Regent Airways

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Regent Airways
রিজেন্ট এয়ারওয়েজ
RegentAirwaysLogo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
RX[1] RGE REGENT
Founded2010[1]
Commenced operations10 November 2010[2]
HubsHazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Secondary hubsShah Amanat International Airport
Frequent-flyer programRegent Club
Fleet size8
Destinations13
Company sloganEvery Little Thing Counts
Parent companyHG Aviation Ltd[3]
HeadquartersUttara, Dhaka
Key people
  • Yasin Ali (Chairman)
  • Mashruf Habib (MD)
  • Lt. Gen M Fazle Akbar (retd) (CEO)
Websiteflyregent.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 January 2018, Regent Airways serves the following three domestic and seven international destinations:[12]

Country City Airport Notes/Refs
 Bangladesh Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Hub
Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport Secondary Hub
Cox's Bazar Cox's Bazar Airport
Saidpur Saidpur Airport
Jessore Jessore Airport
Sylhet Osmani International Airport Terminated
 India Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
   Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Terminated
 Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport
 Qatar Doha Hamad International Airport
 Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
 Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
 Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahad International Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Regent airways codeshares with the following airlines:[citation needed]

Fleet[edit]

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

The Regent Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of November 2017):[13]

Regent Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passenger Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-700 2 12 114 126
Boeing 737-800 4 15 165 180
Bombardier Dash-8-Q300 2 50 50
Total 8

Services[edit]

Seating configuration[edit]

The Bombardier Dash-8-Q300s each has seating arrangement for 50 passengers in an undivided single-class layout. All seats have a generous pitch of 32 inches and individual tray-tables in a 4-abeast seating arrangement (except Row 1 of 2 seats, D & F forming a club-seating with Row 2 D & F seats) across the cabin.[14] The Boeing 737-700s are configured in 126 seating capacity, with 12 business class and 112 economy class seats. The economy class seats are configured with 33 inch seat pitch & the 12 business class seats are with 45 inch reclining seats.[14] In the 737-800s, the economy class are fitted with 29-31 inch pitch, and 8 business class seats (Reg: S2-AIJ), and 15 premium economy class seats (Reg: S2-AIH) with 33-38 inch 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. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 22 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 c "In-flight Seating". Regent Airways. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d "In-flight Service". Regent Airways. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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