NOVOAIR will fly daily to Kolkata

Dhaka: Country's one of the leading private sctor airlines NOVOAIR will operate daily flight between Dhaka and Kolkata from April 1, 2017 . The Airline also plans to reschedule flight timing on the ro...

Airline introduces Laptop and Tablet Handling service for US flights

Dhaka: Emirates introduce complimentary Laptop and Tablet Handling service to beat the electronics carry-on ban by US. This will enable passengers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just be...

Le Meridien Dhaka offers 26pc discount on March 26

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka, which infuses local flavours with global taste, is inviting its guests to celebrate The Independence Day with 26 per cent discount on Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Latest R...

Cathay Pacific to shed 30% of HQ manpower

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific will cut up to 30% of its administrative staff as it begins a streamlining exercise aimed at improving its overall cost-base as well as corporate agility. Hong Kong-based ...

US imposes ban on carrying computers & I-Pads on board airlines of several Muslim countries

Washington, DC: Starting from Tuesday March 21 United States has barred passengers on flights originating in several Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device larger than a cellpho...

Emirates kicks off International Day of Happiness with simple surprises

Dhaka: Emirates marked International Day of Happiness yesterday, March 20 with small surprises for its customers and employees to spread a little extra joy to their daily lives. Across its boarding ga...

US-Bangla Airlines will start operations to Bangkok on May 3

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s leading premium airline, will start operations to its sixth international destination Bangkok on May 3. Initially four flights will be operated to Bangkok...

Maliha Quadir one of Young Global Leaders of 2017 from South Asia

Dhaka: Maliha M. Quadir, Founding Managing Director, Shohoj Limited, has been recognised by World Economic Forum as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2017 from South Asia, whose startup Shohoz.com ha...

EBL hosts Women Banking Customers meet

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) organized an event on Empowering Women through Banking and Customer Meet Program for its Women Banking Customers, held today, March 19, at its ZN Tower Office at Guls...

IATA Cargo Handling Manual launched

Abu Dhabi: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo h...

Speakers suggest making Pohela Boishakh Festival a tourism product

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Monitor organised an open discussion programme on Pohela Boishakh preparations at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel today, March 18. Representatives from over twenty organisations,...

BA owner launches LEVEL

London: International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching LEVEL - a new low cost longhaul airline brand that will take to the skies in June 2017 with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco...

MENA expected to receive 195 million intl tourists by 2030

Dhaka: UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market will be held on April 24 in the Dubai World Trade Centre of United Arab Emirates. The Forum, an official event of the Internationa...

Iran Air inducts its first A330-200

Dhaka: Iran Air has inducted a new A330-200, the first of 45 A330 Family on order. The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a f...

Thai Smiles starts Chittagong flights on Mar 26

Chittagong: Thai Airways is coming back to Chittagong again. Thai Smile Airways, sister concern of Thai Airways International, will be serving Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport from March 26. ...

Emirates Celebrates 30 Years of operations in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is celebrating 30 years of connecting Bangladesh to the world. To mark the milestone, the airline hosted a reception attended by local medi...

Emirates Touches Down in Newark via Athens

Dhaka: Emirates commenced daily passenger service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Dubai International Airport, via Athens International Airport on March 12. Newark becomes Emirates...

NOVOAIR signs agreement with NHTTI

Dhaka: Parvez Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal, National Hotel and Tourism Institute (NHTTI) and AKM Mahfujul Alam, Marketing and Sales Manager of NOVOAIR exchanging documents after signing a deal at the NH...

Taste of Australia at Radisson Blu Dhaka from March 17

Dhaka: The premium hospitality property in the city will Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka will host a food festival “Taste of Australia” from March 17 to 26 at their Water Garden Brasserie Restaur...

US-Bangla launches Pick and Drop Service for Business Class passengers

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, in a first in the aviation history of the country, has introduced Pick and Drop Service for the airline’s Business Class passengers. The airline is extending the servic...

Around the World In 90 Days

Dhaka: Celebrating the rich intercultural diversity, the “Around the World In 90 Days” Food Festival invites you to join us at the Xchange for 90 days from 1st of March 2017. Come enjoy delicio...

Qatar Airways plans to launch a fully owned Airline in India

Dhaka: Qatar Airways on March 8, announced to launch a fully owned airline in India with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, said its Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker This will be the first airline ventur...

