Firnas Airways (Oxford Kidlington) is a UK-based start-up looking to tap into the Bangladeshi diaspora market living in Europe, Asia, and North America. Using a mono-class B767-300(ER), the carrier is looking to serve the city of Sylhet in Bangladesh initially ahead of plans to open up services to Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l in Pakistan, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Tehran in Iran, and New York in the United States.

Founder and CEO Kazi Shafiqur Rahman says the start-up is still finalizing its business plan and is in talks with lessors and airports ahead of a hard launch later this year. With plans to pursue its own Air Operators Certificate (AOC), Firnas Airways may commence scheduled operations either in late 2016 or early 2017.