US-Bangla Airlines began operating cargo flights to a few more countries on Saturday. The airline has since May 9 been operating cargo flights to various international destinations, among which are Bangkok, Singapore, Kolkata and Guangzhou.
Additionally, US-Bangla Airlines has now started transporting cargo to such destinations as Kuala Lumpur, Chennai, Muscat, Doha and especially to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh’s air communications with the rest of the world has severely been disrupted.
Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) allowed US-Bangla Airlines to operate cargo flights on international routes. The airline is playing a direct role in keeping the wheels of the country’s economy rolling by keeping imports and exports active during the current crisis.
The airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft are currently helping to import daily necessities from various countries, especially medical supplies for physicians to keep healthcare services running during the pandemic coronavirus.
As reported on dhakatribune.com, each Boeing 737-800 aircraft can carry about 15 tons of cargo. US-Bangla Airlines will be able to transport cargo to countries with which Bangladesh has bilateral agreements on cargo transportation.