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Saudi-bound passengers to get refund

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will refund to its passengers who, bought tickets for traveling to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah or tourism purposes, as the Saudi government has imposed a temporary ban on Umrah pilgrims and tourists to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. bimanIf the passengers want to travel to Saudi Arabia after withdrawal of the ban, they would be able to get seats, subject to availability, said a Biman press release on Thursday, reports BSS. However, the passengers who have work permits or employmen...

Etihad Airways marks 10th anniv of flights to BD

Etihad Airways has honoured key stakeholders in Bangladesh to mark a decade of partnership and celebrate the 10th anniversary of operations between Abu Dhabi and Dhaka. Diplomats, government and aviation officials were joined by corporate and travel industry partners, along with the airline’s Dhaka-based employees as Etihad Airways recognised their loyalty and support. Dr. Saeed bin Hajar Al Shehi, UAE Ambasador to Bangladesh, and Rashid Khan Menon MP, EtihadMinister of Civil Aviation of Bangladesh, were guests of ...

Jet Airways, Eastern Bank launch credit card

Jet Airways has partnered with Eastern Bank to launch Bangladesh’s first airline co-branded credit card. Members of the Jet Airways EBL Platinum Visa credit card are automatically enrolled into the carrier’s Jet Privilege loyalty programme. Cardholders can then earn JP Miles on their credit card spending, at a rate of three miles for every BDT 200 (US$2.50) spent on domestic transactions, and two miles for every US$1 spent on international transactions. jet-airways-logoMembers will also earn 2,500 mil...

Updated cargo security arrangements for BD

The Australian Federal Government has updated security arrangements for air cargo from Bangladesh, giving Australian businesses more options for trade while maintaining a robust aviation security regime. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said in December 2015 the Government had imposed restrictions on the carriage of air cargo that had originated from, or transited through, Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Yemen and Somalia, in response to concerns about aviation security. biman-300“The restrictions were...

Probe into emergency landing of BD plane in India

A three-member investigation team from Bangladesh arrived at Raipur on Monday to investigate the circumstances leading to emergency landing of United Airways Bangladesh (UBD 585) flight at Swami Vivekananda airport here following a engine failure on August 7. The team, comprising investigation in-charge Capt Akram Ahmed, member secretary Md Ayub Khan and member Mohammad Shafiul Azam are being assisted by a team of Air India officials to ascertain the cause behind the engine breakdown and the resultant damage caused to United-Airwaysaircraft...

Qatar Airways boosted flights to Bangladesh

Qatar Airways has boosted its scheduled flights to Bangladesh and Eritrea, the Doha-based airline announced on Sunday. From September 7, 2015, flights from Doha to Asmara, the capital city and largest city in Eritrea, will be increased from four to five times per week, representing a 25 percent increase qatar airwaysin capacity. Equally, from December 9, 2015, flights from Doha to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, will also be increased, jumping from 10 to 14 weekly, effectively increasing capacity by 40 percent. Qatar Airways Group Ch...