Jul 19, 2019 Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gaborone from October 27

Dhaka: Qatar Airways announced the launch of its new direct flights to Gaborone effective October 27 making the capital of Botswana the airline’s first destination in the African country.The thr...

Jul 18, 2019 Emirates’ special offer for upgrade to Gold member

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, the loyal programme of Emirates Airline Emirates and flydubai offers all its members the chance to upgrade their membership to the Gold tier.For a limited time, Emirates ...

Jul 18, 2019 Russia celebrates 65th anniversary of world's first commercial nuclear power plant

Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of world’s first nuclear power plant, which was connected to grid for commercial purpose. On June 27, 1954 Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant with just 5 MW capacity ...

Jul 16, 2019 IndiGo launches new flight from Kolkata to Shillong

Dhaka: Indian budget carrier IndiGo is launching a new daily flight from Kolkata to Shillong from July 20, the airline announced."We are strengthening our network from Kolkata with six new flights...

Jul 16, 2019 Vistara begins flights to Singapore

Dhaka: Indian carrier Vistara has announced to launch flights to Singapore, its first international destination, after receiving approval to operate international flights from the Indian government....

Jul 16, 2019 MTB supports Jaago Foundation to establish children’s right to education

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) and Jaago Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bear the expenses for education of destitute children studying in the schools run and supervis...

Jul 16, 2019 Pakistan reopens airspace ending months of closure following India-Pakistan tension

Dhaka: Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened for civil aviation with immediate effect following months of closure, announced the country’s aviation authority today.Pakistan closed its airspace...

Jul 16, 2019 Emirates to launch services to Mexico City via Barcelona

Dubai: Emirates today ( July 16, 2019 ) announces its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport , via the Spanish city of Barcelona starting on 9 December 2019...

Jul 16, 2019 Exclusive hotel rates for Emirates passengers across UAE

Dubai: Emirates has partnered with world-renowned hotel providers to offer its passengers travelling to and through Dubai attractive summer rates in some of the UAE’s most prestigious hotels.Cus...

Jul 15, 2019 Banglalink begins third edition of Banglalink Ennovators

Dhaka: Banglalink has announced the launch of the third edition of Banglalink Ennovators, a competition for innovative youngsters aspiring to become successful future professionals at a press conferen...

Jul 15, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka to hold Spanish nights

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is arranging Spanish nights from July 25 – 27 at the hotel’s signature restaurant Café Bazar.The menu includes items of various authentic Spanish delicacies...

Jul 11, 2019 Thai Airways resumes operations in Lahore, Islamabad

Dhaka: Thai Airways is going to resume operations in Lahore and Islamabad from July 16, announced the airline’s management.The airspace is still closed from or to India-Pakistan on northern entr...

Jul 11, 2019 PM urges to make Islamic tourism a global business brand

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina underlined the need for taking immediate measures to make Islamic tourism a global business brand considering its vast potential witnessing a global annual growth o...

Jul 10, 2019 SpiceJet technician dies getting stuck in landing gear door at Kolkata airport

Dhaka: A SpiceJet technician died yesterday morning at 1:45 am, on July 9, after getting stuck in the main landing door of an aircraft he was working on at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Ai...

Jul 10, 2019 Emirates resumes flights to Khartoum

Dubai: Emirates has resumed flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from July 8, 2019.Emirates currently operates a Boeing 777ER on the route, offering customers a choice of cabins with 8 luxur...

Jul 08, 2019 Tripura CM plans to start Sabroom-Cox’s Bazar bus services

Dhaka: Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of Tripura wants to initiate bus services between Sabroom of southern Tripura and Cox’s Bazar of southern Bangladesh following attempts to boost tourism in th...

Jul 07, 2019 The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf opens second branch at Dhanmondi

Dhaka: The American coffee chain The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf officially launched its second outlet at Dhanmondi in the capital on July 6.Roman Scott, Managing Director, Mohammed Feroz, Vice Presi...

Jul 06, 2019 Thai Airways operates 15 Hajj flights from three Thai airports

Dhaka: Thai Airways has organised dedicated Hajj flights from Narathiwat, Suvarnabhumi and Krabi airports in Thailand to Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia for Muslims to attend the Hajj Pilgrimage this y...

Jul 04, 2019 First Hajj flight of Biman departs today

Dhaka: The first Hajj flight of this year departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today at 06:58 am as the BG-3001 flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines took off for Jeddah carrying 417 Ban...

Jul 03, 2019 Emirates announces special fares for premium class travel from Dhaka

Dhaka: The UAE based carrier Emirates has announced special limited-time fares for customers travelling from Bangladesh on Business or First Class to all major destinations in the US, Europe and Dubai...

Jul 02, 2019 Emirates launches world's shortest flight on Dubai–Muscat route

Dhaka: The UAE-based carrier Emirates launched the world's shortest Airbus A380 flight between Dubai and Muscat on July 1.The average flight time between Dubai and Muscat is only 44 minutes, five ...

Jul 02, 2019 Shahjalal Islami Bank launches Islami Shariah based credit card

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd. has launched Islami Shariah based credit card in order to provide better services to their clients. M. Shahidul Islam, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank presented...

Jul 02, 2019 Radisson Blu Chattogram distributes raincoats among rickshaw pullers

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View distributed raincoats among rickshaw pullers on June 30.Retd Brigadier General Abul Hashem, CEO of Sena Hotel Developments and Robin Edwards, General Manage...

Jul 02, 2019 MTB approves 11pc stock dividend at its 20th AGM

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited held its 20th Annual General Meeting on June 30 at Gold Garden in the capital.Md. Hedayetullah, Chairman of the Bank presided over the meeting. Khwaja Nargis Hossa...

Jul 02, 2019 GP Star customers to avail 10pc discount on US-Bangla flights

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines and Grameenphone signed an agreement which allows GP Star customers to avail 10 per cent discount on flight tickets of the carrier.Md. Shafiqul Islam, Head of Marketing a...

Jun 30, 2019 MoneyGram launches Bank Deposit Service for NRBs

Dhaka: MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) , a global leader in Omnichannel money transfer and payment services announced a partnership with Jamuna Bank, creating a convenient and new money deposit option for non...

Jun 29, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka brings summer staycation room package

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering summer staycation room package to its guests to have a good time amid the scorching hot weather.The package costs BDT12,000 net per night and include...

Jun 26, 2019 Huawei, NetEase jointly launch 5G cloud game innovation lab

Dhaka: Huawei X Labs and NetEase’s Thunder Fire signed a MoU on establishing a 5G cloud game joint innovation lab. The two parties will jointly work to explore the opportunities in the gaming indust...

Jun 25, 2019 Biman Bangladesh to launch hajj flights from July 4

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to launch their first hajj flight of this season BG-3001 on July 4 carrying 419 hajj pilgrims from Dhaka to Jeddah.Md Mahbub Ali...

Jun 25, 2019 Emirates’ initiative to reduce single-use plastic on board

Dubai: Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of June 1st, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soo...

Jun 23, 2019 Biman Officers Association holds general meeting

Dhaka: Biman Officers Association of Biman Bangladesh Airlines held a general meeting on June 22 at a restaurant in the capital.Nurul Islam Hawlader, President of the Association presided over the...

Jun 23, 2019 Southeast Bank Ltd. holds 24th AGM, declares 10pc stock dividend

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited held its 24th Annual General Meeting today at Officers’ Club in the capital.Alamgir Kabir, FCA, Chairman of the Bank presided over the meeting. Duluma Ahmed, Vice-C...

Jun 23, 2019 Motorola awards yearlong health coverage to mothers of ten users

Dhaka: Motorola’s flagship mother’s day campaign ended with the company handing over yearlong health coverage to the mothers of the winners at the price giving ceremony held on June 20 at the head...

Jun 23, 2019 AIBL approves 15pc cash, 2pc stock dividend for 2018

Dhaka: Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. has approved 15 per cent cash and 5 per cent stock dividend for the year 2018 in its 24th Annual General Meeting held on June 22 at Al-Arafah Tower in the capital....

Jun 22, 2019 DIP to begin distribution of ePassports from July

Dhaka: The distribution of digital passports, also known as ePassports, may begin from July, announced The Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP).Brig Gen Saidur Rahman Khan, Project Direct...

Jun 22, 2019 Airlines avoid airspace controlled by Iran, following US-Iran conflict

Dhaka: Leading carriers of the world diverted their flights yesterday to avoid Iranian-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, following a US aviation regulator’s emergency o...

Jun 20, 2019 AirAsia India launches country’s first cadet-pilot programme

Dhaka: AirAsia India launched the country’s first cadet-pilot programme on June 18 and now the carrier is ready to send its first batch of 15 cadets to New Zealand for flight training.The launch...

Jun 20, 2019 NOVOAIR increases operations in domestic routes

Dhaka: NOVOAIR has increased its domestic flight frequencies adding another flight on Dhaka-Jashore route from today.The private carrier is also set to increase flights to Cox’s Bazar and Saidpu...

Jun 20, 2019 Radisson Blu Chattogram organises musical event to help community

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is organising ‘Food, Shelter and Future’ Band Night at the hotel’s Mezbaan Hall on June 28 to gather help for underprivileged children as part of the Radi...

Jun 20, 2019 Skytrax crowns AirAsia world’s best low-cost airline title

Dhaka: AirAsia has been crowned the world’s Best Low-Cost Airline title for the 11th consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2019. The carrier has also been named Asia’s Best Low-Cost...

Jun 19, 2019 Emirates expands services for busy Hajj season

Dubai: Emirates will be expanding its services to Jeddah and Medina with an additional 46 flights to help facilitate travel for Hajj pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The fligh...

Jun 19, 2019 ALK Airlines flight attendant slams onto plane ceiling due to turbulence

Dhaka: A flight attendant aboard an ALK Airlines flight en route from Kosovo to Switzerland got thrown onto the plane’s ceiling due to severe turbulence on Jun 16.Footage shows the Boeing 737-30...

Jun 19, 2019 Qatar Airways tops Skytrax’s World Airline Rankings 2019

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has nabbed the first place in Skytrax’s World Airline Rankings 2019 ending Singapore Airlines 4 year reign. This is the fifth time Qatar has won the title of world’s best airl...

Jun 19, 2019 NRB Global Bank, Chattogram WASA ink deal for online water bill collection

Dhaka: NRB Global Bank Limited signed an agreement with Chattogram WASA for online water bill collection at a signing ceremony held at the head office of Chattogram WASA on June 16.Mohammad Nurul ...

Jun 18, 2019 Sonargaon’s beauty salon Savvy brings rejuvenating summer packages

Dhaka: Savvy, the beauty and barber shop of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering brand new summer rejuvenation packages till July 31.There are three packages which include luxurious services al...

Jun 17, 2019 THAI to resume direct flights between Bangkok, Sendai

Dhaka: Thai Airways International is going to resume direct flights between Bangkok and Sendai in Japan from October 29.Sumet Damrongchaitham, President of THAI confirmed that the airline has sign...

Jun 17, 2019 Thailand to host next ASEAN Summit in June

Dhaka: Thailand is going to host the 34th ASEAN Summit on June 22-23 in Bangkok, announced Suriya Chindawongse from the Department of ASEAN Affairs.This year’s theme for the summit, nominated by...

Jun 16, 2019 Philippines Embassy celebrates their National Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: The Embassy of Philippines in Dhaka organised ‘Kalayaan 2019’ at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden to celebrate 121st National Day of Philippines. Vicente Vivencio Bandillo, Ambassador of Phi...

Jun 11, 2019 Customer-centricity, great execution quality are fundamentals of Emirates’ DNA

Dhaka: The Dubai based airline giant Emirates is the most customer-centric airline. To make the flight an integral part of the travel experience; the carrier is dedicated to provide the customer the b...

Jun 10, 2019 NAIA in Philippines suffer flight delay due to bad weather

Dhaka: A red lighting alert caused delay of flight arrivals at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Philippines yesterday.“NAIA is now experiencing a succession of flight arrivals as...

Jun 10, 2019 IndiGo to launch two new international routes in July

Dhaka: Indian budget carrier IndiGo is set to launch two new international routes from July – Mumbai-Dammam (Saudi Arabia) and Chennai-Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).The airline will also commence a se...

Jun 10, 2019 BRAC Bank customers get to enjoy iPay services

Dhaka: BRAC Bank Ltd and iPay Systems Ltd have signed a partnership agreement that allows BRAC Bank customers to enjoy multiple services from iPay App/Web and BRAC Bank alternate delivery channel....

Jun 09, 2019 PATA awards industry professionals at PATA Annual Summit 2019

Dhaka: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awarded several individuals in recognition for their contributions to the responsible development of tourism in the Asia Pacific region at PATA Annual Sum...

Jun 08, 2019 SriLankan Airlines crowned world’s most punctual

Dhaka: An aviation portal flightstats.com has named SriLankan Airlines the world’s most punctual airline with 90.75 per cent of its flights arriving on time in May.According to the portal, this ...

Jun 08, 2019 Himalayan Travel Mart 2019 begins in Kathmandu

Dhaka: Nepal Tourism Board in association with PATA Nepal chapter kicked off the four-day long international tourism fair called Himalayan Travel Mart 2019 in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on June 6....

Jun 03, 2019 SriLankan Airlines restarts flights to Pakistan

Dhaka: SriLankan Airlines’ first flight to Pakistan took off on June 1 since air travel between the two countries resumed; ending a 3 month long suspension after Pakistan closed its airspace.The...

Jun 01, 2019 SpiceJet to launch flights on Dhaka–Guwahati–Dhaka route from July 1

Dhaka: The Indian budget carrier SpiceJet has announced the launch of direct flights on Dhaka–Guwahati–Dhaka route from July 1.The airline will operate daily flights on the route marking the f...

Jun 01, 2019 SpiceJet takes fleet size to 100, inducts 22 grounded Jet planes

Dhaka: Indian budget carrier SpiceJet has inducted a new Boeing 737 taking its fleet size to 100 following aggressive capacity expansion. The airline has already obtained 22 Boeing 737 Next Gen planes...

May 31, 2019 US-Bangla secures place among world's best for safety standards

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has secured a place among world's best airlines in the safety ratings list prepared by AirlineRatings.com.This rating is provided on a specific policy basis. The airlines...

May 30, 2019 First Southeast Asia IP Club Carnival by Huawei commences today, Bangladesh participates

Dhaka: The first Southeast Asia IP Club Carnival organised by Huawei begins today at Bangkok in Thailand. It is bringing together around 400 IP Club members, industrial and academic experts and IP tec...

May 30, 2019 Pakistan’s eastern airspace closure on Indian border extended to mid-June

Dhaka: Pakistan has extended the airspace closure on its eastern border with India to June 14 following a stand-off between the two countries, a Pakistani Civil Aviation official announced on May 29. ...

May 29, 2019 Emirates creates “Stadium in the Sky”!

Dubai: Emirates flights with Live TV to screen the UEFA Europa League Final today, May 29 and the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1 live on the dedicated in flight sports channel, Sport 24. With t...

May 28, 2019 Emirates app now in 19 languages

Dubai: All the features in the Emirates app are now available in 19 languages following recent introduction of Arabic. The Emirates app currently receives an average of 600,000 monthly downloads and a...

May 27, 2019 Dhaka Regency presents exciting Eid offers to guests

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort is introducing two new chitchat platters this Eid al-Fitr, catering to the guests who enjoy taking advantage of the lesser congestion in the capital and go to res...

May 27, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers sehri night with qawwali

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering a sehri night with qawwali again this year during the month of Ramadan for the guests to rejoice at live qawwali while having delectably luxurious sehri ...

May 27, 2019 US-Bangla inducts next gen ATR 72-600 aircraft

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has added next generation ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet making the private carrier the first in the country’s aviation history to operate such a brand new aircraft on do...

May 23, 2019 Huawei donates equipment to special children

Dhaka: Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. has donated necessary equipment to PFDA-Vocational Training Center at a program held at the school premise today.Nuruzzaman Ahmed, MP, Minister for Soc...

May 23, 2019 MTB receives PCI DSS certificate from SISA Information Security

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) has received the title of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.2 Level 1 Service Provider from SISA Information Security at a ceremon...

May 23, 2019 Kuwait Airways holds iftar party for agents

Dhaka: Kuwait Airways held an iftar party for agents at Amari Dhaka in the capital on May 22.Abu Amin Khan Chowdhury, Manager – Bangladesh of Kuwait Airways said that every year, in the month of...

May 22, 2019 Banglalink partners with Xiaomi to offer telecom benefits with smartphones

Dhaka: Banglalink and Xiaomi have entered into a partnership to provide customers telecom benefits with all Xiaomi smartphones at Mi Stores.The new digital facilities were inaugurated by Ritesh Ku...

May 22, 2019 AirAsia India to commence flights on Kolkata–Chennai route

Dhaka: AirAsia India will launch direct flights on Kolkata–Chennai route from June 1, the airline announced on May 13.The flight will depart from Kolkata at 3.30 pm and reach Chennai at 5.55 pm ...

May 21, 2019 Uber becomes official sponsor of ICC Men’s World Cup 2019

Dhaka: Uber, the personal mobility company, has partnered with the International Cricket Council to become the official sponsor of ICC Men’s World Cup 2019, the company announced on May 20.The p...

May 21, 2019 Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View offers Eid package for couples

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is offering a holiday package for couples this Eid.Couples can have a luxurious Eid at the hotel at BDT 10,900 all inclusive per couple.The package incl...

May 21, 2019 Scoot flight makes emergency landing at Chennai due to smoke warning trigger

Dhaka: Singapore bound Flyscoot flight from Tamil Nadu made an emergency landing at Chennai airport after the pilots received a warning from the automated smoke detector in the plane’s cargo on May ...

May 21, 2019 MTB, STOLL Bangladesh Ltd pair up for payroll banking solutions

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) has signed an agreement with STOLL Bangladesh Limited at a ceremony held at the Bank’s corporate head office in the capital. Under this agreement, the employee...

May 20, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon holds iftar party for orphans

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka organised an iftar party for orphans as part of its annual CSR programme on May 19 at the hotel premises.Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister and Md Mohibul Haque, Secr...

May 19, 2019 Cathay Pacific wins IATA’s CEIV certification

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific has become the world’s first airline to receive CEIV Fresh award for perishable product handling from International Air Transport Association (IATA).IATA created the global...

May 16, 2019 Halda Valley launches tea boutique at Gulshan

Dhaka: Halda Valley has launched Halda Valley Tea Boutique at Chef’s Table, Unimart, Gulshan on May 14.Shamim Khan, Managing Director, Ashik Pasha, Head of Business Development, Azmain Rahman, B...

May 16, 2019 Biman adds fifth Boeing 737-800 to its fleet

Dhaka: The national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has brought the fifth Boeing 737-800 aircraft, on lease from Kuwait’s aircraft-leasing company ALAFCO, to its fleet that landed on Hazrat Shahja...

May 16, 2019 Anwar Landmark Limited wins The Bizz 2019 Award

Dhaka: Anwar Landmark Limited received The Bizz 2019 Award from the World Confederation of Businesses in the category of Excellence in Real Estate Industry at an award giving ceremony held in Amsterda...

May 15, 2019 Myanmar Aviation authorities remove wreckage of Biman aircraft from runway

Yangon: The wreckage of ill fated Q 400 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been removed from the runway of Yangon International Airport (YIA), a civil aviation sources said.The wreckage has...

May 14, 2019 US-Bangla increases domestic flights for Eid

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has announced to increase the number of flights operating on domestic routes from May 30 to June 5 because of the upcoming Eid.The airline will add extra flights on Jasho...

May 12, 2019 Two SpiceJet Boeing planes face mid-air glitches

Dhaka: Two Boeing flights of SpiceJet, one from Mumbai and another from Bengaluru, were terminated due to mid-air technical glitches on May 11. One flight landed back in Mumbai and second was diverted...

May 11, 2019 Biman suspends ten domestic flights following Yangon accident

Dhaka: The flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines suspended operation of ten flights on four domestic routes till May 13, due to shortage of aircraft following the Biman flight accident at Yangon Airp...

May 09, 2019 Emirates airline posts a profit of USD 237 million in 2018-19

Against a backdrop of high fuel prices, strong competitive pressure, and unfavorable currency impact, Emirates airline reported a profit of US$ 237 million for the financial year ended 31 March 2019, ...

May 09, 2019 DNP extends Thailand’s Maya Bay closure for two more years

Dhaka: The closure of Thailand's famed Maya Bay has been extended for another two years to allow a full recovery of its corals and wildlife, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conser...

May 09, 2019 CAAS, EASA sign working arrangement on aviation maintenance

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Working Arrangement (WA-AM) on aviation maintenance to reduce regulatory complian...

May 09, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers Arabian flavour this Ramadan

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering an iftar buffet consisting of mouth-watering Arabian delicacies starting from savoury to sweet, prepared by their team of expert chefs, at their signatur...

May 08, 2019 Biman plane breaks apart after skidding off Yangon airport runway

Dhaka: An aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines broke apart after skidding off the runway at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar this evening.The flight BG060 from Dhaka skidded off the runway...

May 08, 2019 “Bangladesh to make tourism master plan soon”

Dhaka: The government will make a tourism master plan soon comprising short, medium and long term goals for turning Bangladesh into an attractive tourism destination in Asia, announced Md Mahbub Ali, ...

May 08, 2019 MTB launches MTB Shachal, MTB Supply Chain Finance

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) has launched two SME Products – MTB Shachal and MTB Supply Chain Finance in the capital. Syed Manzur Elahi, Director and Founding Chairman of MTB inaugurated t...

May 08, 2019 Special benefits and discounts for Emirates customers in Dubai

Dubai: Emirates customers can unlock the best Dubai has to offer for less this summer with the My Emirates Pass – an offer that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership card prov...

May 07, 2019 SDF holds sixth Governing Council meeting in Fiji

Fiji: The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) conducted its sixth Governing Council Meeting in Nadi, Fiji on the sidelines of the SAARC Informal Meeting of Finance Ministers and Annual Meeting of the Asian D...

May 07, 2019 Emirates announces codeshare partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil

Brazil: Emirates has announced a new codeshare partnership agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil covering domestic services in Brazil, providing greater choice and connectivity to its customers.Emi...

May 07, 2019 dnata named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ for the 5th time

Dubai: dnata, a concern of Emirates Group for the 5th consecutive time has been named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ at the 2019 Air Cargo News Awards. The awardwas accepted by Ross Marino, Senior V...

May 06, 2019 Eid Bazaar begins at Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View

Dhaka: The biggest Eid fashion exhibition Eid Bazaar is set to begin at Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View from May 9, announced Robin Edwards, General Manager of the hotel at a press conference held at...

May 05, 2019 Huawei lauds Bangladeshi talents at Seeds for the Future 2019 graduation ceremony

Dhaka: Huawei officials highly praised the Bangladeshi ICT talents on the graduation ceremony of its biggest CSR program 'Seeds for the Future 2019' held at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China....

May 05, 2019 Military chartered Boeing 737 slides into St. Johns River, no casualties, flight data box recovered

Dhaka: A military chartered Boeing 737 passenger plane of Miami Air International slid off a runway in Jacksonville, Florida into a part of St. Johns River while landing on Friday night, May 3.The...

May 04, 2019 Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ Service Week kicks off

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has started their Service Week from May 2 – 8 with the slogan “Be Biman’s guest, receive better service”.Ziauddin Ahmed, Director, Administration of Biman ...

May 04, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers Ramadan special room package

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering Ramadan special room package for guests to rejoice in the holy month.The price for rooms starts from BDT 11,000. It includes a sehri and buffet iftar...

May 02, 2019 Germany’s SEA Kitchens launches flagship store in Dhaka

Dhaka: SEA, the German modular kitchen brand, opened its first flagship showroom in Bangladesh today at Banani, Dhaka.Peter Fahrenholtz, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in Bangladesh was...

May 02, 2019 EMIRATES HOLIDAYS’ NEW TRAVEL COLLECTION FOR 2019 –21

Dubai: Emirates Holidays is revealing the highlights of its new travel programme for 2019 – 2021. Now available online and in print, ‘Be There: The Worldwide Holiday Collection’ has been curated...

May 02, 2019 dnata opens five new catering facilities in US in 2019

Houston: dnata, a concern of Emirates Group and one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to invest in its catering operations in the United States. The company has opened a new, ...

May 02, 2019 Emirates’ special Ramadan Service for the fasting passengers

Dubai: Emirates’ signature Ramadan service is expected to begin on May 5th to coincide with the start of the Holy month. Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on boar...

May 02, 2019 Biman dismisses Managing Director Mosaddique Ahmed

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has discharged A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from his duty.The decision has been taken at a board m...

Apr 30, 2019 IFALPA elects Biman Captain Ishtiaque Hossain as EVP for 2nd consecutive term

Dhaka: International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) has elected Captain Ishtiaque Hossain, Commander – Boeing 777 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines as their Executive Vice President (A...

Apr 29, 2019 World’s first floating nuclear power plant set to start commercial operations in Russia

The world’s first and only floating nuclear power plant ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ is poised to begin commercial operations in Russia. The plant's two KLT-40 reactors were successfully brought up to 1...

Apr 29, 2019 Emirates named Best Airline Worldwide

Emirates took swept five awards at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2019 held yesterday, April 28. The airline took home the highly regarded industry accolades for Airline with the Best First...

Apr 27, 2019 Arabian Travel Market 2019 kicks off on Sunday in Dubai

Dhaka: Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, the largest travel industry exhibition in the Middle East, will begin tomorrow, Sunday, April 28 at Dubai World Trade Centre.Identifying the top tourism tr...

Apr 27, 2019 Naspers leaves MakeMyTrip, Ctrip largest stakeholder in portal now

Dhaka: Ctrip International, the Chinese travel company, will become the largest stakeholder in home-grown online travel operator MakeMyTrip (MMT) since Naspers, the South African tech and internet con...

Apr 25, 2019 GVB Board Director Flori-Anne wins 2019 PATA Face of the Future award

Dhaka: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has named Flori-Anne dela Cruz, youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, the 2019 PATA Face of the Future, the most pres...

Apr 25, 2019 Grameenphone launches GP Accelerator 2.0 program for startups

Dhaka: Grameenphone launched a nationwide call for applications from startups to join its GP Accelerator 2.0 program at a press conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka on April 24.Zunaid Ahmed P...

