Airlines & more

Airlines & more

Biman ignored its board in hiring pilots

Minutes of Biman’s 269th board meeting held on January 18, 2022, show the board approved recruitment of three captains for its Boeing 777s but the carrier hired eight.

3w ago

Curbs on fund repatriation irk foreign airlines

Many foreign airlines serving Bangladesh are not selling tickets to local travel agencies as they cannot take back most of their earnings from ticket sales due to the dollar crisis in the country.

3w ago

Biman Flight: Plane returns to Dhaka after crack in windshield

An aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines heading for Saudi Arabia had to return to Dhaka and make an emergency landing as a windshield of the Boeing 787-9 cracked mid flight.

3w ago

CAAB revokes licence of Biman pilots Sadia, Al-Mehedi

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has revoked the private and commercial pilot licences of Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ first officer Sadia Ahmed and the commercial pilot licence of first officer Al-Mehedi Islam for forging their academic certificate and other documents.

Biman to start Dhaka-Rome flights from March

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will start operating Dhaka-Rome flights from March next year, said Biman MD and CEO Shafiul Azim yesterday.

Biman short of cash, yet reaches for pricey Airbus

Biman is looking at a Tk 4,000 crore cash shortfall since it has agreed in principle to purchase two Airbus planes for Tk 8,000 crore, without a prior monetisation plan, a board meeting of the national flag carrier revealed.

Dhaka Airport: 11 int’l flights diverted due to dense fog

A mild cold wave may sweep over some places in the northern and western regions today, says the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Biman’s Dhaka, Chennai flight from Dec 16

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will start operating its Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka flight from December 16.

Passenger ‘Dies Mid-Flight’: Biman does not land, carries on for 9 hours

A Biman passenger fell ill and died two and a half hours into a flight to London from Sylhet on Monday but the plane did not make an emergency landing and flew for nine more hours to the UK.

Jin Air keen to operate direct flights

Jin Air has shown interest to enhance its flight operation with regular direct schedule flights between Bangladesh and South Korea.

Airbus gives hope of economic viability

Airlines in Bangladesh, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, will find use of Airbus aircraft alongside those of Boeing economically viable as new generations of the former are easier to operate and maintain than their predecessors.

Airbus for Biman: Plane maker keen on MoU this month

For selling 10 planes to Biman, Airbus wants to have a memorandum of understanding signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Brussels later this month.

Shahjalal Airport: Soft opening of iconic third terminal today

The four-year construction work of the magnificent third terminal of Dhaka airport was wrapped up yesterday.

US-Bangla Airlines eyes expansion

US-Bangla Airlines is going to procure a record 26 aircraft soon to expand its routes and capture a major pie of the country’s aviation market currently dominated by foreign operators. 

Novoair wins best airline award for on-time operation

Novoair, one of the leading private airlines of the country, has received the "Best on time performance airline- 2023" gold award for timely flight operations in domestic routes

Dhaka airport to finally get a second runway

The government has plans to build a second runway at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as air traffic is projected to increase after construction of the third terminal is done.

Biman’s Dhaka-Tokyo flight starts today

The much-anticipated flight on Dhaka-Tokyo (Narita) route of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to start from today.

Bird strikes damage 2 aircrafts at HSIA during take-off

Aviation experts said bird strikes, especially during take-offs and landings, are dangerous as jet engines lose thrust following the ingestion of birds. This may lead to major accidents 

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