Biman resumes Dhaka-Delhi flights May 13, offers discount

Aviation Report
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume Dhaka-Delhi direct flights on May 13, with three flights a week initially.
To mark the occasion, the national flag carrier has announced 15 per cent discount on the ticket price of the route, which will remain valid till May 30.
The flights will be operated on Saturdays, Mondays and Thursdays, said a Biman press release on Tuesday.
The flights will depart from Hazrat Shah Jalal international airport at 3:00pm and touchdown in Delhi at 5:20pm (Bangladesh local time). The return flights will take off from Delhi at 6:20pm (Indian local time).
The national flag carrier will use 162 seated Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the route.
With the resumption of Dhaka-Delhi direct flights, Biman will become the single player on this route as no other airline is operating direct flights between these two cities.
Biman began operating flights to Delhi in the 1980s, but suspended the service in 2013.
Shakil Meraj, general manager, public relations of Biman said that a significant number of passengers travel to Delhi for various purposes including medical treatment, tourism, business and government programmes.
At present, Biman has 13 aircraft, including two Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The national airliner is expected to add two more Boeing 737 this year.

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