Apr 24, 2019 Grameenphone reports 11.6pc revenue growth in 2019’s first quarter

Dhaka: Grameenphone Ltd. reported total revenues of BDT 34.9 billion for the first quarter of 2019, a 11.6pc growth from the same period last year. The operator’s subscriber base grew by 9.8pc too i...

Apr 24, 2019 Biman launches direct flights on Dhaka-Delhi route

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights on Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka route from May 13.The national flag carrier will operate the 162 seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft on this route with three f...

Apr 23, 2019 German brand SEA Kitchens to set foot in Bangladesh

Dhaka: German SEA Group in partnership with Coffee People Ltd is about to open its maiden showroom in Bangladesh named SEA Kitchens Bangladesh Ltd at Banani, Dhaka, announced the group in a statement....

Apr 23, 2019 IndonesiaFair 2019 begins on April 25 in Dhaka

Dhaka: The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dhaka is organising the Indonesian trade, tourism and investment expo ‘IndonesiaFair 2019’ for the second time this year on April 25-27 at Intern...

Apr 23, 2019 Emirates signs codeshare partnership with SpiceJet

Emirates and India’s SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelli...

Apr 21, 2019 Emirates launches Airbus A380 service to Riyadh

Dhaka: Emirates has launched the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to Riyadh today making the capital city the 51st destination to the carrier’s A380 global network.The Emirates A380 aircraft ...

Apr 21, 2019 AirAsia launches direct service from Quanzhou to Kuala Lumpur

Dhaka: AirAsia, the Malaysian budget carrier, has announced that it will start a daily direct service from Kuala Lumpur to Quanzhou in Fujian, China commencing May 1.Quanzhou was known to Arab tra...

Apr 21, 2019 Standard Chartered Bangladesh launches Swadeshi Banking for NRBs

Dhaka: Standard Chartered Bangladesh has announced the launch of Swadeshi Banking, a one-stop suite of banking solutions for Non-Resident Bangladeshis (NRBs).The Swadeshi Banking suite provides NR...

Apr 20, 2019 Experts call for use of nuclear energy to ensure sustainable development

While countries all over the world are committed to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement goal, nuclear experts gathered at the 11th edition of the international atomic e...

Apr 20, 2019 Atomexpo 2019 begins in Russian city Sochi

The 11th edition of the annual international forum on nuclear energy –ATOMEXPO 2019, organized by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom kicked off in the Russian resort city of Sochi today, Apri...

Apr 20, 2019 SpiceJet to induct five Q400 aircraft by June

Dhaka: SpiceJet, an Indian budget carrier, has announced that it will add five more 90-seater Q400 aircraft taking its Bombardier fleet size to 32.Three of these planes will join the airline's fle...

Apr 20, 2019 Singapore to stop stamping passports on departure

Dhaka: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore has announced that it will stop stamping the passports of travellers departing the country from April 22 onwards, saving valuable sp...

Apr 20, 2019 Amadeus, Biman Bangladesh Airlines jointly offer free air tickets

Dhaka: Amadeus partners with Biman Bangladesh Airlines to offer free air tickets and exciting gifts to the customers from April 17 to July 16.By booking Biman Bangladesh Airlines flights on Amadeu...

Apr 20, 2019 Thailand expects over 5,000 weddings from China in 2019

Dhaka: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Shanghai Dao Pu Wen Culture Communication (Top One) organised a “Wedding Industry Workshop and Trade Meet” event and fam trip for Chinese wedding...

Apr 20, 2019 Cambodia Airways launches flight on Phnom Penh-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi route

Dhaka: Cambodia Airways has started operations on Phnom Penh-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi route marking the airline’s entry into Thailand.The airline operates its fleet of A319s on the 504 kilometre rou...

Apr 18, 2019 IHG, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei test 5G technology for hotels

Dhaka: The InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei have signed a strategic cooperation agreement today to create what is being dubbed as “the world's first 5G smart hotel.”By in...

Apr 18, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers Shab-e-Barat special takeaway desserts

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering Shab-e-Barat special sweet treats for takeaway.Shab-e-Barat special mutton haleem, zalebi, carrot halwa, shahi tukra, special fancy bread, balah el s...

Apr 18, 2019 Two Qatar crew turn up drunk resulting in 12 hours of flight delay

Dhaka: Two members of Qatar Airways cabin crew were found drunk before flight departure to Doha from Helsinki Airport, Finland resulting in a flight delay of 12 hours yesterday on April 16. The two Qa...

Apr 18, 2019 Emirates rolls out special Easter menus

Emirates is introducing seasonal treats to celebrate Easter on board and in select airport lounges worldwide. The Easter menu is available to customers in all cabin classes from 19 to 23 April when tr...

Apr 18, 2019 Amari Dhaka offers ‘5 Days of Grill’ with panoramic city view

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is offering ‘5 Days of Grill’ at the hotel’s signature rooftop restaurant Deck 41 from April 2 – 25. The offer consists of delicious grills and sizzlers presenting a differe...

Apr 18, 2019 NOVOAIR organises Aviation Safety seminar at BATC

Dhaka: Dhaka based private airline NOVOAIR organised an Aviation Safety Seminar titled “Aviation Safety: Central to Airline Culture” on April 17 at the auditorium of Bangladesh Airlines Training C...

Apr 17, 2019 Etihad Airways to use Amadeus flight management technology

Dhaka: Etihad Airways has announced a new deal with Amadeus to transform its global load control system with Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management. The partnership will be launched worldw...

Apr 17, 2019 Emirates announces interline agreement with Africa World Airlines

Dubai based Emirates airline and Africa World Airlines (AWA), the Ghanaian airline headquartered in Accra, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto sele...

Apr 17, 2019 Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Dhaka: National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has expanded its codeshare operations with Singapore Airlines, allowing customers travelling between Jakarta and Singapore to have more options.Each a...

Apr 16, 2019 Emirates implements measures to ensure smooth operations

Dhaka: Dubai based airline Emirates has announced that it is about to start implementing measures to keep operations smooth during the southern runway closure at Dubai International Airport (DXB)....

Apr 16, 2019 Uzbekistan Airways brings fourth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Dhaka: Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the country marked the entry of its fourth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on April 13.The aircraft was acquired as part of an investment project to upgrade ...

Apr 16, 2019 SpiceJet begins international flights from Mumbai

Dhaka: SpiceJet, is set to connect Mumbai to a host of international destinations with direct non-stop flights from May-end, announced the Indian budget carrier on April 15.The airline said to con...

Apr 16, 2019 Emirates Aviation University announces internship programme

Dubai: Emirates Aviation University will provide a new six-month internship programme with the Emirates Group for third year students who demonstrate extraordinary academic performance and are enrolle...

Apr 16, 2019 NOVOAIR offers 10pc discount on all flights to MTB cardholders

Dhaka: NOVOAIR Limited and Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) signed an agreement which allows MTB credit and debit cardholders to enjoy 10 per cent discount on base fare for all domestic and internation...

Apr 16, 2019 Saudia Cargo earns ground services certificate from GACA

Dhaka: Saudia Cargo has earned a Ground Service Provider Certificate (GACAR 151) from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia.Omar Hariri, Chief Executive Officer, Saudia Ca...

Apr 16, 2019 Jet Airways on the verge of complete shutdown

Dhaka: Debt-laden Jet Airways is likely to temporarily shut down all of its operations as the airline failed to get emergency funding from lenders yesterday. Jet Airways' board is scheduled to meet to...

Apr 15, 2019 Diabetes fair concludes on April 13

Dhaka: A three day Diabetes fair was organised in Bangladesh for the first time to prevent diabetes and empower diabetes patients by teaching them how to control it. The fair was organised by Congress...

Apr 11, 2019 Emirates installs Expo 2020 Dubai livery on 40 aircraft

Dubai: Emirates has completed the installation of bespoke Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive orange ‘opportunity’ decal rolling out...

Apr 11, 2019 Jet Airways extends cancellation of operations to Dhaka

Dhaka: Jet Airways has extended its suspension of operations to Dhaka till May for ‘operational reasons’, the airline said in a statement made on April 11.Earlier, the airline which is in seve...

Apr 11, 2019 Grameenphone first to cross 1 crore 4G customer mark

Dhaka: Grameenphone Ltd. becomes the first operator in the country to cross the 1 crore 4G customer mark within fourteen months of introducing 4G.Since the launch of 4G in February 2018, Grameenph...

Apr 11, 2019 National Bank Ltd donates to three schools in Shariatpur

Dhaka: National Bank Ltd has recently made a sustainable amount of donation to three schools in Shariatpur – Koraltoli Govt Primary School, Hogla Govt. Primary School and Ramvodropur Reboti Mohon Hi...

Apr 11, 2019 US-Bangla brings ninth aircraft to its fleet, highest among private airlines

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has brought another brand new ATR 72-600 marking the entry of the ninth aircraft in the airlines’ fleet, highest among the private airlines in Bangladesh. US-Bangla has bro...

Apr 10, 2019 Biman Bangladesh becomes Title Sponsor of ‘Biman Bangladesh TTF 2019’

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines becomes the Title Sponsor of ‘Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2019’ organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB). The international touris...

Apr 10, 2019 Amadeus, Turkish Airlines jointly organises FAM trip to Turkey

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines Bangladesh organised a FAM trip to Turkey in collaboration with Amadeus.A campaign was held jointly by the two parties from November 20, 2018 to January 15, 2019. 10 winner...

Apr 10, 2019 SoftBank Vision fund completes Klook’s USD425m Series D funding

Dhaka: Klook has raised USD225 million in a series D+ funding from Japan’s SoftBank Vision completing its total Series D round of USD425 million, announced the Hong Kong-based travel services bookin...

Apr 10, 2019 DHL Express named Best Workplace in Asia for 2019

Dhaka: DHL Express, the world's leading international express service provider, has been named the Best Workplace in Asia for 2019 by Great Place to Work (GPTW), the global people analytics and consul...

Apr 10, 2019 Bangladesh participates in Asian Fashion Fair

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s apparel industry is making its mark in the Japanese fashion market. To expand further in the growing apparel market in Japan, Bangladesh is participating in the Asian Fashion Fai...

Apr 10, 2019 AirAsia deploys Oracle ERP Cloud to reshape finance operations

Dhaka: AirAsia announced that it is working with Oracle to centralise and streamline its finance operations by leveraging the market-leading Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) cloud. The deploy...

Apr 09, 2019 ATAB holds views exchange, certification programme

Dhaka: Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) organised a View Exchange and Certification program at ATAB Conference Hall today. Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism...

Apr 09, 2019 dnata named 'Airline Caterer of the Year'

Catering team of dnata, a sister concern of Emirates Group has been voted 'Airline Caterer of the Year, North America, 2019' by readers of PAX International, the leading publication for airline indust...

Apr 09, 2019 TAT proceeds with Thailand Travel Shield insurance project

Dhaka: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced it will continue the five-year ‘Thailand Travel Shield’ project in order to provide online travel insurance for foreign tourists at a press...

Apr 09, 2019 Khon Kaen airport increases flights during Songkran

Dhaka: Khon Kaen airport is set to increase the number of daily domestic flights from April 21–26 during Songkran, the national holiday of Thai New Year. The airport expects to welcome 2,500 passeng...

Apr 09, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers Baishakhi Room Package

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka brings Baishakhi Room Package for guests to celebrate this year’s Baishakh.Deluxe Rooms start from BDT13,000 per night under this package. This includes buffet...

Apr 08, 2019 Saudia wins two accolades at PAX Int’l Readership Awards

Dhaka: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, won two awards – ‘Best New Inflight Entertainment Connectivity Launch by an Airline’ and ‘Best First Class Am...

Apr 08, 2019 US-Bangla Airlines wins award in Malaysia

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines won Best Service Provider award by Bangladesh Press Club in Malaysia. The airline won the award for providing continuous outstanding service to Bangladeshi immigrants.Md....

Apr 08, 2019 Marriott aims to open 1000 hotels in Asia by 2020

Dhaka: Marriott International has taken on a mission to open up 1000 hotels in APAC by the end of 2020, the hospitality company announced on April 4.With an existing 710 properties in 23 countries...

Apr 08, 2019 The Westin Dhaka’s Baishakh extravaganza

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka plans colourful festivities and mouth-watering Bengali food to welcome Bengali New Year 1426.Seasonal Tastes, the buffet restaurant of the hotel, will be hosting a week lon...

Apr 07, 2019 InterContinental Dhaka arranges ‘Baishakh Shor Gol 1426’

Dhaka: InterContinental Dhaka is offering ‘Baishakh Shor Gol 1426’ to guests for celebrating Pahela Baishakh with style this year.Café Social, the main lobby café will enrich its menu with s...

Apr 07, 2019 Amari Dhaka prepares to celebrate Baiskhakh

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka gears up for a colourful Baishakhi Utshab bringing special offers for the guests from the hotel’s Amaya Food Gallery and Cascade Lobby Lounge. Each of which will feature a unique ...

Apr 07, 2019 Huawei holds special event to showcase 5G’s potential

Dhaka: Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, is organising a five day event titled ‘Advancing Digital Bangladesh 2019’ from April 7 – 11 at their Customer Solution Innovation and In...

Apr 07, 2019 InterContinental Dhaka brings offers for entire April

Dhaka: InterContinental Dhaka brings various offers for the entire month of April.The hotel’s Café Social is inviting guests to enjoy their special coffee and cake offer – Triple C meaning ...

Apr 06, 2019 Pakistan partially opens airspace for overflying flights

Dhaka: Pakistan has opened one route for west-bound flights from India after a month-long closure following the Indian Air Force’s strikes at Balakot.“Pakistan opened a route for west-bound fl...

Apr 06, 2019 Changi Airport security personnel gets jail for stealing passenger's watch

Dhaka: A security officer at Changi Airport, Singapore was sentenced to four weeks jail for stealing a passenger’s SGD20,000 watch on April 5.Nurshaba Samsi, 34, was a Certis Cisco pier supervis...

Apr 06, 2019 Biman joins Bangamata Gold Cup football tournament as Airlines Partner

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has become the Airlines Partner of Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup 2019 football tournament which will be held from April 22 – May 3 at Dhaka.A s...

Apr 06, 2019 Radisson Blu Chattogram arranges Baishakhi Festival

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is set to organise Baishakhi Festival on April 14 to celebrate Pahela Baishakh and the 4th year anniversary of the hotel.The festival offers Baishakhi speci...

Apr 06, 2019 SriLankan Airlines prepares new strategic business plan

Dhaka: SriLankan Airlines has laid a new five-year ‘Strategic Business Plan’ for the period 2019-2024 with a view to transforming itself into a financially viable airline group with high brand vis...

Apr 05, 2019 Country’s first ‘double bottom’ vessel begins operations

Dhaka: MV Manami, the country's first passenger river vessel built using ‘double bottom engineering' started services on Dhaka-Barisal route. State Minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury form...

Apr 04, 2019 Dhaka Regency holds Boishakhi kids’ art contest

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency hotel is set to organise a Boishakhi kids’ art competition with free entry on April 12 at 9:30 am.The hotel invites guests to amplify their festivity by signing up their chi...

Apr 04, 2019 Bangkok Airways launches direct flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Dhaka: Bangkok Airways started direct operations on the Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang (Laos) route to cover CLMV countries which are Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam by using Chiang Mai as a strateg...

Apr 04, 2019 India’s former largest int’l carrier, Jet Airways now smallest in fleet

Dhaka: Jet Airways had been forced to ground 15 additional planes in its fleet over non-payment of dues, said the airline in a stock exchange filing on April 2.The airline’s day-to-day operation...

Apr 04, 2019 SIA removes two Boeing 787-10s from service due to engine issues

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to engine issues, the carrier announced on April 2.At recent routine inspections of its 787-10 fleet, they found ...

Apr 04, 2019 SIA wins Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2019 by TripAdvisor

Dhaka: Travel site TripAdvisor has named Singapore Airlines (SIA) ‘Best Airline in the world’ for the second consecutive year in its Travellers' Choice Awards for Airlines 2019.The winners wer...

Apr 03, 2019 MoCAT Secretary urges to coordinate efforts for tourism development

Dhaka: Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism is presently working with the stakeholders to promote the tourist attractions of the country among the local and foreign tourists. The government is worki...

Apr 03, 2019 Ten ICT talents adjudged Seeds for the Future 2019

Dhaka: Huawei, the leading ICT solutions provider, announced the ten winners of Seeds for the Future 2019, global flagship CSR programme of the company, at a gala ceremony, held at Amari Dhaka hotel t...

Apr 03, 2019 Emirates wins Best First Class Award

Dubai: Emirates has been awarded Best First Class in the world at the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Airlines. The airline also clinched several other awards including Best Regional...

Apr 02, 2019 IFALPA commends ‘hijacked’ Biman’s pilots for heroic efforts

Dhaka: Captain Ron Abel, President of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association (IFALPA) has expressed his appreciation to Captain Golam Shafi and First Officer Muntasir Mahbub pr...

Apr 02, 2019 India’s Food Saviors win PATA BUFFET for Youth Challenge

Dhaka: Food Saviors from India representing the National Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Management has won the PATA BUFFET for Youth Challenge for their impact in reducing food waste on campus,...

Apr 02, 2019 Lufthansa launches new flights to Asia

Dhaka: Lufthansa, the largest German carrier, increased operations to Asia launching a new service from Munich to Osaka, Japan on April 1 by extending a Frankfurt to Munich flight to Osaka.Also fr...

Apr 01, 2019 NHTTI organises 8th Hygiene Carnival

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) arranged a programme on food hygiene titled ‘Hygiene Carnival’ for the 8th time on March 30 at...

Mar 31, 2019 India pitches upcoming election as tourism product

Dhaka: Tourists all over the world seem to be visiting India now during the country’s election period to experience the world’s biggest democracy, with about 900 million voters.Amid the electi...

Mar 31, 2019 US-Bangla launches flights to Chennai

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, a leading private sector carrier of the country, has launched regular flights to Chennai today, March 31, becoming the first Bangladeshi airline to operate to the South Indi...

Mar 30, 2019 Turkish Airlines’ Agency Award Night held

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines organised an Agency Award Night on March 27 at Radisson Blue Dhaka Water Garden to recognise their top performing passenger and cargo agents in 2018.Senior executives from ...

Mar 29, 2019 Wow Air collapses, latest budget airline to go out of business

Dhaka: Iceland's Wow Air ceased all of its operations on March 28 after efforts to raise more funds failed.Wow, which is focused on low-cost travel across the Atlantic, advised stranded passengers...

Mar 29, 2019 Bangladesh takes part in Fashion World Tokyo fair

Dhaka: The Fashion World Tokyo-2019 began at Tokyo Big Sight on March 27 and Bangladesh, as in every year, participated in this prestigious fashion expo which continued up to March 29. Rabab Fatima, A...

Mar 29, 2019 Changi Skytrax’ World’s Best Airport for 7th consecutive year

DHaka: Changi International Airport has won the Skytrax World’s Best Airports in 2019 title for the seventh year in a row. The Skytrax World Airport Awards was held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Lon...

Mar 28, 2019 Saudi travelers stranded in Dhaka due to technical issues in aircraft

Dhaka: The SV-3253 of Saudi Arabian Airlines flying to Saudi Arab had to return back to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka after discovering ‘technical difficulty’ midflight on March 26...

Mar 28, 2019 dnata opens state-of-the-art cargo facility at Brussels Airport

Dubai: dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers,and a member of Emirate Group launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport. dnata’s expansion in...

Mar 27, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka organises Thai food festival

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is organising a Thai Food Festival titled ‘Flavors of Thailand’ at the hotel’s signature restaurant Café Bazar from March 27 – 30.Authentic Thai cuisine...

Mar 27, 2019 Bproperty village offers community living at Purbachal

Dhaka: bproperty.com, the country’s leading real estate marketplace that enables people to sell, buy or rent properties through its innovative online and offline services, have signed a partnership ...

Mar 27, 2019 US-Bangla now operates three daily flights on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines will operate three flights daily on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route from March 31.To cater to the needs of Sylhet residents, US-Bangla launched an evening flight after the exist...

Mar 25, 2019 The Palace Luxury Resort offers exclusive package for April

Dhaka: The Palace Luxury Resort is offering an exclusive package which includes free kids stay for families to enjoy their next vacation at the largest resort in Bangladesh surrounded by pristine natu...

Mar 24, 2019 Thai Trade Fair begins on March 27 in the city

Dhaka: Four day Thai Trade Fair under the style ‘Top Thai Brands 2019’ begins on March 27 at the Grand Ballroom of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. Tipu Munshi MP, Minister of Commerce will inaugurate...

Mar 24, 2019 ”Bilateral trade between UAE-Bangladesh crossed USD1 billion”

Dhaka: Bilateral trade between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bangladesh crossed USD1 billion in the recent years. Also, Bangladesh has received the 2nd highest remittances from UAE which stands for U...

Mar 24, 2019 US-Bangla Airlines adds brand new ATR 72-600 to its fleet

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has strengthened its fleet by adding a brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft which landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka today at 1:40 pm.The new 72 seater airc...

Mar 24, 2019 Two flying instructors dead in New Zealand plane crash

Dhaka: Two flying instructors employed by the Ardmore Flying School are found dead today after the plane they were flying crashed in the central North Island, New Zealand. The plane set off from Palme...

Mar 24, 2019 Jet Airways suspends operations to Dhaka

Dhaka: Jet Airways has stopped flights to 13 international routes including Dhaka till the end of April for being on the verge of collapse.The airline which is in severe financial crisis has suspe...

Mar 23, 2019 Pilots of Jet Airways seek help from PM Modi for salary release

Dhaka: The pilots of Jet Airways which is claimed to be ‘on the verge of collapse’ have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to instruct the management...

Mar 23, 2019 Scoot suspends flights on Dhaka-Singapore route

Dhaka: Scoot suspends all flights between Singapore and Dhaka with effect from April 30, 2019.General Sales Agent of Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd in Bangladesh - NOVOAIR in a statement sent to their con...

Mar 23, 2019 TAT presents 'Amazing Thailand' at NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019

Dhaka: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) held a presentation and networking session for stakeholders on March 21 at the first day of the 16th international tourism fair NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-201...

Mar 21, 2019 NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019 kicks off in the city

Dhaka, March 21, 2019: A three-day international tourism fair ‘NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019’ begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka hotel today. Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for...

Mar 20, 2019 UNWFP, SR Asia hold roundtable discussion on “Adequate Nutrition for Workers”

Dhaka: UNWFP and Social Responsibility (SR) Asia Bangladesh jointly organised a roundtable discussion on “Adequate Nutrition for workers – Economic and Social Benefits of Fortified Rice” at Lake...

Mar 20, 2019 City Bank launches exclusive women banking service ‘City Alo’

Dhaka: City Bank has launched a dedicated women banking business division - ‘City Alo’. The bank wants to ensure access to financial products and services for women with this initiative.The la...

Mar 20, 2019 Discounted Uber ride in Dubai for Bangladeshi passengers, travelling on Emirates

Emirates passengers travelling to and through Dubai can enjoy a stress free end-to-end journey by booking today and availing a free or discounted and reliable Uber ride from and to Dubai International...

Mar 20, 2019 Multiple Skywards miles offer by Emirates

Dubai: Members of Emirates frequent flyer programme - Skywards can earn up to 4X Miles on Emirates and flydubai through special offer in March. Members also stand to win a million miles by donating to...

Mar 19, 2019 NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart kicks off on Thursday

Dhaka: The three-day international tourism fair – NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019 is set to begin on Thursday, March 21 at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka in the city. Md Mahbub Ali, Sta...

Mar 19, 2019 Turkey invests USD550 million for 167 new hotel projects

Dhaka: A new report published by The Hotel Association of Turkey (TÜROB) marks a rising trend in the country’s tourism sector in 2018. The report, based on Investment Incentive Certificates awarded...

Mar 19, 2019 Biman to offer discount on air tickets at NOVOAIR DTM-2019

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has become the airline partner of NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019 set to commence on March 21, Thursday at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka hotel. At the event, the airline ...

Mar 19, 2019 Etihad Airways reports USD1.28 billion net loss for 2018

Dhaka: Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad Airways has reported a net loss of USD1.28 billion for 2018. The figure was, however, a slight improvement on the loss of USD1.52 billion reported for 2017. Revenu...

Mar 19, 2019 Hong Kong hits 50 million Chinese tourist arrivals

Dhaka: Hong Kong reaches a new high in tourism as Chinese tourist arrivals jumped 14.8 per cent year-on-year hitting 50 million. Now the tourism industry of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region...

Mar 18, 2019 NOVOAIR to offer 15pc discount on all air tickets at NOVOAIR DTM-2019

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, leading private airline of the country, will offer 15 per cent discount on air tickets to all destinations at NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019, the airline announced on March 18 in a pre...

Mar 18, 2019 Greek tourism outshines with 6.9 per cent increase in 2018

Dhaka: Greece’s tourism sector covering a fifth of the GDP outshone as it grew at a rate of 6.9 per cent in 2018 considering the national economy which grew by two per cent only.Tourism led to t...

Mar 18, 2019 WTA to host Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Mauritius

Dhaka: World Travel Awards (WTA) has announced that it will host its Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Mauritius on June 1.The leading travel industry figureheads and decision-makers from A...

Mar 18, 2019 AFKL Cargo first to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck

Dhaka: French airline group Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) pioneers in implementing International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) newly developed Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck).M...

Mar 16, 2019 CCN and Microsoft launch world’s first air cargo blockchain

Dhaka: Singapore’s Cargo Community Network (CCN) and Microsoft have launched the world’s first blockchain-based air cargo billing, costing and reconciliation system.Announced at the IATA World...

Mar 16, 2019 Food delivery app Uber Eats set to launch in April

Dhaka: Uber Eats, the food delivery app by ride-hailing company Uber, is set to launch in Bangladesh in April 2019 with Dhaka as its first city. Similar to the Uber rides app, Uber Eats is a food deli...

Mar 16, 2019 Steelcase sets foot in Bangladesh offering latest product innovations

Dhaka: Steelcase, world’s largest office furniture manufacturer and innovative workspace solutions provider, announced their entry in Bangladesh on March 14th opening new showroom in Dhaka with demo...