Dubai implements new baggage rules

Dubai: Dubai Airports is now accepting bags only with flat surfaces, according to new Baggage Rules implemented on March 8. In a statement, Dubai Airports authority said, “The new rule will see b...

Biman gets Mominul Islam as new Director Admin

Dhaka: Mominul Islam has been appointed as the Director Admin (Acting) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. He has been serving as the General Manager in the same department since 2011. Islam joined the B...

NHTTI Organises Food Safety and Hygiene Carnival

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) organised a Food safety and Hygiene Carnival at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash in the city on February 7, A total of 104 trainees fro...

An all women crew flight by Biman on the womens day

Dhaka: To celebrate the international women’s day the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate a special flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. Flight BG 603 with a Boeing 737-800 will solely be ...

Women make up to 44% of Emirates’ workforce

Dhaka: Emirates is giving centre stage to its women employees on the International Women’s Day. Women make up close to 44% of the airline’s workforce and have been an integral part of the success ...

Thai Airways waives ticket change surcharge

Bangkok: Thai Airways has issued a waiver on the ticket change surcharge and arranged for staff to assist passengers connecting to flights at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport's ...

Le Meridien Dhaka offers 20pc discount on International Womens Day

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 to honour the pride and achievements of women globally. As a global brand, Le Méridien Dhaka, salutes the contribution of w...

Asian Fusion Food Court

Dhaka: The Asian Fusion food court is a unique combination of cuisines offering a new, tantalizing experience of diversity from the Far Eastern Region – the style and delicacy of Thai and Japanese c...

Spring Dream Deals up to 30% off!

Chittagong: Save up to 30% off retail rate on your next stay in Chittagong! Gather your family or friends and prepare for a show-stopping getaway to the Port City Chittagong and enjoy this Best Ava...

Third Boeing B737-800 of US-Bangla Airlines arrives

Dhaka: The third Boeing B737-800 of US-Bangla Airlines arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on March 1. The joining of the 164-seat aircraft including eight in Business Class to its fleet...

Tourists in India get free SIM cards

New Delhi: Indian Tourism Ministry is offering free SIM cards for tourists’ upon their arrival in India on an e-visa. India took this tourist-friendly innitiative when the Ministry of Tourism, al...

Tourism industry in Oman set to receive investments of $1.17 billion by 2026

Dhaka: Investment in Oman’s tourism sector set to hit $1.17 billion by 2026, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).The total contribution of travel and tourism in the sultanate is...

SriLankan inducts Airbus A320neo to its fleet

Colombo: SriLankan Airlines has inducted the first of its latest Airbus aircraft on February 27. This will help enhance its exceptional service standards for passengers and serve to align its fleet to...

Emirates to Unveil Enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge at ITB Berlin

Dhaka: Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin ...

Emirates to Offer Services to Phnom Penh

Dhaka: Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July 1 this year, subject to Govt. approval with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration. Outb...

Spicejet starts Dhaka-Kolkata flights from March 23

Dhaka: Spicejet, a low cost carrier of India, will start Dhaka-Kolkata flights from March 23. The airline is offering introductory fare of Tk 4325 one way, all inclusive. The airline will operat...

Seven passengers flown standing on board a PIA flight

Dhaka: Seven passengers flown a PIA flight from Karachi to Medina on January 20, standing all the way, as the 409 capacity aircraft was overbooked by seven passengers. In a serious breach of safety...

Southwest Airlines makes emergency landing as unusal odor engulfed aircraft

Dhaka: A Southwest Airlines, on its way from Denver to Chicago, Midway Airport, had to make an emergency landing following an ‘unusual odor’ had been spread inside the cabin on February 23. The...

Five major airlines accused of violating passengers right

Passenger flight schedule Dhaka: The five major international airlines have been accused of violating the consumer law of EU by not paying almost 200,000 passengers, their rightful compensation, which...

Lonely Planets Best Business Hotel 2017 award for Le Meridien Dhaka

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka has won Lonely Planet Travel & Lifestyle Leadership Awards 2017 in the category of “Best Business Hotel” on February 14. The globally renowned travel magazine “Lone...

Tibet eyes 25 million tourists in 2017

Dhaka: Tibet expects to welcome more than 25 million tourists this year, approximately 9% more than it received in 2016. The region’s Tourism administration revealed the target this week, along w...

