Biman to resume Frankfurt flight after 7 years
Published: 2014-02-08 20:45:10.0 BdST Updated: 2014-02-08 20:45:10.0 BdST
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to resume its Frankfurt flights, after a gap of seven years, from March 31 as part of its effort to make the national carrier profitable.
Kevin Steele, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Biman, told bdnews24.com on Saturday, “Biman’s new Boeing 777- 300ER aircraft will resume flight operation on the Dhaka-Rome-Frankfurt route on March 31.”
There will be two weekly flights on the route, which remained suspended since 2006 due to financial losses and a serious shortage of aircraft, Steele said.
Later in June, 2009, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) enlisted Biman Bangladesh Airlines in the list of significant safety concern (SSC) on 34 protocol questions. SSC list is known as a black list in aviation business.
So, Biman's long-haul aircraft was banned from entering EU airspace for safety deficiencies.
On July 21, 2012, Bangladesh was dropped from the list of countries with significant safety concern. With this, the ban on Biman's long-haul aircraft entering EU airspace was also lifted.
Since then, the national flag career resumed its flights to London and Rome.
A Biman official, seeking anonymity, said UK’s Birmingham city would also be included in its operational route once Biman resumes its Dhaka-New York flight in June this year.
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