombardier Dash-8-Q300s accommodates 50 passengers in an all economy layout. The seating configuration is in a 2-2 layout, with all seats having a pitch of 32".[12]

The Boeing 737-700s seats 126 passengers, with 12 business class and 114 economy class seats. Business class is set out in a 2-2 seating configuration with 45" reclining seats. Economy class is set out in 3-3 configuration with 33" seat pitch.[12]

In-flight amenities[edit]

Onboard short domestic flights snacks such as sandwiches, roasted peanuts, mango bars, and beverages are provided.[13] The two Bombardier Dash-8-Q300s do not have in-flight entertainment.[13]

In international flights, traditional cuisine is provided.[13] In-flight meals are supplied by Biman Flight Catering Centre. Onboard the Boeing 737-700s, in-flight entertainment is provided through the Passenger Service Units (PSU) in economy class, while personal iPads are provided in business class.[13]

Fleet[edit]

Regent Airways Boeing 737-700 landing at Shahjalal International Airport. They were leased on a six-year period to launch international flights.

The Regent Airways fleet includes the following aircraft (as of March 2014):[12][3]

Regent Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passenger Notes
B E Total
Boeing 737-700 2 12 114 126 Both aircraft equipped with winglets.[1]
On a six-year lease from ILFC.[5]
Bombardier Dash-8-Q300 2 50 50
DHC 6-400 Twin Otter 1 19 19 Operates charter services on behalf of Chevron Bangladesh.[14]
Total 5 0

As of May 2014, the average age of the Regent Airways fleet is 11.7 years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Regent Airways Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Regent Airways hits skies". The Daily Star. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "About Us". Regent Airways. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Regent Airways Route Map". Regent Airways. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Regent Airways 2nd Boeing 737-700 arrives". The Financial Express. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Bangladesh's Regent Airways starts flights from KLIA". The Sun. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Regent launches Dhaka-Bangkok flight". Regent Airways. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Regent Airways to fly in Chittagong-Kolkata route". The Independent. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Regent to fly Kolkata, Singapore". Regent Airways. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Regent launches Chitagong-Bangkok direct flights from April 27". Financial Express. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Regent Flight Schedule". Regent Airways. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "In-flight Seating". Regent Airways. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d "In-flight Service". Regent Airways. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Regent Airways adds DHC-6-400 for Chevron Bangladesh charters". ch-aviation. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

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