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05 October , 2013
Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury received “Sylhet Ratna Foundation Award 2013".

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10 July , 2014

United Airways celebrates seven years of operation.


Dhaka, 10th of July 2014: 10th of July 2014 United Airways celebrates Seven years of its service. On the 10th of July 2007 the largest private airline in Bangladesh started its operation with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. United Airways is the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh stock market. In past 7 years united operated 48000 flights and carried twenty lac passengers and 5000 tons cargo to various destinations. United has created over 1000 jobs.

It took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, United received positive market response and presently holds a major connectivity of the domestic routes, few regional and international routes. In a span of just seven years of operation, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its maintenance of schedule, service and safety.

In the international sectors, it operates from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata and also from Chittagong to Kolkata. In the domestic sectors, United Airways is holding major market share. Presently it provides connectivity to all the domestic airports with the capital by giving regular flights. United Airways has total 11 aircraft in its inventory; these are one DASH 8-100, three ATR-72, five MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircraft. Hopefully four Airbus-320 and two ATR-72 will enrich the fleet very soon. United Airways has planned to operate Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Riyadh, Dammam and Yangon. It will operate Dhaka-Karachi and Dhaka-Madinah from September of this year.

In past seven years United achieved Desher Kagoj Business Award-2007, Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2007, Arthakantha Business Award-2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Airline Sector, Business Express Business Award-2009, EBL-Monitor Best Domestic Airline of the Year 2010 and 2012, NRB Investment of the Year-2010, Business Asia Business Award-2012 and Mirror Aviation Award-2013, Business Asia Most Respected Company Award 2013.

On this occasion, thanking all the stake holders, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury reiterated “We shall make all endeavors not only to retain our present market share but to expand our operation in international sectors. We are pledge bound to satisfy our passengers and we hope will be able to do it Inshallah.” Today, the management of United Airways on behalf of all directors and its employees have expressed their gratitude to all its patrons, stake holders and well wishers and in particular, all the government agencies and all sorts of media for their heartfelt support in making United, a success story.


14 May , 2014

United Airways introduced Dhaka to Doha flight.



Dhaka, 14th May 2014: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading private airline, started its maiden Dhaka–Doha flight on 14th May 2014. Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd formally inaugurated the first Doha flight at 2240 hrs as the chief guest at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Among other guests Mr. Monirul Islam, Ex- Member of Parliament, Mr. Kazi Wahidul Alam Chowdhury - Editor The Bangladesh Monitor and high officials of United Airways Mr. Mohammad Ferdous Imam - Director Administrations, Mr. Khurshid Alam Chowdhury - Director-Revenue, Mr. Shahab Uddin - Director Engineering, Capt. M Elias-Director Flight Operation, Mr. Farhad Hossain – Director Customer Service and other officials attended the program.


04 December , 2013

8th Annual General Meeting of United Airways (BD) Ltd.



Sylhet, December 04, 2013: The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of United Airways (BD) Ltd was held on December 04, 2013 at the Hafiz Complex, East Dhopadigir Par, Sylhet. Chaired by Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd and other Directors are attended the meeting. A large number of shareholders were present at the meeting and took part in deliberations

The shareholders discussed at length various aspects of Annual Report Audited Accounts as well as the activities of United Airways during 2012-2013 and future plans of the company.

The shareholders were fully satisfied by the adequate disclosure and transparency made in the audited accounts and annual report on activities of United Airways (BD) Ltd.


04 November , 2013

Inaugural Flight from Dhaka to Singapore on 4th November 2013



Dhaka, November 4, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading private airline, is starting its maiden Dhaka–Singapore flight on 4th November 2013 to carry passengers from Bangladesh. The first Dhaka-Singapore flight of the airline has taken off from Dhaka for Singapore with a 167 seat MD-83 aircraft. Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport formally inaugurated the first Singapore flight operation as chief guest.

The one way special fare for Dhaka-Singapore is Tk. 18481 and return fare is Tk. 34001 (inclusive of all taxes). Weekly three flights will be operated from Dhaka to Singapore on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday and will depart at 0300hrs.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Bangkok and Kolkata. Now United has total 11 aircraft which are one Dash-8-100, three ATR-72, five MD-83 and Two Airbus-310 aircrafts. The airline is operating flights to all major domestic sectors from Dhaka like as Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Jessore, Rajshahi, Saidpur, Barisal and Ishwardi.

Among other guest, all directors and high officials of United Airways and journalists of print and electronic media were also attended the program.


05 October , 2013

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury received “Sylhet Ratna Foundation Award 2013



Dhaka, October 05, 2013: Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury received the Award from Honorable Minister, Ministry of Finance Mr. Abul Mal Abdul Muhit MP, Mr. Muhammed Sohul Hussain, Ex-Election Commissioner, Ex-Advisor to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh Brig. Gen (Retd.), Abdul Malik, Ex-Secretary Mr. M A Mubin, on October 04, 2013.

Since first flight of United on 10th July 2007, United Airways has achieved various prestigious awards, Development for Bangladesh Council at the House of Commons London for best Investment by the Bangladeshi British Expatriates-2010. United Airways also received Desher Kagoj Business Award-2007, Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2007, Arthakantha Business Award-2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Airline Sector, Business Express Business Award-2009, Monitor Domestic Airline of the Year 2010, 2012, NRB Recognition Award- 2012, Business Asia Most Respected Company Award-2012, 2013 and Mirror Aviation Business Award-2013.


17 September , 2013

Induction Ceremony of 10th and 11th Aircraft of United Airways.



Dhaka, 17th September 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading private airline has inducted recently purchased two aircraft (one MD-83 and ATR-72) in its fleet on 17 September 2013. Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan MP, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport formally inducted these aircraft as Chief Guest. Mr. Khurshed Alam Chowdhury, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Air Vice Marshal Mahmud Hussain, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh and Mr. Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited also attended the program as special guests.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd, Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “These new addition of ATR-72 and MD-83 aircraft has increased the fleet strength of United Airways to Eleven. We definitely want to increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desired aircraft to expand more domestic, regional and international destinations. The ATR-72 aircraft is having 64 economy class seats and the MD-83 aircraft 167 economy class seats.”

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury added: “These types of aircraft result in simplified and efficient operations. Such operations mean the most cost-effective service and savings passed on to our customers in the form of competitive fares.”

United Airways, the first ever listed company in the capital market in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata. Very soon Singapore, Doha and Yangon will be added to its list of international destinations. Now United has a total 11 aircraft which are Two Airbus-310, Five MD-83, Three ATR-72 and One Dash-8-100 aircraft.

United Airways (BD) Limited started its journey on July 10th 2007. The airline is operating flights to all domestic sectors from Dhaka such as Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Jessore, Rajshahi, Saidpur and Barisal.

Among other guests, high officials of government agencies, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, different banks, United Airways and journalists from print and electronic media were present on the occasion.


21 August , 2013

United Airways added another ATR-72 aircraft.



Dhaka, 21 August, 2013: The United Airways (BD) Limited is the largest private airline & first listed airline in Bangladesh capital market, today received another one ATR-72 aircraft to consolidate its domestic, regional and international network.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd, Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said This new addition of ATR-72 has increased the fleet strength of United Airways to Ten. We definitely want to increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desired Aircraft to expand more domestic, regional and international destinations. The new ATR-72 aircraft having 64 economy class seats will primarily be used for Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka routes.”

