After a couple of decades, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to produce television commercials for airing on local and international media, aiming to attract more passengers.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Thursday said that the domestic fights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be resumed shortly.
Although Biman is yet to climb out of years of suffering losses, the national flag carrier is expected to reduce its annual losses by 38.86% from the previous year as a result of improved punctuality and enhanced customer service.
Biman has requested help from Bangladesh Bank for a significant loan.
The number of pilgrims will drop this year significantly due to restrictions imposed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The passengers arriving in the country through air, land or river routes from now on can carry goods of increased value.
The global lender, International Monetary Fund (IMF) has tied new conditions to the disbursement of the next installments of its $1 billion loan.
In last five years, Biman Bangladesh Airlines incurred losses worth Tk 10 billion on Europe and Middle East routes during due mainly to recruiting corrupt and inefficient general sales agents.
The government has not given sovereign guarantee of credit to the loss-making Bangladesh Biman despite repeated requests by the United States because of its deal with the International Monetary Fund.
The members of Biman Sramik League (BSL) are staging demonstration in front of the MD’s room as the authority did not withdraw the show cause notice against BSL convener Moshikur Rahman.
Some 42 applications have been dropped for managing director and chief executive officer post of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Of the applicants, eight are foreigners.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Faruk Khan has said the government has planned to introduce new routes -- Dhaka-Manchester-New York and Dhaka-Narita (Japan) -- for Bangladesh Biman.
The second Boeing 777-300ER aircraft joins the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines tomorrow (Thursday) as Boeing has completed its all preparation to deliver this fourth generation new aircraft.
The government of Bangladesh would like to see the resumption of Biman’s New York flight at the earliest, a commitment of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the welfare of expatriate Bangladeshis.
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