Regent Airways yesterday spread its wings to the skies of Saudi Arabia, its eighth international destination.
The inaugural flight to Dammam, the third biggest commercial city of Saudi Arabia, left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with 155 passengers last night.
The route will be served with four flights a week initially; daily flights will start from June.
“We are dreaming of covering the entire skies of the Middle East and we are going ahead with this,” said M Fazle Akber, chief executive officer of Regent Airways, at the flight's inauguration.
The private carrier is preparing to fly to Jeddah, Medina, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.
The inaugural flight was scheduled to reach Dammam's King Fahd International Airport at 12.50am local time.
Abdullah HM Al Mutairi, the Saudi ambassador to Bangladesh, inaugurated the route at the headquarters of Regent Airways in Dhaka.