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury added: “This type of turbo-prop aircraft results in simplified and efficient operations. Such operations mean the quickest and most cost-effective service and savings passed on to our customers in the form of competitive fares.”

United Airways started its operation on July 10, 2007 with a Dash 8-100. Now it has one DASH 8-100, three ATR-72, four MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircraft in the fleet.


18 August , 2013

United Airways received “Recognition of NRBs and Supportive Organizations in Bangladesh”



Dhaka, August 18, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited has received “Recognition of NRBs and Supportive Organizations in Bangladesh” for contributions to the national Economy.

Sr. Advisor Mr. Syed Abdul Muqtadir of United Airways (BD) Ltd received the recognition award on behalf of the company from Honorable Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman, Ph.D. Bangladesh Bank, His Excellence Mr. Dan Mozina, USA Ambassador in Bangladesh, Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, President of FBCCI, Mr. Sabur Khan, President of DCCI and Mr. Shekil Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer of NRBs on August 17, 2013. The award was given by the Centre for Non Resident Bangladeshis.


03 August , 2013

United Airways to operate Dhaka-Singapore, Dhaka-Doha and Dhaka-Karachi from September this year.



Dhaka, August 3, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading largest private airline, will start flying on Dhaka-Singapore, Dhaka-Doha and Dhaka-Karachi routes from September of this year to carry passengers from Bangladesh.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata. Also is operating from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata. “We have already obtained the permission from Singapore and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority to operate the routes with our own aircraft and will fly to Singapore, Doha and Karachi from September this year.” Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways (BD) Ltd told.

United Airways has planned to operate 3 flights to Singapore, Doha and Karachi each sector. United started its journey on July 10, 2007. The airline is operating flights to all major domestic sectors from Dhaka. It will start to operate Dhaka to Yangon by end of this year. United Airways has total 09 aircraft in its inventory; these are one DASH 8-100, two ATR-72, four MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircraft. Hopefully one MD-83, one ATR-72 and two Jetstream will enrich the fleet very soon.

Capt. Tasbir said, “We will fly to other Gulf destinations including Riyadh, Dammam, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah also. Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries which employ more than 60 percent of the country’s over Seven million migrant workers.”

Capt. Choudhury said “We shall make all the happenings to retain our present market share and will try hard to expand our operation in both domestic and international sectors. We are pledge bond to satisfy our passengers and we hope, we will be able to do it.”


30 July , 2013

United Airways offers cheapest fare for flying to Bangkok from 25th of August 2013.



Dhaka, 30th July 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading largest private airline to fly Bangkok with cheapest fare from 25th of August 2013 from Dhaka.

Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka special return fare is Tk. 17989 (inclusive of all taxes and surcharges). Weekly three flights from Dhaka to Bangkok will be operating on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday departs from Dhaka at 1040hrs and departs from Bangkok at 1630hrs.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata and also from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata. The airline is operating domestic flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Saidpur, Rajshahi and Barisal. Hopefully Dhaka-Singapore and Dhaka-Doha flight will be start on September 2013. United Airways has planned to operate Karachi and Yangon. Another domestic route Dhaka-Ishwardi flight will be start on soon. Recently United Airways received Best Domestic Airline of the Year- 2012 Award by The Bangladesh Monitor.

Now United Airways (BD) Ltd. has total 9 aircraft which are one Dash-8-100, two ATR-72, four MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircrafts. Hopefully one MD-83, one ATR-72 and two Jetstream will enrich the fleet very soon.


03 August , 2013

United Airways to operate Dhaka-Singapore, Dhaka-Doha and Dhaka-Karachi from September this year.



Dhaka, August 3, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading largest private airline, will start flying on Dhaka-Singapore, Dhaka-Doha and Dhaka-Karachi routes from September of this year to carry passengers from Bangladesh.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata. Also is operating from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata. “We have already obtained the permission from Singapore and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority to operate the routes with our own aircraft and will fly to Singapore, Doha and Karachi from September this year.” Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways (BD) Ltd told.

United Airways has planned to operate 3 flights to Singapore, Doha and Karachi each sector. United started its journey on July 10, 2007. The airline is operating flights to all major domestic sectors from Dhaka. It will start to operate Dhaka to Yangon by end of this year. United Airways has total 09 aircraft in its inventory; these are one DASH 8-100, two ATR-72, four MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircraft. Hopefully one MD-83, one ATR-72 and two Jetstream will enrich the fleet very soon.

Capt. Tasbir said, “We will fly to other Gulf destinations including Riyadh, Dammam, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah also. Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries which employ more than 60 percent of the country’s over Seven million migrant workers.”

Capt. Choudhury said “We shall make all the happenings to retain our present market share and will try hard to expand our operation in both domestic and international sectors. We are pledge bond to satisfy our passengers and we hope, we will be able to do it.”


30 July , 2013

United Airways offers cheapest fare for flying to Bangkok from 25th of August 2013.



Dhaka, 30th July 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading largest private airline to fly Bangkok with cheapest fare from 25th of August 2013 from Dhaka.

Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka special return fare is Tk. 17989 (inclusive of all taxes and surcharges). Weekly three flights from Dhaka to Bangkok will be operating on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday departs from Dhaka at 1040hrs and departs from Bangkok at 1630hrs.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata and also from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata. The airline is operating domestic flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Saidpur, Rajshahi and Barisal. Hopefully Dhaka-Singapore and Dhaka-Doha flight will be start on September 2013. United Airways has planned to operate Karachi and Yangon. Another domestic route Dhaka-Ishwardi flight will be start on soon. Recently United Airways received Best Domestic Airline of the Year- 2012 Award by The Bangladesh Monitor.

Now United Airways (BD) Ltd. has total 9 aircraft which are one Dash-8-100, two ATR-72, four MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircrafts. Hopefully one MD-83, one ATR-72 and two Jetstream will enrich the fleet very soon.


07 June , 2013

United Airways received “Best Domestic Airline of the Year - 2012”



Dhaka, July 07, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited has received “Best Domestic Airline of the Year-2012” for contributions to the growth of the domestic air routes in Bangladesh.

Director Sales and Marketing Mr. Syed Khwaja Jonaid of United Airways (BD) Limited received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Minister Mr. Mohammad Faruk Khan MP, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism on July 06, 2013. The award was given by Travel News Paper the Bangladesh Monitor. Mr. Farhad Hossain, Director Customer Service of United Airways (BD) Ltd., Mr. Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of the Bangladesh Monitor and Mr. Syed Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director of Eastern Bank also attend the program.


07 June , 2013

United Airways received “Best Domestic Airline of the Year - 2012”



Dhaka, July 07, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited has received “Best Domestic Airline of the Year-2012” for contributions to the growth of the domestic air routes in Bangladesh.

Director Sales and Marketing Mr. Syed Khwaja Jonaid of United Airways (BD) Limited received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Minister Mr. Mohammad Faruk Khan MP, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism on July 06, 2013. The award was given by Travel News Paper the Bangladesh Monitor. Mr. Farhad Hossain, Director Customer Service of United Airways (BD) Ltd., Mr. Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of the Bangladesh Monitor and Mr. Syed Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director of Eastern Bank also attend the program.


01 June , 2013

United Airways received “Arthakantha Business Award-2013” in Aviation Sector



Dhaka, June 01, 2013: United Airways (BD) Limited has received “Arthakantha Business Award-2013” for best aviation company of the year in the aviation sector for contributions to the growth of the Domestic, Regional and International routes.

