Sylhet Airport to finally get refuelling station

30 07 2014

Sixteen years after the Sylhet airport was declared international in 1998, the airport will finally have refuelling facilities for aircraft.
The authorities concerned are hopeful that aeroplanes can be refuelled in Sylhet by August.
The refuelling station in Sylhet will be complete once South African company Encon Engineering Projects (Pvt) Ltd, which is implementing the project, gives the finishing touches to the storage tanks, said officials of Bangladesh Petroleum Company, superviser of the project.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Auto-refuelling at Sylhet International Airport

17 11 2013

The third station is being constructed at Sylhet International Airport, and is expected to be opened by March 2014.

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Update: Refueling Facilities at Sylhet Osmani International Airport

8 04 2012

Work on the refuelling facilities of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) here will start soon as the authorities recently got possession of the allotted land from the Bangladesh Railway.

Aimed at supplying jet fuel to aircrafts at the MAG Osmani International Airport, the project had been facing stalemate for the last 4 years due to inaction of departments concerned, especially the BR and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), sources alleged.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Refuelling facility at Sylhet Osmani airport planned

30 05 2011

The government for the first time will build an aircraft refuelling facility at Sylhet Osmani airport to attract foreign airlines at the newly set up international landing field in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials said Monday.

Civil aviation and tourism ministry official said they would invest Tk416.4 million to construct a 300-tonne capacity jet fuel refilling station at the airport to create facilities for domestic and international airlines.

Full story: The Financial Express





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8 11 2016

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Inaugural Flight Dhaka to London starting from Sylhet

1 12 2009

United Airways (BD) Ltd. a leading private sector airline founded by non-resident Bangladeshis, is starting its maiden Dhaka-London passenger flight on 21st November 2009. The first Dhaka-London flight of the airline is scheduled to take off from Dhaka for London with a 155-seat MD-83 and this flight starts from Sylhet and shall operate as domestic flight up to Dhaka. This aircraft is built in the USA and is equipped with state of the art technologies and navigational equipment.

United Airways has been designated to operate international flights to various countries by the government of Bangladesh. It is currently operating from Dhaka to Dubai, Kolkata, Chittagong, Jessore, Sylhet, and Cox’s Bazar and also from Chittagong to Kolkata.

Capt. Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of United Airways (BD) Ltd. informed, “It will initially operate two passenger flights in a week on Dhaka-London route. On the other hand, we are scheduled to start Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka-Katmandu and Dhaka-Bangkok route by December 2009. By first quarter of 2010 we will start Dhaka-Jeddah route by state of the art Boeing 767-300ER”.

Capt. Tasbir also said, “United has one 155 seated MD-83 aircraft and two 37 seated Dash-8-100 aircraft. Another 155 seated MD-83 aircraft will join the fleet with-in November 2009. United Airways is also planning to procure another Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft by mid 2010.”

The one way special fare for Dhaka-London is Tk. 33683 (inclusive of all taxes) and return fare is $ 695 (exclusive of all taxes). Weekly two flights to London will be operated on Tuesday and Saturday and depart from Dhaka at 1200hrs.

“This operation is undoubtedly an achievement for the Bangladesh Aviation Industry, as United Airways is the first private airline to have planned this prestigious route in Europe” Capt. Choudhury added.

On 10 July 2007, United Airways first took to the skies with a slogan “Fly Your Own Airline” and has been providing committed services ever since. Since its inception, United received positive market response and presently holds a major share of the domestic and regional market. In a span of just two and half years of operation, United Airways has established its brand reputation for its maintenance of schedule, service and safety with the employment of latest technologies.

Hussain Muhammad Ershad, MP, Former President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at M A G Osmani International Airport, Sylhet and G M Quader, MP, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism at Zia International Airport formally inaugurated the first European flight operation as chief guests respectively. Among other guests who attended both the programs Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan MP, Minister for Commerce, Mr. Shafiqur Rahman, MP, Diplomats of the foreign Mission, Govt. officials, High official of the travel agents, journalists of print and electronic media and high officials of United Airways were also present there. (source)





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Airports in Bangladesh

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There are three International Airports in the country.

1. Zia International Airport, Dhaka

This is the largest and the principal international airport of the country. It is situated at the capital city Dhaka. Almost all international passengers embark at and disembark from Zia. More than 90% of aeronautical functions of CAAB is carried out from it.

2. Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong

This airport is situated in the port city of Chittagong. It is the second largest airport and the alternate airport to ZIA.

3. Osmani International Airport, Sylhet

It is situated at the city of Sylhet, a district at the North-East corner of the country. It has been upgraded to an international one in order to facilitate the people of the district which is famous for a large number of residents of United Kingdom.

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FIVE DOMESTIC AIRPORTS

The country has five operational domestic airports. These are:

1. Saidpur Airport
2. Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi,
3. Jessore Airport
4. Barisal Airport and
5. Cox’s Bazar Airport.

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Khan Jahan Ali Airport, Bagerhat

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Bangladesh Airlines contact details

14 08 2009

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NovoAir

Official Website: www.flynovoair.com / www.NovoAir-bd.com

US-Bangla Airlines

Official Website: www.us-banglaairlines.com

Regent Airways

Official Website: www.flyregent.com

Overseas Agent

Manchester, UK Office

Sylhet Travel Services
249 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 5LW, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 0161 2561082
E-mail: man@sylhettravel.com
Website: http://www.sylhettravel.com

Biman Bangladesh Airline

Official Website: www.bimanair.com

Biman Overseas Offices

London, UK Office
17 Conduit street, London, W1R 9TD, United Kingdom

Telephone:  +44 0207 6290252 / 6290161
E-mail: bimanlondon@btconnect.com

Manchester, UK office
Second Floor/Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN, United Kingdom

Telephone:  +44 0161 228 2636

New York, US Office
211 East 43rd street, Suite # 602, Manhattan, New York, NY 10017, USA

Telephone:  +1 212 808 4477 / 212 808 4523
E-mail: nycuubg@bdbiman.com / bimanusa@verizon.net

Toronto, Canada office
208 Bloor Street West, Suite 806, CToronto, Ontario , M5S3B4, Canada

Telephone: +1 416 944 3381 / 3848 / 3466

United Airways BD

Official Website: www.UABDL.com

Overseas Office

London, UK Office
64 White Chapel, High Street, London, E1 7PL, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 0207 4818 123 / +44 0207 4220 099

New York, US Office
28-54, 34th Street, Astroria NY 11103, USA

Telephone: +01 718 2679651 / 347 2104963

Airlines around the world

Flydubai

Official Website: www.flydubai.com

Flights available from Sylhet and Dhaka Airport.

Air Arabia

Official Website: www.airarabia.com

Flights available from Dhaka Airport.

Firnas Airways

Official Website: www.firnasairways.com

Emirates

Official Website: www.Emirates.com

Local Emirates Office

Website: Emirates Sylhet Office

Address: 502 Shahjalal Road, Taltola, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh

Telephone:+880 821 711 200 / +880 821 711 300

Working hours

Sun to Thu, 9:00 – 17:00

Sat, 9:00 – 13:00

Fri, Closed