Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh. The airline came into operation following the war of independence and commenced its journey with a stark scarcity of resources. Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the leading aviation company in the country and known for its efficiency, hospitality and safety record. Interestingly, the first aircraft of the airline was DC-3, which was gifted by the Bangladesh Air Force on the 4th January, 1972. Biman Bangladesh flights operate to different parts of the world. The airline caters to all the needs of passengers and ensures that they are properly taken care of. Apart from schedule services of the airline, Biman Bangladesh is also known for low air fare and easy availability of air tickets by online booking system. The in-flight food menu, comprising a fine blend of the local and western cuisines, is one of the highlights of the services. Known for its impeccable safety record and the extremely enterprising working staff, Biman Bangladesh also has a fully computerised communication system, which is an added advantage for travellers. In addition to all this, the ground-handling unit gives assistance to several aircrafts. The airline owes its increasing popularity to the dedicated efforts of the staff and cheap air tickets.less
Biman Bangladesh Airlines, owing to its impressive fleet, has become popular in the country. Every day, the airline carries thousands of people to several destinations all over the world. Biman Bangladesh, an airline on the path of constant expansion and improvement, gives travellers the comfort of managing their journey without any hassle. One of the most noteworthy developments made by Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the devising of the Flexible Price Viewing System (available online), which handles queries of passengers with respect to seat availability, fare and schedule. This enables travellers to tackle the problem of online booking and consequently, secure their air tickets. The Biman Bangladesh Airlines has successfully carried around 6,56,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Holy Hajj, which is considered to be largest annual pilgrimage for the Muslims. Biman Bangladesh flights mostly fly directly to destinations (no stopovers) along with some that make one stoppage. Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar are the domestic destinations that the airline caters to. There are several flights to major Asian destinations like Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong. It has a few flights, which operate to the European cities of Rome and London. Less
Biman Bangladesh was launched in January 1972 with a vintage Douglas Dakota and Douglas DC-3 aircraft, but the operations commenced only after the acquisition of four Fokker F27. Presently, the fleet of Biman comprises three Fokker F28–4000 and two Boeing 737–800 aircraft that mainly operate on domestic and regional routes. Aircrafts including four McDonnell Douglas DC-10s and three Airbus A310-300s make up the remainder of the fleet for the international flights. In the near future, the airlines will further include new generation aircrafts like Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-8 in its fleet.
Awards & Recognition
In the year of 2007, Biman Bangladesh carried the highest number of passengers to Malaysia. For its exceptional services, the Malaysian Airports Authorities accredited Biman Bangladesh with the ‘Foreign Carrier of the Year’ award in the passenger airlines category. This was the first-ever award received by Biman Bangladesh since its inception.
Biman Bangladesh History
Biman Bangladesh, formerly Air Bangladesh International, was set up in January 1972 as the flag carrier of Bangladesh. A month after its inception, the airlines took off its inaugural domestic flights from Dhaka to Chittagong, Jessore and Sylhet. The international operations of Biman commenced with a weekly flight to London in March 1972. By the end of the year, Biman had carried over 380,000 passengers on 1,079 flights. Once wholly-owned by the Bangladesh government, Biman was converted into a public sector corporation that was led by a government-appointed board of directors in 1977. In 2007 however, it was transformed into a public limited company that turned out to be the largest of its kind in Bangladesh. Within the three decades of its launch, the airlines had increased its operations to 26 international routes worldwide. However, services to some of the destinations were discontinued in 2006 due to financial problems. Today, Biman Bangladesh offers services to 16 countries in Asia and Europe.