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Air Astra to start flights on Dhaka-Sylhet route from Feb 23

Air Astra to start flights on Dhaka-Sylhet route from Feb 23

Air Astra, the country's newest private airline, has decided to operate flights on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route from Feb 23. Initially the airliner will operate two daily flights on this new route, a press release issued by the airliner said on Saturday (Feb 18).

Earlier on Nov 24, the carrier started its maiden commercial operation with a flight on the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar route.

"We were able to add a new domestic destination just after three months of the inaugural as Air Astra got its third narrow body ATR 72-600 aircraft," Air Astra's Chief Executive Officer Imran Asif said.

The airliner also operates flights on the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar-Dhaka and Dhaka-Chattogram-Dhaka route daily.

Air Astra aims to achieve the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Programme within the first year of operation as the first ever private carrier of Bangladesh.

IOSA is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system design provided by International Air Transport Association (IATA).