Biman to launch direct flights on Dhaka-Toronto route from October

- A Monitor Desk Report 04 Jul, 2020 | 742 Views|-+
Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will launch direct flights on Dhaka-Toronto route from October this year, said Md Mokabbir Hossain, the carrier's Managing Director and CEO.

"We'll start operating flights in the winter schedule according to the air agreement between Bangladesh and Canada," said Hossain.

There are two schedules in international routes – winter and summer – Hossain mentioned, adding that the winter schedule starts in October.

According to the air agreement, minimum three flights will be operated on the route, Hossain further mentioned.

Biman also made an agreement with Air Canada, according to which, the latter will carry Biman's passengers to any destination in its network from Toronto, Canada.

So, if passengers want to go to New York from Bangladesh, they can go from Toronto easily. "In that case, we'll charge the passengers for a second destination to New York," said Hossain.

Biman will also launch flights to Tokyo as soon as Japan opens its international air travel route, Hossain noted, adding that General Sales Agent (GSA) will soon be appointed over there.

"We're planning to make an agreement with Japan Airlines for carrying Bangladeshi passengers to onward destinations from Tokyo," he added.

Among other destinations, the Managing Director said, Biman will launch flights to Chennai as well as when India permits. GSA will be appointed in Chennai soon, he added.

In addition, steps will be taken to start flight operations from Dhaka to Guangzhou in China and Male in the Maldives in the post COVID-19 era, said Hossain.

He further informed that Biman is all set to resume its flight operations on other international routes where it operated flights before the coronavirus outbreak.

And on July 6 and 7, Biman will also launch scheduled passenger flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively after a three-month long flight suspension following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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