Director Sales and Marketing Mr. Syed Khwaja Jonaid of United Airways (BD) Limited received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Minister Mr. Dilip Barua, Ministry of Industries, Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, President of FBCCI on May 31, 2013. The award was given by the Arthakantha Publications.

United Airways also received “Desher Kagoj Business Award-2007”, “Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2007”, “Arthakantha Business Award-2008, 2011 and 2012” in Airline Sector, “Business Express Business Award-2009”, EBL-Monitor Domestic Airline of the Year 2010”, “NRB Investment of the Year 2010”, Business Asia Business Award-2012.


25 April , 2013

Resumption flight Dhaka-Barisal-Dhaka starts from 25th April 2013

United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading largest private airline, restarts flying on Dhaka-Barisal route from today. Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan MP, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport formally inaugurated Dhaka-Barisal-Dhaka the resumption flight operation as chief guest.

Dhaka-Barisal sector one way special fare starts from Tk. 3000 and return fare is Tk. 6000 (inclusive of all taxes). Initially, weekly two flights to Barisal will be operated from Dhaka. One flight will be operated on Sunday and depart from Dhaka at 1040hrs and arrived Barisal at 1110hrs and Thursday and departed Dhaka at 1700hrs and arrived Barisal at 1730hrs.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu and Kolkata and also from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata. The airline is operating flights to all major domestic sectors from Dhaka. Last 6 years united operates over 36000 flights, carried approximate 13 lac passengers and 2500 tons of cargo. United has created over 1000jobs. It has also plan to operate Dhaka to Singapore, Yangon, Doha, Dammam, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Karachi shortly.

Now United Airways (BD) Ltd. has total 9 aircraft which are 37 seater two Dash-8-100, 66 seater two ATR-72, 170 seater three MD-83 and 250 seater two Airbus-310 aircraft. It also join another 170 seater MD-83 and 66 seater ATR-72 aircraft with in short time. On 10 July 2007, United Airways first took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, United received positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic, regional and international market. In a span of just six years of operation, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its maintenance of schedule, service and safety with the employment of latest technologies.

Among other guests, Hon’ble Members of National Parliament, Hon’ble Mayor Mr. Swakat Hossain Hiron, Barisal City Corporation, Hon’ble Chairman Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh Air Vice Marshall Mahmud Hussain, High official of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, High Official of Government and Non-Government organizations, different political parties leaders, Journalists of print, electronic and online media and high officials of United Airways are also attended the program.


29 December , 2012

United Airways received ‘Most Respected Company Award-2012’ in Aviation Sector


United Airways (BD) Limited has received “Business Asia Most Respected Company Award-2012” for best aviation company of the year in the aviation sector for contributions to the growth of the domestic, regional and International routes.

Sr. Advisor Mr. Syed Abdul Muqtadir of United Airways (BD) Limited received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Ambassador Mr. Bahnarim Abu Guinomla, Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh, Ms. Monowara Hakim Ali, First Vice President and Mr. Helal Uddin, second Vice president of FBCCI on December 27, 20122. The award was given by the Business Asia Business Magazine.

United Airways also received “Desher Kagoj Business Award-2007”, “Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2007”, “Arthakantha Business Award-2008, 2011 and 2012” in Airline Sector, “Business Express Business Award-2009”, EBL-Monitor Domestic Airline of the Year 2010”, “NRB Investment of the Year 2010”.


06 November , 2012

Seventh AGM of United Airways (BD) Ltd.


The Seventh Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of United Airways (BD) Ltd was held on November 06, 2012 at the Bashundhara Convention Center, Bashundhara Residential Area, Baridhara, Dhaka. Chaired by Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd and other directors attended the meeting. A large number of shareholders were present at the meeting and took part in deliberations.

The shareholders discussed at length various aspects of Annual Report and Audited Accounts as well as the activities of United Airways during 2011-2012 and future plans of the company.

The shareholders were fully satisfied by the adequate disclosure and transparency made in the audited accounts and annual report on activities of United Airways (BD) Ltd.


24 Sep , 2012

The British High Commissioner Courtesy Visit to United Airways


His Excellences Mr. Robert Winnington Gibson CMG, British High Commissioner has paid a courtesy visit to United Airways (BD) Ltd corporate office at Uttara, Dhaka on the morning of 24 September 2012. Chairman and Managing Director Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury and other Director and high officials of United Airways (BD) Ltd were present at that time. His Excellences specially mentioned about the success of the company within short period and the expressed his satisfaction on the best utilization of the funds of expatriate Bangladeshi in UK. It may be mentioned that United Airways has been formed by the Bangladeshi Expatriates from Uk.

He was also briefed on the upcoming Aeronautical Academy of TAC Aviation. He showed his interest and offer his assistance if required.


20 Sep , 2012

United Airways announced special fare for Asian Tourism Fair-2012

United Airways (BD) Ltd. is one of the leading and largest private airlines in Bangladesh. It will be participating as Airlines Partner of 2nd Asian Tourism Fair 2012 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Agargaon, Dhaka on September 21-23, 2012.

United Airways announced special fares for this Fair. Domestic sector fares are Dhaka-Coxs Bazar one way Tk. 4600 and return Tk. 9200, Dhaka-Chittagong one way Tk. 3300 and return Tk. 6600, Dhaka-Jessore one way Tk. 2500 and return Tk. 5000, Dhaka-Rajshahi one way Tk. 3500 and return Tk. 7000, Saidpur-Rajshahi one way Tk. 1825 and return 3650, Dhaka-Sylhet Tk. 3000 and return Tk. 6000.

International sector fares are Dhaka-Kolkata one way Tk. 6580 and return Tk. 9700, Dhaka-Kathmandu one way Tk. 7000 and return Tk. 16600, Dhaka-Bangkok one way Tk. 16140 and return Tk. 26379, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur one way Tk. 24702 and return Tk. 34908, Dhaka-Jeddah return Tk.70300, Dhaka-Dubai return Tk. 48500 and Dhaka-Muscat return Tk. 51800.

All fares are including all taxes and surcharges. Special fares are only for United Airways stall at fair venue. Stall no 80 & 81.


12 July, 2012

United Airways received ‘The Best Business Award-2012’ in Airline Sector


United Airways (BD) Limited has received “The Best Business Award-2012” for best aviation company of the year in the aviation sector for contributions to the growth of the domestic, regional and International routes.

Director Marketing and Sales of United Airways (BD) Limited received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Minister Col (Retd.) Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism on July 12, 2012. The award is given by the Arthakantha Publications.

United Airways also received “Desher Kagoj Business Award-2007”, “Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2007”, “Arthakantha Business Award-2008, 2010”, “Business Express Business Award-2009”, EBL-Monitor Domestic Airline of the Year 2010” and “NRB Investment of the Year 2010”.



10 July, 2012

United Airways celebrates Five Years of operation

United Airways celebrates five years of its service. On the 10th of July 2007 the largest private airline in Bangladesh started its operation with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. United Airways is the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh. Last 5 years united operates 29000 flights and carried nine lac twenty five thousand passengers.

It took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, United received positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic, regional and international market. In a span of just five years of operation, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its maintenance of schedule, service and safety.

In the international sectors, it operates from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, and Kolkata and also from Chittagong to Muscat and Kolkata. In the domestic sectors, United Airways is holding major market share. It gives regular flights to Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Jessor, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Saidpur from Dhaka. United Airways has total 9 aircraft in its inventory; these are two DASH 8-100, two ATR-72, three MD-83 and two Airbus-310 aircraft.