Mar 14, 2019 BAF initiates test run of flight takeoff and landing in Lalmonirhat Airport

Dhaka: For the first time ever in Bangladesh, test runs of flight takeoff and landing have been successfully completed at Lalmonirhat Airport on March 12 by Bangladesh Air Force. Two Fixed Wings of th...

Mar 14, 2019 CAAB bans operations of Boeing 737 Max 8

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft used by international and local airlines, starting March 13, following the crash of Ethiopi...

Mar 14, 2019 Dirk Goovaerts, appointed as dnata’s Regional CEO for Asia Pacific

Dubai: Dnata, a subsidiary of Emirates group and one of the world’s largest air services providers, announced the appointment of Dirk Goovaerts as the company’s Regional Chief Executive Officer fo...

Mar 14, 2019 WACO adds FML as Bangladesh member

Dhaka: Freight forwarder network The WACO System has added Freight Management Ltd. (FML) as a member for Bangladesh.FML was founded in 1996. Its 117 employees in Dhaka and Chittagong are led by Ho...

Mar 14, 2019 River route to connect Dhaka and Kolkata from March 29

Dhaka: Following air, road and rail, Bangladesh and India is going to be connected by river routes with introduction of ship service between Dhaka and Kolkata on March 29.Intending visitors to Ind...

Mar 12, 2019 Singapore temporarily suspends operations of 737 MAX

SINGAPORE: The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore in a statement issued yesterday, April 12 ordered temporary suspension of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of the country with effect from 14...

Mar 11, 2019 Singapore Changi set to unveil world's largest indoor waterfall

Dhaka: Holidaymakers arriving at Singapore Changi Airport from mid-April will be met by the sight of the world’s largest indoor waterfall as the airport prepares to unveil its GBP 951 (USD 1238) mil...

Mar 11, 2019 AirBridgeCargo expands in Asia with Dhaka flight

Dhaka: AirBridgeCargo (ABC) is expanding its footprint in Asia with the introduction of a Dhaka B747F flight to cater for growth in garment and apparel exports from Bangladesh.The Russian freighte...

Mar 11, 2019 BD airports take additional security measures for passengers’ safety

Dhaka: All airports in Bangladesh have taken additional security measures for the safety of passengers.The airlines have requested their customers to report at the airport early to maintain on tim...

Mar 11, 2019 Capt Imdadul Hoque of Biman passes away

Dhaka: Captain Imdadul Hoque, a 52 year old Boeing 777 Captain of Biman Bangladesh Airlines passed away on March 9, Saturday. He was suffering from illness since the last few months. The late captain ...

Mar 10, 2019 Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing 157 aboard

Dhaka: An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday, March 10 with 149 passengers and 8 crew members aboard, leaving no survivors, the state broadcaster said.T...

Mar 10, 2019 Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden appoints Ramanithara EAM

Dhaka: Ramanithara Shanmugam has been promoted to Executive Assistant Manager of Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, effective from March 1.Ramanithara’s career in hotel and hospitality management ...

Mar 10, 2019 Cathay Dragon, Cathay Bangladesh hold Agent Appreciation Night 2019

Dhaka: Cathay Dragon and Cathay Pacific Airways Bangladesh held Agent Appreciation Night 2019 at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel on March 7. On the occasion, the airlines presented awards to the...

Mar 07, 2019 Women form over 40% of the workforce at the Emirates Group

On the occasion of International Women’s Day Emirates has released a video that celebrates the diversity of its female staff and highlights the varied roles held by women across the company.Whet...

Mar 07, 2019 Halda Valley now exclusive tea supplier for Meena Bazar

Dhaka: Meena Bazar and Halda Valley signed a contract at Meena Bazar's Dhanmondi corporate office on March 5 entitling Halda Valley as an exclusive tea supplier for the super shop.This deed was si...

Mar 07, 2019 Emirates wins ‘Favourite Middle East Airline Premium Cabin’ Award

Dubai: Emirates has won ‘Favourite Middle East Airline, Premium Cabin’ at the Conde Nast Middle East Reader’s Choice Awards. The awards, conferred by reader-generated votes across the GCC, celeb...

Mar 07, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers special buffet lunch for International Women’s Day

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering special buffet lunch to celebrate womanhood this International Women’s Day on March 8.The special buffet lunch will be available at the hotel’s s...

Mar 06, 2019 Airlines open new air routes across Vietnam allowing low cost travel through March

Dhaka: Following Vietnamese Lunar New Year, both local and foreign airlines have opened a range of new air routes to tourist destinations across Vietnam with low-cost air tickets priced from USD6.40 (...

Mar 06, 2019 BAS, CEE jointly holds seminar on ‘Ethics in Scientific Research'

Dhaka: Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) and Center for Ethics Education (CEE) jointly organised a seminar on ‘Ethics in Scientific Research' at the auditorium of National Museum of Science and T...

Mar 06, 2019 HATIL opens two new showrooms in India

Dhaka: HATIL, a global furniture brand from Bangladesh, has launched two new showrooms on March 03 in India.Opened in Kolkata, West Bengal, both the showrooms intend to cater to a wide range of cu...

Mar 05, 2019 Hong Kong Airlines tops world's punctual airline list

Dhaka: Hong Kong Airlines becomes the world's most punctual airline with 83.57 percent of its planes arriving and leaving on time, according to a study from the AirHelp platform.The study is based...

Mar 05, 2019 City Bank appoints Sheikh Mohammad Maroof as AMD

Dhaka: City Bank appointed Sheikh Mohammad Maroof as Additional Managing Director.Maroof has been with the bank as Deputy Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Banking since 2012. He joined City...

Mar 05, 2019 Emirates and Rotary members visit facilities for unprivileged children in city

Emirates officials and members of the Rotary Club of Dilkusha visited the orphanage and school, run by Dhaka Ahsania Mohila Mission yesterday, March 4, 2019 at Mirpur of the city.Saed Mohammed Al-...

Mar 04, 2019 Guo Ping seeks industry collaboration to ensure cyber security

Dhaka: Guo Ping, Rotating Chairman, Huawei called for international collaboration on industry standards and appealed to governments across the world to listen to cyber security experts in his keynote ...

Mar 04, 2019 SIBL signs agreement with Al Zaman Exchange W.L.L

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) signed an agreement with Qatar based Al Zaman Exchange W.L.L regarding remittance drawing on March 3 at Shahjalal Islami Bank’s Corporate Head Office....

Mar 04, 2019 AIBL holds 333th Board Meeting

Dhaka: The 333th Meeting of the Board of Directors of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. was held at The Palace Resort, Habigonj on March 3 to review the overall business performance of the bank.Alhajj Ab...

Mar 04, 2019 NBL’s foundation course for probationary officers concludes

Dhaka: Valedictory and certificate distributing ceremony of a 25 day long training program titled as “Foundation Course on Probationary Officers" (53rd Batch) of National Bank Limited (NBL) was held...

Mar 03, 2019 The Peninsula Chittagong offers buy 3 get 1 free buffet lunch

Dhaka: The Peninsula Chittagong brings the best deal for a business lunch, be that for a quick bite with colleagues or an important meeting to make a certain deal.The hotel aims to set the right m...

Mar 03, 2019 MyHealth from robi offers hassle-free health experience

Dhaka: Digital, health and insurance service provider of the country, Robi together with Milvik, provide a mobile based health and hospital cash back service MyHealth.MyHealth offers customers has...

Mar 03, 2019 Online marketplaces moving faster in tour booking race

Dhaka: Tour and activity bookings through online marketplaces increased in 2018 compared to 2017, according to a report from TrekkSoft.The tours technology specialist says total bookings made dire...

Mar 03, 2019 AirAsia launches international tech centre in Bengaluru

Dhaka: AirAsia is transforming itself into a travel technology company through a slew of several initiatives including the launch of a new international technology centre in Bengaluru.“We are as...

Mar 02, 2019 Malaysia Airlines ends 2018 with 'marginally lower' losses

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines has revealed that it closed 2018 "on a marginally lower loss compared to a year ago".Last year was "challenging" as a result of several factors, the privately held airline...

Mar 01, 2019 FDCB Fashion Fair Spring 2019 commences

Dhaka: Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh (FDCB) has organised a two-day fashion fest named FDCB Fashion Fair Spring 2019, being held from March 1 to March 2 at Gardenia Grand Hall, Gulshan 2 (House...

Mar 01, 2019 Thai Airways halts all European flights over India-Pakistan tension

Dhaka: Thai airways cancelled all flights to Europe temporarily as a result of the political tension between India and Pakistan which saw a plane shot down this week.Thailand’s flag carrier cal...

Feb 27, 2019 UAE to welcome 8.92m visitors from top five source markets by 2023

Dhaka: Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source markets between 20...

Feb 27, 2019 Huawei important part of networking infrastructure of BD

Dhaka: Huawei plays an important role in the networking infrastructure of Bangladesh said Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of MoPT & IT, when he visited Mobile World Congress on the 2nd day of the event, ...

Feb 26, 2019 Photo ID mandatory for air travel

Dhaka: All passengers travelling by air on the domestic route must produce their valid photo identity card at the check-in counter along with the ticket. Otherwise, they won’t be allowed to board....

Feb 26, 2019 BTB organises National Integrity Strategy and Tourism Development workshop

Dhaka: Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) organised a workshop on National Integrity Strategy and Tourism Development at its conference room on February 26 for its stakeholders.Md Mahbub Ali, State Mi...

Feb 26, 2019 Le Méridien Dhaka offers free buffet for kids

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka offers free buffet for kids at the hotel’s Latest Recipe restaurant till 28 February.Kids up to 12 years of age will get to enjoy free buffet breakfast, brunch or dinne...

Feb 25, 2019 Confirmation on Biman hijacker’s gun being real or not still pending

Dhaka: Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry is yet to confirm whether the pistol used by the Biman “hijacker” was a toy or a real gun.Mohibul Haque, Secretary, Civil Aviation, said, “We have ...

Feb 25, 2019 Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry forms probe body over Biman ‘hijacking’

Dhaka: A probe committee has been formed to investigate yesterday’s Biman plane hijacking incident at Chattogram's Shah Amanat International Airport by Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry.Additi...

Feb 24, 2019 Armed hijacker of Biman flight neutralised, no other casualties

Dhaka: The alleged armed hijacker of Biman Bangladesh Airlines had been neutralised in military operation after he hijacked a Biman flight and forced the pilot to land at Shah Amanat International Air...

Feb 24, 2019 Amari Dhaka appoints Thawatchai Gapaha as Executive Chef

Dhaka: Thai Chef Thawatchai Gapaha (Deaw) has taken the role of the new Executive Chef at Amari Dhaka with a promise to introduce an innovative contemporary line of dishes, working under the guidance ...

Feb 24, 2019 Indian Airports beef up security following hijack threat

Dhaka: India's busiest airport Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) and others around the country have tightened security following a threat made to hijack an Air India aircraft, ...

Feb 24, 2019 SIA refutes prying with seatback cameras

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) disabled the cameras on its planes' entertainment systems after a fuss online from worried passengers who spotted the tiny lenses peering at them, the airline claimed i...

Feb 23, 2019 The Westin Dhaka brings new menu at Prego

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka has introduced a fresh menu at their panoramic Italian restaurant – Prego. The new menu offers many dishes and desserts giving a unique taste of Venetian food culture.In ...

Feb 23, 2019 Redwan from Dhaka wins the “Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018” crown

The Grand Finale of the popular culinary reality show – Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018 was telecast on ATN Bangla yesterday, Friday, February 22, 2019. At the Grand Finale held at the We...

Feb 20, 2019 The Westin Dhaka designates new Director of Sales and Marketing

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka, a Marriott International brand, has appointed Syed Yameenul Huq as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism ...

Feb 20, 2019 SIA to operate Airbus A350 from Bengaluru to Singapore

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) will fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18, the airline announced on February 18.The 325-seater A350-90...

Feb 20, 2019 Emirates to launch new service to Porto

Emirates announced yesterday, February that it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019.Porto will become Emirates’ se...

Feb 20, 2019 AOAB forms new committee

Dhaka: Newly elected committee of Aviation Operators Association of Bangladesh (AOAB) has taken over for 2019-2021. On February 18, the new committee took charge at the head office of the Maasranga Te...

Feb 19, 2019 US-Bangla to operate brand new Boeing 737 Max 8

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines takes lease of latest brand new regional jet 737 Max 8 from AerCap, the largest owner of commercial aircraft in the world and the most active aircraft trader, making the carr...

Feb 19, 2019 Emirates brings Expo 2020 themed livery aircraft model collection

The Emirates Official Store has launched a new limited edition collection of Expo 2020 themed aircraft models for aviation enthusiasts and passionate scale-modellers. The highly detailed models are pa...

Feb 19, 2019 Nepal becomes Partner Country of NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart 2019

Dhaka: Nepal, which has announced the year 2020 as the Visit Nepal year, has become partner country of the coming NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart 2019. It begins in the capital from March 21, 2019.An ag...

Feb 19, 2019 Japanese food festival at Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon is hosting a Japanese food festival at Café Bazar from February 22 to 23.The event will go on from 7 pm to 11 pm.Those interested can go to the festival and enjoy...

Feb 18, 2019 Grand finale of Shera Rondhonshilpi competition held at The Westin Dhaka

Dhaka: The grand finale of Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018 culinary competition was held at The Westin Dhaka on February 15.Present, among others, at the grand finale were Dr Mahfuzur R...

Feb 18, 2019 Biman appoints Enamul Bari as chairman for 4th consecutive term

Dhaka: Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism issued a circular regarding the reconstitution of the board for 2019 on February 17.The Board of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been reconstituted with...

Feb 18, 2019 TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019 to commence on February 23

Dhaka: TRESemmé is launching one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year for Bangladesh – TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019. It will take place from February 23 to 25 at Internation...

Feb 18, 2019 Thai Airways pilot saves 344 passengers from severe air disaster

Dhaka: One of the doors of a Thai Airways plane was left open in-flight, forcing the pilot to dump thousands of gallons of fuel in the English Channel before making an emergency landing at London Heat...

Feb 17, 2019 Malaysia Airlines, Galileo Bangladesh Ltd hold joint Agents’ Seminar in Dhaka

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines and Galileo Bangladesh Ltd, the national distribution company of Galileo International, a global distribution system (GDS) and subsidiary of Travelport, arranged joint Agents...

Feb 17, 2019 Jet Airways discloses $1.2bn rescue plan to survive

Dhaka: In a stock exchange announcement on February 14, the board of India’s Jet Airways approved a $1.2bn rescue package plan to bolster its finances and keep planes flying in the air as the strugg...

Feb 16, 2019 Plane damage forces Israeli PM to extend trip to Warsaw

Dhaka: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, was forced to spend another night in Warsaw after the plane, a Boeing 777, on which he was scheduled to fly home, was damaged just before takeoff b...

Feb 16, 2019 HAAB announces its private Hajj package 2019

Dhaka: Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) organised a press conference to announce their private Hajj package 2019 at Sango Banquet Hall, Hotel Victory, Nayapaltan, VIP road, Dhaka on Febr...

Feb 16, 2019 The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Dhaka celebrates 71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka

Dhaka: The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Dhaka, Bangladesh celebrated the 71st anniversary of the National Day of Sri Lanka at its premise simultaneously with the main ceremonial celebrations held i...

Feb 14, 2019 Emirates to link Phnom Penh and Bangkok with daily service

Dubai: Emirates will link Phnom Penh and Bangkok with its new daily service set to launch on June 1, 2019. The service from Dubai to Phnom Penh, via Bangkok, will provide passengers travelling between...

Feb 13, 2019 Emirates operates additional flights dedicated for flowers to meet Valentine’s Day demand

Dhaka: Every year, millions of roses are gifted worldwide on Valentine’s Day resulting in a spike in demand for flowers in early February. To meet this requirement, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight di...

Feb 13, 2019 IndiGo cancels 30 more flights due to pilot shortage

Dhaka: Shortage of pilots continued to hamper operations of IndiGo with the budget carrier Tuesday cancelling as many as 30 flights from across major airports and passengers allegedly being forced to ...

Feb 12, 2019 SIA to enhance Osaka services with third daily flight

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) will add a third daily service to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport in April 2019, to meet growing demand for travel between Singapore and Japan.SIA already op...

Feb 12, 2019 Turkish Airlines puts lost items up for sale

Dhaka: Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines has put 54,853 lost airline luggage and items up for sale, which have an estimated worth of 750,000 Turkish Liras (approximately $142,255), val...

Feb 12, 2019 SpiceJet Q3 profit dives 77pc YoY to Rs 55 crore

Dhaka: SpiceJet reported a net profit of Rs 55.1 crore for the quarter ending December 31, 2018, defying the current market conditions, where other airlines are losing money, announced the airline on ...

Feb 11, 2019 TASK holds Kashmir Road Show cum Interactive Seminar at Gulshan Club

Dhaka: Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK) organised an interactive seminar cum road show held at Patio Hall – Gulshan Club Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The Jammu and...

Feb 11, 2019 US-Bangla to launch flights to Chennai from March 31

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines will launch its first new route of 2019 on March 31.On the day the airline will start operating a thrice-weekly service - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays - between Dhaka ...

Feb 10, 2019 AlBL holds EDP at Al-Arafah Tower

Dhaka: Training and Research Institute of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. (AIBL) held an Executive Development Program (EDP) titled ‘Internal Investment Risk Cutting System’ at the capital’s Al-Arafa...

Feb 10, 2019 Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka offers Valentine treat

Dhaka: Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka invites their guests this Valentine’s Day to a soiree of gourmet food with chic ambiance.The Eatery signature restaurant will be serving a special valentine ...

Feb 10, 2019 Condor extends distribution deal with Sabre, expands presence in Asia

Dhaka: Sabre Corporation, a technology provider to the global travel industry, announced an extended distribution agreement with Condor, Germany’s leisure airline. The carrier has selected Sabre as ...

Feb 09, 2019 Meridian Finance lowers home loan interest through bproperty.com

Dhaka: bproperty.com, the country’s largest real estate marketplace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Meridian Finance and Investment Limited to participate in constructive develop...

Feb 09, 2019 Three Bangla books on nuclear energy unveiled at Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka: ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) jointly published three Bangla books on nuclear energy at Ekushey Book Fair 2019.“Atomic H...

Feb 09, 2019 Amadeus signs new private channel distribution deal with Qantas

Dhaka: Amadeus has signed a new distribution agreement with Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, including a private channel which will be known as the Qantas Channel and will come into effect from...

Feb 09, 2019 Le Méridien Dhaka launches social media campaign for Valentine’s

Dhaka: This year Le Méridien Dhaka has launched a social media campaign called ‘Unplan Your Valentines’ on Facebook for Valentine’s Day. The campaign will run till February 12, 2019.To part...

Feb 09, 2019 InterContinental Dhaka offers to celebrate Valentine’s in many ways

Dhaka: InterContinental Dhaka invites couples to join them in celebration of Valentine’s Day by offering multiple arrangements catering to all kinds of taste.Since this year Valentine’s Day is...

Feb 07, 2019 Radisson Blu Dhaka offers romantic retreat for Valentine’s

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is offering several experiences from romantic dinner buffets to signature set menus and domestic room staycation.The hotel is creating a romantic retreat for...

Feb 07, 2019 Asia Pacific to host 900 million international visitor arrivals in 2023

Dhaka: The overall annual growth rate for international visitors into 40 Asia Pacific destinations is estimated to have been around 7.8pc in 2018, generating an inbound volume of around 688 million fo...

Feb 07, 2019 Thai Lion Air starts first services to Sri Lanka

Dhaka: Thai Lion Air introduced its first connection to Sri Lanka on 30 January by starting a new service between Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) and Colombo (CMB).The LCC will operate the 2,382-kilometr...

Feb 07, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers to celebrate Valentine’s

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka’s each restaurant offers exclusive dining experience for this Valentine’s Day on February 14.Couples can start celebrating Valentine’s in Pool Café and Ca...

Feb 06, 2019 Turkish Cargo to start operations at Istanbul Airport in March

Dhaka: Turkish Cargo has confirmed to start offering services from Istanbul Airport from its opening on March 2.Then on, the airline will cut its passenger services over to the new hub while freig...

Feb 06, 2019 FedEx signs up for Bahrain airport's new cargo area

Dhaka: US parcel giant FedEx has signed a letter of intent for warehouse space at Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new 25,000 sq m cargo area, sited near the northern runway.The facility, w...

Feb 06, 2019 Bproperty offers free financial and legal services at REHAB fair

Dhaka: bproperty.com is again participating at Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) fair providing free financial and legal support for everyone.REHAB fair is being held at Ba...

Feb 05, 2019 “Bangladesh has developed surpassing expectations”

Dhaka: “With the expert and progressive lead of honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has developed surpassing expectations,” said Wendy Warner, Country Manager for Bangladesh, Inter...

Feb 05, 2019 Biman offers Valentine discount for online ticket purchase

Dhaka: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Bangladesh’s national flag carrier, is offering special discount fares from February 1st to February 14th for some of the airli...

Feb 04, 2019 Foundation course on banking starts at AIBL

Dhaka: A two-week long foundation course on banking for newly recruited officers organised by Al-Arafah Islami Bank Training and Research Institute (AIBTRI) has started on Sunday, February 3, 2019....

Feb 04, 2019 Purchase through Bproperty.com at a minimum price

Dhaka: bproperty.com is again participating in Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) fair with 12 stalls at the fair as well as acting as a co-sponsor at the event. For the first t...

Feb 04, 2019 Bangladesh wins Welcome Skills Award in YCO 2019

Dhaka: Aqsa Iqbal, the Chefstant from National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI), Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation has won the Welcome Skills Special Achievement Award in Young Chef Olympiad...

Feb 04, 2019 Ascott Hotels’ plans for couples this Valentine’s

Dhaka: Ascott Hotels is offering Cutest Couple Contest for couples to participate in. Couples can post their best photos on facebook and avail special discounts for the entry tickets for the special V...

Feb 04, 2019 BRAC Bank wins South Asia’s SAFA Award, for two consecutive years

Dhaka: The South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), an apex body of SAARC, awarded BRAC Bank Limited with the SAFA Best Presented Annual Report Awards for Corporate Governance Disclosures.Cho...

Feb 04, 2019 Emirates Forges Codeshare Partnership with China Southern Airlines

Guangzhou: Emirates and China Southern Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for passe...

Feb 03, 2019 ANA acquires 9.5 pc of PAL shares

Dhaka: The parent firm of Japan's biggest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) purchased a minority stake in the flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), ending PAL's search for a foreign investor.In a...

Feb 03, 2019 AirAsia opens new Chiang Rai hub

Dhaka: AirAsia has launched a new route from Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Rai, its seventh and newest hub in Thailand, to further strengthened Malaysia-Thailand connectivity.AirAsia Thailand, which will...

Feb 02, 2019 NOVOAIR joins as title sponsor

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a private sector airline of the country, supports the 16th edition of the international tourism fair Dhaka Travel Mart 2019 as the title sponsor to be titled as NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Ma...

Jan 31, 2019 SIA launches digital innovation lab for staff

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) officially opened its digital innovation lab, known as KrisLab, on Wednesday, January 30.KrisLab is designed to serve as a collaborative workspace for SIA Group sta...

Jan 31, 2019 Four Points by Sheraton to have Thai food festival

Dhaka: Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka is arranging a Thai food festival, “High on Thai – A Fest of Thai Relish” at its signature restaurant The Eatery from February 1st to 9th, 2019.In this T...

Jan 31, 2019 Dhaka Regency offers romantic extravaganza for Valentine’s

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort has arranged a host of events and promotions to keep the guests engaged this year on Valentine’s Day.Celebration in the hotel’s all day dining eatery Gr...

Jan 30, 2019 Clarks Inn Group of Hotels announces its Bangladesh debut

Dhaka: India’s Clarks Inn Group of Hotels announced its entry to Bangladesh’s hospitality market at a press conference held at The Westin Dhaka on January 30, Wednesday.Akhtaruzzaman Khan Kabi...

Jan 30, 2019 To use Bangladesh’s rich resources to promote tourism industry

Dhaka: “Bangladesh has a rich history, heritage and culture. Each district has its own myth and tradition. Now it is time to use these to promote the tourism industry,” said Md. Mahbub Ali, State ...

Jan 29, 2019 Asia Pacific Airlines record solid growth in 2018

Dhaka: An encouraging growth in international air passenger demand, with continued expansion in the global economy lending support to business and leisure travel markets throughout the year is seen in...

Jan 29, 2019 One-stop centre at Dubai International Airport for Emirates Skywards members

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, celebrated the opening of its new Emirates Skywards at Dubai International Airport recently. The Emirates Skywards Centre is l...

Jan 28, 2019 Russia and Serbia sign agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy

During the recent visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Serbia, an inter-governmental agreement was signed for use of nuclear energy in peaceful purposes. The agreement crea...

Jan 28, 2019 Entries invited from Bangladeshi Photojournalists for ASE International Photo Awards

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia invites Bangladeshi journalists to take part in “ASE International Photo Awards”. Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of Rosatom and G...

Jan 27, 2019 Regent Airways launches special mobile app

Dhaka: Regent Airways, one of the country’s leading private sector airlines has launched its Mobile App, enabling customers to use their mobile devices to book flights and have their tickets issued....

Jan 27, 2019 MTB inaugurates 24/7 CRM booth at Agrabad, Chattogram

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) has recently opened its second 24/7 Cash Recycler Machine (CRM) Booth at Agrabad, Chattogram.Anis A. Khan, Managing Director and CEO, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. ...

Jan 26, 2019 SIA ranks highest among Asian companies in Fortune's Top 50 rankings

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has earned the 18th place in the Top 50 of Fortune magazine's annual World's Most Admired Companies rankings this year making the carrier the highest-ranked Asian compa...

Jan 26, 2019 Five-star buffet dinner @ Le Méridien Dhaka

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka is offering a five-star buffet dinner at its Latest Recipe restaurant for BDT 2,992++ only on Saturdays from 18:30 – 23:30 hours.Latest Recipe serves a globally inspire...

Jan 26, 2019 Farm Fresh Children’s Day Jan 25

Dhaka: “Farm Fresh Children’s Day” will be organised by Farm Fresh, the consumer milk brand of Akij Group, at Kalabagan sports field in the city on January 25-26.Business conglomerates Akij ...