Emirates Awards Return Air Tickets to Raffle Draw Winners at Rotary Dist. Conference

Dhaka: Rafiqul Islam, Emirates’ Finance and Administration Manager in Bangladesh, handing over a return Economy Class ticket to the raffle draw winners at the two-day Rotary International District 3...

Kuwait Airways increases flights to Dhaka

Dhaka: Kuwait Airways has increased frequencies to and from Dhaka from daily flights to nine flights a week with effect from February 18 to take advantage of the strong demand for outbound travel to K...

National Certificate Courses on six tourism, hospitality subjects start at NHTTI

Dhaka: Eighteen-week-long National Certificate Courses on six tourism and hospitality subjects started at National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC)...

Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after suspicious note found in toilet

Istanbul: A Turkish Airlines flight, bound for Toronto from Istanbul, had to be evacuated on February 18, after a suspicious note was found in one of its toilets. One of the cabin crew found the wo...

Havas becomes Robi’s media agency

Dhaka: Havas Media Bangladesh has become the media agency for the country’s leading mobile phone operator, Robi. This was announced at a press conference at The Westin Dhaka on February 18. Mahta...

Lifetime Achievement award for Hakim Ali

Chittagong: HM Hakim Ali, a pioneer in tourism and hospitality sector in Bangladesh, has been honoured with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Un...

Special Indian visa camp held at Dhaka cantonment

Dhaka: Indian High Commission here organised on December 18 a special visa camp for family members of serving and retired Armed Forces personnel at Sena Malancha of Dhaka Cantonment. The visa camp ...

Biman organises workshop on Aviation Reporting

Dhaka: National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines organized a day long workshop on “Aviation reporting with emphasis on Biman operations” on February 16 at Bangladesh Airlines Training Centre (BAT...

Le Meridien Dhaka to showcase Bengali food on Ekushey

Dhaka: Le Meridien Dhaka will join to celebrate the International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2017. On this occasion, the hotel will showcase traditional Bengali food at “Latest Recipe”...

Tourism has turned into a social movement, says Menon

Dhaka: Tourism has turned into a social movement. Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, said this while addressing a press conference at Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) office in ...

Tourism growth has to be socially, environmentally sustainable

Dhaka: Tourism is starting to emerge as an industry in the country, but still there is lot to be done to claim our rightful share of (international) tourists. And this tourism growth has to be economi...

Cabinet okays death penalty for barring flight operation

Dhaka: The Cabinet, on Monday February 13, gave final approval to the drafts Civil Aviation Act-2017 with provision of death penalty or life-term imprisonment and maximum penalty of Taka five crore on...

Emirates SkyCargo celebrates Valentine’s Day in own style

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, for the first time in its history has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead o...

TAT offers e-Learning to Bangladesh’s travel agents

Dhaka: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be training the travel agents of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India online. The e-Learning Programme the most efficient way to become Thailand Speci...

Malindo Air offers amazing savings

Dhaka: Malindo Air is offering amazing savings to passengers purchasing online return air tickets to Asian five destinations with City Bank cards. Economy Class air tickets to Kuala Lumpur are avai...

Sangsinkeo named as THAI acting president

Bangkok: Thai Airways International (THAI) has appointed Ms. Usanee Sangsingkeo as acting president, effective February 10. Sangsingkeo, executive vice-president of THAI’s aviation business unit,...

Emirates diverts over 60 flights last year for medical emergencies

Dhaka: Emirates Airline handled more than 60 flight diversions due to medical emergencies during 2916. During the period the airline operated more than 194,000 flights. A single flight diversion ca...

NOVOAIR arranges click, post, win and fly contest

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading airlines in the domestic sector, has arranged a photo contest – click, post, win and fly. Intending participants will have to send their photographs at NOVOAIR ...

Sonargaon floating restaurant opens at Pagla

Dhaka: Bangladesh is a riverine country. Different tourism facilities can be provided centering on rivers. Mary Anderson Restaurant was a reflection of this. Sonargaon floating restaurant has been add...

Singapore Airlines places order for 39 aircraft with Boeing

Singapore: Singapore Airlines has placed a firm order for 39 wide body aircraft from Boeing in a deal that would help the carrier expand and update its fleet. The deal – for 20 Boeing 777-9s ...

