Biman Bangladesh Airlines has relaunched Bangladesh-Japan direct flights after 17 years. On September 1, Friday, Mahbub Ali, the State Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism, officially inaugurated the flight of this route.
This direct Bangladesh-Japan flight will be operated by the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner which will carry Biman Bangladesh passengers from Dhaka to Japan in only six hours.
During the ceremony the State Minister Md. Mahbub Ali said that the opening of direct flights with Japan will strengthen the relationship between the two countries and will have a positive impact on the development of business and trade.
Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Tofazzal Hossain Mia, Private Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md. Mokammel Hossain, Biman Board Chairman Mustafa Kamal, Civil Aviation Authority Chairman Air Vice Marshal Mofidur Rahman, Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Yoma Kiminori, Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Sofiul Azim, BGMEA President Farooq Hasan were present at the ceremony.
According to the airlines, on Friday at 11:45 PM, Biman’s inaugural flight on the Bangladesh-Japan route, BG 336, departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Narita Airport. The plane will arrive in Narita, Japan at 9:15 am local time on Saturday. From there, the first flight for Dhaka, BG 377, will depart at 11 am on the same day which will arrive at Dhaka at 3 pm local time on that day.
Biman has reported that flights will depart from Dhaka every week on Friday, Monday and Wednesday at 11:45 PM for Japan. And will depart for Dhaka every week on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am local time from Narita.
According to sources, Biman had started selling tickets on the Dhaka-Japan route from July 25. The minimum fare for one-way on the Dhaka-Narita route will start from Tk 70,828 and the return ticket price starts from Tk 1,11,656 per person.
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