United Airways has planned to operate 7 flights to Doha and Karachi each. It will operate Dhaka to Bangkok from August and Yangon by the end of this year. On this occasion thanking all the stake holders, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “We shall make all the happenings to retain our present market share and will try hard to expand our operation in both domestic and international sectors. We are pledge bond to satisfy our passengers and we hope we will be able to do it Inshallah.”

Today the management of United Airways on behalf of all directors and its employees has expressed their gratitude to all its patrons, stock holders and well wishers and in particular, all the government agencies and all sorts of media for their heartfelt support in making United, a success story.



11 June, 2012

United Airways to procure Four Jetstream Aircraft



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United Airways (BD) Ltd is procuring four Jetstream aircraft by September 2012 for services to mainly unused airports. Three of the four Jetstream aircraft will be 18- seater and will be used for scheduled services to smaller airports like Barisal, Thakurgaon, Lalmonirhat, Ishurdi, Shamshernagar, Comilla and Bagerhat while the fourth one will be 10-seater, to be used for flying corporate executives between Dhaka and Chittagong and for exclusive charter service. Jetstream is a small twin-turboprop airline. Jetstream manufactured by British aerospace.

Jetstream aircraft is safe, convenient and cost effective charter solutions to the corporate and leisure markets. It is committed to differentiating ourselves as an organization through customer service excellence and world class safety standards at competitive rates. Jetstream aircraft has an absolute and uncompromising commitment to safety and holds the very highest certifications from all the relevant aviation authorities.




7 June, 2012

United Airways to fly Chittagong-Kolkata from 18 June 2012

United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading largest private airline, will restart flying on Chittagong-Kolkata route from 18th June 2012 to carry passengers from Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong.

The one way special fare for Chittagong-Kolkata is starting from Tk. 7345 and return fare is Tk. 14430 (inclusive of all taxes). Weekly three flights from Chittagong to Kolkata will be operate on Friday, Monday and Wednesday and depart from Chittagong at 1230hrs.

United Airways is also operating daily flights to Kolkata from Dhaka. Every flight departs from Dhaka at 1000hrs. The one way special fare for Dhaka-Kolkata is Tk. 6734 and return fare is TK. 9928 (inclusive of all taxes). We proudly introduced ATR-72 to Kolkata from Dhaka. This type of aircraft is more speed, safety, reliability and more comfortable seats.




29 January, 2012

Inaugural Flight Dhaka to Muscat on 29th January 2012

United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading private airline, is starting its maiden Dhaka–Muscat flight on 29th January 2012 to carry passengers from Bangladesh. The first Dhaka-Muscat flight of the airline has taken off from Dhaka for Muscat with a 250 seat Airbus 310. Same day newly purchased 250 seated airbus 310 and 161 seated MD-83 aircraft, have been inducted in the company. Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan MP, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport formally inaugurated the first Oman flight operation as chief guest.

Weekly Four flights to Muscat will be operated from Dhaka and Chittagong. Two flights will be operated from Dhaka via Chittagong to Muscat on Monday & Wednesday and will depart at 2205hrs and another two flights will be operated from Chittagong-Muscat on Sunday & Thursday and depart at 2220 hrs.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director said, “The allocation of more flight frequencies for the private airlines was due to a change in the government policy, as it seeks to inject competition in the aviation industry. Government is encouraging the private sector to have its share of the growing market and we must be ready to face competition and should improve our service quality. Bangladesh’s air traffic grew near 7 percent last year, making it one of the fastest – growing aviation markets in the region, but decades of poor performance by the other airlines has enabled foreign carriers to snatch almost 80 percent of the market. We will fly to other Gulf destinations including Riyadh, Dammam, Abu Dhabi and Doha. Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries which employ more than 70 percent of the county’s over five million migrant workers. There are also several other top Gulf carriers operating in these routes. We shall make all endeavors to achieve a reasonable market share within a short span of time and thus retain the hard earned foreign currency in the country and also contribute in the national economy”.

Among other guest High official of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, journalists of print and electronic media and high officials of United Airways are also attended the program.




24 December, 2011

United Airways received another wide bodied aircraft Airbus-310

The United Airways (BD) Limited is one of the largest & first listed airline in Bangladesh capital market, on Saturday, December 24, 2011, announced that it had added another one Airbus 310 aircraft to consolidate its international network.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd, Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “The Airbus 310 aircraft have been purchased from France; this new addition has increased the fleet strength of United Airways to Nine. We definitely want to increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desire Aircraft to expand more international destination. The new Airbus 310 aircraft will primarily be used on upcoming routes between Dhaka-Muscat-Dhaka.”

He said “United Airways has taken a number of initiatives to control cost. Our Airbus 310 aircraft is configured with 250 economy class seats.” He also added ‘the airline is also procuring smaller aircraft to operate to Shamshernagar, Lalmonirhat, Barisal and other smaller airports’.




20 December, 2011

United Airways to fly Dhaka-Muscat-Dhaka from third week of January 2012

United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading private airline, will start flying on Dhaka–Muscat route from third week of January 2012 to carry passengers from Bangladesh.

United Airways, the first ever public limited company in aviation sector of Bangladesh, is now operating more international routes from Dhaka to Jeddah, Dubai, London, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Bangkok. It has been also allowed to fly Muscat from Dhaka. “We have already obtained the permission from Muscat Civil Aviation Authority to operate the route with our own Airbus-310 having 250 seats and will fly to Muscat from third week of January 2012.” Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways told.

United Airways (BD) Limited has already obtained permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to operate 4 flights to Muscat. United Airways (BD) Limited started its journey on July 10, 2007. The airline is operating flights to all major domestic sectors from Dhaka.




25 November, 2011

United Airways (BD) Ltd. 8th aircraft MD-83 added to the fleet

The United Airways (BD) Limited, the most preferred and first listed airline in Bangladesh capital market announces addition of 3rd MD-83 aircraft on 24th November 2011 to consolidate its International work.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways said, ‘the new MD-83 with 161 seats will primarily be used on regular routes between Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka, Dhaka-Dubai-Dhaka, Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka and also upcoming routes Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka, Dhaka-Singapore-Dhaka’.

It has further been announced by Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury that United Airways is going to purchase another Airbus 310 which expected to join United Airways fleet in the second half of December 2011 and will operate scheduled flights between Dhaka-Riyadh-Dhaka, Dhaka-Dammam-Dhaka and Dhaka-Muscat-Dhaka routes.




18 August, 2011

Inaugural Flight to Dhaka-Rajshahi-Saidpur

United Airways has started its flight to Rajshahi and Saidpur fulfilling the long awaited aspiration of the people of North Bengal. The Airways has started its operation in    Dhaka-Rajshahi- Syedpur- Dhaka route.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman and MD of United Airways said, “The people of North Bengal are lagging behind in commercial activities. To pull these businessmen in the profitable commercial mainstream United Airways has stated this operation. This will enhance business opportunity and give speed to the commercial activities of the North Bengal people." Weekly there will be 2 to 3 flights. But there will be one flight every Thursday.

The Inaugural special fare for Dhaka to Rajshahi is Tk. 3,500/-, Rajshahi to Saidpur Tk. 1825/- and Dhaka to Saidpur Tk. 4,750/- all inclusive.

