(MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Bangladesh is a fast growing aviation market with annual growth rate much more than that of global average. Emirates always consider Bangladesh as one of the most important destinations in its global network.
The airline wants to harness the potential of Bangladesh market using its expanding global network, award winning services in the air and on the ground, offering specific services that meet the demand of the local travelers. Saeed Abdulla Miran, the newly appointed Emirates Area Manager for Bangladesh was talking to the media representatives of Sylhet at a press meet held at a city hotel yesterday.
He briefed the media about Emirates' operations in Bangladesh and special features of the airline's products and services and thanked the local media representatives for their continuous support to the airline and hoped that it would continue as well in the days to come. 'Emirates started its operations in Bangladesh on October 27, 1986 with two weekly flights.
Dhaka was the 8thdestination in our international network, which underpins the importance that Emirates imparts to the country. Since then, our partnership has continued blossoming with Emirates offering world class services to Bangladeshi travelers,'said Saeed Miran.
'Now Emirates operates three daily services from Dhaka with most modern wide-body Boeing 777-300 aircraft offering flexibility to passengers in choosing convenient for them flights.' The airline offers customers from Bangladesh the opportunity to experience traveling via Dubai to 157 destinations in 85 countries including 40 in Europe and 11 in US (12 gateways).
Emirates offer flights to 8 gateways in UK, which is home to thousands of people from the Sylhet region. 'Emirates maintains its own office in Sylhet and offers complimentary air conditioned bus service for its passengers from the region', Saeed informed. 'Passengers can enjoy over 3,500 channels in our award winning in flight entertainment system – ice, with a selection of Bengali movies and dedicated TV channels for Bangladeshi customers.
We offer specially created subcontinental regional menus that suit the palates of our Bangladeshi customers on all Emirates flights. In addition, our bilingual cabin-crew is always there to facilitate our Bangladeshi travelers on-board. Emrates offers up to 20 MB complimentary data for each passenger,' Saeed added.
'Emirates is in constant pursuit of delivering products and services that provide our customers value for money. Our special children's products and services along with other offerings have made Emirates a family friendly airline. We care for the needs of every age group of our customers.'
'Dubai and Bangladesh have very close links due to the large community of Bangladeshis living in the region and the level of trade between the two countries. For the convenience of our Bangladeshi customers, we are now offering short stay Dubai visa at Emirates sales counter without any hassle.'
Emirates Sky Cargo, the freighter division of Emirates airline operates chartered flights to and from Bangladesh. Emirates Sky-Cargo is offering a range of innovative solutions for transport of temper sensitive items and perishables,which include different categories of cool chain services. It also offers customized solutions for specialized cargo like animals (AVI), human remains (HUM), heavy machinery and odd size cargo. Emirates' attractive frequent flyer program-Emirates Skywards presently enrolls nearly 70 thousand Bangladeshi frequent travelers.It is now very simple to earn and redeem Miles, whom one earns every time he/she flies with Emirates and Fly Dubai or from partners offers.
Now one can buy Skywards Miles, transfer Miles to Skywards members, earn bonus Miles when family members fly with Emirates. The Press Meet was also attended by Mohammad Al Hammadi, Commercial Support Manger and Mohammed Mohijur Rahman, Sales Manager of Emirates in Bangladesh among others.