- BM Desk:
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to spread its wings to the south Indian city of Chennai from December 16, especially to facilitate Bangladeshi medical patients, reports BSS.
“The destination is much in demand for Bangladeshi nationals to India, and we have decided to operate three weekly flights on the Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka route,” Biman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shafiul Azim told BSS on Thursday.
The flight will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, he said.
The chief of the organization said that this is part of the national flag carrier’s route extension plan, as Biman recently commenced direct flights to Narita in Japan and resumed flight operations to Guangzhou in China.
“We will increase Dhaka-Guangzhou flights from the current three weekly flights to five weekly flights by December,” Biman leader said.
The airlines will start selling Dhaka-Chennai flight tickets on Sunday, the airline’s Director of Marketing and Sales (Acting) Mohammed Salahuddin said.
Currently, one of the country’s private carriers, US Bangla Airlines, is operating flights on the Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka route.