Jan 26, 2019 Challenger Umrah Hajj Mela starts

Dhaka: The Challenger Umrah Hajj Mela, organised by Challenger Travels and Tours for the fifth time, started at The Westin Dhaka in the city on January 24.The three-day fair was inaugurated by Abu...

Jan 23, 2019 Pitha Utshab 2019 @ Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka

Dhaka: Pran Premium Ghee-Anandadhara Pitha Utshab 2019 is about to take place at the Oasis venue of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka on 25 and 26 January 2019 from 11 am to 9 pm.It will have a wide ran...

Jan 23, 2019 US-Bangla Airlines offers two night free stay in Bangkok

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines is offering two night free stay with every purchase of minimum two tickets for Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka route.The airline is starting to operate flights in the aforementioned ...

Jan 23, 2019 Bangkok Airways CEO resigns for stock manipulation allegations

Dhaka: Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, Chief Executive Officer of Bangkok Airways has resigned his positions in the company due to official sanctions in regard to his involvement in manipulating company st...

Jan 23, 2019 AvWx Workshops offers personalised weather training online

Dhaka: AvWx Workshops is offering one-on-one training for pilots that breaks down the gathering and deciphering of weather information through PowerPoint presentations and desktop sharing.The desk...

Jan 22, 2019 Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden receives Safehotels Executive Level Certificate again

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden announces that it has been awarded the Safehotels Executive Level Certification for a second consecutive year in 2019 as it promises to ensure safety and securit...

Jan 22, 2019 Riyadh sacks head of civil aviation authority GACA

Dhaka: The president of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Abdulhakim bin Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Tamimi has been “sacked” from his position, as per a royal order issued ...

Jan 22, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers trip to Dubai for Valentine’s Day

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers couples to stay at the hotel and have a chance to win complimentary air ticket to Dubai courtesy of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to celebrate Valentine’s Day. ...

Jan 22, 2019 Amari Dhaka offers exclusive dinner for Valentine’s Day

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka offers exclusive valentine dinner at the hotel’s Cascade lounge and Amaya restaurant for the couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.Amaya presents authentic cuisine...

Jan 21, 2019 Cats Eye offers discount on all products

Dhaka: Cats Eye has brought formal and casual clothes with quality fabrics, pattern variations and tailoring specialties only for men at an affordable price.The brand is offering 10pc to 30pc spec...

Jan 21, 2019 BRAC Bank, Amber IT sign Employee Banking agreement

Dhaka: BRAC Bank Limited and Amber IT signed an Employee Banking agreement on January 16, 2019 at BRAC Bank Head Office.Under this agreement, the employees of Amber IT will enjoy multiple benefits...

Jan 21, 2019 NHTTI, British Council sign MoU for IELTS skill development

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with British Council to receive exclusive training for th...

Jan 21, 2019 Experience ‘Genuine Bangladeshi Hospitality’ @ Ascott Hotels Dhaka

Dhaka: Ascott Hotels Dhaka offers its trademark ‘Genuine Bangladeshi Hospitality’ to welcome and treat guests. They are always prepared to be at the guests’ service and make their stay memorable...

Jan 21, 2019 NOVOAIR earns place in world’s safe airlines list

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is the only private airlines from Bangladesh that has grabbed a spot in the world’s safe airlines list.According to the International Aviation Safety Rating Agency’s airlinerati...

Jan 20, 2019 NOVOAIR golf tournament concludes with prize-giving

Dhaka: “NOVOAIR Cup Golf Tournament-2019” had its prize giving ceremony held at Shaheen Golf and Country club, Chattogram on the concluding day of Friday.The two day tournament was sponsored a...

Jan 20, 2019 AsiaYo gets $7m from Alibaba fund for international expansion

Dhaka: AsiaYo, a Taiwan-based vacation rental platform, has raised US$7 million in series B funding. The round was led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund and China Development Financial, with Darwin...

Jan 20, 2019 GlobalTix receives S$12.5 million investment to expand Asia presence

Dhaka: GlobalTix Pte Ltd, a travel trade ticket distribution platform headquartered in Singapore, has completed a S$12.5 million (US$9.12 million) growth investment round from Tin Men Capital that wil...

Jan 20, 2019 SIA launches API suite to foster customer experience

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced the release of its KrisConnect Program, an initiative to make information and functionalities on SIA’s digital platforms more readily available to partners,...

Jan 19, 2019 MTB opens 24/7 Recycler ATM Booth at MTB Tower

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) has recently inaugurated its first 24/7 Recycler ATM Booth at MTB Tower, 111 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Bangla Motor, Dhaka 1000.Anis A. Khan, Managing Direct...

Jan 19, 2019 Bangkok Airways welcomes its 40th aircraft Airbus A319

Dhaka: Bangkok Airways celebrates the arrival of the latest Airbus A319 when it arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport since it is the 40th aircraft of the local airline.The event was led by Dechit Chare...

Jan 17, 2019 Govt. takes BDT 1300 crore project to develop tourism industry,

Dhaka: Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister, Civil Aviation and Tourism said, “The tourism industry of Bangladesh is an infinite source of immense possibilities. To make it one of the sources of economic p...

Jan 17, 2019 Emirates to operate scheduled A380 service to Amman

Emirates will operate its A380 aircraft to and from Amman between 01 June and 26 October 2019, in response to increased demand for travel during the summer period. This adjustment will see the airline...

Jan 17, 2019 Bamboo, newest Vietnamese airline takes off

Dhaka: Bamboo Airways, the newest commercial carrier of Vietnam, first took off Wednesday marking its official entrance in Southeast Asia’s crowded aviation sector."Bamboo Airways will become a ...

Jan 17, 2019 Unilever Bangladesh partners with SCBBD for new supply chain finance program

Dhaka: Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh (SCBBD) to avail the ‘Supply Chain Finance’ program – a first-of-its-k...

Jan 16, 2019 SIBL distributes blankets at Bangshal

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd. (SIBL) distributed blankets among cold stricken people on January 15, 2019 at Dhaka Samity’s office, Nayabazar, Bangshal in the old town of Dhaka. Mohiuddin Ahmed, ...

Jan 16, 2019 IgniteHub goes global; entrepreneurs join biggest digital platform

Dhaka: British Muslim entrepreneurs Eran Ali, Faheem Zafar and other founders of IgniteHub, the largest digital platform, launched its global services to help transform the lives of many entrepreneurs...

Jan 16, 2019 Amari Dhaka offers new platters in BPL’s celebration

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is offering two new platters in this BPL season to add to the customer’s excitement of the matches.One is BPL Big Grill Platter available in Deck 41, Amari’s roof top restau...

Jan 16, 2019 MTB signs deal with Falcon Consortium

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) and Falcon Consortium have recently signed an agreement for operation and maintenance of MTB Air Lounge at Shah Amanat International Airport (SAIA), Domestic Ter...

Jan 15, 2019 Thai Airways to operate three daily flights on Delhi-Bangkok route

Dhaka: Thai Airways will operate three daily flights for Delhi-Bangkok route from February, says a press release.At present, the airline has two daily flights on this route.“Increase in serv...

Jan 15, 2019 Bangkok ranks third for dining and sixth for shopping globally in MasterCard Index 2018

Dhaka: MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) published the top ten global list on the dining and shopping spending patterns of tourists. Bangkok ranked third on the list for dining and six...

Jan 15, 2019 Cathay Pacific makes another first class blunder in two weeks

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific makes the same mistake again in less than two weeks offering premium tickets at a fraction of their value.On the airline’s website Sunday (Jan 13) morning, Cathay offered f...

Jan 14, 2019 Vibrant: One stop solution for halal products

Dhaka: Vibrant, a brand of US-Bangla footwear is known for having 100% halal products including shoes since the very beginning. No pigskin is used for any products in any stage of production.Count...

Jan 14, 2019 Spanish tech start-up steps into Middle East market

Dhaka: Smartvel, a Spanish B2B SaaS technology company, has entered the Middle East market. The start-up is already working in the tourism industry with Singapore Airlines, Iberostar Hotels, Buenos Ai...

Jan 14, 2019 DBI organises workshop on shipping procedures at its premise

Dhaka: DCCI Business Institute (DBI) organised a workshop on ‘Shipping Procedures for Export, Import & Customs Formalities’ on 11-12 January 2019 at its premise.Different prominent organis...

Jan 12, 2019 Smartphone Expo welcomes huge crowd on second day @ BICC

Dhaka: TechShohor Smartphone and Tab Expo welcomed huge crowd on Friday, the second day, as consumers rushed to grab their favorite gadgets on the weekend at Bangabandhu International Conference Centr...

Jan 12, 2019 Burger King launches new outlet @ Balaka Bhaban

Dhaka: Burger King Restaurant has opened its eighth restaurant at Balaka Bhaban, Mirpur Road (beside Balaka Cinema Hall gate). M Jahangir Alam FCMA, CEO of Bangla Trac inaugurated the outlet on Januar...

Jan 12, 2019 Radisson Blu Dhaka hands over donation to SOS Children Village Bangladesh

Dhaka: Radisson Hotel Group partnered with SOS Children Village International in Bangladesh under their Responsible Business Global Initiative in 2018, for sponsoring a child and donating for their ch...

Jan 10, 2019 Emirates appoints ten UAE Nationals to regional key commercial positions

Dubai: Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa. All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positi...

Jan 10, 2019 SDF extends USD 10 million for MSME Funding Scheme in Bangladesh

Dhaka: SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has earmarked an amount of USD 10 million to be disbursed under the MSME funding scheme in Bangladesh, informs Dr. Sunil Motiwal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SDF...

Jan 10, 2019 NOVOAIR offers 10% discount for SMILES members in its 6th anniversary

Dhaka: NOVOAIR announces a 10% discount offer for frequent flyer program - SMILES members in celebration of completing six successful years of commercial operation.The tickets can be purchased fro...

Jan 10, 2019 Japanese passport tops the strongest passport list 2019

Dhaka: Japanese passport holds the position of being the strongest in the world and its holders can now obtain a visa on arrival in 190 countries, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.Asian...

Jan 09, 2019 “Make airplanes and airports tidy,”

Dhaka: Newly appointed State Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, Mahbub Ali said, “Airplanes and airports together are a gateway of a country, so both of them have to be attractive and ...

Jan 09, 2019 FSIBL and BRU signs deal for tuition fess collection

Dhaka: First Security Islami Bank Limited (FSIBL) and Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) signed contract for collecting the university’s tuition fees on 6 January 2018 at FSIBL head office....

Jan 09, 2019 Islami Bank distributes blankets in Sreenagar, Munshigonj

Dhaka: Md. Joynal Abedin, Director, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited distributed blankets among the cold-affected people in the bank’s Sreenagar Branch, Munshigonj on Sunday, January 6, 2019.They ...

Jan 09, 2019 BRAC Bank & bKash offer fund transfer service between BRAC Bank account & bKash account

Dhaka: BRAC Bank Limited and bKash Limited signed a contract for having fund transfer facility between BRAC Bank account & bKash account.Soon, the customers of both BRAC Bank and bkash will be...

Jan 08, 2019 Smartphone Tab Expo 2019 starts from Thursday @ BICC

Dhaka: The Techshohor Smartphone and Tab Expo (STE) 2019 is set to start from Thursday, 10th January, 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Dhaka.The announcement was made in...

Jan 08, 2019 China Southern Airlines decides to part from SkyTeam alliance

Dhaka: China Southern Airlines is set to leave the SkyTeam alliance as it decides not to renew its contract with one of the world’s three major airline alliances, as of 1 January 2019.The allian...

Jan 08, 2019 bproperty.com acquires lamudi.com.bd in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The country’s only real estate marketplace, bproperty.com announces acquisition of lamudi.com.bd, another property portal in Bangladesh, in a press conference taking place on 8th January, 201...

Jan 07, 2019 Emirates announces attractive fares for travel from Bangladesh

Emirates announces special limited time offers from Bangladesh for travel to 157 destinations across its global network. The special fares will be applicable for booking between 8 and 21 January for t...

Jan 07, 2019 Bangladesh to see 10% salary increase across industries in 2019

Dhaka: Mercer, global human resources consulting firm, announced that companies are likely to give out 10% salary increase across industries.The Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) 2018 conducted by M...

Jan 07, 2019 Vietnam Airlines Group marks milestone by earning $121 Million profit in 2018

Dhaka: Vietnam Airlines Group has made history as its profit reached VND 2.8 trillion ($121 Million USD) in 2018.For the first time, Vietnam Airlines and its member airlines (including Jetstar Pac...

Jan 07, 2019 Eco-friendly island retreat opens @ the Maldives

Dhaka: An eco-conscious luxury hotel graces the Maldives as Crown and Champa Resorts opens its latest property - Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi in Lhayivani Atoll.The resort has 15 v...

Jan 06, 2019 Kuakata’s Holiday Homes: Promising ideal investment

Dhaka: US-Bangla Assets of US-Bangla Group starts the sale of their latest project Holiday Homes at Kuakata sea beach. Plot sales for resorts and hotels are taking place at this moment.Considered ...

Jan 06, 2019 EBL holds music contest for employees

The third season of “Esho Mili Surey Surey”, a music contest for Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) employees was held at the Bank’s Head Office yesterday, January 5, 2019. A total of 45 music talents conte...

Jan 06, 2019 Singapore Airlines announces the launch of Airbus A350 for KIA, India

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines is set to start three weekly services on Airbus A350 between Bengaluru and Singapore from May making Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru the second airport to o...

Jan 05, 2019 Cathay Pacific honours mistake of selling $16,000 tickets for $675

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Honk Kong, is honouring a blunder they made by accidentally selling first class fares at a fraction of their price.The airline sold business-class return...

Jan 05, 2019 AirlineRatings.com ranks the safest airlines in 2019

Dhaka: AirlineRatings.com has published its annual report naming the safest airlines in 2019. At the top of the list stands Australian carrier Qantas, holding the ranking from 2014 to 2017.“Qant...

Jan 05, 2019 Qatar Airways obtains 5 percent stake in China Southern Airlines

Dhaka: Qatar Airways expands its reach in one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets by buying 5 percent share in China Southern Airlines.Qatar Airways Group said the acquisition of Chi...

Jan 03, 2019 Dramatic increase in 2018 airline fatalities

Dhaka: A sharp rise in commercial aviation fatalities for 2018 has been observed in preliminary analysis. Last year, 11 fatal accidents worldwide involving large airplanes resulted in 530 deaths. The ...

Jan 03, 2019 Amari Dhaka’s Cascade Lounge offers new breakfast menu

Dhaka: Amari’s Lobby Lounge Cascade announces the launch of its new Good Morning Breakfast Menu. It will feature daily-arrived breakfast items by the hotel’s expert Chef.From Amari’s own bak...

Jan 03, 2019 Kutumbari: Big events, reasonable price!

Dhaka: To entertain foodies and party-goers, the restaurant Kutumbari offers to organise any event - haldi night, wedding, anniversary, birthday party etc at an affordable cost.It even aims to cat...

Jan 03, 2019 My Emirates Pass offers exclusive discounts across UAE

Dubai: Emirates has announced the return of My Emirates Pass, an exclusive seasonal pass that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership package, allowing customers to take advantage...

Jan 02, 2019 Singha Estate’s Crossroads wins Best Leisure Development Award in 2018

Dhaka: Thailand’s Singha Estate Public Company Limited bagged Best Leisure Development Award for the CROSSROADS, Maldives’ first multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment mega project, at ...

Jan 02, 2019 Air India offers first class seats for up to 75% less with Upgrade Lite

Dhaka: Air India launches Upgrade Lite, a service that allows passengers to bid for First and Business Class seats. Under which, the airline claims to offer seats for up to 75% less.Over 50 airlin...

Jan 02, 2019 Thailand: Record 7.5% increase in tourist arrivals

Dhaka: Thailand welcomed 34,431,489 foreign visitors, up by 7.53% year-on-year, inducing an estimated 1.8 billion Baht in tourism revenue, up by 9.79%, according to the announcement of tourism figures...

Jan 01, 2019 Hong Kong airport and Alibaba to build innovative hub for more inclusive trade

Dhaka: Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba announced joint effort plan for building a Smart Logistics Hub at the world’s biggest cargo airport.The hub will...

Jan 01, 2019 First ever bonded cargo from Bangladesh flies out of Kolkata airport

Dhaka: The first bonded, cross-border, land-air transhipment from Bangladesh flew out of the Indian airport of Kolkata since EFL (Expo Freight Limited) introduced a tailor-made logistics solution to h...

Jan 01, 2019 Guangzhou airport will feature new Star Alliance Lounge in 2019

Dhaka: Star Alliance announces opening of its new branded lounge at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in 2019.A contract has been signed by the alliance and the airport, in which the latter h...

Dec 31, 2018 Yangon International Airport awards six millionth passenger

Dhaka: Yangon International Airport (YIA) welcomed its six millionth passenger of the year, a family of three, with precious gifts and K1 million in cash on December 28.Ma Win Win Aye and her fami...

Dec 31, 2018 Hotel The Cox Today announces special winter deals

Dhaka: Hotel The Cox Today at Cox’s Bazar has announced attractive winter and honeymoon packages.There are three packages – Winter Special package 2018-2019, Winter Full Board package and Hone...

Dec 31, 2018 IATA launches new data resource platform to prevent flight injuries

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is launching a data resource platform called Turbulence Aware for airlines to share turbulence data instantly enhancing safety and optimizing ...

Dec 31, 2018 Japan develops Muslim friendly tourist facilities

Dhaka: Halal restaurants and sharia-complaint hotels in Japan are serving a strong inrush of Muslim travelers leading to the growth of their Muslim tourism market.Japanese have set up sharia-frien...

Dec 31, 2018 Revamped Food Cadets now at Dhanmondi

Dhaka: Food Cadedts, a leading hospitality training institute of Bangladesh has moved to its new location at Dhanmondi, Road 15 recently. The new location offers a bigger space and better ambience wit...

Dec 31, 2018 Emirates carried 59 million passengers in 2018

Dubai: In the last twelve months, Emirates carried over 59 million passengers on over 192,000 passenger flights with its fleet of 274 aircraft travelling more than 908 million kilometres around the gl...

Dec 29, 2018 New Year celebration @ Pacific Avenue

Dhaka: Pacific Avenue, the newest outlet of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, is organising an electrifying night for party lovers on 31st of December.The anticipated event promises sensational beverag...

Dec 29, 2018 Lakeshore Banani offers seven Lunch Platters

Dhaka: Lakeshore Banani is now offering seven Lunch Platters. Indulge into the best meal deals, have any one from seven delicious platters.The hotel’s Lunch Platters offer Mumbai Combo, Singapor...

Dec 29, 2018 Turkey sets record welcoming 37.5 million international tourists in 2018

Turkey: A rapid growth in tourism has been witnessed in Turkey with the record number of tourists’ arrivals.According to the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s data revealed on December 28, more t...

Dec 26, 2018 Emirates Skywards’ special offer on shopping at The Dubai Mall during DSF

Dubai: The Dubai Mall during the Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, in partnership with The Dubai Mall comes up with special offers during Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)...

Dec 26, 2018 Enjoy Christmas at Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka

Dhaka: Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka is throwing itself into the spirit of Christmas, with mouthwatering food items and restaurants festooned with decorations, trees and effigies of Santa Claus.So...

Dec 24, 2018 20 Bangladeshis receive complimentary treatment in China

Dhaka: The Embassy of the Peoples' Republic of China in Bangladesh organised a reception for the selected 20 Bangladeshi patients who recently returned from China after receiving complimentary treatme...

Dec 24, 2018 Children’s Art Competition at Dhaka Regency

Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort in association with RFL Goodluck Stationary hosted a children’s art competition on December 18, 2018 to celebrate the Victory Day. Over fifty children from 05-12 yea...

Dec 24, 2018 Sonargaon Hotel’s Special Christmas Offer at Café Bazar and at poolside

Café Bazar of Pan Pacific Sonargaon celebrates Christmas with special assortment of dishes at buffet dinners on December 24, buffet lunch and dinner on December 25.One can enjoy Christmas buffet ...

Dec 24, 2018 Hotel Agrabad celebrates Christmas and New Year

Chattogram: Hotel Agrabad, one of the leading hotels in the port city, celebrates Christmas and New Year in a befitting manner. The hotel Lobby and Café have been adorned with special motif to welcom...

Dec 23, 2018 Assam will roll out red carpet to welcome Bangladeshi visitors

Guwahati: Assam will roll out the red carpet to welcome visitors from Bangladesh as tourism can play a pivotal role in further improving ties, Chandan Brahma, Minister for Tourism of the Indian state ...

Dec 23, 2018 NOVOAIR becomes Airline Partner of Rajshahi Kings.

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading private airlines of the country, on December 23 became Airline Partner of Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL)-2019.Mes-Bah-Ul Islam, Head of M...

Dec 22, 2018 World’s only floating nuclear power plant gets ready to connect to Russian grid

world's only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP)-Akademik Lomonosov is expected to start injecting electricity to Russia’s power grid next year, ushering a new era in global nuclear power indust...

Dec 22, 2018 Emirates opens new lounge at Rome’s International Airport

Dubai: Emirates open a new lounge at a cost of USD 4.5 Million at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport . It is the airline’s 42nd airport lounge, including seven at Dubai Int’l Airport , i...

Dec 21, 2018 Make your Xmas a fun filled affair with Le Méridien Dhaka

Dhaka: Make your Christmas a fun filled affair with Le Méridien Dhaka. Enjoy a special buffet brunch and fun activities like Magic show, Christmas Carols and Goody bags handed out by Santa Claus hims...

Dec 19, 2018 Limited Work Permit for Unit 2 of Akkuyu NPP in Turkey

The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) has granted a Limited Work Permit (LWP) for construction of Unit 2 of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the first ever nuclear power facility in the country. Four ...

Dec 19, 2018 Airline passengers in Canada to get hefty compensation for flight delay, lost baggage

Dhaka: Airline passengers in Canada will soon be eligible for significant compensation for flights delay or lost baggage, under proposed regulations unveiled by the government on December 17.The d...

Dec 18, 2018 British Airways resumes flight to Pakistan

Dhaka: The British Airways is resuming its flight operations to Pakistan from June next year.British High Commissioner Thomas Drew on December 18 posted a video on Twitter to make the announcement...

Dec 18, 2018 TAT to hold Amazing Thailand countdown-2019

Dhaka– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) isto hold sensational “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” celebrations in Bangkok and four emerging tourism provinces in each of the four geographica...

Dec 17, 2018 First Christian airline- Judah 1 takes to the air in Texas

Dhaka: Judah 1 an airline that used to transport Christian missionaries around the world, has announced its expansion to become the world’s first Christian airline.The Airline, based in North Te...

Dec 17, 2018 Bangladesh, UAE share close people-to-people bonds

Dhaka : Bangladesh and UAE share close people-to-people bond, similar national realities and complementary development goals.Saed Mohammed ALMheiri, UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh, said this while a...

Dec 17, 2018 Ethiopian crowned Best Airlines in Africa

Dhaka : Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the seventh year in a row from African Airlin...

Dec 17, 2018 Sabre to acquire Farelogix

Texas : Sabre has entered into an agreement to acquire Farelogix, a recognised innovator in the travel industry with advanced offer management and NDC order delivery technology, used by many of the wo...

Dec 17, 2018 Bangladesh to get an aviation university

Dhaka : With the aim to promote and upgrade the aeronautical and aerospace studies in the country, the government has decided to establish a dedicated university for such studies in the country.To...

Dec 17, 2018 US airport opens first biometric terminal

Atlanta : Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson airport terminal and Delta Air Lines have opened the country's first curb-to-gate biometric terminal, which promises to boost aviation security while moving trav...

Dec 15, 2018 Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Dubai: Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books on December 13,2018. It was the 146th delivery of a Boeing 777-300ER...

Dec 14, 2018 Sri Lanka’s OZO, Amari promote their hotels in Dhaka

Dhaka: OZO Colombo, OZO Kandy and Amari Galle Hotels of Sri Lanka together with Sri Lankan Airlines hosted a cocktail dinner in the city to promote their hotels in Bangladesh.The event was attende...

Dec 14, 2018 Jet Airways’ ‘Fare Choices’ empowers passengers to customise travel experience

Dhaka: Fare Choices, is Jet Airways’ flexible, tier-based, fare-choice system that empowers travellers to customise their travel experience by choosing their preferred fare and a carefully tailored ...

Dec 13, 2018 Emirates’ Festive Offerings during December

Dubai: Emirates is bringing Christmas joy to the skies this December with a delicious festive menu on select flights and nostalgic films on board. Customers travelling for the holidays in December wil...

Dec 12, 2018 Nuclear fuel: What is important to know?

Most of us are aware of different types of fuel but how much we know about nuclear fuel? Because of our inadequate knowledge, we are very often get confused by various misleading statements and remark...

Dec 12, 2018 Rwanda- Russia deal on peaceful use of nuclear energy

Republic of Rwanda has signed intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy in Moscow recently. The Intergovernmental agreement was signed following the me...

Dec 12, 2018 TAT to organise Halal Tourism Seminar

Dhaka– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to organise a special seminar and one-day tour to promote Thailand as Muslim Friendly Destination on 15-16 December during the annual Thailand Halal...

Dec 11, 2018 OSART Mission of IAEA is positive about Roserngoatom’s commitment to safety principle

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts confirmed the commitment to safety principles by the Rosenergoatom, a concern of the Russia’s Rosatom Electric Power Division. The experts...

Dec 10, 2018 Mexico to sale of former president's luxurious plane

Mexico City: New President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico in a sweeping changes announce to sale the private jet used by President Enrique Peña Nieto, deeming the aircraft "too lavish."T...

Dec 10, 2018 flydubai resumes flights to Chittagong

Dhaka: Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai has announced on Sunday that they will resume flights to Chittagong on January 20 with daily flights.Commenting on the resumption of flights to Chittagon...

Dec 09, 2018 US-Bangla holiday package to Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, a leading domestic carrier of Bangladesh announced Cox’s Bazar holiday package to commemorate the Victory Day, observed on December 16.The US-Bangla Holiday package sh...

Dec 09, 2018 Emirates’ additional A380 service to Johannesburg

Dubai: Emirates, has introduced an additional Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), effective 1 December, replacing the previous Boeing 777 aircraft on...

