Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Local private carrier United Airways (BD) will open flights to Muscat in January, targeting mainly Bangladeshi migrant workers in Oman.

The airline plans to start flying to the Arab state in the third week of the next month, a company announcement said on Saturday.

“We have obtained permission from Muscat Civil Aviation Authority to operate on the route with our own Airbus-310 having 250 seats,” Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways said in the announcement.

The nine-fleet carrier, which now operates on five international destinations, including Jeddah and Dubai, will fly on the Dhaka-Muscat route four days a week.

The airline inducted one A-310 in its fleet on Saturday, the company said.

United is one of the four local airlines that launched operations in 2007 to get a share of the pie of the migrant worker-dominated aviation market in Bangladesh.

The airline, a listed company, also seeks to start flights to Riyadh and Dammam.

BBN/SSR/AD-35Dec11-10:39 am (BST)