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Biman to operate extra flights ahead of Eid

Like previous years, Biman Bangladesh Airlines authority says it intends to operate additional flights on domestic routes for holidaymakers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

A media release sent from the Directorate of Sales and Marketing of Biman came up with the announcement on Tuesday.

Centring last year’s Eid, the state-owned airlines operated 12 extra flights each on Dhaka-Rajshahi, Dhaka-Saidpur and Dhaka-Barishal routes, and six flights on Dhaka-Jashore route as well as regular fights, reports UNB.

This year, the airlines will operate 40 additional flights on the domestic routes.

However, the ticket prices may go up depending on availability of passenger seats and demand.

Biman plans to offer 15 to 25 percent discount on base fare on several routes. The offer will remain available from Ramadan 1 to 20.

Currently (summer season), Biman is operating 183 fights on several domestic routes every week.

Of them, the highest 41 flights are operated on the Dhaka-Chattogram route each week.