Biman Bangladesh Airline will be relaunching the Dhaka-Rome flight next year in March. This information was provided by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Additional Secretary Shafiul Azim. However, whether it will be a direct flight or a connected flight has not been finalised yet.
He gave this information during a conference organized by the Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB) at Biman Training Center in Kurmitola of the capital last Thursday, 21st December.
During this conference, Biman’s MD said that the flights in the Dhaka-Rome route will be conducted via Dreamliner aircraft with 250 to 270 seats.
Mohammed Salauddin, the Marketing Director of Biman said regarding this matter, “We had stopped conducting Dhaka-Rome flights after 2009. Now it will be commencing again. A GSA (General Sales Agent) has been appointed for it and the ground handling has been finalised.”
He mentioned, “ We could conduct a direct flight to Rome, or establish a transit in another country. We are still discussing it. If we go by direct flights, it will take around 9 to 10 hours to reach Rome.
Mohammed Salahuddin further informed that if Biman decides to conduct the Dhaka-Rome flight via connected flights, then the transit destinations could be Kuwait or Dubai. However, None of this has been finalised.
During the event, Biman’s MD further said, that the Hong Kong cargo flights would start. Biman also plans to launch flights to China’s Kunming. The national flag carrier airlines also aim to conduct direct flights from Sylhet to different international routes.
Biman’s MD also said that Biman will only buy aircraft from the company that will deliver sustainable and profitable aircraft.
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