PATA invites submissions for Gold Awards

Dhaka: Individuals and organizations associated with the tourism industry who have been contributing towards the promotion and development of the travel sector especially in the Asia Pacific area are ...

Triune Group Indian partner BUZZ Communications Celebrates 10 Years

Dhaka: BUZZ Communication, a leading Public Relations advisory company in India celebrates a decade of their services today, February 9. The company is a partner of Triune Group, one of the oldest and...

New airline takes to the Indian sky

New Delhi: Delhi-based new airline- Zoom Air prepares for its launch on February 12. The Airline, received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on February 3, 2017 is planning to start flying fr...

Emirates introduces blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Dhaka: Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Econ...

Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka 2017

Dhaka: Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka 2017 takes on a new exciting journey under the guidance of Executive Chef Jed Archdeacon. Love is in the Water Garden Brasserie, Feast on Chef Shakers...

Ramadan Bazaar space for rent

Chittagong: Right from the beginning of Holy month of Ramadan, Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View is introducing Ramadan Bazaar at the hotel’s Lobby and would like to invite everyone who is interested...

Mouthwatering steak for beef loving Chittagong

Chittagong: Are you craving for a tender and juicy steak? Dine in at Mezetto of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View as the hotel brings you and your friends a premium "Steak Festival Menu" from February ...

Become member of Radisson Ctg’s Prestige

Chittagong: Become member of Prestige, the exhilarating new dining loyalty programme of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View. As a member of Prestige, you will enjoy benefits including special recognition...

Jet Airways announces third quarter profit of Rs. 156.3 cr.

Delhi: With increased traffic and improved business efficiencies, Jet Airways Group has registered a third quarter profit of Rs. 156.3 crore for seventh successive quarter, for the period ending Decem...

US-Bangla Airline will start flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore March 1 and 9

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private sector airlines in the country, will start flights to Kuala Lumpur on March 1 and Singapore on March 9. From March 1, flights for Kuala Lumpu...

Emirates opens access to its premium lounges at Dubai International Airport

Dhaka: Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regar...

Saudia introduces a new level of luxury

Jeddah: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced its latest collaboration – First Suite – to make its passengers’ journeys the most enjoyable with a unique selection of travel essentials. Wi...

$100m cooperation agreement bonds Etihad & Lufthansa

Abu Dhabi: As recently as last year, Lufthansa Group and its European and U.S. peers stood united against “the subsidized evil from the Middle East”. Fast forward to this week and Etihad Aviati...

AI grounds woman pilot, cabin crew for failing alcohol test

New Delhi: One woman pilot and another cabin crew member of Air India were grounded for three months after they failed a pre-flight alcohol test. The crew members, who have been taken off from flyi...

Trump travel ban done and over for now

Seattle: Federal Judge James Robert in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order today stopping US President Trump’s executive order banning citizens from certain Muslim-majority count...

3-day Int’l tourism fair begins in the capital on March 30

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair titled “US-Bangla-Monitor Dhaka Travel Mart (DTM) 2017” will be held at Ballroom of the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel, Dhaka from March 30. The fourteen...

India extends walk-in visa facility to eight IVACs

Dhaka: India has further eased the visa process for Bangladeshi travellers by extending the scheme for walk-in tourist visas with confirmed journey tickets to eight Indian Visa Application Centres (IV...

Emirates Signs Corporate Deal with University of Dhaka

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced special privileges for the faculty members , officials of the University of Dhaka (DU) and members of their families. Privileges include special discounted fares ...

Bangladesh one of three largest int’l tourist source markets of India

New Delhi: Bangladesh, US and UK were the three largest international tourist source markets of India in 2016, according to new data released by India’s Ministry of Tourism. India welcomed a tota...

AirAsia breaks through 50m passenger barrier again

Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia broke through the 50 million passenger barrier again in 2016, as demand for its short-haul flights continued to flourish. The low-cost carrier group boarded a total of 56.59m ...

Govt. plans to impose 'bed tax' for hotel rooms in London

London: The government is planning to implement a ‘bed tax’ of five percent of the room tariff on 2100 hotels, spread across London city . Once implemented , it could add around £3.40 to the hot...

Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

Dhaka: Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport of New York Metropolitan area via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on 12 March 2017. Th...

