Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to spread its wings to south Indian city Chennai from December 16, especially to facilitate Bangladeshi medical service seekers.
“It’s a much demanded route for Bangladeshi nationals to India and we have decided to operate three weekly flights on Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka route,” said Biman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shafiul Azim, reports BSS.
The flight will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, he said.
The Biman chief said this is the part of the national flag carrier’s route extension plan as Biman recently commenced direct flight to Narita in Japan and resumed flight operation to Guangzhou in China.
“We will increase Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka flight from current three weekly flights to five weekly flights by the next month,” Biman MD said.
Biman will start selling Dhaka-Chennai flight tickets from Sunday, the airlines Director Marketing and Sales (acting) Mohammed Salahuddin said.
Currently, one of the country’s private carriers US Bangla airlines is operating flights on Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka route.