Dec 08, 2018 Woman finds she’s only passenger on board flight from Bangkok

MIAMI: Traveller Latsamy McAdoo from Miami was travelling from Bangkok to Koh Samui when she found out that she had the entire plane to herself.The lone passenger felt like that she has boarded a ...

Dec 08, 2018 China eager to invest in fisheries, IT

SYLHET: China has expressed its eagerness in investing in fisheries, information technology (IT), agro-processing sectors and other sectors in Bangladesh.Chinese Ambassador Zhang Zuo, said many Ch...

Dec 08, 2018 Bangladesh flower market reaches BDT 1259 crore

Dhaka: A three day-long international flower exhibition organised by of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) kicked off on December 6 in Dhaka.Given the immense possibilities of the flo...

Dec 01, 2018 Vietjet plane loses wheels while landing: Six hurt

Dhaka: Six people were injured after the wheels of a recently-delivered Vietjet Airbus plane flew off as the aircraft made a rough landing in central Vietnam, officials said on November 30.The inc...

Nov 29, 2018 Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport

STOCKHOLM: An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on November 29, but no injuries were reported, police said....

Nov 29, 2018 Trump’s private plane clipped in parking mishap at LaGuardia

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump private Boeing 757 was slightly damaged at New York’s LaGuardia airport on November 28.The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia...

Nov 28, 2018 Emirates took home five awards last week

Dubai: Emirates made a clean sweep last week with award wins across multiple countries – from Russia and Belgium to the UAE - a testament to the airline’s consistent delivery of industry-leading t...

Nov 28, 2018 Sleeping pilot drifted 50km, missed airport in Australia

SYDNEY: An Australian charter flight missed destination by almost 50km after pilot fell asleep in the cockpit.The Vortex Air pilot was flying from Devonport in Tasmania to neighbouring King Island...

Nov 28, 2018 Flight control problems reported before Lion Air crash: investigators

JAKARTA: The doom Lion Air crashed in the Java Sea last month was due to technical problems which seized the aircrafts multiple controls and inbuilt computers had shown erratic information, which furt...

Nov 26, 2018 2nd Dreamliner joins Biman's fleet end November

DHAKA: The second Dreamliner 787 will join the state owned carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines fleet in the end of November.The exact date of receiving the aircraft hasn’t been fixed yet, said Sha...

Nov 24, 2018 Poolside BBQ at Sonargaon hotel

DHAKA: Nothing beats the taste of Sizzling BBQ by the pool on a chilly winter evening, marinated with carefully selected spices and herbs by our Expert Chefs only for guests at Pool Cafe of Pan Pacifi...

Nov 24, 2018 Indian born Australian jailed for molestation of FlyScoot cabin crew

SINGAPORE: While aboard a flight from Sydney to Singapore, an Indian born Australian male passenger repeatedly harassed and molested a flight attendant.At the State Courts on November 22, Paranjap...

Nov 24, 2018 None hurt after landing gear collapses as plane lands in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia: A plane carrying 127 people skidded and fell on its side on a runway at an airport in Bolivia after it appeared to collapse onto its landing gear.A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 su...

Nov 22, 2018 US-Bangla additional flight to Guangzhou

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines announced additional flights to Guangzhou to provide better connectivity from December 6 and will operate seven flights weekly Dhaka to/from Guangzhou.Currently US-Bangla...

Nov 22, 2018 Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific organise jt fam trip to Hong Kong, China

DHAKA: Cathay Dragon and Cathay Pacific Airways organised a joint familiarisation trip with Aqua Sun Ltd. to its hub – Hong Kong and China for top travel agents from Bangladesh.They spent three ...

Nov 22, 2018 Bangladeshis to get ‘on arrival visa’ in China

DHAKA: Bangladeshi nationals now onward can avail visa on arrival at Chinese ports, says an official of the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka on November 22.For tourism purpose, Bangladeshi tourists need t...

Nov 22, 2018 Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh now open to Bangladeshi visitors

DHAKA: Bangladeshi tourists can now apply at Indian Visa Application Centres (IVAC) to secure unrestricted access to Indian states of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, the northern-most state of the count...

Nov 19, 2018 Polish carrier LOT ask passengers to help pay for the repair hydraulic problem

WARSAW: After a Boeing 787 Dreamliner hydraulic pump broke down, passengers on board LOT Polish Airlines flight #LO92 were asked to help pay the bill for repairs so they could take off.LOT Polish ...

Nov 18, 2018 Brazilian pilot embraces Islam while flying over Saudi Arabia

Dhaka: A Brazilian pilot has been converted to Islam as he was flying a passenger jet above Saudi Arabia.Captain Amalo, a Brazilian pilot for an unidentified airline, was filmed reciting the Shaha...

Nov 18, 2018 Int’l Leathergoods Show 2018 from Nov 22

Dhaka: The second edition of Bangladesh Leatherfootwear and Leathergoods International Sourcing Show (BLLISS) 2018 has been arranged.The exhibition will kick off at 11.00am at International Conven...

Nov 17, 2018 UNWTO reports: Int. visitors spent most in Thailand, among Asian countries

Bangkok: International visitors spent more money in Thailand than in any other Asian country in 2017, according to a UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) report.The report said that Thailand reco...

Nov 15, 2018 Emirates airline and Group record revenue growth during first half of 2018-19 despite global challenges

Dubai: The Emirates Group comprising Emirates airline, dnata and others today, November15, 2018 announced its half-year results for 2018-19 ending on September 2018. The Group saw steady revenue growt...

Nov 14, 2018 Drunk Irish passenger arrested after Air India flight lands in London

NEW DELHI: A drunk Irish woman who went on a rant on an Air India flight to London for being denied more wine. Videos of her expletive-laden tirade and rowdy behaviour have now gone viral on social me...

Nov 14, 2018 Emirates introduces taxi app

Dubai: Emirates Skywards,loyalty programme of Emirates airline and flydubai has launched an on-demand ground transportation booking app called Emirates Skywards Cabforce in partnership with CarTrawler...

Nov 12, 2018 Development of all Bangladesh airports in progress

DHAKA: Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) held a public hearing on November 11 for the first time to raise accountability and transparency of the services rendered at airports in the countr...

Nov 12, 2018 Air India pilot caught drunk before takeoff on Delhi-London flight

NEW DELHI: In a second incident in 24 hours, an Air India flight from Delhi to London has been delayed after a pilot of the carrier was found unfit to fly.A senior pilot with Air India Arvind Kath...

Nov 11, 2018 Hijack scare on Delhi-Kandahar flight after pilot mistakenly presses hijack button

NEW DELHI: A hijack scare on a Kandahar-bound flight from New Delhi sent security officials at the Delhi international airport into tizzy on November 10 after the pilot "mistakenly" pressed the 'hijac...

Nov 11, 2018 NOVOAIR opens sales office in Kolkata

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading private airline of Bangladesh has opened a sales office in Kolkata to ensure the better services to passengers and business associate.The sales office of Kolkata...

Nov 10, 2018 Regent Airway’s offers 50% discount on its 8th anniversary

DHAKA: In celebration of its 8th Anniversary, the Regent Airways has offered an attractive discount upto 50 per cent on tickets on its 6 international and 4 domestic routes.Regent Airways, a leadi...

Nov 10, 2018 Heathrow Airport shut down after runway light power outage

LONDON: London Heathrow runways were closed due to "runway light failures."Passengers at several locations including New York, New Orleans, Miami and Boston told that their planes en route to Lond...

Nov 10, 2018 France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

PARIS: French aviation authority impounded Ryanair aircraft at Bordeaux on November 8 until €525,000 ($610,000) bill was settled.The scene unfolded at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport in western Fr...

Nov 08, 2018 Jet Airways shares nose dive

NEW DELHI: Jet's shares plunged as much as 10.8 per cent in their biggest daily percentage fall since September 25, before ending the day nearly 6 per cent lower.Jet Airways, India’s largest pri...

Nov 08, 2018 FAA issues emergency airworthiness directive for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

WASHINGTON DC: The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive on Boeing 737 Max aircrafts on November 7 in light of the October 29 crash of a Lion Air Boeing...

Nov 08, 2018 NOVOAIR Professional Cup Golf Tournament held

DHAKA: NOVOAIR Professional Cup Golf Tournament- 2018 was held at Kurmitola Golf Club and the winners received prizes on November 7.Major General Md EnayetUllah, BSP, NDU, PSC, Vice President of K...

Nov 07, 2018 Airbus A330-800 soars into the sky for first time

PARIS: The first A330-800 test aircraft, MSN1888, took off from Toulouse, France for the first time in the morning of November 6. The flight carried out dedicated flight-physics tests.The aircraft...

Nov 07, 2018 Emirates’ Game Changer First Class Suite to debut on Vienna route

Dubai: Emirates’ latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer' First Class product will operate between Dubai and Vienna on a daily basis from 1 December 2018. Austria will be on...

Nov 05, 2018 Russian plane makes emergency landing in Siberia due to crack in cockpit windscreen

MOSCOW: Russian Boeing 737 with 173 people on board safely landed in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk after the crew noticed a crack in the cockpit windshield.The NordStar flight was travelling fr...

Nov 04, 2018 Two IndiGo planes avert mid-air collision in Bangladesh-India airspace border

KOLKATA: Two IndiGo planes came too close for comfort before averting a mid-air collision on October 31 at the border airspace of Bangladesh and India, Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said...

Nov 03, 2018 Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at London Heathrow airport

TOKYO: A Japan Airlines (JAL) pilot who was arrested shortly before a flight at London Heathrow airport for being drunk had almost 10 times the legal alcohol limit for a pilot.Katsutoshi Jitsukawa...

Nov 01, 2018 Airspan to launch online Travel Agency (OTA)

Dhaka: Airspan Ltd. an IATA approved leading Corporate Travel Agency in the country will launch an Online Travel Agency (OTA), to be known as “BuyTickets- (www.buytickets.com.bd)”.An agreement...

Nov 01, 2018 Lion Air blackbox recovered

JAKARTA: Indonesian navy divers on November 1 morning recovered the ‘black box’, a crucial instrument which holds vital clues on what caused Lion Air flight JT610 to crash into sea on October 29. ...

Oct 31, 2018 Indonesia orders inspections of Boeing Max 8s

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation has ordered an airworthiness inspection on all Boeing 737 Max 8s registered in the country as rescuers continue to sift through the wreckage of Lion A...

Oct 31, 2018 Posh hotels hosts Halloween Party in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Halloween Night will be celebrated at Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View Hotel and also at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on October 30 and 31 respectively and Spooky Halloween at Le Méridien Dhaka...

Oct 30, 2018 Jakarta Airport asked Lion Air pilot to return after complains of technical issue

JAKARTA: The Lion Air flight JT 610 lost contact with air traffic control about 13 minutes after it took off, shortly after its pilot had asked to return to base.More than 24 hours after the crash...

Oct 30, 2018 Emirates unveils world’s first integrated “biometric path” at Dubai Int’l Airport

Dubai: Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai Internationa...

Oct 29, 2018 Brussels Airport baggage handlers' strike affects travel for thousands

BRUSSELS: A strike of Aviapartner baggage handlers at Brussels Airport is likely to continue until Tuesday evening (October 30), one of the trade unions was reported as saying, after talks with manage...

Oct 29, 2018 Indonesia Lion Air plane crash with 189 people

JAKARTA: A Lion Air flight with 189 passenger and crew on board has plunged into Java Sea during a short flight from the Indonesian capital Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on October 29.The Boeing 737 M...

Oct 28, 2018 Jet Airways hands over pink slips to 20 employees

NEW DELHI: Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways has given pink slips to 20 employees, including some senior-level executives, who were working in the airline's crucial in-flight services department, to c...

Oct 28, 2018 British Airways shows hackers stole data of a total of 4,29,000 customers

LONDON: British Airways revealed that hackers had skimmed credit card data from its website and app relating to 380,000 customers over a two-week period at the height of the summer season.British ...

Oct 27, 2018 PM Sheikh Hasina says no plan to close down Old Airport

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ruled out the possibility of closing down the old airport at Tejgaon in the city saying that it belongs to the Air Force and it must remain under their possession. ...

Oct 27, 2018 Istanbul’s new airport prepares for inauguration on Oct 29

ISTANBUL: Final preparations were underway at the new international airport in Istanbul to be inaugurated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.But the new airport, which the government has sa...

Oct 27, 2018 Malaysia Airlines unveils weekend deals with Visa partnership

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has tied up with Visa card to for travel offers through its MH Visa Weekend Deals.Under the partnership, all Visa credit, debit and prepaid cardholders can enjoy ad...

Oct 25, 2018 Tourism Fair kicks off in Chattogram

Chittagong: A three-day international tourism fair titled Chittagong Travel Mart 2018 began at The Peninsula Chittagong hotel in the port city today, October 25. Organised by The Bangladesh Monitor, a...

Oct 25, 2018 US-Bangla Airlines offers special discount at Chittagong Travel Mart

CHATTOGRAM: US-Bangla Airlines has offered 15 per cent discount in domestic and international routes as well as for holiday packages to attractive tourist destinations during the three-day long Chitta...

Oct 25, 2018 NOVOAIR increases flights to four destinations

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, a Dhaka-based carrier, will increase the number of flights to four destinations in domestic and international routes in response to growing demand from the passengers.The privately...

Oct 25, 2018 Emirates’ special offer for US travel

Dhaka: Emirates airline comes up with attractive offers for travel to US, which includes special fares from Bangladesh across its vast US network of twelve gateways and beyond, complimentary transit v...

Oct 24, 2018 EBL and ACI Motors supply chain financing deal

Dhaka: Hassan O. Rashid, Additional Managing Director of Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) and Dr. F H Ansarey, Managing Director and CEO of ACI Motors Ltd. signed a Supply Chain Financing Facilities agreement ...

Oct 24, 2018 Tourism Fair in Chattogram form tomorrow

Chattogram: A three-day international tourism fair Chittagong Travel Mart-2018 begins in the port city of Chattogram from tomorrow Thursday. The 10th edition of the fair is being organised at the Peni...

Oct 24, 2018 Bangladesh makes Lonely Planet Best Value Top 10

DHAKA: Lonely Planet, largest selling genuine travel guide publisher in its recent report identifies that Bangladesh’s UNESCO World Heritage sites are waiting to be discovered.In a recent report...

Oct 24, 2018 Intl Travel and Culture Fair begins from Nov 2 in Dhaka

DHAKA: A four-day long International Travel and Culture Fair (ITCF-2018) will begin at Unimart, Dhaka from November 2.ITCF 2018, an important event on tourism and hospitality industry is expected ...

Oct 24, 2018 Biman pilots’ assoc gets new executives

DHAKA: Mahbub-Nazmul panel has won Bangladesh Airlines Pilots’ Association (BAPA) executive committee in the election.Captain Mahbubur Rahman and Captain Sayed Nazmul Hasan were elected as Presi...

Oct 23, 2018 Wedding Expo 2018 at Radissson Blu Chattogram Oct 25

Chattogram: The glamorous Grand Wedding Expo 2018, organised by Violet Inc, will be held at the Mezbaan Ballroom of Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View on October 25-27 from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.To pr...

Oct 23, 2018 Radisson Dhaka to host Arabian Food Festival

DHAKA: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is hosting “Thousand and One Arabian Nights” at Water Garden Brasserie from October 25 till November 2.The Arab Food Festival started with a grand and ma...

Oct 23, 2018 Sea Food Festival at Pan Pacific Sonargaon from Oct 25

Dhaka: Let your taste-buds take a dive into the world of sea food from October 25-27 at Cafe Bazar of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka.The Sea Food Festival is available for Buffet Dinner only and the ...

Oct 23, 2018 Qatar airways makes emergency landing at Dhaka airport

DHAKA: Qatar Airways Flight QR 635 plane made an emergency landing following its take off from Dhaka. All the passengers and crews are said to be safe, officials confirmed.The Boeing 777 aircraft ...

Oct 22, 2018 EBL introduces Card Protection plan

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) in association with CPP Global Assistance Bangladesh Ltd. (CPP) offers comprehensive protection plan for customers in case of financial emergencies. CPP Card Protection,...

Oct 22, 2018 Malaysia Airlines flight aborted takeoff from Shanghai after burst tyres

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian Airlines flight MH387 from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur sustained damage when the tyres of the left-hand main landing gear ruptured during takeoff from runway 35R at Shanghai-Pud...

Oct 22, 2018 NHTTI observes International Chefs’ Day 2018

DHAKA: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) observed International Chefs’ Day 2018, for the first time in Bangladesh, on October 20.The ...

Oct 22, 2018 Jet Airways to pay 25% salary to senior management

MUMBAI: Jet Airways, a struggling Indian carrier, will be giving out 25 per cent salary for September to its pilots, engineers, and senior management on the 25th. The airline has not disclosed when cr...

Oct 22, 2018 Thai Minister lauds Bangladesh’s economic growth

Dhaka: Hirunya Suchinai Thailand’s Minister for the Prime Minister’s Office has commended Bangladesh for a decade of sustained growth and prosperity with a spectacular 7.86 percent economic growth...

Oct 22, 2018 Ryanair decision not to remove racist passenger from flight sparks outrage

LONDON: Customers have threatened to boycott Ryanair after airline staff failed to remove a racially abusive man from a flight from Barcelona to London.Ryanair has sparked outrage after apparently...

Oct 20, 2018 Turkish Airlines employs 500 new pilots and more to join this year: CEO

Istanbul: Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines employed 500 new pilots in 2018 and the number of new pilots is expected to reach 1,100 by the end of this year, the airline’s chief executive offi...

Oct 18, 2018 Local insurer compensates families of victims of US-Bangla crash

DHAKA: Families of six more Bangladeshi passengers who died and two who were injured in last March's US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu were handed over compensation by the airline's local insurer on ...

Oct 18, 2018 India's Tata Group offers to buy stake in Jet Airways

NEW DELHI: India business giant Tata Group said they are ready to buy a stake in Jet Airways, India’s largest private sector airline currently in financial crisis and unable to pay staffs in full fo...

Oct 18, 2018 UAE’s new visa rules for visitors, students take effect Oct 21

Abu Dhabi: The UAE will begin implementing new visa rules for students, visitors, widows and divorcees from October 21, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has confirmed.Under...

Oct 18, 2018 Foundation stone laid for new integrated int’l terminal: Guwahati airport to be connected with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Civil Aviation of India has cleared an international air connectivity scheme that will connect Guwahati airport with Bangladesh and six other countries."The Airport Authorit...

Oct 18, 2018 Peninsula Chittagong mulls best business hotel after renovation

CHATTOGRAM: The Peninsula Chittagong is set to jump into a higher pace with a major renovation in process.With the renovation, a world class international standard café will soon be at the heart ...

Oct 17, 2018 NOVOAIR daily double flights to Sylhet

DHAKA: The much awaited Daily Double Flight to Sylhet begins from October 28.Currently NOVOAIR operates daily six flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, four flights to Cox's Bazar, four flights to Sai...

Oct 17, 2018 New Istanbul airport to only open fully at end of year

ISTANBUL: The opening of Istanbul’s massive new landmark airport looks likely to be delayed until the end of 2018 ‘at the earliest.’The news comes after the airport’s general manager, Kadr...

Oct 17, 2018 Artificial Intelligence to help manage airspace incidents in Dubai

DUBAI: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new artificial intelligence - led programme that will help manage airspace-related incidents.The system, called Integrated Investigation an...

Oct 14, 2018 Competition of TV reality show on culinary hunt begins

Dhaka: Competitions of the 14th round ofShera Rondhonshilpi- 2018 and 5th session of the TV reality show on nationwideculinary hunt begins with the hosting of a grooming and briefing session for t...

Oct 12, 2018 Air India flight taking off from Trichy hit wall, all 136 on board safe

CHENNAI: A Dubai-bound Air India flight hit the boundary wall of the airport in Tamil Nadu's Trichy on October 12, all 136 passengers and crew on board are safe.The top portion of the airport boun...

Oct 11, 2018 Faridur Reza Sagar, 5 others unhurt in chopper crash in Rajshahi

DHAKA: Television personalities Faridur Reza Sagar, anchor Farza Brownia and singer Ferdous Ara escaped unhurt as the helicopter carrying them crash landed in Godagari of Rajshahi on October 11.Ca...

Oct 11, 2018 Dhaka Regency Hotel sign MoU with SCCI

DHAKA: The Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SCCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort on October 10.The hotel is agreed to provide best val...

Oct 11, 2018 Indian Food Festival starts at Long Beach Suites Dhaka

Dhaka: There is no love sincerer than the love of food, especially when it comes to Indian Cuisine. Long Beach Suites Dhaka is holding "The Great Indian Food Festival" from October 11 to 17 from 6:30p...

Oct 11, 2018 Singapore Airlines launch world's longest commercial flight from October 11

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines will launch the world’s longest commercial flights in October 11, a near-19 hour non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultr...

Oct 10, 2018 Omera LPG becomes cooking Partner of Shera Rondhonshilpi-2018 competition

Dhaka: Omera LPG has become the cooking Partner of popular TV Reality Show – Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi Protijogita -2018, being produced jointly by The Bangladesh Monitor, Premier Travel...

Oct 10, 2018 CAAB gets ICAO safety award

DHAKA: Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has received the prestigious ‘ICAO Council President Certificate’ from International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for its significant pro...

Oct 08, 2018 Emirates thrills film buffs with over 1,000 movies on board

Dubai: Film fans travelling on Emirates can now look forward to even more choice as ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, reaches a new milestone by offering over 1,000 movies ...

Oct 06, 2018 People are the biggest assets for Bangladesh tourism

Dhaka: Bangladesh has a lot of unique things to offer foreign tourists. But the simple, friendly and hospitable people are the biggest assets for development of tourism in the country, according to Ol...

Oct 04, 2018 United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers emergency landing at Sydney airport

SYDNEY: A United Airlines plane with 194 passengers and crew landed safely at Sydney Airport after low fuel reserves triggered a mayday call from the pilot.Police called a "full emergency response...

Oct 04, 2018 Biman Dash-8 plane emergency landing at Sylhet airport

SYLHET: Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dash-8 plane made an emergency landing amid panic among the passengers at Osmani International Airport, Sylhet on October 3 afternoon.The Sylhet-bound aircraft fr...

Oct 03, 2018 US-Bangla fully complies with ICAO norms

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines operates its all the domestic and international flights complying with all the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).Imran Asif speaking a...

Oct 02, 2018 Emirates’ new destination Edinburgh

Dubai: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh yesterday, October 1. The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down in the Scottish capital just before 3pm ...

Oct 02, 2018 Jet Airways flight suffers technical snag at 36,000 feet

NEW DELHI: India’s leading private airlines, Jet Airways flight with over 100 people on board made an emergency landing at Indore airport after one of its two engines failed when the plane was cruis...

Oct 02, 2018 Stray dogs breach security of new Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s multi-layered of security at new Islamabad International Airport was breached by stray dogs wandering in the lounge on October 1.The new airport was supposed to the most se...

Oct 01, 2018 Boeing 747 Jumbo: ‘Queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel for 50 yrs

LONDON: The Boeing 747 was unveiled to a crowd of thousands on 30 September 1968, constructed especially to build the new plane to fly long-haul flights, with twice as many passengers.From the beg...

Oct 01, 2018 NOVOAIR announces attractive holiday packages

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is offering attractive two nights three days’ holiday packages for Cox’s Bazar and Kolkata. Cox’s Bazar package starts from Tk 1,777 and Kolkata package starts from Tk 2,999 per m...

Oct 01, 2018 Another nuclear power unit in China with Russian assistance is set for operations

Beijing: Unit 4 of China's Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant being constructed with technical assistance from Atomstroyexpor (ASE), Engineering Division of Rosatom,Russia was brought to minimum controllable...

Oct 01, 2018 Vibrant opens 2 more outlets

DHAKA: Vibrant, a popular shoe retailer has opened two more outlets at Banasree and Gulshan Police Plaza in Dhaka, after overwhelming customer’s choice for the shoe brand.Vibrant, a sister conce...

Sep 29, 2018 Over 11.38 lakh people associated with tourism sector

DHAKA: Over 11.38 lakh people are directly or indirectly associated with the tourism sector in Bangladesh. The figure will rise to 12.57 lakh in the year 2026.AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Minister of Civi...

Sep 29, 2018 All passengers, crew survive Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in lagoon in Micronesia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Dozens of airline passengers were forced to swim for their lives after their plane missed the Chuuk International Airport runway and plunged into a lagoon on a remote island i...

Sep 27, 2018 Radisson Dhaka hosts South Asian Food Festival at Spice & Rice

DHAKA: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is hosting a tantalizing food festival, inspired from rich culinary traditions of South Asia from September 27 to 29 at its award winning restaurant Spice & ...

Sep 27, 2018 Ryanair cancels 150 flights on Friday due to strike across Europe

LONDON: The troubled Ryanair will once again plunge into transport chaos, as the airlines will cut 150 flights because of strike action across Europe on September 28, amid urges from Brussels to respe...

Sep 27, 2018 Emirates introduces new platform for local businesses to reach Dubai-bound customers

Dubai: Emirates launches two new TV channels in their in-flight entertainment system- ice , dedicated to promoting the wide range of activities in Dubai and the UAE. The channels will be on ice in Dec...

Sep 26, 2018 Emirates’ First Class Private Suites Win Gold at the FTE Global Awards

Las Vegas: Emirates airline’s fully-enclosed First Class Private Suites, launched in November last year on its Boeing 777 aircraft, has been awarded gold by Future Travel Experience (FTE) in the “...

Sep 26, 2018 US-Bangla aircraft makes emergency landing at Chattogram airport

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar flight makes emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport, Chattogram at 1pm on September 26.The Chattogram airport has been closed for all ...

Sep 26, 2018 Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport

New Delhi: The 43-year-old actress Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram to narrate the ordeal with a Qantas Airways lady staff member over a cabin luggage, which was deemed as 'oversized' at the check-in c...

Sep 25, 2018 Dhaka Regency hosts Taste of Asia

DHAKA: Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort to host “Taste of Asia” in observance of World Tourism Day on September 27.The hotel has arranged an enhanced buffet dinner at Grandiose Restaurant from...

Sep 25, 2018 World Tourism Day to be observed on September 27

DHAKA: As in every year, World Tourism Day 2018 will be observed on September 27 with this year’s theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation.”AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviat...