Earlier United Airways started its Dhaka Saidpur flight in November 2008, could not continue for long due to shortage of passengers. This is why United Airways sought special relief in Navigation Fare, Landing Fare, Parking Fare, Security Fare and other related sectors from the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority to facilitate the running of the flight operation smoothly. United Airways hopes, these special reliefs would turn this route to a profitable one.

Mr. G M Kader, Hon’ble Minister for the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism attended the Inauguration as Chief Guest and inaugurated the flight, while Mr. Ataharul Islam, Secretary for the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism was the Special Guest. Those attended the ceremony are Heads of Foreign Missions, Journalists from Print and electronic media, Travel Agents and the Officers of the United Airways.

Right from taking the air with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” United Airways is promise bound to give highest service to her passengers. United Airways is the first Public Limited Company in the history of Bangladesh Aviation. Under the skilled leadership of Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Chowdhury United Airways holds under its wings a great team of dedicated diligent and energetic persons who are working relentlessly to materialize this dream. United Airways aims at making significant contribution in the national economy through undertaking this venture. United Airways is 100% your own Airline.




25 May, 2011

United Airways (BD) Ltd added 7th Aircraft to the fleet

United Airways (BD) Limited, the most preferred & first listed airline in Bangladesh capital market announces addition of 2nd ATR-72 aircraft to consolidate its domestic & international network.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “the new ATR-72 with 64 seats aircraft will primarily be used on upcoming routes between Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka, Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka, Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka.

He also asserted that United Airways (BD) Ltd now will be able to compete with other airlines that operate on the same routes and he said Bangladeshi passengers mostly prefer to “fly their own airline” and that is United Airways (BD) Ltd.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury added: “Dealing with this type of aircraft will result in simplified and efficient operations. Such operations mean the quickest and most cost-effective service leading to competitive fares.”

It has further been announced by Capt. Choudhury that United Airways (BD) Ltd is going to purchase another Airbus 300 – 600 which expected to fly Jeddah - Muscat route effective June - July 2011.

United Airways (BD) Ltd started it’s journey on July 10, 2007 with it’s maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet and currently operates regular flights to all major domestic routes, which includes Chittagong, Cox’s bazaar, Sylhet and Jessore. The international operation of the Airline began on September 24, 2008 with a flight to Kolkata subsequently it added international destinations like Dubai, London, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Chittagong-Dubai­ and also Chittagong – Kolkata.


24 April, 2011

Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) 2011 of United Airways (BD) Ltd

Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM)-2011of United Airways (BD) Ltd was held on April 24, 2011 at the Polwel Convention Center Uttara, Dhaka Chaired by Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd. A large number of shareholders and most of the directors were present at the meeting.


EGM approved the proposal of issuing of 1:1 right share at a price of Tk.20 including premium of Tk.10 each.


01 March, 2011

United Airways adds another ATR-72 to the fleet by March 2011

United Airways (BD) Limited, the first listed airline in country’s capital market, is adding another one ATR-72 aircraft to its fleet by March 2011 to consolidate its domestic, regional and International network.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways (BD) Ltd said, “This new addition of aircraft has increased the fleet strength of the airline to seven aircraft to enhance the operational capability. It has taken a number of steps to control costs. The new ATR-72 aircraft, configured with 66 seats, will help us in this regard. This aircraft will primarily be used on upcoming routes between Chittagong-Bangkok and also regional routes such as Dhaka-Kolkata, Chittagong-Kolkata and Dhaka-Kathmandu.”

“Operation of such modern aircraft involves easy and simple maintenance; fuel efficiency which mean the most cost-effective services possible and savings are passed on to our customers in the form of competitive fares. This aircraft is 66 seats with new, lighter and more comfortable seats and larger overhead baggage bins.” Capt. Choudhury also said.

The airline plans to expand its fleet by adding another Airbus-310-325 by June this year to fly on Dhaka-Jeddah-Dhaka and Dhaka-Singapore-Dhaka routes.

United Airways (BD) Limited started its journey on July 10, 2007 with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet and currently operates regular flights to all major domestic routes which include Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet and Jessore. The international operation of the airline began on September 24, 2008 with a flight to Kolkata and in next nine months, it added five more international destinations such as London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu and also connected Kolkata from Chittagong as well.



01 March, 2011

United Airways received ‘The Best Business Award’ in Airline Sectors

United Airways (BD) Limited has received “The Best Business Award” in the airline sector for contributions to the growth of the domestic, regional and International routes in 2010.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Limited Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Minister Col (Retd.) Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, Ministry of Commerce on February 27, 2011. The award is given by Arthakantha Publications.

The airline also received “Desher Kagoj Business Award 2007”, “Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2007”, “Arthakantha Business Award 2008”, “Business Express Business Award 2009”, EBL-Monitor Domestic Airline of the Year 2010” and “NRB Investment of the Year 2010”.



14 Feb, 2011

United Airways offers special fares for World Cup on all domestic sectors

United Airways (BD) Ltd. is a leading private airline in Bangladesh. It has offered special fares on all domestic sectors. Bangladesh is the jointly host country of 10th Cricket World Cup 2011. It’s an undoubtedly great achievement for the Bangladesh history. Actually we offered some special fares with conditions for the World Cup 2011. Our special fares will effect from 15th February 2011. Special fares are at Tk.3000 for Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet, Tk.2250 for Dhaka-Jessore and Tk.4000 for Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar with including all taxes and surcharges (certain conditions apply).

United Airways is currently operating from Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar and also from Chittagong to Kolkata.

United is receiving positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic and regional market, since its inception. United Airways maintains high standard of schedule regularity, service and safety.

For more information please contact your nearest travel agent or our sales offices.



31 Oct, 2010

NRB Investment of the year Award to United Airways (BD) Limited

GALA Award


23 Dec, 2010

Inaugural Flight Dhaka to Bangkok on 23rd of December 2010

United Airways (BD) Ltd. leading private airlines in Bangladesh starts its maiden Dhaka-Bangkok flight on 23rd December 2010. The inaugural Dhaka-Bangkok flight of United Airways (BD) Ltd will be operated by Airbus 310-325, configured with 18 business and 182 economy class seats.

United Airways is currently operating from Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar and also from Chittagong to Kolkata. United Airways is proud to be the first Bangladeshi carrier to start operation of non-stop flights from London to Sylhet from 14th December 2010. 

Starting flights with only one aircraft Dash-8-100, United Airways in a span of just over 3 years, has one airbus 310-325, two MD-83, one ATR-72 and two Dash-8-100 aircrafts in its fleet.

The one way special fare for Dhaka-Bangkok is Tk. 14057 and return fare is 21808 (inclusive of all taxes). Weekly three flights to Bangkok will be operated on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from Dhaka. United Airways is scheduled to start services to Jeddah, Riyadh and Singapore by March 2011.

On 10 July 2007, United Airways first took to the skies with the slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. United is receiving positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic and regional market, since its inception. United Airways maintains high standard of schedule regularity, service and safety.



14 Dec, 2010

United Airways (Bd) Ltd leading private sector airline of Bangladesh has launched its London-Sylhet direct flight

United Airways (Bd) Ltd, a leading private sector airline of Bangladesh has launched its Sylhet-London direct flight recently.

The first Sylhet-London direct flight is scheduled to take off from Gatewick, London for Sylhet with an Airbus 310-324.

Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran formally inaugurated the flight at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport where lawmaker Shafiqur Rahman and high officials of United Airways, among others, were present.

