Bangladesh business

Manchester Airport resumes direct flights to Bangladesh – Business Traveler


Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights from Manchester Airport to Bangladesh this weekend.

The airline will offer bi-weekly flights to Dhaka and Sylhet from December 26 to March 28, with flights on Fridays and Mondays from December 30.

Flights will be operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft configured with business and economy class cabins. The plane will feature IFE with a range of movies, TV, music and games, and the meal menus will reflect “Bangladeshi culture with a Western twist”.

Fares start from £ 680 for return flights in economy class and from £ 1,796 for business class.

This will be good news for the 55,000 people who travel to the two cities of Bangladesh each year from the Manchester Airport catchment area. 600,000 additional people travel to the network downstream from Biman.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said:

“There has been a significant demand for direct service to Bangladesh for many years, so when the route returned in 2019 it was very well received. It is therefore very positive news to see the road return as the aviation sector begins to recover.

“Manchester Airport is the UK’s gateway to the north of England and in our catchment area there are many long-standing Bangladeshi communities where this will make a huge difference.

“There are also a large number of northern companies doing business with Bangladesh, and many more are keen to do so, which means this road is a real boost for them and will open and open up many business opportunities. I look forward to working with the Biman Bangladesh team and making this route a success.

Kazi Ziaul Hasan, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Manchester, added:

“The resumption of direct flights by Bangladesh Biman is an important and firm step for the Bangladesh national carrier in the service sector. This direct flight will revitalize the movement of people, inject dynamism into exchanges and business opportunities. As Bangladesh progresses to developing country status and the size and resilience of the economy increases, the opportunities for trade and investment are enormous.

“The Deputy High Commission expresses its deep gratitude to the concerned authorities in Manchester for their cordial role in facilitating the resumption of flight operations by Biman Bangladesh in the Sylhet-Manchester area.

“Biman Bangladesh, founded by the father of our nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1972, is gradually expanding its reach and services to become a leading global airline, as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national airline of Bangladesh and operates flights from its main hub at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka as well as from its secondary hubs Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

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