Passengers on the inaugural flight from Chittagong and Dhaka to Muscat were welcomed on arrival at the Omani airport. The service will operate four times weekly and will face competition from both Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Oman Air. Flights arrive in Muscat at 23:45 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
- Regent Airways has begun flying to Oman. The Bangladeshi carrier started four times weekly flights on 7 April from Dhaka (DAC) to Muscat (MCT) via Chittagong (CGP). The airline will use a new 183-seat 737-800 on the route. Competition will be provided by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Oman Air who both operate non-stop from Muscat to both Chittagong and Dhaka. Mr. Mashruf Habib, MD of Regent Airways, said: “The dream and vision of Regent Airways is to be flying partner of the Bangladeshi expatriates worldwide. We also try to make the travel on air routes more comfortable and cheaper. Following our success on prevailing international routes particularly Malaysia and Singapore, we have started a new air route to Middle East now.” Regent Airways’ other international destinations currently include Bangkok, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. See how this route’s fire truck water arch does in this week’s competition.