Ispahani Group Chairman Ali Behrouze passes away

Dhaka: The chairman of Bangladesh's one of the oldest business conglomerates MM Ispahani Group has passed away. Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani breathed his last early morning on January 23 while being tr...

Three shortlisted for 49pct stake in Srilankan Airlines

Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has further shortlisted from nine to three the list of prospective strategic partners for national carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int’l) , State Enterpr...

Myanmar to develop new tourism destinations

Yangon: Myanmar is keen to develop new tourism destinations. Minister of Hotels & Tourism, U Ohn Maung, is trying to attract funding for proposed tourism projects. It is disclosed that the Merg...

Le Meridien Dhaka to hold Indian Food Promotion

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka has arranged three-day Indian Food Promotion at Latest Recipe from January 25 to 25. The promotion aims to enhance the local and international culinary experience of the g...

Etihad Airways introduces twice daily services to Dusseldorf

Dhaka: Etihad Airways with effect from March 26 will introduce one more daily flight to Düsseldorf from Abu Dhabi, to make doubly daily service This would provide greater choice to local passenger...

PIA becomes first to fly B737-800 aircraft in Pakistan

Karachi: Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, wet leased by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from a Turkish operator, were put into operation from January 20. No other airline in Pakistan is currently us...

Nepal Airlines to lease 2 A330-200s aircraft

Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines has decided to lease two Trent772B-powered A330-200s from U.S. lessor and MRO specialist, AAR Aircraft Sales & Leasing. The A330s will replace the carrier’s two agei...

PBSUS and PATA Foundation unveil book on Haor Baul Songs

Dhaka: Pally Baul Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (PBSUS), a nonprofit cultural organization in its efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of Bangladesh jointly with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PAT...

Conakry Turkish Airlines’ 296th destination

Istanbul: Turkish Airlines will start flights to Conakry, the capital city of Republic of Guinea, on January 30. It will be the 51st destination served in the African continent. With the inaugurati...

Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Nice on July 4

Paris: Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Nice on July 4. The airline will operate five-weekly services from its home and hub Hamad International Airport, Doha. The route will be served by...

Job cut & revamps are on cards for Cathy Pacific

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways seeks new path with job cuts and revamp. Changes at Asia’s biggest international airline "will start at the top" and the carrier will eliminate some positions as...

Malindo Air targets 10m passengers in 2017

Kuala Lumpur: For 2017, Malindo Air has set a target of doubling its passenger traffic from 5.6 million in 2016 to 10 million. “We are planning to double our flight frequency to Jakarta and Bali ...

Passport of Singapore most powerful in Asia

Singapore: The Singapore passport is now the strongest in Asia, in terms of the number of countries its holders are able to access without a visa. According to the latest report by Passport Index, ...

Emirates welcomes Bangladeshi Rotarians on board

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced special privileges for the Rotarians of Bangladesh. Rotarians and their family members will enjoy special discounted fares while traveling with Emirates to variou...

Saudia’s budget carrier to lease six planes

Riyadh: Flyadeal, Saudi Arabian Airlines’ budget carrier, will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said, a sign that the European plane maker might again have pipped Boeing in the race to wi...

Next summer Cathay Pacific to increase Toronto service

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has recently announced that it will increase the frequency to Toronto, from 24 June, with the addition of four weekly flights. The start of the increased service will see ...

Nepal Airline to boast domestic aviation by Chinese aircraft

Kathmandu: Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier of Nepal, has decided to procure Chinese aircrafts to boast domestic market of the country. A four-member Nepalese team has dep...

Birds killed to make landing of flights in New York safer

New York: Nearly 70,000 birds have been killed since 2009 to make flights safer for New York City area, but it doesn’t appear to have reduced bird strikes. The birds that have been killed include...

AI will launch female-only seats to fight groping

New Delhi: Air India will female-only seats in aircrafts with an aim to combat midflight assault allegations for women, especially those who fly alone. The special seating arrangement would be avai...

Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Hong Kong following glitch

Dhaka:An Etihad Airways flight bound for Abu Dhabi had to make emergency landing at the airport in Hong Kong after the flight encountered a mechanical glitch onboard on January 11. The Etihad airwa...

NHTTI introduces five Diploma Courses

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) has introduced five diploma courses today at a ceremony held at Hotel Abakash in the city today, January 16, 2017. Newly introduced courses...

Emirates to Launch Daily Flights to Croatia

Dhaka: Emirates will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb ,the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017. The new southeast European destination ...

