Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilots go on strike

29 10 2010
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited has suspended five pilots, prompting their colleagues to go on strike from Tuesday night that has caused most of its aircraft grounded, the national flag carrier’s pilot said Wednesday.

Full story: People Daily Online

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More flights to UK

13 01 2010

Bangladesh and the UK have decided to permit airlines of both countries to operate 31 flights a week, up from 10 flights previously.

Bangladeshi carriers such as Biman, United Airways and GMG will be able to operate 17 flights to London and 14 flights to other destinations in the UK.

Full story: The Daily Star





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





Biman Bangladesh to launch flight to Libya and China

25 07 2009

DHAKA, April 21 2009 — Bangladesh’s national Biman Bangladesh Airlines will fly to Libya and China soon, its first international routes after a gap of 14 years, leading daily The Financial Express reported on Tuesday.

The national airliner will start flights to Libya and China — two of the country’s fastest-growing trade partners — next month as it sees potentially robust air traffic on the routes, the report said quoting officials.

“We’re going to operate bi-weekly flights to Tripoli and Guangzhou in May,” a senior Biman official was quoted as saying.

Demand for air travel between Dhaka and the Libyan capital of Tripoli has started soaring since the Libyan government last year announced to hire more than 500,000 Bangladesh workers to labor its booming construction sector, the newspaper said.

Travel traders were quoted by the newspaper as saying that at least 10,000 Libya-bound Bangladesh workers are now stranded as they get no air tickets due to lack of seats.

The oil-rich African nation will recruit about 1.0 million foreign workers, mostly from Bangladesh, to help develop its construction sector and oil industry hungry for foreign-born workforce, the report said.

Meanwhile, another Biman official said, “Trade between Bangladesh and China remains robust. The airlines flying on the route rely on the business traffic.”

Biman, once the market leader, has gradually lost out to 20-oddforeign airlines, which have snared over 80 percent of the Bangladesh aviation market.

The state airline cutback half a dozen international routes and withdrew from the domestic market under pressure from a record loss of 120 million U.S. dollars in fiscal 2006-07 (July 2006-June 2007) after another 100 million U.S. dollars in losses a year earlier, the newspaper said.

Biman travels to 18 countries around the world and has the right to fly to 16 more, The Financial Express said. source