Sep 25, 2018 First ever visit to Bangladesh by top Russian bloggers

Dhaka: To project Bangladesh, its tourism potentials in Russia and to impart a new dimension in bilateral relations, four top Russian bloggers arrived in Dhaka on Monday.Their eight-day trip has b...

Sep 23, 2018 Thai Lion Air to connect Dhaka-Bangkok from Oct 1

DHAKA : Thailand’s budget carrier Thai Lion Air to launch direct flights daily from Dhaka to Bangkok from October 1 and will offer special introductory fares.The launching of their flight was an...

Sep 23, 2018 Thai Lion Air to connect Dhaka-Bangkok from Oct 1

DHAKA: Thailand’s budget carrier Thai Lion Air to launch direct flights daily from Dhaka to Bangkok at a special introductory fare from October 1.The launching of their flight was announced at a...

Sep 23, 2018 Nepal appoints Jaya Prada as it's tourism goodwill ambassador

Katmandu: Noted Indian Film actress and a former Indian Parliament member Jaya Prada has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Nepal tourism.A ministerial-level meeting of the ...

Sep 22, 2018 Saimon Overseas receives ISO certification

DHAKA: Saimon Overseas Ltd., is the first travel agency of the country to be honoured with ISO certification.Saimon Overseas, is a travel management company, specialised in providing travel relate...

Sep 22, 2018 Nepal Embassy Celebrates its National Day in Dhaka

DHAKA: Nepal Embassy in Bangladesh celebrated National Day of Nepal at its Chancery in Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave in Dhaka on September 20.The reception was graced by Nepalese in their tradition...

Sep 22, 2018 Jet Airways passengers hurt as pilots 'forget' cabin pressure

Mumbai: More than 30 passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots "forgot" to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said.Jet Airways fl...

Sep 22, 2018 Flight attendant fired after boyfriend proposed to her mid-flight

Shanghai: Mid-air flight attendant did not understand her boyfriend’s marriage proposal would cost her job. The unnamed flight attendant 'is sacked for causing chaos on the plane' after her boyfrien...

Sep 22, 2018 Etihad operates first A380 to the Maldives

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways operated an Airbus A380 jet to the Velana International Airport in the Maldives to mark the opening of the airport’s new runway.The new 3,400 metre-lo...

Sep 20, 2018 Singapore Airlines voted best carrier, Qatar Airways second

London: Travellers voted Singapore Airlines the best carrier in the world for the year 2018, according to UK based SkyTrax, which surveys more than 20 million fliers every year. It was also named the ...

Sep 20, 2018 Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on plane

Dhaka : Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of the jet.Eagle-eyed travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the air...

Sep 20, 2018 Singapore Airlines plane with 284 on board hits aerobridge at Changi Airport

Singapore: SIA plane carrying 272 passengers and 12 crew struck an aerobridge at Changi Airport on September 18. The flight SQ178 was scheduled to depart Singapore for Ho Chi Minh City at 9.45 am....

Sep 17, 2018 Flights resume as typhoon moves on after battering Hong Kong

HONGKONG: Airlines staffs and ticketing agents are struggling to reschedule 2,000 flights either cancelled or delayed after Typhoon Mangkhut slammed through one of the world’s busiest Hong Kong Inte...

Sep 17, 2018 Singapore Airlines flight from Melbourne cancelled after pilot failed alcohol test

Singapore: A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Melbourne to Wellington was cancelled on September15, following one of its pilots failed an alcohol test. \Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority...

Sep 15, 2018 Two more Boeing 737-800 to join US-Bangla fleet

DHAKA: Two more Boeing 737-800 will join the US-Bangla Airlines to its fleet in November.In a press release, it said that the airline will add fourth aircraft to its fleet to conduct flight operat...

Sep 15, 2018 Nearly 1,000 flights cancelled, 13,000 delayed as Florence wreaks havoc with travel

New York: More than 1,300 flights were cancelled on September 13-14 in advance of Hurricane Florence's arrival in the Carolinas, and operations at airports along the coast have been suspended as hurri...

Sep 13, 2018 Emirates’ President named Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year

Dubai: Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline has been named “Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year” at the Gulf Business Awards 2018, held on September 10 in Dubai. The regiona...

Sep 13, 2018 Emirates and Jetstar Pacific announce codeshare partnership

Dubai: Emirates and Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific (IATA code: BL) have announced a new codeshare agreement on September 4, expanding the existing partnership between the Dubai-based carrier and Jetstar ...

Sep 10, 2018 Qatar Airways offers great fares to exciting destinations

DHAKA: Qatar Airways is inspiring passengers to ignite their sense of adventure, or take time out to reconnect with family and friends by planning their next escape to one of the many beautiful, uniqu...

Sep 10, 2018 Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai delayed for bomb threat

Mumbai:: Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight were stranded at Mumbai airport for more than 8 hours after a bomb threat on Sep 7 night, according to Indian media reports.Local media quo...

Sep 10, 2018 US-Bangla additional flights to Sylhet, Jashore, Saidpur

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, a leading private carrier of Bangladesh has attached additional flights for Sylhet, Saidpur and Jashore on demand from the passengers.The flights for Dhaka-Saidpur and D...

Sep 10, 2018 NOVOAIR launches Mobile App and Web Check In Service

Dhaka : NOVOAIR, a leading private airline of the country, has introduced the mobile app and Web Check in service to make ticket purchase and travel process easier and convenient for their valuable pa...

Sep 10, 2018 Seven injured in knife attack in downtown Paris

Paris:At least seven people have been injured in Paris after a man attacked people with a knife and an iron bar, local media reports.Initially, the attacker armed with a knife and an iron bar woun...

Sep 09, 2018 US-Bangla Airlines increasing flights to Sylhet, Jashore, Saidpur

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading airlines of the country, will be increasing flights on Dhaka-Saidpur and Dhaka-Jashore routes from September 10 to meet the increasing demand from valued ...

Sep 09, 2018 Tata Motors launches Nexon in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Tata Motors in partnership with Nitol Motors announced the launch of its compact SUV Nexon in Bangladesh.After Nepal and Sri Lanka, Tata Nexon SUV has been launched in Bangladesh after nine...

Sep 09, 2018 Thai Lion Air will commence flights to Dhaka from Oct 1

Dhaka: Thai Lion Air (SL) will commence daily flight on Bangkok-Dhaka-Bangkok route from October 1. The airline will be operating flights in the afternoon and during the night from Bangkok and Dhaka. ...

Sep 09, 2018 'Street Food Market' back again at Four Points Hotel

Dhaka: There is a place that food-lovers would call heaven and it is most probably the “Street Food Market”, lavishly designed for you by Four Points by Sheraton at Gulshan, Dhaka.The walk in ...

Sep 09, 2018 'Street Food Market' back again at Four Points Hotel

Dhaka: There is a place that food-lovers would call heaven and it is most probably the “Street Food Market”, lavishly designed for you by Four Points by Sheraton at Gulshan, Dhaka.The walk in ...

Sep 09, 2018 Air India pilots lands Airbus on under construction runway in Maldives

New Delhi: An Air India flight 263 with 136 passengers on board landed on an under construction runway at Male airport, Maldives, on September 7. The flight, AI 263 was operating on Delhi-Thiruvananth...

Sep 08, 2018 Adelaide SIA’s launch destination for new A350-900

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed Adelaide as the launch destination for its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft.Slated to commence daily operations on December 17, the new A3...

Sep 08, 2018 SriLankan launches‘Ready to Fly!’ initiative

COLOMBO: SriLankan Airlines has announced the launch of its new “Ready to Fly!” programme to enhance its world-renowned customer service by providing increased punctuality levels of its flights ar...

Sep 08, 2018 Kuwait suspends Wataniya’s licence

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti airline Wataniya has had its licence suspended following a series of flight cancellations that left passengers stranded, a senior government official confirmed on September 5.Dr Je...

Sep 05, 2018 Emirates Announces Special Fares across its Global Network

Dubai: Emirates Airline has come up with special fares across its global network to inspire the travelers to visit their favourite cities and explore new destinations.To avail the competitive fare...

Sep 05, 2018 Biman inducts Dreamliner 787-8 to its fleet

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina commissioned the country's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, “Akash Beena”, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on September 5.The name Akash Be...

Sep 04, 2018 Typhoon Jebi forces cancellation of 600 domestic, international flights in Japan

Tokyo: More than 600 domestic flights and international flights have been cancelled as the country bace for ‘strongest storm in quarter century’ which is expected to graze mainland Japan.Domes...

Sep 03, 2018 Europe to scrap Daylight saving time

Brussels: Daylight saving time across Europe will soon put an end changing clocks hours backward and forward. European overwhelmingly expressed frustration and confusion over change of an hour in wint...

Sep 03, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo to transport over 500 horses for World Equestrian Games

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has successfully transported the first group of 67 horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 today, September 3.The horses...

Sep 03, 2018 SIA introduces mobile boarding passes via Google Pay

SINGAPORE: Customers travelling with Singapore Airlines (SIA) can now have the added flexibility of saving their mobile boarding pass on Google Pay, the digital wallet platform and online payment syst...

Sep 03, 2018 NOVOAIR spread wings to Barishal on 1st Sept

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a leading private airline of the country, begins operating flights to Barishal from Dhaka on September 1.The first flight took off from Dhaka to Barishal at 3:30pm and NOVOAIR seni...

Sep 01, 2018 Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal awarded to eminent lawyer Rafiqul Haque

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) recognised Barrister Rafiqul Haque, an eminent lawyer, and social worker for his contribution to the society and nation at a ceremony held at Ahsanullah ...

Sep 01, 2018 PM to inaugurate maiden flight of Akashbeena Sept 5

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the maiden flight of the country’s first Dreamliner 787-8 Akashbeena at Hazrat Shahjalah International Airport in the city on September 5.Afte...

Aug 28, 2018 UAE denies report of Houthi drone attack on Dubai airport

Dubai (UAE): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) denied reports on August 27 that the Iranian-aligned Houthis in Yemen had attacked Dubai airport with a drone, and said operations were unaffected.The U...

Aug 28, 2018 Emirates introduces new range of toys on board

Dubai: Emirates Airline has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes. The new range of toys will com...

Aug 27, 2018 Emirates revamps offering in premium Classes

Dubai: Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO ...

Aug 27, 2018 Bangladesh investigator blasts Nepal probe report of US-Bangla plane crash

Dhaka: Bangladeshi investigator Captain Salahuddin M Rahmatullah, who is closely engaged with the Nepali official investigation into the crash of US-Bangla Airlines plane in Kathmandu, termed the find...

Aug 26, 2018 British Airways, Air France and KLM to end flights to Iran

London: Two of Europe’s biggest carriers, Air France-KLM Group and British Airways, said they’ll suspend services to Iran, citing the reduced commercial viability of the route in the wake of the l...

Aug 20, 2018 Air India captain blames on security, not delay for Hilsa

Kolkata: The captain of the Air India flight that was held up for an hour at Dhaka airport on August 8 has conceded that he did order Hilsa to take it home, but denies the delay was on account of him....

Aug 20, 2018 Air India captain blames on security, not delay for Hilsa

Kolkata: The captain of the Air India flight that was held up for an hour at Dhaka airport on August 8 has conceded that he did order Hilsa to take it home, but denies the delay was on account of him....

Aug 20, 2018 Happy #NationalAviationDay

Dhaka: United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day on August 19.The holiday was established in 1939 unde...

Aug 20, 2018 Emirates celebrates a Decade of A380 operations

Dubai : Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 105 million passengers, clocking in...

Aug 19, 2018 Biman’s first Dreamliner arrives

Dhaka: “Akashbeena,” the first B787 Dreamliner aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to a water cannon salute at 5:19 pm Sunday.The ai...

Aug 19, 2018 Finnair captain was arrested at Helsinki airport for being 1.5 drunk on alcohol test

Vantaa Airport: Finnair confirmed that a pilot who reported for work intoxicated on August 15 at Helsinki Airport was one of its employees.The pilot had a blood alcohol concentration level of 1.5 ...

Aug 19, 2018 Kashmir will launch campaign to attract tourists from Bangladesh

Srinagar: The tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir, besides targeting India itself, will focus on attracting foreign tourists from Bangladesh, from where the footfall has witnessed a rise in the re...

Aug 18, 2018 NOVOAIR increases frequency to Jashore, Rajshahi

Dhaka: Leading private airline of the country NOVOAIR, is increasing flights to various domestic destinations in response to passengers demand. IT would add one more daily flight to Jashore and ten fl...

Aug 18, 2018 British Airways declares mid-air emergency, returns to Gatwick

London:An aircraft of British Airways that had been heading to Ibiza has had to fly back to Gatwick Airport following a mid-air emergency.Flight BA2724 was due to depart this morning at 8.40am, ho...

Aug 18, 2018 Benjamin Smith to become Air France-KLM CEO

OTTAWA: Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, Air Canada, has informed the company that he will resign from his position, effective August 31 .He is leaving Air Canada t...

Aug 18, 2018 London Heathrow reports busiest day ever

LONDON: London Heathrow airport experienced its busiest day ever on July 29, welcoming almost 262,000 passengers in just 24 hours.Overall, July also reached unprecedented peaks, with over a quarte...

Aug 18, 2018 Xiamen Air passenger jet skids off runway in Manila in torential rain

Manila, Philippines: A passenger plane operated by China’s Xiamen Air veered off a rain-soaked runway after landing at Manila’s main airport in the Philippines’ capital, disrupting flight schedu...

Aug 17, 2018 Bomb threats ground passenger planes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Greece

Santiago: Nine flights were grounded in South America after bomb threats that have baffled investigators, while in Greece fighter jets were sent scrambling following threats on board a flight from Egy...

Aug 16, 2018 Etihad, Emirates to add flights to Toronto

Dubai: Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline both announced that both the UAE airlines will be adding flights to and from Toronto, following an agreement to increase air traffic capacity between the UAE...

Aug 16, 2018 Saudi airline hit by system failure ahead of Hajj 2018

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the kingdom prepares to host the annual Hajj pilgrimage is set to take place from August 19-24."Saudi...

Aug 16, 2018 Nuclear Kids made their first appearance with a spectacular stage show in Hungary

Hungary : Under Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation - Rosatom’s International Children’s Creativity Project NucKids-2018, fifty six children from different countries including Bangladesh, Be...

Aug 16, 2018 PATA Adventure Travel Mart 2019 in Rishikesh Feb 13

New Delhi: PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from February 13-15.The announcement was made by Dr Mario Har...

Aug 16, 2018 Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Bryan Thompson as new CEO

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports has appointed Bryan Thompson as its new CEO, it announced on August 14.Thompson previously served as senior vice president – Development at Dubai Airports, where he...

Aug 13, 2018 Jahangir Hossain, new CEO of Bangladesh Tourism Board

Dhaka: Md Jahangir Hossain, Additional Secretary of Bangladesh Government joined as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) on August 5.Hossain started his professional...

Aug 13, 2018 Qantas breaks records on Perth-London flight

Mascot, NSW: Qantas has once again set a new speed record for the Perth to London QF9 Boeing 787-9 non-stop flight, slashing almost an hour off the scheduled flight time.The new record time was se...

Aug 13, 2018 Air India grounds 19 aircrafts due to lack of spares

New Delhi: Debt-laden Air India has grounded as many as 19 aircraft, including nine Airbus A321, due to shortage of spares, resulting in a significant loss of revenue to the carrier besides flight can...

Aug 12, 2018 NOVOAIR spread wings to Barishal from 1st Sept

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a leading private airline of the country will begin Barishal flights from September 1.NOVOAIR has scheduled its flight to Barisal four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sa...

Aug 12, 2018 Rishi Kapoor calls British Airways ‘racist’

Mumbai: Celebrated Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has called British Airways “racist” after an Indian passenger and his family were allegedly asked to de-board a flight in the United Kingdom.Kap...

Aug 11, 2018 Cash strapped Air India delays salaries for 5th month

New Delhi: This is the fifth consecutive month that the Indian national carrier has failed to pay salaries to its employees on time. Generally, the airline disburses salaries by the 30th or the 31st o...

Aug 09, 2018 ‘Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018’ launched Last date of registration September 20, 2018

Dhaka : Country’s premier culinary talent hunt competition and popular TV Reality Show ‘Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018’ has been launched, inviting entries from the interested culina...

Aug 09, 2018 Emirates introduces Dubai Visa Application service in Dhaka

Dubai: Making travel even more efficient, Emirates has launched a new service for customers in Bangladesh, giving them the option of applying for short stay visas to Dubai at the airline’s ticket co...

Aug 08, 2018 Emirates to fly to Toronto five times a week

Dubai: Emirates will introduce two additional flights to Toronto, home to thousands of Non Resident Bangladeshis. The new services will complement its existing schedule and providing even more choice ...

Aug 07, 2018 Saudia Airline to suspend Toronto flights amid intensifying diplomatic row with Canada

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's state airline has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada called for the release of detained activists for civil society and women's rights.In the evening of Au...

Aug 06, 2018 SalamAir to connect Dhaka-Muscat from August 28

Dhk: SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airlines announced to operate flights to Dhaka from Muscat from August 28, connecting two capitals of Bangladesh and Oman.The airline will operate four direct ...

Aug 05, 2018 Italian Food Festival at Long Beach Suites Dhaka

Dhaka: Sagra Italian, an Italian Food Festival begins at Long Beach Suites Dhaka from August 5 to 11, at the exclusive boutique hotel from 6:30pm onwards at the multi-cuisine restaurant, Cozy Sizzler....

Aug 05, 2018 Air India returns to Milan after takeoff as passenger attempted to enter cockpit

New Delhi: A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Milan had to return to the airport in Italy almost an hour after take-off after an Indian passenger tried to enter the cockpit.The accused identified...

Aug 04, 2018 Jet Airways Riyadh-Mumbai flight aborts takeoff, skids off runway

Mumbai: Jet Airways Flight 9W 523 travelling from Riyadh to Mumbai slipped off the runway after it was aborted during takeoff at the Riyadh Airport on August 3, said an official.The incident affec...

Aug 04, 2018 Bangladesh athletes prepare for Asian Games 2018

Dhaka: Bangladesh athletes are preparing for the forthcoming Asian Games 2018 at different training centres in Bangladesh capital.Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina P. Soemarno visits two tr...

Aug 04, 2018 Bombardier’s 90-Seat Q400 receives certification

OTTAWA: Bombardier’s 90-passenger Q400 aircraft has received certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity.“Wit...

Aug 04, 2018 UNWTO Global Summit on urban tourism in Seoul Sept 16

Madrid: Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism on September 16-19 in Seoul.The Summit aim...

Aug 02, 2018 SIA’s first A350-900 ULR rolls out of paintshop

TOULOUSE: The first Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines rolled out of the paintshop on Monday.Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraf...

Aug 02, 2018 Nuclear and Science Week kicks off tomorrow

Pabna : “Nuclear & Science Week 2018” in connection with the FCD ( First Concrete Day) of the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant ( RNPP) from Sunday, July 15, 2018. Various scientific ...

Aug 02, 2018 Rosatom's Nuclear and Science Week Attracts Hundreds of Bangladeshi Youths and Children

Dhaka : “Nuclear & Science Week 2018” organized by Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom in collaboration with Atomstroyexport, general contractor of Rooppur nuclear power plant, Ba...

Aug 01, 2018 Biman Bangladesh ink deals for purchase of 3 Canadian Dash-8 plane

Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines on August 1 signed a deal with Canadian firm Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) under a government-to-government (G2G) arrangement to purchase three aircrafts....

Aug 01, 2018 Mexico plane crashes near Durango, all 101 passenger, crew survived

Mexico City: Aeromexico plane crashed just after takeoff in Mexico's state of Durango, injuring 85 people, two of whom are in a critical condition on July 31 at 4:00pm.An Aeromexico airliner carry...

Jul 31, 2018 Biman to sign agreement to buy three Dash-8

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will formally sign an agreement on August 1 to procure three Dash-8 Q400NG produced by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Inc.Canada government’s Export Developmen...

Jul 30, 2018 SalamAir to launch flights to Dhaka soon

Muscat: To increase connectivity with Bangladesh, the Oman's first budget airline SalamAir has drawn plans to launch non-stop flights to Dhaka.According to updated statistics issued by the Nationa...

Jul 29, 2018 Biman’s Dreamliners to spread wings from September 1

Dhaka: The first Dreamliner will join the fleet of Biman on August 20 and will be put into service from September 1. The state of the art plane will be in commercial service for four hours in Dhaka-Si...

Jul 29, 2018 US-Bangla to operate extra flights ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private airlines in Bangladesh, will operate additional flights in the domestic routes to meet the local demands ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.From August ...

Jul 29, 2018 DHL, The Daily Star honour two businesspersons, two institutions

DHAKA: Two companies and two individuals were honoured on July 27 at the 17th edition of the Bangladesh Business Awards for their extraordinary success and contribution to the economy.M Anis Ud Do...

Jul 26, 2018 Emirates wins World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at Skytrax for 14 consecutive years

Dubai: Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for the 14th year in a row at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018, held last week. The airline also secured a service ...

Jul 25, 2018 Sri Lanka tops in civil aviation safety in South Asia

Colombo: Sri Lanka has been placed on the top in civil aviation safety by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).Sri Lanka has shown 88.57 per cent of overall Effective Implementatio...

Jul 24, 2018 IndiGo begins daily Dhaka-Kolkata flights from Aug 1

Dhaka: India’s largest low cost carrier IndiGo announced to start Dhaka-Kolkata daily flights from August 1.The budget airlines at a press meet at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on July 24 explaine...

Jul 24, 2018 Dhaka airport opens after 2 hrs of Thai Airways mishap

Dhaka (July24): Bangladesh main international airport was temporarily closed after Thai Airways (TG 321) flight from Bangkok to Dhaka experienced a mishap while approaching in monsoon rain.Accordi...

Jul 24, 2018 Tofail urges Japan to lift travel alert

Dhaka: Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has urged the Japanese government to withdraw the alert imposed on its citizens travelling to Bangladesh.“No logical ground is prevailing now, so...

Jul 23, 2018 Westin wins Best Continent Luxury Business Hotel Spa Award

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Westin Spa of The Westin Dhaka has been awarded “Best Luxury Business Hotel Spa in Asia” at 2018 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards.The event took place at Galgorm Res...

Jul 23, 2018 Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia 2018 will boost tourism

Dhaka: The Indonesian cities Jakarta, Palembang are all geared up for the 18th edition of the Asian Games 2018 to be held from August 18 to September 2. Indonesia is hosting this mega sports event for...

Jul 22, 2018 Bangladesh Monitor accords reception to Shahid Hamid PATA’s first Bangladeshi Executive Board Member

Dhaka : The Bangladesh Monitor, Premier Travel and Tourism fortnightly of the country hosted a reception, July 21, 2018 at Pan Pacific Sonargoan Dhaka, in honor of Shahid Hamid FIH, on being elected t...

Jul 21, 2018 Singapore Airlines won the “World's Best Airline” award

London: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has won the “World's Best Airline” award at the Skytrax's World Airline Awards this year, which is recognised as the aviation industry’s equivalent to the Oscars...

Jul 19, 2018 Cathay Pacific launches Hong Kong-Seattle flights

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways, Asia’s largest international passenger airlines will start long-haul destination to Seattle, United States next March, and launches more new routes to avoid direct...

Jul 19, 2018 NOVOAIR to operate additional flights during Eid holidays

Dhaka: NOVOAIR will operate additional flights to Saidpur, Jashore and Rajshahi routes on the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha from August 17 to 21.Considering the need for safe and comfortable journe...

Jul 19, 2018 Emirates Opens First Dedicated Airport Lounge in Cairo

Dubai: Emirates unveiled its 42nd dedicated lounge across its global network at Cairo International Airport (CAI) last week. The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class customers...

Jul 19, 2018 Biman’s Dreamliners on display in Farnborough air show

Farnborough: The first of four Boeing 787s for Biman Bangladesh Airlines has taken part in the flying display at the Farnborough air show in the afternoon of July 17.The aircraft on display ‘Aka...

Jul 18, 2018 Dhaka-bound Saudi flight diverted to India due to medical emergency

Ahmedabad, India: A Saudi Airlines flight from Riyadh to Dhaka had to make an emergency landing due to a medical reason in Ahmedabad, India on July 16.A Dhaka-bound flight of Saudi Arabian airline...

Jul 17, 2018 US-Bangla Airlines celebrates 4yrs of operation

Dacca: US-Bangla Airlines celebrates four years of service since 2014. A leading private airline in Bangladesh started its operation, with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Jashore on July 17.US-Ban...

Jul 16, 2018 Aminur Rahman, a pioneer travel trade personality expires

Dhaka: Aminur Rahman, the pioneer travel trade personality in Bangladesh, has expired of old age at Apollo Hospital on July 16. He was 89.He started his travel trade business in 1973 when he found...

Jul 16, 2018 Biman’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough shows

Dhaka: The first of four Boeing 787s for Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be taking part in the flying display at the prestigious Farnborough Air Show, England from July 16 – 22.The 2018 Farnborou...

Jul 16, 2018 Brief fire incident at Shahjalal Airport from short circuit

Dhaka: A fire has erupted at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport's departure terminal in Dhaka, filling the area with smoke and leading the authorities to evacuate passengers halting immigration se...

Jul 15, 2018 Ryanair made emergency landing due to loss of cabin pressure

Dublin: A number of passengers received medical attention after a Ryanair flight #FR7312 from Dublin to Croatia was forced to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt.The flight to the coastal city ...

Jul 15, 2018 Oxygen emergency on flight linked to 'co-pilot's e-cigarette'

Hong Kong: An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft after cabin oxygen levels dropped has been linked to a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette during the flight, according to China's aviation regulat...

Jul 15, 2018 Mango festival at Peninsula Chittagong

Chattogram: To celebrate the taste and flavour of the summer season, The Peninsula Chittagong is back with a culinary rejuvenation bringing the taste in a platter and making extra ordinary dishes come...

Jul 15, 2018 Dhaka Regency summer celebration packages

Dacca: Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort, a new generation upscale hotel conveniently located in the Bangladesh capital, has arranged two new convenient room packages for its city guests during summer se...

Jul 14, 2018 New Indian Visa Application Centre at Jamuna Future Park inaugurated

Dhaka: The new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Jamuna Future Park (JFP) began its function.Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his Bangladesh counter...