United Airways has been designated to operate international flights to various destinations by the government of Bangladesh. it is currently operating from Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore and Cox’s Bazar and also from Chittagong to Kolkata.

Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways said, “It will initially operate one direct flight a week on London-Sylhet route. On the other hand, we are scheduled to start Dhaka-Bangkok route on December 23, 2010. By first quarter of 2011 we will launch Dhaka-Jeddah route.”

“United has one Airbus 310-325, two MD-83, one ATR-72, two Dash-8-100 aircraft. Another one ATR-72 and one Airbus 310-325 aircraft will join the fleet by June-2011,” he added.

This operation is undoubtedly an achievement for the Bangladesh Aviation Industry, as United Airways is the first private airline to have planned this prestigious route in Europe”, Captain Choudhury said.



05 Oct, 2010

United Airways adds A310-300 and ATR-72 to it’s fleet

The United Airways (BD) Limited, the first listed airline in country’s capital market, added one Airbus A310 and one ATR-72 aircraft to its fleet on October 5, 2010 to consolidate its domestic, regional and international networks.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways (BD) Ltd said, “This new addition of aircraft has increased the fleet strength of the airline to six.”

He said “United Airways has taken a number of steps to control costs and expand it’s network. The new Airbus A310-300 aircraft, configured with 18 Business Class and 183 Economy Class and ATR-72 with 4 Business class and 67 Economy seats will help us in this regard.”

Both the aircraft have new lighter, more comfortable seats with 32” seat pitch and larger overhead baggage bins. Airbus 310 is fully equipped with in-flight entertainment system.

“The new Airbus 310-300 aircraft will primarily be used on upcoming routes between Dhaka-Dubai-London-Dubai-Sylhet and Dhaka-Jeddah-Dhaka,” and ATR-72 will be used for domestic and regional routes.

He said Bangladeshi passengers mostly prefer to “fly their own airline” and it is United Airways (BD) Limited, which offers the feeling of them own.

Capt. Choudhury added, “Dealing with this type of aircraft results in simplified and efficient operations. Such operations mean the quickest and most cost-effective services possible and savings are passed on to our customers in the form of competitive fares.”

United Airways Bangladesh Limited started it’s journey on July 10, 2007 with it’s maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet and currently operates regular flights to all major domestic routes, which includes Chittagong, Cox’s bazar, Sylhet and Jessore. The international operation of the Airline began on September 24, 2008 with a flight to Kolkata and in next nine months, it added five more international destinations Dubai, London, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu and also connected Kolkata from Chittagong as well.


10 Jul, 2010

United Airways celebrating three years of operation.

United Airways celebrates three years of its service today. On the 10th of July 2007 the leading private airline in Bangladesh started its operation with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. The pioneers of this airline are non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) particularly from Sylhet.

Starting with one Dash 8-100 aircraft, the airlines now owns two of these aircraft and two Jet Aircraft MD-83 through outright purchase and operates flights from Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore and Cox’s Bazar. It also plans to operate to Jeddah from 29th July 2010 and also to operate Bangkok, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi shortly and doing necessary feasibility study for the Singapore, Male, Colombo & Jakarta operation.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Limited, Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “Recalling many airlines have yield to the challenge, we definitely want to survive and increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desired aircraft. We are in the process of buying one Airbus 310-300 and three more ATR by the end of this year”.

Since its inception, United Airways received positive market response and presently holds a good market share of the domestic and international market. In a span of just three years since inception, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its employment of latest technologies that meet international safety standards, friendly customer service, and disciplined flight schedule, reliable & safe aircraft.

The carrier plans to expand its fleet Sylhet to London and other Gulf destinations. UK and Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries and UK.

On this auspicious occasion of its 3rd Birthday, the management of United Airways has expressed their gratitude to all its patrons and well wishers, and in particular, all the Govt. agencies for their heartfelt support in making United, a success story.


10 Jul, 2010

Share Trading of United Airways begins from 12 Jul, 2010.

United Airways (BD) Ltd is the first aviation company to be traded on DSE and CSE begins 12th July 2010, Monday in the country’s trade market. DSE trading code for United Airways (BD) Ltd. is UNITEDAIR and DSE company code # 29001.

The Dhaka Stock Exchange board in a meeting last Thursday approved the listing and fixed debut trading day of the private airlines company.

United Airways offered 10 million shares to raise Tk. 1.0 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) the face value of each share is TK. 100..


15 Jun, 2010

Allotment of Initial Public Offering (IPO) shares.

United Airways (BD) Limited the first listed airline company in the stock market in Bangladesh. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved-United Airways (BD) Ltd to go public to raise Tk. 100 crore. United Airways, a private carrier, offered 10 million shares with a face value of Tk 100 to raise Tk 1.0 billion from the market. It gives immense pleasure to United Airways (BD) Ltd to announce that the lottery for allotment of Initial Public Offering (IPO) shares held on today, 15th June 2010. The lottery of allotment of initial public offering shares which has been conducted by BRTC, BUET at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Agargaon, Dhaka.

United Airways (BD) Limited announces with great pleasure that the Public Issue of Shares of the Company, which was closed on 20th May 2010 received tremendous public support and has been over subscribed by more than Tk. 844 crore. The Board of Directors takes this opportunity to express their overwhelming support and confidence reposed on the Company. The Board of Directors also acknowledge with gratitude the co-operation extended to the Company by Securities and Exchange Commission, Bangladesh Bank, Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited, Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited, Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL), Manager to the Issue, Post Issue Manager, Post Issue Manager, Underwriters and bankers to the Issue. 

United Airways, a venture of non-resident Bangladeshi, will use this fund to procure 2 wide bodies aircraft to expand its horizon in international flight operations. The four –fleet carrier also intends to open more flights to Middle East, including Jeddah and Abu Dhabi. This airline is presently operating flights Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Chittagong, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar and Jessore.

In fiscal year 2008-09, United Airways (BD) Ltd net profit stood at Tk. 4.73 crore.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd says, ‘It is a major breakthrough and a matter of pride for us. We are happy that we are the first listed airline in Bangladesh in stock market.’



06 February, 2010

“Business Express Best Business Award” for United Airways (BD) Ltd.

United Airways (BD) Limited has received “The Best Business Award” in the airline sector in Bangladesh for contributions to the growth of the domestic and international routes in 2009.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Limited Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury received the award on behalf of the company from Honorable Law Minister Barrister Shafiq Ahmed on January 23, 2010. The award is given by Monthly Business Express.

The airline also received ‘Desher Kagoj Business Award-2007’ ‘Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award-2007’ and ‘Arthokanto Business Award-2008’ for contributions in 2007 and 2008.

Besides flights on domestic routes, United airways is successfully operating Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Chittagong to Kolkata flights and hopes to start flying to Bangkok, Jeddah, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi from April this year.



24 December, 2009

Fourth Aircraft MD-83 added to the fleet

The United Airways (BD) Limited, the premier airline from Bangladesh, on Thursday December 24, 2009, announced that it had added one more new MD-83 aircraft to consolidate its international network.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd, Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “The MD-83 aircraft have been purchased from Romania; this new addition has increased the fleet strength of United Airways (BD) Limited to Four. We are trying to face challenges of the recession.” He said, “Recalling many airlines have succumbed to the challenge. We definitely want to survive and increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desire Aircraft.”

