Biman Bounces Back

BIMAN BANGLADESH Airlines is to restart operations from Manchester.

Flights to Dhaka/Shahjalal are scheduled to return on January 4, 2020, with thrice-weekly rotations using its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner examples.

The new links are due to operate via the eastern city of Sylhet on their return from the UK.

To mark the announcement, a special event was held at the British High Commission in Dhaka, attended by senior representatives including Manchester Airport chief executive officer Andrew Cowan.

Data supplied by Manchester Airport suggests more than 55,000 people a year currently travel from the region to Dhaka and Syhlet, with around 600,000 passengers travelling to destinations in Biman’s onward network across Asia.

The announcement marks a return to the northern city for Biman, which operated a Dhaka-Manchester-New York service until 2012. The carrier’s main hub is at Dhaka/Shahjalal, with additional flights from its secondary hubs at Chittagong/Shah Amanat and Sylhet/Osmani. The airline currently flies to 16 different nations.