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International flight service now at Sylhet airport

54From now on international airlines will be making a stopover at M A G Osmani Int Airport in Sylhet.

Sources said that an aircraft of ‘fly dubai’ with 132 passengers on board landed at Osmani Airport around 5:20pm on Wednesday for refueling.

Later, it departed the airport at 6:00pm with 160 people on board. Through this flight services began at the airport.

Though it was declared as an International Airport in 1998, due to shotage of fuel supply it could not be used by the international flights for the years, said Hafiz Ahmed aviation manager of the airport.

flydubai started flights to Chittagong, the country’s second largest city, in January 2011, providing another travel option to thousands of Bangladeshis who live and work in the UAE. flydubai started serving Dhaka in February 14, 2011.

The company was officially set up in March 2008 by the Government of Dubai, forming the city’s first low-cost airline. In June that year, flydubai announced its arrival by placing

an order for 50 Boeing B737-800 NG aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow. That marked the start of a year’s planning and hard work to get flydubai off the ground.

Five years after its inaugural commercial flight, flydubai is now making more than 1,400 flights a week with over 500 pilots and 1,000 cabin crew taking thousands of passengers to destinations throughout the region.