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6 airlines ask for permit to operate in Bangladesh

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Six foreign airlines have expressed interest in operating flights to Dhaka, thanks to favourable regulatory policy, vibrant market, and high profitability.

Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways have already applied to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) while two airlines from India have shown interest, said Group Captain Chy M Zia Ul Kabir, member (flight standard and regulations of the authority.

Besides, Pakistan said its national flag carrier PIA is willing to resume direct flights to Bangladesh after almost six years.

Earlier, British Airways, one of the world's leading airlines, also officially informed CAAB that it wanted to resume operations to Dhaka after a recess of 11 years.

Garuda Indonesia and Korean Air are flag carriers of Indonesia South Korea.

Zia Ul Kabir yesterday told The Daily Star that CAAB will meet officials from Iraq and Iran.
"We have sought necessary documents from those airlines and we will verify them later.

Besides, officials of CAAB will also visit those countries for audit purposes. Frequency of flights will be fixed before giving final permission," he also said.

"Seeking permission to operate flights is definitely good news for the country," Zia Ul Kabir also said.

"We have a huge market of air passengers."
Iraq and Iran have good reasons to operate flights from Dhaka because of the large number of Bangladeshis living there, he said, adding that Indonesia has become a lucrative destination for holiday makers.

South Korea's interest might be linked to cargo operations.

CAAB officials said foreign airlines must have taken note of the country's economy as well as the improved security at the airport.

"When other countries are seeing a decline in traffic, Bangladesh is seeing new airlines come. It is good news for the country's aviation industry," aviation expert Kazi Wahidul Alam told The Daily Star.

The International Air Transport Association projected that passenger growth would be 2.0 per cent globally by 2036, but it would be 3.5 per cent for Bangladesh.

 

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We don't need to fly to India or bangla. Let's move on to o other places. Pia should skip these two countries
PIA already pulled back from whole south asia . now only operates only srilanks with interline agreement with srilankan airlines.

BD and indian govs make PIA move away with dirty games .
 

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So don't we get a hint, or like baigharats want to resume service to those two s*** holes.
forget to india but i have no clue about BD . those days we use karachi as stop over from gulf and EU/US/CAN we have good load sometime they use 777 and 747 to dhaka too
 

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Give them permission asap. It will raise Bimans game but more importantly it will raise economic activity and people to people linkages.

From every vantage Bangladesh defense and strategic interest lies in embracing the world.
Garuda Indonesia, scrap
Korean Air ok
Iran Air scrap
Iraqi Airways scrap
PIA scrap
BA good news
You obviously have not flown in BA recently.....utter crap... but i would still say give them permission.
 

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forget to india but i have no clue about BD . those days we use karachi as stop over from gulf and EU/US/CAN we have good load sometime they use 777 and 747 to dhaka too
forget to india but i have no clue about BD . those days we use karachi as stop over from gulf and EU/US/CAN we have good load sometime they use 777 and 747 to dhaka too
Yes but those days are over now. Bangla airline flies from US and europe now. Sadly for us, pia wrapped up flying to US a few years back.
 

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Give them permission asap. It will raise Bimans game but more importantly it will raise economic activity and people to people linkages.

From every vantage Bangladesh defense and strategic interest lies in embracing the world.


You obviously have not flown in BA recently.....utter crap... but i would still say give them permission.
I did fly BA two years ago , their service was better than any US based airline.
 

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We don't need to fly to India or bangla. Let's move on to o other places. Pia should skip these two countries
you don't know how business works xD
PIA taught emirates this exact same strategy which made emirates what it is today, becoming a hub for regional routes. too bad PIA went the BIMAN route and became a shit airline which ferries peasants slaving away in middle east
I did fly BA two years ago , their service was better than any US based airline.
i don't understand how americans are willing to fly in chicken coaches nowadays... widebodies are just so much better
Give them permission asap. It will raise Bimans game but more importantly it will raise economic activity and people to people linkages.

From every vantage Bangladesh defense and strategic interest lies in embracing the world.


You obviously have not flown in BA recently.....utter crap... but i would still say give them permission.
BImanstrategy is so shit, they intend to expand to 50 aircraft and have the long range ferry business model and new market analysis say people are willing to take multiple short flights than long haul ones...
sadly we taxpayers will have to keep this shit organisation propped up for prestige purposes
 
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you don't know how business works xD
PIA taught emirates this exact same strategy which made emirates what it is today, becoming a hub for regional routes. too bad PIA went the BIMAN route and became a shit airline which ferries peasants slaving away in middle east

i don't understand how americans are willing to fly in chicken coaches nowadays... widebodies are just so much better

BA strategy is so shit, they intend to expand to 50 aircraft and have the long range ferry business model and new market analysis say people are willing to take multiple short flights than long haul ones...
sadly we taxpayers will have to keep this shit organisation propped up for prestige purposes
BA is British Airways
 

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6 airlines ask for permit to operate in Bangladesh

CAAB

Rashidul Hasan

Six foreign airlines have expressed interest in operating flights to Dhaka, thanks to favourable regulatory policy, vibrant market, and high profitability.

Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways have already applied to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) while two airlines from India have shown interest, said Group Captain Chy M Zia Ul Kabir, member (flight standard and regulations of the authority.

Besides, Pakistan said its national flag carrier PIA is willing to resume direct flights to Bangladesh after almost six years.

Earlier, British Airways, one of the world's leading airlines, also officially informed CAAB that it wanted to resume operations to Dhaka after a recess of 11 years.

Garuda Indonesia and Korean Air are flag carriers of Indonesia South Korea.

Zia Ul Kabir yesterday told The Daily Star that CAAB will meet officials from Iraq and Iran.
"We have sought necessary documents from those airlines and we will verify them later.

Besides, officials of CAAB will also visit those countries for audit purposes. Frequency of flights will be fixed before giving final permission," he also said.

"Seeking permission to operate flights is definitely good news for the country," Zia Ul Kabir also said.

"We have a huge market of air passengers."
Iraq and Iran have good reasons to operate flights from Dhaka because of the large number of Bangladeshis living there, he said, adding that Indonesia has become a lucrative destination for holiday makers.

South Korea's interest might be linked to cargo operations.

CAAB officials said foreign airlines must have taken note of the country's economy as well as the improved security at the airport.

"When other countries are seeing a decline in traffic, Bangladesh is seeing new airlines come. It is good news for the country's aviation industry," aviation expert Kazi Wahidul Alam told The Daily Star.

The International Air Transport Association projected that passenger growth would be 2.0 per cent globally by 2036, but it would be 3.5 per cent for Bangladesh.

Good to see BANGLADESH progressing .
 

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Any permission given to foreign airlines to operate in Bangladesh (landing rights) - needless to say, have to be reciprocated in their home countries for Biman (or our private carriers). This comes in the form of landing slots and fifth freedom for our carriers in those home countries (labor tana competition these days). The labor carrying prospects are attractive, that is why these airlines are applying, except maybe Korean and Indonesian carriers. Or maybe they are? These are Covid times, any prospect of any business is good I guess.

I'd welcome Indonesian carriers with open arms. We need more trade and cultural exchanges with Indonesia.

For India, this is almost never the case, they deny fifth freedom somehow through trickery. In typical Sanghi fashion, they only know how to take, but not give.

So CAAB has to weigh in on these traffic routes and see allowing what country makes sense for our airlines (in terms of NEW business, fifth freedom rights) to welcome (or ignore).

Iraq and Iran have Tehran and Baghdad as hubs, those are dicey propositions for Bangladeshi passengers. Especially with Iran, sanctions may curtail flights at some point and is unpredictable.

Fifth freedom is the right to carry passengers from one's own country to a second country, and from that country to a third country (and so on).

Fifth freedom allows an airline (such as our BG) to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries (say between India and the gulf or between India and Heathrow) as a part of services connecting the airline's own country (in this case Bangladesh).

For example, BG can fly to Mumbai and carry Indian passengers to say London. Same on the return flight.

Or Indian carriers can go to Hong Kong via Dhaka and take passengers from Bangladesh. And same on the return flight.

These are just examples - a Bangladeshi cannot beat Kanjoos Sanghis at their games. :lol:

Flights from Dhaka to Tokyo by BG can stop in say Thailand if we have fifth freedom rights in Thailand. But competition would be really tough with all the high quality carriers from BKK (needless to say), no one would fly Biman even with discounts.

The same is probably not true in India case which is a price-sensitive market. Just make sure the flight attendants are attractive and wear 'gairic' colors in some fashion. If the attendants are Hindu and you can serve certified veg meals then as we say in Bangladesh - 'Qillah Fateh'.

Fifth Freedom flights are often heavily discounted but it makes excellent sense for airlines like BG to earn extra revenue, especially with improved equipment like Biman's brand-spanking-new fleet (mostly one year old 787's and new 777's) which is at least equivalent to Indian fleets or better. We need to train our flight attendants better though (maybe with Joint ventures with Thai and S'pore carriers).
 
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Should give them permission and they need to reciprocate it.

Among the 6, I am very much inclined to permit Garuda and Air Korea. We have great relations with Indonesia and our people love vising Bali. As for Korea, lot of our students study there and we can learn and benefit a LOT from the Korean economy.
 

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