Biman to launch direct Dhaka- Manchester flights

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:54, Oct 05, 2019 | Updated : 19:05, Oct 05, 2019

The first Biman Bangladesh Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner `Akashbeena.`Biman Bangladesh Airlines will launch direct flight between Dhaka and Manchester, the major city of northwest England, by January, 2019 considering huge demand of expatriate British Bangladeshis.

The decision was revealed on Saturday (Oct 5) while civil aviation and tourism secretary M Mohibul Haque held a meeting with visiting Mayor of Greater Manchester Andrew Murray Burnham at a Dhaka hotel on Saturday (Oct 5), reports BSS.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson was also present at the meeting.

The secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given her consent to commence the direct Dhaka-Manchester flight which will benefit expatriate Bangladeshis living in northern part of England.

Burnham assured that he will extend all out support to Bangladesh for establishing the direct air connectivity and hoped that Biman will be able to resume its Dhaka-New York flight via Manchester soon.