Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has launched its flights between the UAE and Bangladesh with the start of a new service to Dhaka.

Flight FZ 583 from Dubai touched down on schedule at Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Dhaka on Monday where a welcoming committee of government and industry officials received a delegation of senior Flydubai executives.

The inauguration of flights to Dhaka, Flybubai’s 32nd destination, doubles this tally further strengthening trade and tourism ties between the UAE and an important emerging economy in South Asia.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai, said the industry and entrepreneurship of the Bangladeshi people have contributed to the growth and success of the UAE in recent years and it is gratifying to see ties between the two countries grow even closer.

He also said: “our new service to Dhaka would build on the success of our popular service to Chittagong and open up more promising business opportunities for both countries”.

BBN/SI/AD-16Feb11-8:38 pm (BST)