US-Bangla Airlines has grown its network with the introduction on 11 November of services linking both Chittagong (CGP) and Dhaka (DAC) with Muscat (MCT). Both routes will be flown by the carrier’s 737-800s. The 3,261-kilometre route from Dhaka will be operated twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and face competition from Oman Air (daily flights) and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (twice-weekly). The 3,428-kilometre route from Chittagong will be operated non-stop twice-weekly, plus twice-weekly via Dhaka. On this route competition comes from Oman Air and Regent Air (both with daily flights) and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (five weekly). The MD of US-Bangla Airlines, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, said: “We are delighted to extend our operations to our second international destination, the Sultanate of Oman. We are certain that our services connecting Bangladesh to Oman will be successful. The entire team of US-Bangla Airlines would like to express gratitude to all its patrons as well as the government institutions in Oman, Royal Oman Police, the management and team of OAMC, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Oman, the Bangladesh Social Club community and members, our GSA Travel Point LLC and all other travel agencies in Oman as well as the media for being extremely supportive in making the Oman leg of US-Bangla Airlines operations a success story.” US-Bangla Airlines has been operating domestically since 2014 with three Q400s and launched its first international service to Kathmandu earlier this year. Flights to Kolkata, the airline’s third international destination, are scheduled to start on 1 December.