Aircraft leasing company Avolon has added US-Bangla Airlines as a new customer, with an agreement to lease the carrier’s two Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
These will be the first widebody aircraft operated by the Bangladeshi carrier, adding another carrier to the A330 fleet.
The new deliveries will support US-Bangla’s passenger growth and expansion plans on medium-haul routes such as Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in September 2023.
Paul Geaney, president and chief commercial officer at Avolon, said: “We welcome this lease agreement with US-Bangla for two of our Airbus A330s.
“We are delighted to add a new customer to the A330 programme, offering widebody capability to US-Bangla’s fleet which will help support its route expansion in the Middle East.
“We look forward to building further on this partnership in the future.”
Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun, managing director of US-Bangla Airlines, said: “US-Bangla Airlines has ambitious growth plans for its international operations, and we appreciate the support of a leading lessor like Avolon.
“This is our first widebody aircraft and represents our aspirations to position US-Bangla Airlines as an airline of choice for travel to medium-haul routes.
“We look forward to deploying our new A330s into service providing premium flight experience at the most reasonable costs to our esteemed passengers travelling for Hajj, Umrah and business.”
US-Bangla launched in 2014 and is Bangladesh’s largest privately-owned carrier with over 2.5 million passengers annually across its network.