The much-awaited direct commercial flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Dhaka-Toronto route was launched on Saturday on experimental basis, marking the Independence Day.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali inaugurated the flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday night, said a press release of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, reports UNB.
Dhaka-Toronto direct flight was a long-standing demand of Bangladeshi expatriates living in Canada, said Mahbub.
The national carrier used one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the Dhaka- Toronto route.
He also expected to operate the flight three days in a week from June.
Representatives from Canadian High Commission in Dhaka Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, chairman of parliamentary standing committee on the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry and Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal were present there.