Bangladeshi carrier Regent Airways will receive two leased Boeing 737-700 aircraft to allow it to commence international operations in May.

The two aircraft are on six-year leases from International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC), and will be delivered in April and May, says the carrier.

The carrier plans to use the aircraft on services to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi from Dhaka.

The airline also plans to expand its fleet with additional 737-700s or -800s, which will eventually replace the Bombardier Dash 8 Q300s used on domestic routes, chief executive Imran Asif tells Flightglobal.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows that the airline operates two Q300 aircraft.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news