Regent Airways on track to receive first 737 in May

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Bangladeshi carrier Regent Airways is on track to receive its first Boeing 737-700 aircraft in May.

The first aircraft (MSN 29360) is expected to arrive in Dhaka in the first week of May, while the second aircraft (MSN 30714) will be delivered on 20 May, says the airline's chief executive Imran Asif.

Both aircraft are on lease from International Lease Finance Corp for six years, and will have a 126 seats in a two-class configuration - 12 in business and 114 in economy class.

Asif adds Regent may obtain additional 737s to launch services to the Middle East "depending on the economic situation of the industry and traffic forecasts", and could add larger 737-800s to its fleet in the future.

Data from Flightglobal Pro shows that the airline operates two Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 turboprops.