|Commenced operations||17 July 2014|
|Hubs||Shahjalal International Airport|
|Focus cities||Shah Amanat International Airport|
|Company slogan||Fly Fast - Fly Safe|
|Parent company||US-Bangla Group|
|Key people||Abdullah Al Mamun (MD), Imran Asif (CEO)|
US-Bangla Airlines commenced operations with domestic flights on 17 July 2014. It is a subsidiary of US-Bangla Group, a United States-Bangladesh joint venture company. Initially, the airline launched two domestic destinations, Chittagong and Jessore from its hub in Dhaka. Flights to Cox's Bazar from Dhaka were launched in August. In October, the airline launched flights to Saidpur.
In July 2016, the airline announced plans to phase in its first three Boeing 737-800 aircraft in September of the same year, and to subsequently launch new international routes, for example to Singapore and Dubai. The airline started flights from Dhaka to Chennai (via Chittagong) on 31 March 2019 becoming first Bangladeshi airline carrier to operate flights to Southern India.
Its headquarters are in the Baridhara Diplomatic Zone in Dhaka. Its India office is in Bowbazar, Kolkata. Its United States offices are in Bangladesh Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City. Its Canada offices are in East York, Toronto. Its Thailand office is in Watthana District, Bangkok.
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|Boeing 737 MAX 8||-||1||-||-||-|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||3||3||—||76||76|
Accidents and incidents
On 12 March 2018, US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q-402 with registration S2-AGU, crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, killing 52 of the 71 people on board. The final accident report, published on 27 January 2019, concluded that "the probable cause of the accident is due to pilot's failure to understand the situation and handle the aircraft. Due to which the aircraft crashed".
On 26 September 2018, US-Bangla Airlines Flight 141 , a Boeing 737-800 with registration S2-AGA took off from Dhaka airport at 11:30am with 164 passengers and seven crew members on board. It was scheduled to land at the Cox’s Bazar Airport at 12:30pm.
The pilot circled for some time in Cox's Bazar as its nose wheel got stuck. US-Bangla Airlines General Manager (Marketing support and PR) Md Kamrul Islam said the pilot contacted Shah Amanat International Airport officials after noticing some technical problems. The pilot then put the Boeing 737-800 on a holding pattern over Chattogram to burn off fuel so that it was lighter while landing and fire risks were reduced. The plane eventually touched down at 1:18pm.People on the ground took photos and video clips of the landing and posted them on social media. The footages show that after the plane's main landing gears touched down, the pilot held the nose of the plane up for a long time. He eventually had to gently put down the nose, with no landing gear, a few hundred metres before the aircraft stopped. Emergency vehicles that had been following the plane since touch down reached the spot in moments.
Some passengers received minor injuries as they tried to come out from the craft hurriedly. Pilot Captain Mohammad Zakaria told that like any other pilot, he received training on managing emergency situations.
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