He said “United Airways has taken a number of initiatives to control cost. All our MD-83 aircrafts are configured with 8 Business and 147Economy class. “

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “the new MD-83 aircraft will primarily be used on upcoming routes between Dhaka-London, Dhaka-Dubai, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka-Kathmandu, Dhaka-Bangkok.”

He has plans that how his airline will compete with the other airlines that operate on the same routes and he said Bangladeshi passengers mostly preferred to “fly their own airline” and it is United Airways (BD) Limited.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury added: “Dealing with this type of aircraft results in simplified and efficient operations. Such operations mean the quickest and most cost-effective service possible and savings passed on to our customers in the form of competitive fares.”

The carrier plans to expand its fleet by adding Boeing 767-300ER by next year to fly to Jeddah and other Gulf destinations. UK and Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries and UK.



22 December, 2009

Fourth AGM of United Airways (BD) Ltd.

The Fourth Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of United Airways (BD) Ltd was held on December 22, 2009 at the Shikara Party Palace, Uttara, Dhaka. Chaired by Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd and other directors attended the meeting. A large number of shareholders were present at the meeting and took part in deliberations.

The shareholders discussed at length various aspects of Annual Report and Audited Accounts as well as the activities of United Airways during 2008-2009 and future plans of the company.

The shareholders were fully satisfied by the adequate disclosure and transparency made in the audited accounts and annual report on activities of United Airways (BD) Ltd.


21 December, 2009

Inaugural Flight Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur

United Airways (BD) Ltd. a leading private sector airline founded by non-resident Bangladeshis, is starting its maiden Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur passenger flight on 21st December 2009. The first Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur flight of the airline is scheduled to take off from Dhaka for Kuala Lumpur with a 155-seat MD-83. This aircraft is built in the USA and is equipped with state of the art technologies and navigational equipment.

United Airways has been designated to operate international flights to various countries by the government of Bangladesh. It is currently operating from Dhaka to London, Dubai, Kolkata, Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, and Cox’s Bazar and also from Chittagong to Kolkata.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd. informed, “It will initially operate two passenger flights in a week on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur route. On the other hand, we are scheduled to start Dhaka-Katmandu and Dhaka-Bangkok route by January 2010. By mid of 2010 we will start Dhaka-Jeddah route by state of the art Boeing 767-300ER”.

Capt. Tasbir also said, “United has two 155 seated MD-83 aircraft and two 37 seated Dash-8-100 aircraft. It is also planning to procure Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft by mid 2010.”

The one way special fare for Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur is Tk. 13751 and return fare is 22087 (inclusive of all taxes). Weekly two flights to Kuala Lumpur will be operated on Monday and Thursday and depart from Dhaka at 2100hrs.

On 10 July 2007, United Airways first took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, United received positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic and regional market. In a span of just two and half years of operation, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its maintenance of schedule, service and safety with the employment of latest technologies.

Mr. Shafique Alam Mehdi, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism at Domestic Terminal, Zia International Airport formally inaugurated the Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur flight operation as chief guest. Among other guests who attended the program His Excellency Mr. Jamaluddin Sabeh, High Commissioner of Malaysia, Government officials, journalists of print and electronic media and high officials of United Airways were also present there.



21 November, 2009

Inaugural Flight Dhaka to London starting from Sylhet

United Airways (BD) Ltd. a leading private sector airline founded by non-resident Bangladeshis, is starting its maiden Dhaka-London passenger flight on 21st November 2009. The first Dhaka-London flight of the airline is scheduled to take off from Dhaka for London with a 155-seat MD-83 and this flight starts from Sylhet and shall operate as domestic flight up to Dhaka. This aircraft is built in the USA and is equipped with state of the art technologies and navigational equipment.

United Airways has been designated to operate international flights to various countries by the government of Bangladesh. It is currently operating from Dhaka to Dubai, Kolkata, Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, and Cox’s Bazar and also from Chittagong to Kolkata.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd. informed, “It will initially operate two passenger flights in a week on Dhaka-London route. On the other hand, we are scheduled to start Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka-Katmandu and Dhaka-Bangkok route by December 2009. By first quarter of 2010 we will start Dhaka-Jeddah route by state of the art Boeing 767-300ER”.

Capt. Tasbir also said, “United has one 155 seated MD-83 aircraft and two 37 seated Dash-8-100 aircraft. Another 155 seated MD-83 aircraft will join the fleet with-in November 2009. United Airways is also planning to procure another Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft by mid 2010.”

The one way special fare for Dhaka-London is Tk. 33683 (inclusive of all taxes) and return fare is $ 695 (exclusive of all taxes). Weekly two flights to London will be operated on Tuesday and Saturday and depart from Dhaka at 1200hrs.

“This operation is undoubtedly an achievement for the Bangladesh Aviation Industry, as United Airways is the first private airline to have planned this prestigious route in Europe” Capt. Choudhury added.

On 10 July 2007, United Airways first took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, United received positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic and regional market. In a span of just two and half years of operation, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its maintenance of schedule, service and safety with the employment of latest technologies.

Hussain Muhammad Ershad, MP, Former President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at M A G Osmani International Airport, Sylhet and G M Quader, MP, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism at Zia International Airport formally inaugurated the first European flight operation as chief guests respectively. Among other guests who attended both the programs Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan MP, Minister for Commerce, Mr. Shafiqur Rahman, MP, Diplomats of the foreign Mission, Govt. officials, High official of the travel agents, journalists of print and electronic media and high officials of United Airways were also present there.



03 August, 2009

United Airways designated to fly United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia

United Airways (BD) Limited, Bangladesh's premier and most preferred airline, will launch services to London, the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom, and Jeddah the capital city of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Dhaka, effective November, 2009.

This will be the airline's fifth and sixth international flight from Bangladesh. The airline will launch three services a week on the Dhaka - London sector, on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sunday respectively, aboard a state-of-the-art Boeing new generation and MD83 aircrafts. With the introduction of this new flight, United Airways will fly to 7 cities in the Gulf, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh.

According to Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways Limited, "UK and Saudi Arabia is a very important market for United Airways on account of the large volume of traffic to the United Kingdom and Gulf Kingdom, to and from Bangladesh, and an important addition to the airline's growing international network. With the launch of our 5th and 6th international passenger service to United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia,
we are confident of our position as among the leading carriers on these sectors."



23 July, 2009

United Airways launches flight to Dubai

Today, United Airways has launched its direct flight to a new international destination - Dubai.

Before starting the Dhaka-Dubai flight Chairman and Managing Director Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said, ‘United Airways will offer best services, at competitive prices in all the routes.’

To be operated with a 155-seat MD-83 aircraft the Dhaka-Dubai-Dhaka flight has been offered special one way fare at $250 (excluding taxes and surcharges). Initially, United Airways will operate to Dubai on every Thursday and Sunday. Both the days departure from Dhaka is1835hrs.

'United Airways respects hardworking Bangladeshi migrant workers, who earn valuable foreign currency for the country- we want to do something special for them,' said Capt. Tasbir.

On the 10th of July 2007 the leading private airline in Bangladesh started its operation with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet.  The pioneers of this airline are non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) particularly from Sylhet.

Starting with one Dash 8-100 aircraft, the airlines now owns two of these aircraft and one Jet Aircraft MD-83 through outright purchase and operates daily flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar and Kolkata.

It has now added the most significant destination in manpower export: the Dubai route. It also plans to operate to Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Bangkok shortly and doing necessary feasibility study for the Canton & Yangon operation.