Jul 14, 2018 Biman Hajj flight begins

Dhaka : The first Hajj flight of Bangladesh Biman Airlines took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with 419 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.The Biman Bangladesh Airlines fli...

Jul 12, 2018 Biman Hajj flights begins from July 14

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines, first Hajj flight begins from July 14.The inaugural Hajj flight BG-1011 will depart from Dhaka at 07:55am.Minister for Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism ...

Jul 11, 2018 Emirates Engineering’s success in reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR

Dubai: Emirates Engineering has successfully completed the reconfiguration of the second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet. The conversion of the aircraft from three to two cabin classes was exec...

Jul 11, 2018 Additional security measures for international flights to United States

WashingtonDC: Effective from June 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires additional security measures for all international flights to the U.S.A.This results in extra sc...

Jul 10, 2018 Malaysia Airports kicks off annual shopping campaign

Kaula Lumpur: Malaysia Airports officially launched its annual shopping campaign with more than US$5 million worth of prizes up for grabs.Themed ‘Licence to Win’, this year’s contest runs fr...

Jul 10, 2018 Emirates Skywards launches mobile travel app Emirates Skywards GO

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has partnered with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app for members. The app is a mobile travel companion tha...

Jul 10, 2018 India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035

Kolkata: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said India will need at least 1,000 planes in the next few years as it prepares a comprehensive and integrated plan for 2035 to boost the sector."To ...

Jul 09, 2018 Malaysia Airlines' new A350 aircraft debut flight to London

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) commenced its inaugural A350-900 service from KL to London with a send-off ceremony at the KL International Airport (KLIA) on July 9.MAS will commence its new...

Jul 09, 2018 Turkish Airlines to buy 20 Airbus wide-body aircraft

Miami: Turkish Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft with an option to acquire five more.The agreement was endorsed at the Élysé...

Jul 09, 2018 NOVOAIR adds 6th aircraft to fleet

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, the country's leading private airline, has added another 68-seater ATR 72-500, raising the number of aircraft in its fleet to six.The aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal Internatio...

Jul 08, 2018 Sixth turboprop aircraft joins NOVOAIR fleet

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, the country's leading private airline has added another 68-seater turboprop ATR 72-500 model aircraft, raising its aircraft number to six in its fleet.The aircraft landed at Hazrat...

Jul 08, 2018 India rejects Chinese request to allow its carriers add more flights on the India-China route

New Delhi: India has rejected the Chinese government’s request to allow its carriers add more flights on the India-China route after strong opposition from Indian carriers which felt that the move w...

Jul 08, 2018 Uber insurance policy for riders, drivers

Dhaka: Uber has announced insurance policy for passengers/riders and drivers to provide a secured feeling while they are on a trip.The insurance policy which is aimed for supporting the passengers...

Jul 08, 2018 Steps taken to improve connectivity with India

Kolkata: Bangladesh and India have taken steps to ensure easy and hassle-free travel for the tourists visiting the two neighbouring countries.AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviation and T...

Jul 04, 2018 Emirates pioneers web virtual reality technology on emirates.com

Dubai: Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualisation...

Jul 03, 2018 India's Zoom Air mulls int'l ops to Myanmar, Bangladesh

India : Zoom Air (India) (Delhi Int'l) is planning to launch its maiden international services connecting Kolkata Int'l and Guwahati in India's North-East with each of Chittagong in Bangladesh and Yan...

Jul 03, 2018 NOVOAIR offers Holiday package for Kolkata

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is offering attractive Holiday Package for Kolkata starting from BDT 16,888 per person.To facilitate the valuable passengers, NOVOAIR has signed agreements with four five star hotel...

Jul 02, 2018 Airbus to miss A320neo goal on Pratt engine troubles

Toulouse, France: Airbus SE will miss its delivery target for Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo narrow-body jets this year, after problems with the engines caused an almost three-month halt in shipm...

Jul 02, 2018 2 Singapore Airlines tickets for $1 is fake

Singapore: Do not fall for unverified fare promotions, contests, e-mails and calls that claim to be from the Singapore Airlines, the carrier warned its customers on Saturday (June 30).The airline ...

Jul 02, 2018 Emirates Skywards’ My Family programme to allow 100% pooling of Miles

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, frequent flyer programme of the Emirates Airline has revamped its family offering to provide a richer, more rewarding programme called ‘My Family’. Family members can now...

Jul 01, 2018 My Emirates Pass to give travellers more options to explore UAE this summer

Dubai: Emirates is giving customers more opportunity to explore Dubai and the United Arab Emirates with the return of its signature pass this summer. ‘My Emirates Pass’ turns the Emirates boarding...

Jul 01, 2018 Delhi, Mumbai airports among least punctual claims global ranking report

New Delhi: Whereas, the best performing global airline was Panama’s Copa Airlines with an on-time performance of 88.2 per cent, followed by Australia’s Qantas Airways with 85.7 per cent.Mumbai...

Jul 01, 2018 Nepal Airlines takes delivery of its first widebody aircraft, an A330

Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines, a state-run airlines, has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A330s, which it will lease from Portuguese lessor Hi Fly. These will be in addition to its two existing A...

Jun 30, 2018 US-Bangla Airlines, LankaBangla Finance signs MoU

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines and LankaBangla Finance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the head office of LankaBangla Finance on June 27.Under the MoU, MasterCard and VISA card members of...

Jun 30, 2018 New Airbus transport aircraft BelugaXL sports whale’s grin

Toulouse: The Airbus BelugaXL, a massive transport plane, made a presentation on June 28, its nose cone making it look like a whale. Airbus employees, 20,000 of them, voted on one of six looks and the...

Jun 30, 2018 Jet Airways says new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to reduce costs

Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s biggest full-service carrier said its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will enhance efficiency and reduce costs, a move that is likely to help the airline bring down losses...

Jun 28, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo opens up new trade lane to South America

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be adding Santiago, Chile to its network of cargo destinations from 5th July 2018.Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth dest...

Jun 28, 2018 Plane crashes into building in Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India: A chartered plane crashed in Mumbai on June 28 afternoon, with reports saying at least five people are feared dead in the incident. The plane crashed in an open area in the thickly popu...

Jun 27, 2018 Bangladesh keen on air connectivity with Bagdogra to boost tourism, trade

Darjeeling: Bangladesh government is eager to establish air connectivity to Bagdogra for improving trade and tourism with North Bengal (West Bengal), Nepal and Bhutan.Bangladesh high commissioner ...

Jun 27, 2018 Jet Airways commences 2nd service between Dhaka-New Delhi

Mumbai: Jet Airways has commenced an additional flight between Dhaka and Delhi with effect from June 26. The planned expansion - including a four-day-a-week operation on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays ...

Jun 26, 2018 Emirates Flight Catering builds world’s largest vertical farming facility in Dubai

Dubai: Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and Crop One will co-invest US$40 million to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. ...

Jun 26, 2018 Australia restricts on powders in carry-on baggage on international flights

Sydney: Australian government has announced new restrictions on some powders in carry-on baggage on international flights starting 30 June. The restrictions also apply on domestic flights departing fr...

Jun 26, 2018 Flavours of Rajasthan at Le Méridien

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka invites to discover the authentic flavours and colours of Rajasthani (India) spices and reenergize the day at Royal Cuisine with the inspired creations by our guest Chefs fro...

Jun 25, 2018 Etihad Airways may cancel an order for 25 Boeing 777X

Chicago: The Abu Dhabi-based airlineoperator Etihad Airways is struggling with financial problems and wants toadjust the fleet plans for the future.Etihad lost a great deal of money on itsin...

Jun 24, 2018 Actor Michael Rapaport prevents passenger from opening door mid-flight

Houston: Actor and comedian, Michael Rapaport, who currently stars in the Netflix show Atypical, prevented a passenger from opening an airplane emergency exit mid-flight last weekend.Director of F...

Jun 24, 2018 Virgin America’s Final Flight

New York: Virgin America: What it was like on the Airline’s final flight. It’s the dawn of a new era. Farewell, Virgin. Goodbye। It was the end of an iconic brand, the US’ first startup airlin...

Jun 23, 2018 Pakistani pilot sisters make history by flying Boeing 777 aircraft goes viral

Islamabad: Maryam and Erum Masood, pilots at Pakistan International Airlines, became the first sisters to pilot 777s simultaneously who flew the Islamabad-Gilgit flight.Maryam Masood and younger s...

Jun 23, 2018 AirAsia pilot allegedly puts AC on full blast to deboard passengers

Kolkata: Bagdogra bound AirAsia flight courted another controversy, when some passengers got into an altercation with airline staff over deboarding them after the flight was delayed by over four hours...

Jun 23, 2018 Qantas to Increase Jakarta, Singapore flights

Canberra: Qantas will operate additional Airbus A330 flights on its Sydney-Singapore and Sydney-Jakarta routes from December 2018 to meet increased demand.From December 14, 2018, a third Sydney-Si...

Jun 23, 2018 Air India unveils revamped premium class, expects revenue rise by 20%

New Delhi: The revamped premium class has been christened as “MaharajahDirect” and the airline is expecting to boost its revenue to Rs 6.5 crore per day from the existing Rs 4 crore it nets from t...

Jun 21, 2018 Abu Dhabi airports sleeping facility for transit passengers

Abu Dhabi: Working in close collaboration with Aerotel of Plaza Premium Group, Abu Dhabi Airports has launched a new airport transit sleeping facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport.Located in...

Jun 21, 2018 Bangladesh pavilion wins best award at Korean fair

Dhaka: Bangladesh Pavilion has won "The Best Booth Operation Award 2018" out of 55 Pavilions from 35 countries for its exceptional holistic presentation in the 33rd Korean World Travel Fair-2018 (KOTF...

Jun 21, 2018 NOVOAIR 10% discount on tickets thru Apps

Dhaka: Enjoy 10 percent discount on air tickets, exclusive through NOVOAIR mobile APPs and customer should use promocode NOVOAIRAPP.NOVOAIR's mobile apps lets customer book and manage your travel ...

Jun 21, 2018 Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Jet Airways

Seattle: Jet Airways becomes first airline in India to operate the new, more efficient 737 jet and delivery is first of 150 737 MAX airplanes for Jet Airways.Boeing and Jet Airways celebrated the ...

Jun 20, 2018 Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has taken delivery of the third of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s it has on order on 13 June.The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer cu...

Jun 20, 2018 Emirates offers complimentary ice cream at Dubai Airport

Dubai: This summer travel season, Emirates is serving complimentary ice cream to all its customers at Dubai International Airport. Ice cream cups will be given out at the Terminal 3 departure and tran...

Jun 20, 2018 Cathay Pacific becomes second operator of the A350-1000 widebody

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has become the second airline in the world and first in Asia-Pacific to take delivery of the Airbus A350-1000.The delivery flight of B-LXA took off from Airbus’s Toulou...

Jun 20, 2018 Flights from the UK could be grounded after BREXIT

London: Thousands of flights from the UK could be grounded after Brexit if no emergency aviation contingency deal is put in place before Britain leaves the European Union next March.It comes amid ...

Jun 19, 2018 Indigo to launch daily flights on Dhaka-Kolkata route from Aug 1

Gurgaon: India’s growing private airlines, Indigo, will commence daily flights on Dhaka – Kolkata route and many onward convenient connections inside Indian cities from August 1.The daily flig...

Jun 19, 2018 Boeing expands its footprint in aerospace engineering in India

Bengaluru: Boeing announced in Bengaluru on its expansion of engineering and technology centre and said it would accommodate another 1,000 new employees to drive aerospace innovation.Boeing India ...

Jun 19, 2018 Saudi Arabia World Cup 2018 team plane catches fire in mid air after 'bird flies into engine'

Moscow: Saudi Arabia's official team plane caught fire in mid air as they travelled to their World Cup match on Wednesday.The Green Falcons, who fell to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Russia o...

Jun 18, 2018 Touchscreen technology is coming to airliner cockpits

Seattle: Between phones, computers, ATM machines, and other kinds of electronics, it’s no question that touchscreen technology has changed the way the world functions. Even some cars can practically...

Jun 14, 2018 Qatar Airways launches flights to Bodrum

Doha: Qatar Airways has launched non-stop flights between Doha and Bodrum, Turkey. The flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport mark the airline's sixth gateway in Turkey and third new Turkish route in just ni...

Jun 14, 2018 IHG launches new upscale hotel brand ‘voco’

London: InterContinental Hotels Group has launched “voco,” a new upscale hotel brand. voco will focus primarily on conversion opportunities and will strengthen IHG’s offer in the US$40 billion u...

Jun 14, 2018 United Hospital services open during Eid holidays

DHAKA: During the upcoming long Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, United Hospital will remain open to continue to provide treatment to patients.The Emergency Department will remain open 24 hours to provide Co...

Jun 14, 2018 First Sharia airline by Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur

London: Bangladeshi-British businessman Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, says he has always dreamed of launch his own airline – and he’s spotted a gap in the market.The 32-year-old says he first dreamt u...

Jun 14, 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honour for top hotelier

LONDON: The founder of Apex Hotels has been awarded an OBE for services to the Scottish tourism industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018. Norman Springford founded the company in 1996 with...

Jun 14, 2018 Malaysia Airlines drops plans to reconfigure A380s

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has scrapped plans to reconfigure its six A380-800 into high-density, all-economy layout seating up to 700 passengers but continues to proceed towards the establishment...

Jun 14, 2018 Long Beach Suites launch FIFA Burger

Dhaka: Long Beach Suites Dhaka launched the FIFA Burger event, which will be available during the period of FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Cozy Lounge along with some other exciting offers.Legendary F...

Jun 14, 2018 Emirates boosts flights during Umrah season

Dubai : Emirates Airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from 12 June to 24 June to meet the increased demand, during the busy Umrah se...

Jun 14, 2018 Turkish Airlines plans to raise flights to Dhaka

Istanbul: Turkish Airlines has plans to raise the number of flights to Dhaka, said Tuncay Eminoglu, vice-president of sales for Asia and Far East regions of Turkish Airlines.The airline would also...

Jun 12, 2018 Emirates host Iftar Mahfil for media

Dhaka: Emirates Airlines in Bangladesh hosted an Iftar Mahfil followed by dinner for media persons from newspapers, private television channels, online news agencies and leading media personalities on...

Jun 11, 2018 Emirates host Iftar Mahfil for media

Dhaka: Emirates Airlines in Bangladesh hosted an Iftar Mahfil followed by dinner for media persons from newspapers, private television channels, online news agencies and leading media personalities on...

Jun 11, 2018 FIFA Fever and Eid Celebration at Dhaka Regency

Dacca: Dhaka Regency Hotel is all set with a host of culinary and exclusive offers for guests to immerse themselves in the thrills of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.When the world-over football fan...

Jun 11, 2018 Another healthy financial year in prospect for aviation industry

Sydney: Despite challenges the aviation industry predicts healthy financial year in 2018, it is clear from the industry’s financial position is likely to remain robust for a 4th consecutive year....

Jun 10, 2018 Turkish Airlines hosts Iftar Mahfil

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines, in association with GSA Aeromate Services Ltd. held an Iftar followed by dinner on June 7 at Westin Hotel at Gulshan, Dhaka.Productive travel agents in Bangladesh, Turkish...

Jun 10, 2018 Emirates offer to Experience Eid in UAE

Dubai: Emirates, leading passenger airlines in the Gulf offers visitors to celebrate Eid in Dubai, and says, there is lots to do for everyone.What's more, with “My Emirates Pass”, you can acce...

Jun 10, 2018 Air France unions call for 4-day strike at end of June

Paris: Unions at Air France called for a four-day strike starting June 23 over a continuing pay dispute that prompted the resignation of parent company Air France-KLM’s chief executive last month....

Jun 09, 2018 Monitor Eid Digest 2018 is out

Dhaka: For third consecutive year, The Bangladesh Monitor published “Eid Digest” 2018 on world of fashion, boutique, jewellery, footwear, travel and tourism, hotel and resort, spa and fitness, and...

Jun 09, 2018 Emirates launches flight to London Stansted

Dubai: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) yesterday, June 8 , 2018. This brings to 10 the number of daily flights between Dubai...

Jun 09, 2018 Etihad suspension of flights to Dhaka

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways announced suspension of flights to and from Dhaka to Abu Dhabi from October 1.However, for passengers to and from Dhaka, Etihad Airways will continue flights with codesha...

Jun 09, 2018 Seven-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia begins

Doha: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins t...

Jun 07, 2018 Air India to hike excess baggage charge from June 11

NEW DELHI: Air India will hike excess baggage rate (EBR) on its domestic flights from Rs 400 per kg to Rs 500 per kg from June 11. Among Indian carriers, AI offers the highest free baggage allowance- ...

Jun 07, 2018 Flight delays expected as Singapore restricts airspace during Trump-Kim summit

Singapore: Travellers arriving at and departing from Singapore during the planned US-North Korea summit is likely to result in delays as airspace would be restricted at one of Asia’s busiest airport...

Jun 07, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo set to expand footprint in the UK

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is gearing up to facilitate more trade between the UK and the rest of the world by adding London Stansted and Edinburgh to its global networ...

Jun 07, 2018 Uber launches insurance programme

DHAKA: Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ridesharing company, announced on June 6 the launch of a first-of-its kind insurance programme for riders and driver partners. The policy will provide both...

Jun 05, 2018 Emirates plans A380 services to Osaka, Japan

Dubai: Emirates plans to introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka in Japan on 28 October 2018,subject to government approval . The A380 will replace the 777-300ER aircraft ...

Jun 05, 2018 NOVOAIR Eid offer fare at BDT 2018

Dhaka: On the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitre, NOVOAIR, a growing private commercial airlines offered special discounts for three domestic routes to their valued passengers.Passengers can travel fro...

Jun 05, 2018 Moving towards a plastic-free future

Dhaka: Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern at the time. The theme for the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollu...

Jun 04, 2018 US-Bangla special Eid holiday fare offer

US-Bangla Airlines offer special fare during Eid holidaysDhaka: US-Bangla, the largest private carrier in Bangladesh announce special offers for passengers during Eid-ul Fitre holidays during June...

Jun 04, 2018 Johor to trump Singapore at tourism

Johor: The Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark scheduled to open end June in Johor, Malaysia and another major project on the anvil as Malaysia’s new government looks toward benefiting the people “fi...

Jun 04, 2018 Sonargaon offers Qawwali & Sehri Buffet

Dhaka: For the very first time, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is presenting Sehri Nights with Qawwali.On this Thursday and Friday (7 – 8 June), the Sehri Nights invites to experience Live Qawwali ...

Jun 04, 2018 Novoair offers 10% discount during Eid

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading private airlines of the country, has announced 10 percent discount on the ticket price during the Eid. To avail this offer, the passengers will have to purchase tick...

Jun 03, 2018 IATA 74th AGM begins in Sydney

Cancun, Mexico: A 3-day long International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) sponsored by Qantas Airlines begins in SydneyOne of the most prestigious events on...

Jun 03, 2018 Hospitality Hub Iftar held

Dhaka: An Iftar reunion of Hospitality Hub has been held on May 27, followed by dinner at Platinum Suites, Banani, Dhaka.Nearly 72 participants attend the Iftar program from 27 different hotels of...

Jun 03, 2018 Biman title sponsor of Bangladesh-Afghanistan T20 series

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has become the title sponsor for the upcoming T20 Cricket Series between Bangladesh vs Afghanistan has began in Dehradun, India from June 3 to June 7.The series is...

Jun 03, 2018 Foreign language training for tour guides concluded

Dhaka: A closing ceremony of Foreign Language based Tour Guide Training Course organized by Bangladesh Tourism Board was held at Modern Language Institute auditorium on June 3.The Board to empower...

Jun 03, 2018 Regent Airways - SELFIE CONTEST

Dhaka: Regent Airways, a private carrier in Bangladesh announce SELFIE CONTEST and the Winner will be decided according to the number of Likes on Facebook posts. So who’s posts will get highest numb...

Jun 03, 2018 UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Madrid, Spain: Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, May 30 to June 1).Organized by the World Tourism Organizati...

Jun 03, 2018 Singapore Airlines launch world’s longest flight to New York

Singapore: A marathon flight of nearly 19 hours is launching in October — and there’s something familiar you won’t see on board.Tickets have already gone on sale and will be the world’s lo...

May 31, 2018 PATA elects new executive board

BANGKOK: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano Univ...

May 31, 2018 BRAC manage hotels offers delicious Iftar/Dinner during Ramadan

Dhaka: BRAC Services Ltd (BSL) managed hotels: BRAC Centre Inn at Mohakhali and The Artisan Hotel at Uttara offered Buy-1-Get-up- to-3 meals free Buffet Iftar Dinner@ BDT 2,000 during the holy month o...

May 31, 2018 Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh

Dubai: Emirates will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018. Edinburgh becomes airline’s second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and ...

May 31, 2018 Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes booked for violating aviation norms

Bengaluru, India:Air Asia, CEO, Tony Fernandes and several others have been booked for allegedly violating civil aviation norms while securing international flying licenses.Fernandes is accuse...

May 29, 2018 Emirates starts scheduled A380 service into Hamburg

Dubai: Emirates today, May 29 introduces the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to Hamburg, which becomes the 49th destination on Emirates’ global network, served by its highly popular f...

May 29, 2018 BRAC managed hotels offers delicious Iftar/Dinner during Ramadan

Dhaka: BRAC Services Ltd (BSL) managed hotels: BRAC Centre Inn at Mohakhali and The Artisan Hotel at Uttara offered Buy-1-Get-up- to-3 meals free Buffet Iftar Dinner@ BDT 2,000 during the holy month o...

May 28, 2018 Sri Lankan plane with 240 on board hits runway light at Cochin

Cochin:A SriLankan Airlines plane with 240 people on board hit a runway light at the Cochin Airport after getting caught in cross wind while landing reports said on May 27. Fortunately, an acciden...

May 28, 2018 NOVOAIR will operate extra flights during Eid

DHAKA: NOVOAIR will operate additional flights to Saidpur, Jashore and Rajshahi routes on the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Considering the need for safe and comfortable journey during holy Eid vac...

May 27, 2018 Cola-Cola launch month-long Ramadan campaign

Dhaka: Celebrating 55 years of Coca-Cola in Bangladesh and on the occasion of Ramadan this year has launched ‘Taste The Sehri’ and ‘Bashay Iftar’ campaign.Food lovers of Dhaka will be able...

May 27, 2018 NOVOAIR will operate additional flights during Eid

Dhaka: Bangladesh leading private carrier, NOVOAIR, will operate additional flights to Saidpur, Jashore and Rajshahi route during the holy occasion of Eid holidays.Considering the need for safe an...

May 26, 2018 Blue Sky, inflight mag of US-Bangla Airlines published

Dhaka: Blue Sky, a quarterly inflight magazine of US-Bangla Airlines, is published and available in all domestic and international flights.The second issue of the second quarter of current year ha...

May 26, 2018 Asif, Awal new EAMs of Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, one of the leading five-star properties in the country, has recently promoted Asif Ahmed as Executive Assistant Manager, Finance and MA Awal, Director of Sales and ...

May 26, 2018 Asif, Awal new EAMs of Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, one of the leading five-star properties in the country, has recently promoted Asif Ahmed as Executive Assistant Manager, Finance and MA Awal, Director of Sales and ...

May 24, 2018 Shahid Hamid elected Executive Board member of PATA

Dhaka: Shahid Hamid, FIH, Executive Director of Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resorts has been elected as Executive Board Member of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).For the first time, Bangladesh ...

May 23, 2018 Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad review missing MH370 search contract

Kuala Lumpur:The previous Malaysian administration had agreed in January to pay Houston-based Ocean Infinity up to $70 million, if it found the missing plane during a search in the southern Indian...

May 23, 2018 96.4 Spice FM radio receives YouTube award

Dhaka:96.4 Spice FM radio channel recently received “SilverCreator Award” from YouTube. YouTube provides this special recognition tochannels who receive 100,000 subscribers. This award was...

May 22, 2018 Austria signs Bangladesh aviation agreement

Dhaka:Austrian Transport minister Norbert Hofer, and Bangladesh Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Shajahan Kamal, have signed an aviation agreement and plans Vienna expansion to begin cargo a...

May 22, 2018 Sonargaon hosts Iftar for orphans

Dhaka:Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, in Dhaka organised a children’s Iftar party on May 21 at Grand Ballroom.More than five hundred children, mostly orphans and disadvantaged children from dif...

May 22, 2018 Saudia emergency landing at Jeddah Airport

Jeddah:Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flight #SV3818 from Medina (Madinah) to Dhaka was diverted in mid-flight to Jeddah for an emergency landing after nose landing gear malfunction.Saudia Ai...

May 21, 2018 Novoair offers Cox's Bazar, Kolkata holiday packages

Dhaka:Bangladesh leading private carrier, Novoair, is offering holiday packages of two nights and three days, including air fare and hotel accommodation, in Cox's Bazar starting from BDT 9,777....

May 20, 2018 Expo Freight Limited begins weekly air freight from Dhaka to New York

Dhaka : Expo Freight Limited, also known as EFL has started its weekly air freight from DAC to New York in collaboration with Qatar Airways from May 13.The exclusive freighter will carry only EFL...

May 19, 2018 SilkAir to merge with Singapore Airlines

Singapore:SilkAir, Singapore Airlines' regional wing, will be merged with its parent brand after undergoing a major cabin upgrade, Singapore Airlines announced on Friday (May 18).Singapore Air...

May 19, 2018 Singapore Airlines reports 150% jump in profit

Singapore:National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA), on May 17 topped market expectations by reporting a 148 per cent rise in full-year net profit to the highest level since 2011, as passenger...

May 19, 2018 More than 100 killed, 3 survivors pulled out in Cuba Boeing 373 crash

Havana:More than 100 people were killed on May 18 when a Boeing 737 passenger jet on a domestic flight in Cuba crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. Accord...

May 19, 2018 ACI Motors launches new Yamaha bikes

DHAKA:Two new model of Yamaha motorcycle, Yamaha FZS Double Disc and R15 V3, in Bangladesh have been launched on May 14 by ACI Motors Limited, Bangladeshi entrepreneur.The two motorcycles had ...

