US-Bangla Airlines (BS, Dhaka) is planning to induct at least one A330 in the middle of next year to launch Saudi Arabian operations.

In a statement marking the delivery of its latest pair of B737-800s - msn 39428 and 39430 - the Bangladeshi carrier said only that jet, now confirmed to be an A330-300, would arrive in June next year and would be used to connect Dhaka with Jeddah, Riyadh, and Madinah.

It did not disclose the aircraft's origins, nor did it respond to a request for comment. They will, however, be its first widebody jet(s).

Earlier this month, US-Bangla also signalled plans to start flights to Europe and to add six A321-200NX(LR)s to its fleet by 2023.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows US-Bangla Airlines currently operates seven ATR72-600s, four B737-800s, and three DHC-8-Q400s (to be retired and sold) on scheduled flights throughout Bangladesh as well as to India, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Singapore, and soon Thailand.

Editorial Comment: Updates with type - 29.11.2021 - 07:34 UTC