The first Boeing Next Generation 737-700 aircraft of Regent Airways – the country’s leading private airline, has arrived at Dhaka on Thursday. The aircraft departed from Phoenix, Arizona, USA on 1st July and came through Europe and Middle-East to reach Hazrat Shahjalal Intl Airport, Dhaka at 5pm local time as a gentle drizzle welcomed the ultra-modern aircraft.
The aircraft is the youngest Boeing 737 ever registered in Bangladesh, and is on a lease for 6 years from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), USA. Regent Airways shall deploy the aircraft on its first international destination – Kuala Lumpur, while another B737-700 that shall soon join the fleet will pave the way to serve Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.
Configured in a spacious 2-class cabin – 12 Business Class and 114 Economy Class seats totaling into 126 passenger capacity, the aircraft is equipped with in-flight entertainment system throughout the cabin, most modern avionics for flight safety, and fuel-saving winglets.
The second B737-700 shall join Regent Airways soon to make the airline’s fleet the youngest in Bangladesh and enable it to maintain its high reliability and safety performance in commercial operations. – Press Release