Chairman and Managing Director Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “Recalling many airlines have yield to the challenge, we definitely want to survive and increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desired aircraft. We are in the process of buying two more MD-83 by the end of this year”.

The carrier plans to expand its fleet by adding Boeing 767-300ER by next year to fly to London and other Gulf destinations. UK and Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries and UK.




10 July, 2009


Celebrating two years of operation

United Airways celebrates two years of its service today. On the 10th of July 2007 the leading private airline in Bangladesh started its operation with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. The pioneers of this airline are non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) particularly from Sylhet.

Starting with one Dash 8-100 aircraft, the airlines now owns two of these aircraft and one Jet Aircraft MD-83 through outright purchase and operates daily flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Barisal, Saidpur and Kolkata. It also plans to operate to Dubai from 16th July 2009 and also to operate Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Bangkok shortly and doing necessary feasibility study for the Canton & Yangon operation.

As a part of 2nd year anniversary, induction of recently purchased jet aircraft MD-83 on 10th July 2009 at Zia International Airport, Dhaka at 1700hrs is being held.

Chairman and Managing Director Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “Recalling many airlines have yield to the challenge, we definitely want to survive and increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desired aircraft. We are in the process of buying two more MD-83 by the end of this year”.

The carrier plans to expand its fleet by adding Boeing 767-300ER by next year to fly to London and other Gulf destinations. UK and Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries and UK.

On this auspicious occasion of its 2nd Birthday, the management of United Airways has expressed their gratitude to all its patrons and well wishers, and in particular, all the Govt. agencies for their heartfelt support in making United, a success story.

Honorable Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, GM Quader formally inaugurated the flight of newly introduced jet aircraft MD-83 of United Airways. On that occasion Mr. Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury, Former Adviser to Caretaker Government and Mr Hedayatullah Al Mamoon, Secretary, Ministry for Civil Aviation and Tourism attended as a Special Guests. Among other High Officials of the Government, Senior Officials of the Financial Institutes, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, other Airlines, Journalists, investors and employees of United Airways are also present.



02 July, 2009

One new MD-83 on the Fleet

United Airways (BD) Limited, the premier airline from Bangladesh, on Saturday July 02, 2009, announced that it had added one new MD-83 aircraft to consolidate its international network.

Speaking to newsmen while receiving the aircraft at Zia International Airport, Founder Chairman and Managing Director Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “The MD-83 aircraft have been purchased from uk, This new addition has increased the fleet strength of United Airways BD Limited to Three. We are trying to face challenges of the recession.” He said, “Recalling many airlines have succumbed to the challenge. We definitely want to survive and increase our fleet as this is the right time to procure desire Aircraft. We are in process to buy two more MD83 by the end of this year”.

He said “United Airways has taken a number of initiatives to control cost. All our MD-83 aircrafts are configured with 8 Business and 147 Economy class. “

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury said “the new MD-83 aircraft will primarily be used on upcoming routes between Dhaka-Dubai, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka-Kathmandu, Dhaka-Bangkok and the other MD-83 will fly on Dhaka-Yangon and Dhaka-Canton, we are expecting to receive the other MD-83 in few months time”.

He has plans that how his airline will compete with the other airlines that operate on the same routes and he said Bangladeshi passengers mostly preferred to “fly their own airline” and it is United Airways (BD) Limited.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury added: “Dealing with this type of aircraft results in simplified and efficient operations. Such operations mean the quickest and most cost-effective service possible, and savings passed on to our customers in the form of competitive fares.”

The carrier plans to expand its fleet by adding Boeing 767-300ER by next year to fly to London and other Gulf destinations. UK and Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries and UK.

Among other investors, directors, officials of United Airways are also present there.




20 June, 2009

New routes from July 2009

United Airways (BD) Limited, the country’s leading private airline, will start flying on Dhaka–Dubai route from July 10 2009 to carry passengers from Bangladesh.

United Airways has been allowed to fly international routes in a major boost to country’s fledgling aviation industry. “We have already obtained the permission from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority to operate the route and our own MD-83 having 160 seats including 8 business class seats is joining the fleet by June 26 and will fly to Dubai from July 10, 2009. Our one more MD-83 having same seat configuration will be added to the fleet of United Airways to fly on Dhaka–Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka–Kathmandu and Dhaka–Bangkok routes.” Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, United Airways told.

United Airways BD Limited has already obtained permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to operate 7 flights to Dubai, 3 flights to Bangkok, 3 flights to Kuala Lumpur, 4 flights to Kathmandu. United Airways (BD) Limited started its journey on July 10th 2007. The airline is operating flights to all major domestic sectors from Dhaka since 2007 including regional destination Kolkatta, India.

United Airways BD Limited, 95% owned by expatriates Bangladeshi plans to operate two regional routes: Canton, China and Yangon, Myanmar by the end of 2009.

Capt. Tasbir said, “The allocation of more flight frequencies for the private airlines was due to a change in the government policy, as it seeks to inject competition in the aviation industry. The government is now very liberal. Government is encouraging the private sector to have its share of the growing market and we must be ready to face competition and should improve our service quality. Bangladesh’s air traffic grew 7.3 percent last year, making it one of the fastest – growing aviation markets in the region, but decades of poor performance by the other airlines has enabled foreign carriers to snatch almost 80 per cent of the market. Government decision proves that it wants a level playing field in the aviation industry. We will soon procure Boeing 767-300 ER to fly to other Gulf and European destinations including London. UK and Gulf is the most important market for Bangladeshi airlines as one in two people who fly abroad goes to the six Gulf countries and UK, which employ more than 70 percent of the county’s over five million migrant workers. World’s sixth largest airline Emirates at present carries the bulk of the traffic between Dhaka, Dubai and UK. Emirates operate 17 flights a week and will soon add two more. There are also several other top Gulf carriers operating in these routes.”

Capt. Choudhury said, “We shall make all endeavors to achieve a reasonable market share within a short span of time and thus retain the hard earned foreign currency in the country and also contribute in the national economy.”




23 May, 2009

United Airways to Expand Fleet



MD-83, Third Aircraft
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United Airways (BD) Ltd
United Airways (BD) Limited is going to expand its fleet. The procurement process of 170-seater MD-83 aircraft is complete and scheduled to arrive here in June and the aircraft will be available for schedule flights in July.

The aircraft MD-83 is manufactured by the US based Boeing company. MD-83 will fly on Dhaka-Dubai-Dhaka, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka and Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka routes at the initial stage and later fly on Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka route. United has already two 37-seater Dash 8-100 aircraft.

United Airways is successfully operating Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka and Chittagong-Kolkata-Chittagong as international routes.

United Airways, a venture of non-resident Bangladeshis, which entered the domestic aviation market in July 10, 2007 and presently operates on Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Sylhet, Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka-Jessore and Dhaka-Barisal routes.




23 May, 2009

United Airways receives ‘The Best Business Award’ in Airline Sector



Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Limited Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury receiving “The Best Business Award” in the airline sector from Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus on May 7, 2009.

United Airways (BD) Limited has received “The Best Business Award” in the airline sector for contributions to the growth of the domestic routes in 2008.

Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Limited Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury received the award on behalf of the company from Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus on May 7, 2009. The award is given by Arthakantha Publications.

The airline also received “Desher Kagoj Business Award 2007” and “Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award 2007” for contributions in 2007.

Besides flights on domestic routes, United Airways is successfully operating Dhaka-Kolkata and Chittagong flights and hopes to start flying to Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu and Bangkok from July this year.



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