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Biman Bangladesh Airlines, popularly known as Biman, is the national airlines of Bangladesh. A member of IATA, it flies passengers and cargo to 18 international destinations in Asia and Europe. It goes to most of the destinations directly or via a stopover. Convenient transfer connections from Dhaka to regional destinations are easily available. Biman is reputed for itís well-trained and dedicated crew with appreciable safety record.
Biman came into being on January 04, 1972 with a a gift of DC-3 aircraft from Bangladesh Air force. Presently Biman has two 737-800, four DC10-30, three A310-300 and three F28-4000 aircraft in itís fleet. Biman is in the process of procuring more new generation aircraft such as Boeing 777-300ER, 787-8 and 737-800 for itís fleet.
The airlineís Reservation and Departure Control System and other communication systems are fully computerized. Biman is now striving to make the airline more attractive to itís valued passengers by fixing priority on providing more comfort and maintaining schedule regularity.
Biman does entire maintenance work on itís F-28 aircraft. Biman is also doing C-check, D-check on DC10-30 and A310-300 in itís hangar complex at Dhaka. Checks, repair and maintenance of one DC10-30, one wide bodied Boeing and two F-28 aircraft can be done simultaneously there.
In addition to itís own aircraft, Bimanís ground-handling unit also provides support to Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, Saudia, Gulf Air, PIA, Indian Airlines, Dragon Air, Druk Air, etc.at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.
Biman Flight Catering Center (BFCC) has the capacity of producing 8500 meals a day and is providing cuisine not only to Biman but also to Saudia, Etihad, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Emirates, Dragon Air and China Southern Airlines.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Training Center (BATC) has been training its ground, flight service and technical personnel to meet the growing needs of Bimanís manpower,. The center has also been turned into a seat of training and technical seminars for local travel agents and some foreign airlines.
Biman Poultry Complex, a subsidiary of Biman was formed in 1976 and was put into operation in November 1980 to create a profit earning concern to augment the cash flow of Biman. The complex is situated 40 km north-west away from Dhaka City over 75 acres of land at Ganakbari, Savar, Dhaka.
On 4th January 1972, Biman Bangladesh Airlines made its journey with a DC-3 aircraft. After procured two-F-27s, Biman finally took-off on March 7, 1972 with domestic flights to Chittagong and Sylhet from its base in Dhaka. Shortly afterwards, a Boeing 707, joined the airlineís fleet, allowing Biman to begin international flights.By the end of the seventies, Biman had a fleet of 8 F27 and 5 Boeing 707. Biman was serving 7 domestic and 18 International destinations.
The eighties was the era of fleet modernization. In 1981 Biman acquired two F-28 aircraft from Fokker Company. In 1983 three DC 10-30 aircraft joined Biman, marking a new era for the airline. In 1989 Biman purchased a new DC-10-30 from Mcdonnell Douglas. Biman started taking out the F-27s from its fleet in phases.
Biman made purchase of two new Airbus 310-300 in 1996. These were two of the last few 310s manufactured by Airbus. The airline operates its own ancillary and maintenance facilities at Shahjalal International Airport, where it carries out all maintenance work on its F28s, and C-Checks on DC-10-30s and A310-300s.
Passenger will be treated as a No Show for not reporting within the reporting time and company shall not be liable to refund the tickets. Reporting time is 1 hr before the departure time, passengers will not be able to embark at the check-in counter 20 minutes before the given departure time.
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