With plan to expand operation SpiceJet order 100 new Boeing planes

New Delhi: SpiceJet, Indian budget airline, has agreed to acquire 100 new MAX 737 aircraft from Boeing, with an option for 50 more, as part of its expansion plans in the world's fastest growing aviati...

VietJet Air to go for massive network expansion

Ho Chi Minh City : VietJet Air, largest private airline of Vietnam is planning for expanding operations to China, Australia and Russia. The Airline accordingly has ordered over 200 aircraft of Airbus...

Muhith inaugurates Shiper Meet, Greet and Assist service

Sylhet: AMA Muhith, Minister for Finance, formally inaugurated Shiper Meet, Greet and Assist service at Osmany International Airport here on January 11. “It’s a good initiative. Bangladeshi and...

Biman Board reconstituted

Dhaka: Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourismin a circular issued on January 11 has formed a new Board of Directors of the national carrier – Biman Bangladesh Airlines for 2017. The newly formed B...

Biman Awarded in Malaysia

Dhaka: National carrier Biman has won the prestigious `Foreign Airline of the year-2015’ award from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia. The award was given by the KLIA Management fo...

Etihad Airways extra flights kick off

Abu Dhabi, (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ) : Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Riyadh route with effect from February 1, 2017y effective 1February 2017. The extra serv...

Biman employee sets example of honesty

Dhaka: A non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) has got back his money left on the seat pocket of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft because of the honesty of a Biman official. Purser Mohammad Ashraf Al ...

New York most hashtagged city in Instagram posts

New York: New York City has been ranked first with over 68 million posts, with London, Paris, Dubai and Istanbul making it to the top five, according to a new report by Hashtag the World. The repor...

Travel chaos in Europe due to heavy snowfall and subzero temperature

Brussels: Heavy snowfall couples with sub-zero temperatures in Europe have caused several deaths in a number of countries, including Poland, Italy and Belgium. This has also caused major disruption...

Tourist arrival to Istanbul down in 2016

Istanbul: In just ended year 2016,the percentage of foreign tourists travelling to Istanbul has seen a major drop of 25.9 percent as compared to the previous year as reported by the Istanbul Culture a...

Emirates’s New Year Offer for Bangladeshi Travelers

Dhaka: Bangladesh, 10 January 2017 – New Year, new adventures. Emirates is making it even more attractive for travelers from Bangladesh to say “hello” to new destinations and experiences in 2017...

Japan to built fastest-ever bullet train

Tokyo: Japan has started building a new ultra-high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Nagoya – 10 years ahead of its scheduled launch .Local media reportsthe ultra highspeed train - Chuo Shinkanse...

2016 registers a growth of 6% in Air travel

Dhaka: International air travel has registered a growth of 6% during the year 2016. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a large number of people have traveled with airli...

Qatar Airways’ popular Travel Festival is back

Dhaka: Qatar Airways’ popular Travel Festival is back and has been significantly enhanced for 2017, inviting world travellers to take advantage of a number of exceptional deals across the airline’...

BBQ at Four Points by Sheraton’s Panash

Dhaka: In this soothing winter, Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka is bringing some hotilicious items at its signature restaurant “Panash.” Panash is the roof top restaurant located at the Four Poin...

Couple exchanges wedding vows at 35,000 feet on board Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong: Cathay Dragon provides its passengers with superior levels of service at every stage of their journey – and on January 6 made one couple’s flight from Shanghai all the more special, wit...

Qatar Airways to unveil new Business Class seat at ITB Berlin

Doha: Qatar Airways will unveil the much-awaited new business class seat at ITB Berlin in March. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group said that the new seat would be across the f...

Oman Air voted ‘World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’

Muscat: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, was voted "World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class" at this year's World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony. Since commenci...

Nepal Airlines to operate direct flights to Seoul

Dhaka: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has announced a direct service between Kathmandu and Seoul- the capital of South Korea. NAC also plans to extend its services to Tokyo as well, after the direc...

Turkish Airlines launches flight to Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has announced the launch of services to Kharkiv, second largest city in Ukraine from March 30, 2017. The Airline has an extensive network of 295 destinations in 119 countries. ...

Air India sale begins, to last till April 20

Mumbai: Air India, the national carrier of India, launched a sale offer on January 6, offering flight tickets at the cost of a train journey on all routes on which the famous Rajdhani Express train op...

