Regent Airways

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Regent Airways
রিজেন্ট এয়ারওয়েজ
RegentAirwaysLogo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
RX[1] RGE REGENT
Founded 2010[1]
Commenced operations 10 November 2010[2]
Hubs Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Secondary hubs Shah Amanat International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Regent Club
Fleet size 5
Destinations 9
Company slogan Every Little Thing Counts
Parent company HG Aviation Ltd[3]
Headquarters Uttara, Dhaka
Key people
  • Yasin Ali (Chairman)
  • Mashruf Habib (MD)
  • Lt. Gen M Fazle Akbar (retd) (CEO)
Website 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 Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.[1][4]

History[edit]

Regent Airways was founded in 2010, and its operations began on 10 November of the same year.[2] It is headquartered at Siaam Tower in Uttara, Dhaka. 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]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 launched flights to Bangkok directly from Chittagong on 27 April 2014.[10] In April 2016, the carrier launched flights to Muscat, its fifth international destination.[11]

Destinations[edit]

As of December 2016, Regent Airways serves the following three domestic and five international destinations:[12]

[Hub]
Hub
[Secondary Hub]
Secondary Hub
*
Future destination
[Terminated]
Terminated destination
City Country Airport
Dhaka  Bangladesh Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport [Hub]
Chittagong  Bangladesh Shah Amanat International Airport [Secondary Hub]
Cox's Bazar  Bangladesh Cox's Bazar Airport
Kolkata  India Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kathmandu    Nepal Tribhuvan International Airport
Muscat  Oman Muscat International Airport
Singapore  Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
Bangkok  Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport

Fleet[edit]

Regent Airways Boeing 737-700
Regent Airways Bombardier Dash-8-Q300

The Regent Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[13]

Regent Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passenger Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-700 2 12 114 126
Boeing 737-800 2 15 168 183
Bombardier Dash-8-Q300 1 50 50
Total 5

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".[14] 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.[14]

In-flight amenities[edit]

On board short domestic flights, snacks such as sandwiches, roasted peanuts, mango bars, and beverages are provided.[15] The two Bombardier Dash-8-Q300s do not have in-flight entertainment.[15] In international flights, traditional cuisine is provided.[15] In-flight meals are supplied by Biman Flight Catering Centre. On board 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.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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 "About Us". Regent Airways. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Regent Airways Route Map". Regent Airways. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "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 Airways starting Dhaka-Ktm flight from Feb 1". República. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Regent Flight Schedule". Regent Airways. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2016. p. 5. 
  14. ^ a b "In-flight Seating". Regent Airways. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d "In-flight Service". Regent Airways. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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