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Emirates launches additional flights to Dhaka

Emirates airline has announced that it increased frequency to India and Bangladesh and also expanded capacity on Lebanon route. The Dubai-based airline said it had increased frequencies to Dhaka and Kolkata last week. Effective 29th March, Emirates weekly flights to Dhaka and Kolkata increased to 21 and 13 respectively. emiratesThe airline also added capacity on its Kolkata route, upgrading the aircraft to a Boeing 777-200, and is introducing its renowned First Class cabin to passengers travelling to the Indian hub. The ad...

Biman secures GDS deal

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has penned a new agreement with Travelport that will offer even more of its fares and content to travel agents via the GDS. Under the expanded partnership, the Bangladeshi national carrier will provide its full content to Travelport’s global network of 67,000 travel agencies. This includes Bimaninternational, domestic and group bookings, as well such ancillaries products as paid seating and extra baggage. Travelport said the flexibility of domestic and group bookings is “of particular relevance for travel agents in Bangladesh, as ...

United Airways to expand service on Dhk-Ctg route

The United Airways (BD) Limited has planned to introduce a Jet Aircraft, MD-83, in addition to its regular flights by ATR-72 aircraft on Dhaka-Chittagong route from Monday to attract more domestic passengers. United-AirwaysThe 170-seat jet engine aircraft will shuttle between Dhaka and Chittagong once from Monday alongside its regular flights operated by the 66-seat ATR-72 aircraft. The airline charges Tk 3800 for one-way Dhaka-Chittagong trip and Tk 7000 for a round trip. The aircraft (MD-83) will depart from Dhaka for Chittagong at 7:45...

Flydubai announces 3rd Bangladesh destination

Flydubai will launch direct flights to Sylhet, Bangladesh from April 1, the Dubai discount carrier said in statement on Thursday. pic01257_lwThe service, which will start with five weekly flights and increase to daily flights from May 4, will be operated under a code-share agreement with Bangladesh’s Regent Airways. The Bangladesh airline put its flight code on the flydubai service, an airline spokesperson confirmed. It is flydubai’s third service to Bangladesh.

PIA BD flight operations stop till March 10

Pakistan International Airlines suspended flights operations to Bangladesh on Friday till March 10, owing to harassment of crew and passengers by Bangladeshi security agencies. pia“We have suspended flight operations to Bangladesh till March 10,” a PIA spokesperson said, according to Express News. Citing harassment of PIA crew and passengers as the reason for suspension, the spokesperson added: “The protest will continue till action is taken.” On Thursday, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said they have contacted the Bangladesh High Comm...

Biman sitting idle with large planes  

All six Boeing 777s of Biman remain underutilised for lack of long-haul flights and pilots, causing the national carrier to lose crores of taka every year. “More than 20 percent of the operational capacity of the planes remain unutilised, as we could not open routes in line with their capacity,” an official at Biman’s operations department told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity, reports the Daily Star. The calculation was made given that each of the six aircraft flies 12 hours a day, the official said. biman-300Sometimes, a shortage of pi...