AirlineRatings.com names top 20 safest airlines

Canberra: Airline rating organisation AirlineRatings.com has named top 20 safest airlines for 2017 from the 425 it monitors. Qantas has been adjudged as the world's safest airline for the fourth year ...

Tourism earns record US$3.5b in 2016 for Sri Lanka

Colombo: Tourism has brought a record US$3.5 billion to Sri Lanka’s exchequer in 2016, seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, a government minister said. But industry sources expre...

Latest Airbus A320 joins Bangkok Airways’ fleet

Bangkok: Capt. Tipparat Pakpoomsin, Director – Flight Operations, Bangkok Airways, together, with pilots received the airline’s latest Airbus A320 at Suvarnabhumi Airport recently. The Airbus 3...

JFK airport transformation to cost $10b

New York: Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York on January 4 unveiled a $10 billion plan to revamp John F. Kennedy International Airport. The plan also includes improvement of roads and mass transit. Lo...

IATA advises Indian govt. to consult users before raising airport, navigation charges

New Delhi: The Indian government should have consulted the stakeholders before increasing airport and navigation charges, International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Blair Cowles, Regional...

US-Bangla Airlines receives “Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award-2017”

Dhaka:Md. Kamrul Islam, Deputy General Manager of US-Bangla Airlines receives the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award-2017 on behalf of the company from Professor Dr. Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor of...

IFALPA lauds professionalism of Biman pilot

Dhaka: International Federation of Airlines Pilot Association (IFALPA) has praised Captain Nawshad Ataul Quayum of Biman Bangladesh Airlines for showing extraordinary professional skill and efficiency...

Jet Airways increases capacity to Bengaluru, Chennai, Kuwait and Jeddah

Dhaka: Jet Airways has deployed Airbus A330s from Mumbai to Kuwait, Jeddah, Bengaluru and Chennai this month, boosting capacity by 50% in some cases. Airbus A-330s, configured in two class, features 1...

Half of world population made air travel in 2016

Dhaka: A total of 3.7 billion passengers took scheduled flights in 2016 –which amounts to almost half of the global population. A preliminary data, released by the International Civil Aviation Or...

BA flight makes emergency landing following gas leak

London: The pilot of a flight of British Airways was forced to make an emergency landing after a suspected leak of noxious fumes inside the cabin affected the health of a crew member of the flight. Re...

Drunk pilot fired for trying to fly a jet in Indonesia

Dhaka:, ‘Citilink’- The budget airline of Indonesia, has fired a pilot after he showed up in a drunken state to fly a jet on December 28. The authorities also informed that two other senior execut...

Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Dhaka: Emirates Airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments. Commenting on 2016, Sir Tim Clark, P...

Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in LATAM Airlines

Dhaka: Doha based Qatar Airways says it has purchased a 10-per cent stake in Chile's LATAM Airlines Group for $608 million on December 28. LATAM was created when Chile's LAN took over Brazil's TAM ...

Oman Air launches new baggage piece concept in January 2017.

Dhaka: This change will help Oman Air to standardise and in many cases reduce the charges currently in place for additional baggage. All passengers travelling Oman Air from the launch of this new c...

UNWTO announces 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Dhaka:The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Su...

Biman protests publication of concocted news item

Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines has protested the publication of false and concocted news items in two newspapers and served legal notices on those newspapers. A press release issued on December...

BURGER KING rolls outthird outlet in Uttara

Dhaka :BURGER KING franchise partner Bangla Trac has launched its third outlet in Dhaka with the opening of a new restaurant located in Plot-16, Sector-9, SonargaonJanapath, Uttara on Thursday. Guests...

Korean Air to use stun guns on disturbing passengers

Dhaka: South Korean airline Korean Air revealed on December 27 that in order to manage the in-flight disturbances, the airline will let the crew members to “readily use stun guns” on the problemat...

Emirates Group releases 6th Annual Environmental Report

Dhaka: The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, has published the sixth annual environmental report in Dubai recently, outlining the Group’s environmental performance for the fi...

Thai Airways increases flights from January 1

Dhaka: Thai Airways International, which now flies daily to Dhaka, will be increasing its frequencies to 11 from today (January 1 ). This was disclosed by Satit Dumrerng, General Manager-Banglades...

