(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)
Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has commenced operating flights on Dhaka-Guangzhou route from August 18, 2022.
Carrying 177 passengers, flight BG366 of Biman departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at 11:00 am, and is scheduled to land at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China around 4:45 pm local time.
The return flight BG367 will take off from Guangzhou Airport around 7:45 pm local time on the same day and will arrive in Dhaka at 9:30pm.
The long-awaited flights on the Dhaka-Guangzhou route are expected to lessen the woes of Bangladeshi students and businessmen travelling to China.
Biman's General Manager (Public Relations) Tahera Khondokar said that currently Biman will operate one flight to China per month.
State Minister for Civil Aviation Mahbub Ali inaugurated the flight in a programme held at the departure terminal of Dhaka Airport.
Chairman of Biman Board of Directors Sazzadul Hasan, Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation Md Mokammel Hossain, Chairman of Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Biman Md Zahid Hossain and Executive Director of HSIA Group Captain Kamrul Islam, among others, were present at the programme.
While inaugurating the flight, State Minister Md Mahbub Ali said that Biman is moving forward with a specific goal.
'Currently the financial condition of Biman is good. I hope it goes to a better position in the future,' added the State Minister.
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