153 trapped adventure travellers rescued from broken cable cars in Italy

Dhaka: Alpine emergency officials had to rescue 153 trapped people from broken down swinging cable cars inside a ski resort in northern Italy after they stayed hanging in mid air for seven long hours ...

US-Bangla receives ‘Best Private Airlines in Bangladesh-2016’ award

Dhaka: The country’s one and only recognised premium airline, US-Bangla Airlines Ltd has received “Best Private Airlines in Bangladesh-2016” award for 98.7 per cent on-time performance, inflight...

Jet Airways flight skids off runway at Goa

Goa: A Jet Airways flight with 161 people onboard, including the flight crew, skidded off the runway while attempting to take off from Goa airport in India on Tuesday, December 27 December, morning. 1...

Airlines in India to charge extra for choice of seats

New Delhi : Airlines in India will be charging extra for preferred seats as they look to increase their ancillary revenues amid fierce competition. Charging extra for choice of seats in flights, in...

Turkish Airlines registers growth in major categories

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has reported strong growth across a number of categories for the period of January-November 2016, in comparison with the same period last year. Available Seat Kilometres (AS...

Cathay Pacific enters into codeshare with Air Canada for reciprocal mileage accrual

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific and Air Canada on December 23, announced they have finalised a strategic co-operation agreement that will enhance travel services for Cathay Pacific customers when travelling wit...

Emirates pampers its premium passengers with luxurious in-flight amenities.

Dhaka: Travelers who can afford to splurge thousands of dirhams on premium airline seats can now look forward to more luxurious pampering in the sky. As competition in the airline industry heats up...

Biman flight makes safe landing at HSIA

Dhaka: Fight BG 122 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Muscat to Chittagong made a safe landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Thursday morning despite burst tires in the whee...

India imposes penalty for aircraft with empty waste tanks

Dhaka: In an effort to address the menace of aircraft waste being ejected on to unsuspecting residents below, India’s National Green Tribunal has introduced a INR 50,000 fine for offending airlines....

THAI resumes flights to Moscow

Dhaka: Thai Airways has resumed flights to Moscow, less than two years after they were suspended. They will now operate four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) using a 292-...

Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Tbilisi

Dhaka: Qatar Airways now operates four direct flights toTbilisifrom Doha’s Hamad International Airport, in addition to the existing seven weekly flights that operate viaBakuin Azerbaijan. Operate...

Monitor honours four heroes in travel and hospitality industry

The Daily Star news: Bangladesh Monitor has recognised four individuals for their contribution to the development of the country's travel and hospitality industry. They were honoured at the silver ...

Fog triggers cancellation of London flights, causes Christmas chaos

Dhaka: Thick fog is threatening to trigger a great deal of travel chaos during the upcoming Christmas period since several flights are getting delayed and also cancelled for the second day. The meteor...

Singapore Airline increases flights to Dhaka, Asia Pacific destinations

Singapore: Singapore Airlines will increase its services to several Asia Pacific destinations next summer and as part of its expansion plan SIA will increase services to Dhaka from daily to 10 flights...

Emirates commences daily flights to Fort Lauderdale

Dubai : Emirates launched its 11th destination in the United States with the start of a daily nonstop passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on December 15...

US-Bangla increases its frequencies to Muscat

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has increased its flights to Muscat from its present four flights to six a week , with effect from December 18, in response to the growing demands from passenger traffic on t...

Etihad Airways starts restructuring, job cuts as growth slows

Dhaka: Etihad Airways PJSC will eliminate jobs across several units, highlighting the pressure on carriers in the Persian Gulf to adapt to slowing growth after years of aggressive expansion. The Ab...

ME’s Muslim travellers spend $60 billion annually

Dhaka: The GDP impact of the world’s Muslim tourism sector exceeded US$138 billion in 2015. The industry generated 4.3 million jobs and contributed more than $18 billion in tax revenue. These are...

Etihad confirms launch of European leisure carrier

Dhaka: The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) board has approved plans to create a European leisure airline with Germany’s travel empire, TUI AG. Tipped to be named Blue Sky, it is planned to have up to...

Pilots faked fuel crisis to cut queue

Dhaka: Pilots of at least three Indian flights, including one operated by market leader IndiGo, lied to air traffic controllers about being short on fuel to get priority landing at an airport, accord...

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