May 17, 2018 India's Zoom Air mulls flights to Bangladesh, Myanmar

New Delhi:India’s leading domestic carrier, Zoom Air, is planning to launch its maiden international services connecting Kolkata Int'l and Guwahati in India's North-East with each of Chittagong ...

May 17, 2018 Amadeus - Thai Airways joint FAM trip

Dhaka: Amadeus – GTD Bangla Pvt Ltd and Thai Airways International organized an agents FAM trip to Thailand from 17 – 21 April 2018.The objective of this trip was to share a glimpse of the wid...

May 17, 2018 NOVOAIR offers Cox’s Bazar, Kolkata holiday packages

DHAKA: NOVOAIR is offering attractive two nights three days holiday package for Cox’s Bazar.Package starts from Tk 9,777 per person which includes air fare and hotel accommodation. These package...

May 17, 2018 Irving Aviation Ltd. signing MoU with Meghna Bank Limited

Dhaka:Manager of Irving Aviation Ltd. Pintu Bhattacharjee and Senior Executive Vice President of Meghna Bank Ltd., Mohammad Imdadul Islam exchange documents after signing the MoU for EMI facility ...

May 16, 2018 Emirates provides special Ramadan service

Dubai: Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month .Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on...

May 16, 2018 Emirates Skywards Miles management made more convenient

Dubai: Members of Emirates Skywards, loyalty programme of Emirates Airline now can more easily redeem reward flights and earn travel and lifestyle rewards. They now can buy, gift or transfer Miles to ...

May 15, 2018 Mystic Middle Eastern Style Iftar at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, an iconic destination for business and leisure travelers, is offering a sumptuous ‘Mystic Middle Eastern Experience’ during Iftar to celebrate this year’s Hol...

May 14, 2018 BTB, CBT Bangladesh train food vendors

DHAKA: “Healthy food in a clean environment,” an awareness and training programme, involving local restaurant workers and food vendors of Rabindra Sarobar, Bangabandhu Museum and Jatiya Sangsad Bh...

May 13, 2018 Mother’s Day Celebration at Dhaka Regency Hotel

Dhaka:Moms are multi-tasking superheroes. And, now and again, they deserve a break from everyday responsibilities to unwind over tea and titbits, relax with the family over a sumptuous dinner that...

May 13, 2018 Novoair celebrates Mother's Day

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. May you all have many joys and happy moments to cherish and celebrate. Happy Mother's Day #NOVOAIR #FlyNOVOAIR #VQ #F...

May 12, 2018 Srilankan Airlines holds Road Show to Colombo at USD 400 from Dhaka

Dhaka:SriLankan Airlines, National Carrier of Sri Lanka introduced a new fare starting at USD 400 + Taxes to Dhaka-Colombo-Dhaka.SriLankan Airlines launches “Now Fly to Colombo at USD 400”...

May 10, 2018 Emirates post a profit of US$ 762 million for 2017-18

Dubai: Emirates Airline, the main concern of Dubai based Emirates Group records a profit of US$ 762 billion for the year 2017-18. The profit shows staggering 124% growth over the previous year.The...

May 10, 2018 How Bangladesh became SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon 9 customer

Washington:When it comes to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the company’s most daring customers have been NASA and satellite fleet operator SES. Now add Bangladesh to that mix.NASA was SpaceX’...

May 09, 2018 Domestic tourist expenditure in China hit $679 billion in 2017

Beijing:In 2017, Chinese tourists made 2.8 billion trips within the country compared to 136.5 million outbound trips. The trend reflects in tourist spending, as total outbound tourist expenditure ...

May 09, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo transports 4 lakh tonnes of perishables last year with Emirates Fresh

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has recorded a successful year of transporting perishables with Emirates Fresh- the air cargo carrier’s specialised portfolio of solutions...

May 09, 2018 Radisson Blu Dhaka celebrates Mother’s Days

Dhaka:Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel will host an event to celebrate Mother’s Day on 13 May at the hotel.Mother’s are the embodiment of life and nurturing in our lives. With the com...

May 08, 2018 Bangladesh high court ask to formulate guidelines for airline fare

Dhaka:The High Court on May 7 asked the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to frame rules to fix prices of airline tickets, cancellation fees and other ...

May 08, 2018 Aviation Minister says lethargic, incapable staffs of Biman should quit

Dhaka:Voicing disappointment over poor luggage handling at the country’s premier airport, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal on May 8, suggested cutting jobs of aged and incap...

May 07, 2018 Dhaka to see six new upscale international hotels

Dhaka:Bangladesh capital, Dhaka is set to welcome half a dozen new upscale international hotel chains over the next couple of years, brought about by the growing influx of business travellers to B...

May 07, 2018 Sri Lankan airline special promotion for Ramadan

Colombo:Sri Lankan airlines, currently the largest carrier in Sri Lanka, has introduced a special promotion for passengers travelling from Seenu Gan (Gan Island), during the Holy month of Ramadan,...

May 06, 2018 20 Best-selling Travel Products on Amazon

New York:When it comes to peer reviews, you can’tbeat the world’s biggest online retailer.So when Amazon puts an item on one of itsbest-selling lists (which are updated hourly, by the ...

May 06, 2018 Jet Airways celebrates silver jubilee

Mumbai:Jet Airways, India’s premier full service international airline celebrates the momentous milestone of 25 glorious years of service on the 5 May 2018.Credited with transforming the fac...

May 05, 2018 Scoot joins HighFlyer programme

Singapore: Corporate members of Singapore Airlines’ HighFlyer programme can now earn HighFlyer points when flying on Singapore Airlines (SIA) or SilkAir itineraries with connections onto Scoot.C...

May 05, 2018 BRAC Bank’s shareholders approved 25% stock

Dhaka:The shareholders of BRAC Bank Limited approved 25% stock dividend for the year 2017 and enhancement of authorized capital to BDT 20,000 million at the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of th...

May 05, 2018 Day-trip down history lane around Chennai

Chennai:The ancient city, Chennai is surrounded by forts and sites that are waiting to be explored in just an easy day’s rideChennai can boast of being in close proximity to quite a few lan...

May 03, 2018 US-Bangla to launch USB Express courier services

Dhaka:USB Express, a sister organisation of a leading private carrier of Bangladesh, the US-Bangla Airlines, will soon launch a global standard courier services for domestic and international mark...

May 03, 2018 India projected to be 2nd fastest growing nation for passenger traffic

New Delhi:By 2022, passenger traffic in emerging economies would touch 5.4 billion, slightly ahead of advanced economies at 5.3 billion.India has been projected to be the second fastest growin...

May 03, 2018 Cebu Pacific sets target of 22m passengers

MANILA: Cebu Pacific,is a Philippine low-cost airline has set a target of flying 22 million passengers in 2018, aligned with the increase in domestic and international inbound tourists. The target is ...

May 03, 2018 Gulf Air takes delivery of first Dreamliner

MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has taken delivery of its first Boeing B787 Dreamliner.The airplane is extra special as it also debuts the carrier's new livery....

May 03, 2018 SITA to upgrade Saudia’s IT infrastructure

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has selected SITA to support its strategic expansion plans by introducing a modern IT infrastructure across 200 of the airline’s offices located in 100 cities...

Apr 30, 2018 Jet Airways introduce 2nd flights from Dhaka to Delhi

Dhaka:India’s leading private carrier Jet Airways, introduces second non-stop frequency from Dhaka to New Delhi from 25 June.The reschedule four-times a week flights will depart Dhaka at 3:1...

Apr 30, 2018 Private warehouse at Benapole port will boost Indo-Bangla trade

Dhaka:Trade bodies and businesspersons demanded warehouses at the Benapole Land Port by private investors for adequate storage of imported and export goods.Businesses recommended that the Bang...

Apr 28, 2018 Vietnam urges direct air connectivity with Bangladesh

Sydney:Vietnam has expressed its keen interest to establish direct air connectivity with Bangladesh.Vietnam Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh expressed her country's desire on April 28 while ...

Apr 28, 2018 Prof Dr. AK Azad Khan felicitated by Ibrahim Cardiac

Dhaka:A reception programme was organized Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) to felicitate Prof Dr. AK Azad Khan, recipient of the prestigious national award “Shadhinata Pada...

Apr 28, 2018 IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh resigns, co-founder Rahul Bhatia named interim CEO

GURUGRAM:Aditya Ghosh's resignation from the post of President of IndiGo will be effective from July 31, 2018 while he will cease to be the Director with effect from April 26, 2018.InterGlobe ...

Apr 28, 2018 Shangri-La signs luxury hotel in Bahrain

BAHRAIN: Bahrain Marina Development Company has appointed Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as the hotel management company of a luxury hotel and waterfront villas located in Bahrain Marin...

Apr 26, 2018 World Pilots Day 26 April 2018

Felicitation on World Pilots Day, 26 April 2018...

Apr 26, 2018 Subway will close over 500 U.S. stores this year

New York:Subway Restaurants, the world’s most ubiquitous dining chain, will continue closing U.S. stores as it expands internationally.With its commitment to customizability and the catchy $...

Apr 25, 2018 Muslim travellers will spend $157 billion by 2020

Dubai:• Global Halal tourism sector driven by millennial• US & EU take 53% of inbound Muslim market share worth $64.8 billion• KSA biggest outbound Muslim market worth $23.3 bill...

Apr 25, 2018 Qatar Airways to expand fleet with 11 new planes this year

DOHA: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker announced on April 24 that the airline will add 11 new planes to its fleet this year as it prepares to launch 16 new destinations in 2018 and 2...

Apr 25, 2018 US-Bangla Airlines connects Dhaka with Guangzhou

Dhaka:First time in Bangladesh aviation history, the country’s leading premium airline, US-Bangla Airlines connects Bangladesh with China on April 26.The flight will connect Dhaka with Guang...

Apr 25, 2018 China biggest spender in travel abroad

Madrid: China consolidated its leadership as the biggest spender in travel abroad in 2017 with US$258 billion in expenditure (+5 per cent in local currency), according to the latest UNWTO World Touris...

Apr 25, 2018 ‘London Calling with Mastercard’ launched to celebrate Ramadan

Dhaka:Mastercard launched its ‘London Calling with Mastercard’ campaign, along with Lifestyle and e-commerce offers in celebration of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.The...

Apr 25, 2018 Iran plans to promote Tabriz ‘Capital of Islamic Tourism’

Dhaka:In synchronisation of Iranian city of Tabriz as “Capital of Islamic Tourism”, Iran Cultural Centre in Dhaka said that in with the ‘Tabriz 2018’, in East Azerbaijan Province they will...

Apr 25, 2018 Britain’s aerospace industry will outlast Brexit

London:There is more optimism about the long-term future of the UK’s aerospace and defence industries than some recent headlines might suggest. Rightly so, as the UK is one of the best places in...

Apr 24, 2018 Amari Dhaka lavish Iftar fiesta

Dhaka:Amari Dhaka will offer feasts featuring exclusive examples of Arabic Iftar and Suhoor specials at Amaya Food Gallery throughout Ramadan month.The dishes are selected and prepared conside...

Apr 24, 2018 Brazilian Week held at Dhaka Regency

Dhaka:Dhaka Regency Hotel, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil, has hosted “Brazilian Week” food and cultural festival during April 21 – 25 at all-day dini...

Apr 24, 2018 Over 1mi Wi-Fi connections on board Emirates in March

Dubai: Emirates has set a new record with over 1 million Wi-Fi connections made on board its flights in March alone. The connections were mainly made over mobile devices with over 94% of users connect...

Apr 24, 2018 3-day Indonesian trade, cultural fair begins on 26 April

Dhaka:For the first time in Bangladesh, the Indonesian trade expo and cultural festival INDONESIAFAIR 2018 will be held in Dhaka on 26. Around 45 Indonesian exhibitors will showcase diverse consum...

Apr 24, 2018 First tri-nation bus service flagged off from Dhaka

Dhaka:First trial of bus service on Bangladesh-India-Nepal route rolled out from Dhaka, what is seen as a major development in cross border transport service among the three nations.Trial-run...

Apr 24, 2018 Shiper Air Service Anniversary Celebrated in New York

New York:Shiper Air Service, a travel trade agency in United States celebrated its first anniversary in New York.Sipar Air Service, is one of the successful travel agencies of Bangladesh, with...

Apr 23, 2018 Global aircraft industries eyes emerging aviation of China

Beijing:China has been seeing signs of recovery in its business aviation industry with global players gearing up to boost their presence in the market."More frequent business activities stimul...

Apr 23, 2018 State of the art New Islamabad Airport ready from May 3

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan’s capital aerodrome, the New Islamabad International Airport is the largest airport of country having state-of-the-art equipment and technology will become operational on May ...

Apr 23, 2018 Lufthansa flight declares mid-air emergency over UK

London:The Lufthansa LH428 flight from Munich in Germany to Charlotte, US made a U-turn over Scotland after making the emergency May Day call. A Lufthansa flight heading to the US declared an eme...

Apr 23, 2018 Indian carrier SpiceJet, IndiGo leads

New Delhi: Indian domestic airlines leaps by 28% growth in passengers flown during March from a year-ago period, data released by the aviation regulator showed.Indian carriers carried 11.6 million...

Apr 22, 2018 AirAsia opens office in Sylhet

Sylhet:AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline has opened Passenger Sales Agent (PSA) office in Sylhet on April 22.The PSA office was formally inaugurated by Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun, Executi...

Apr 22, 2018 Airline regulators call for emergency inspections of Boeing 737 engines

Dhaka:Regulators expected to require inspections sooner, and of more engines, than previously proposed.U.S. and European aviation regulators concurrently imposed emergency inspection requirem...

Apr 22, 2018 Rhythm Tours and Travel celebrates Bengali New Year

DHAKA: Rhythm Tours and Travel Ltd, GSA of Ethiopian Airlines in Bangladesh, celebrated Bengali New Year 1425.Rhythm Tours and Travel officials distributed sweets among productive travel agents in...

Apr 22, 2018 US-Bangla contradicts preliminary Kathmandu air crash probe report

Dhaka:Top US-Bangla Airlines officials said there are contradictions in the preliminary report by the Nepal’s commission charged with investigating the airplane crash in Kathmandu.“Despite...

Apr 22, 2018 Delta flight makes an emergency landing in Atlanta due to smoking engine

Atlanta:A Delta plane flight returned to Atlanta airport after take-off on April 18 evening due to a smoking engine.Delta Air Lines Flight 30 from Atlanta to London Heathrow departed and short...

Apr 22, 2018 Messi becomes Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

MADRID: The UNWTO has appointed Lionel Messi as an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. Messi has won a total of 30 titles with FC Barcelona, including eight Spanish Leagues, four Champion Leagues and ...

Apr 21, 2018 Arabian Travel Market 2018 opens in Dubai

Dubai:Arabian Travel Market 2018 opens on April 22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.Celebrating its 25th year, the four-day event will showcase the largest exhibition of regional and global hot...

Apr 21, 2018 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka presents ‘Tantalising Thai Week’ from April 23

DHAKA: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka will organise a week long “Tantalising Thai Week” from April 23 - 28.Discover the most popular dishes of Thailand such as Pad Thai (Stir Fried Noodles), Tom ...

Apr 21, 2018 World’s first undersea residence to open in Maldives

Male:A luxury Maldives resort is about to take the sleepingunder-the-sea phenomenon to a whole new level in hotel industry.Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is building a $15 milliontwo-stor...

Apr 21, 2018 Bangladesh has potential for adventure tourism

Dhaka:Bangladesh, like other neighboring countries for adventure tourism is equally a unique place for potential youth travelers looking for fun and excitement.The country has a lot of potenti...

Apr 21, 2018 Qatar Airways to provide gate-to-gate internet onboard

DOHA: A recent decision by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will allow Qatar Airways to provide gate-to-gate internet connectivity onboard.Previously, an internet connection was...

Apr 21, 2018 Christian Dior opens boutique at HIA

DOHA: Parfums Christian Dior has opened a boutique for passengers travelling through Qatar Duty Free (QDF) at Hamad International Airport (HIA).The new Maison Christian Dior boutique, located in t...

Apr 19, 2018 Sonargaon Hotel presents Thai Week

Dhaka:Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka will organize a week-long “Tantalizing Thai Week” from April 23 - 28.Discover the most popular dishes of Thailand such as Pad Thai (Stir Fried Noodl...

Apr 19, 2018 OBHAI adds 650 CNG-rickshaws to its fleet

DHAKA: Ride sharing service OBHAI Solutions Limited, popularly known as OBHAI, has added 650 CNG-rickshaws to its existing fleet in a move to strengthen its services.The CNG drivers and owners sig...

Apr 19, 2018 3-day International Tourism Fair ends Saturday in Dhaka

Dhaka: The country’s three-day international tourism fair organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) begins in the capital Dhaka on Thursday (April 19).Tour Operators Associati...

Apr 19, 2018 dnata awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice

Dubai: Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory...

Apr 19, 2018 Messi to promote Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain:Considered by many the best football player of alltimes, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary-General,Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Lionel Messi as U...

Apr 19, 2018 DHL launch global e-commerce fulfilment platform

London:DHL Parcel and DHL eCommerce have launched a global e-commerce fulfilment platform and new fulfilment centre in Britain.The logistics and delivery giant said that its new IT platform pr...

Apr 19, 2018 Southwest Flight 1380 victim's death attributed to impact trauma

Philadelphia:Tens of thousands of feet above the earth, the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die.As Southwest flight cli...

Apr 19, 2018 Media Role Stressed on Disseminating News on Flight Safety

Dhaka:Aviation experts recommended that a national crisis management team and combined emergency response plan should be in place for handling aircraft accidents and emergencies.The speaker pl...

Apr 18, 2018 NOVOAIR tickets available on mobile apps

Dhaka:NOVOAIR, one of Bangladesh leading private airlines, to purchase tickets on mobile phone has introduced a mobile apps for the convenience of the passengers.Any passengers can now make re...

Apr 18, 2018 NOVOAIR tickets now available in mobile app

Dhaka:NOVOAIR, one of Bangladesh leading private airlines, to enable purchase of tickets from mobile phone has introduced a mobile apps for the convenience of the passengers.Any passengers ca...

Apr 18, 2018 Emerging Business Aviation Hub Promises 'Cost Effective' London Alternative

London : In order to head in and out of London, high net worth individuals – ranging from big business owners to celebrities of repute, oil sheikhs to global financiers – often prefer to use priva...

Apr 18, 2018 Southwest airplane with 149 aboard makes emergency landing at Philadelphia Airport

Philadelphia: One passenger died and seven others were injured Tuesday morning when a Southwest Airlines plane flying from New York to Dallas apparently blew an engine in midair, breaking a window, se...

Apr 18, 2018 US-Bangla Airlines offers discounts at BTTF-2018

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines is offering attractive discounts at Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair-2018 (BTTF-2018), being organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB), at Bangabandhu In...

Apr 17, 2018 Biman offer bargain discount for Tourism Fair

Dhaka : To popularise the national flag carrier, the Biman Bangladesh Airlines is offering 20 percent discount on six international routes to boost tourism.The promotional offer will be available ...

Apr 17, 2018 New era of partnership between EBL and DEG

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) and Germany‘s development finance institution - DEG have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the beginning of a new era of partnership .EBL Man...

Apr 17, 2018 Sabre upgrading travel agencies to new Red Workspace

WASHINGTON: Sabre is in the midst of a major initiative to upgrade travel agency customers worldwide to the new Sabre Red Workspace, the company’s intuitive point-of-sale tool for travel agencies....

Apr 17, 2018 Airbus A321LR flies 4,750 nm in 11 Hours

TOULOUSE: The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321 jetliner recently underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight from Mahé in the Seychelles islands to Toulouse, France – covering a ...

Apr 16, 2018 Changi Airport appoints consultants for T5

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed the Master Building Consultants, comprising three teams, that will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the develop...

Apr 16, 2018 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group rebrands to Radisson Hotel Group

DHAKA: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has rebranded to Radisson Hotel Group.The new name, Radisson Hotel Group, capitalises on a strong partnership between Radisson Hospitality, Inc. (formerly Carlso...

Apr 12, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo introduces solution for rapid transport of aircraft parts

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has launched Emirates AOG – a new airfreight product designed for transporting aircraft parts quickly across the globe.Every day, spare...

Apr 11, 2018 dnata to acquire Qantas' catering businesses

Australia: Global air services provider dnata, a concern of Dubai based Emirates Group has signed an agreement to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses.The agreement is subject to approval from th...

Apr 11, 2018 Eurocontrol warns airlines of air strikes

BRUSSELS: The international air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in the next...

Apr 11, 2018 PPSH offering Baishakhi special room package

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel (PPSH), Dhaka is now offering Baishakhi Room Package.The package includes accommodation for two persons. Choice of complementary buffet breakfast at Café Bazar ...

Apr 10, 2018 Khazana offers guests ‘Opar Bangla Mahabhoj’

Dhaka: To welcome and celebrate the “Shuvo Nababorsho,” Khazana is offering their guests with special Opar Bangla Mahabhoj for lunch and dinner.“Opar Bangla Food Festival’ at Khazana will ...

Apr 10, 2018 AirAsia debuts new Mirus Hawk slimline seats

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia is the launch customer for the Mirus Hawk, a new slimline seat that combines aircraft cabin innovation with the best of racing engineering.The Economy Class seat - made from ...

Apr 10, 2018 Etihad Airways cuts 195,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways eliminated around 195,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2017, thanks to a wide range of fuel-saving initiatives across its network.Following a number of improveme...

Apr 09, 2018 Airbus A350-1000 equipped with new safety feature

TOULOUSE: The first Airbus A350-1000, which was delivered to launch operator Qatar Airways in February, is equipped with a new safety feature that will now be standard across all A350-1000s.Called...

Apr 08, 2018 Turkish food festival starts at The Westin Dhaka

DHAKA : Turkish Food Festival – Turkish Flavours has started at The Westin Dhaka.For a week, the food festival is taking place at Seasonal Tastes, the buffet restaurant of The Westin Dhaka, wher...

Apr 08, 2018 Turkish food festival starts at The Westin Dhaka

DHAKA: Turkish Food Festival – Turkish Flavours has started at The Westin Dhaka.For a week, the food festival is taking place at Seasonal Tastes, the buffet restaurant of The Westin Dhaka, where...

Apr 07, 2018 Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba

Turkish : Airlines has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Aqaba, the carrier’s second destination in Jordan after Amman.Aqaba flights will be operated three times a week. Round trip fares ...

Apr 07, 2018 Singapore budget airline Scoot returns Changi with bomb threat

Singapore : A flight operated by budget airline Scoot on April 5, escorted back to by fighter jets, after a passenger allegedly made a bomb threat, police and the airline said.It had taken off fro...

Apr 07, 2018 Singapore budget airline Scoot returns Changi with bomb threat

Singapore : A flight operated by budget airline Scoot on April 5, escorted back to by fighter jets, after a passenger allegedly made a bomb threat, police and the airline said.It had taken off fro...

Apr 07, 2018 Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba

Turkish: Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Aqaba, the carrier’s second destination in Jordan after Amman.Aqaba flights will be operated three times a week. Round trip...

Apr 07, 2018 Singapore budget airline Scoot returns Changi with bomb threat

Singapore: A flight operated by budget airline Scoot on April 5, escorted back to Singapore by fighter jets, after a passenger allegedly made a bomb threat, police and the airline said.It had take...

Apr 07, 2018 Business travel policies still skeptical of premium economy

Brisbane: The steady growth in the adoption of premium economy class by travellers is still to be felt in the corporate travel market as most companies are yet to incorporate it into their company tra...

Apr 04, 2018 AAI expands SITA’s baggage management solution to 15 Airports

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which manages 126 airports across India, has expanded SITA’s baggage management solution to 15 airports.SITA’s BagManager will provide the air...

Apr 04, 2018 Air China to launch Beijing-Houston-Panama flights

BEIJING: Air China will launch flights between Beijing and Panama City via Houston on April 5, 2018. The Beijing-Houston-Panama City route will be operated with Boeing 777-300 ER (Extended Range) wide...

Apr 04, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo flies champion horses across the globe

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported leading equines for a variety of championship events across the globe. In the last four months, the carrier has transported ...

Apr 02, 2018 Ice rink opens on Maldives beach

MALE: The Jumeirah Vittaveli recently inaugurated the first ice rink in Maldives with a celebrity performance by Russian Evgeni Plushenko, a former Olympic Gold medalist figure skater.The eco-frie...

Mar 29, 2018 Peninsula holds Premier Cricket League

Chittagong : The Peninsula Chittagong in association with Confidence Cement organised “Confidence Cement - Peninsula Premier League 2018” on March 2 at MA Aziz Stadium in the port city. The cricke...

Mar 27, 2018 NOVOAIR will operate four flights to Saidpur from April 1

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, one of the leading airlines of the country, will operate four flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to Saidpur from April 1.Flight VQ961 will depart HSIA at 07...

Mar 27, 2018 Seminar on safe air travel held in city

DHAKA: A seminar on “Safe Air Travel: Impediments and Solutions” was held at Scholars’ Inn of State University of Bangladesh (SUB) in the city on March 27.Inaugurated by Dr AM Shameem, Chair...

Mar 24, 2018 Seminar on Riverine Tourism held in Dhaka

Dhaka: A Seminar on Riverine Tourism: Bangladesh Perspective was held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka on side line of the ongoing international tourism fair US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart ...

Mar 22, 2018 3- Day Int’l Tourism fair kicks off in Dhaka

Dhaka : A 3-Day International tourism fair ‘US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2018’ begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel toady. A.K.M. Shajahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Avia...

Mar 22, 2018 Biman offers 20pc discount at Dhaka Travel Mart-2018

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national carrier, is offering 20 per cent discount on Economy Class return tickets from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon, Kual...

Mar 22, 2018 NOVOAIR organises aviation safety seminar

DHAKA: An aviation safety seminar titled “Safety Assurance: Grassroots Approach” was organised by NOVOAIR on March 20 at Bangladesh Airlines Training Center (BATC) auditorium.The same was prev...

Mar 21, 2018 Manchester Airport scraps free drop-off lanes

MANCHESTER: Manchester Airport is axing its free drop-off lanes - leaving people having to pay, or use a shuttle bus.Passengers being dropped off at Manchester Airport by car will soon face a choi...

Mar 19, 2018 3-day International Tourism Fair begins in the capital March 22

Dhaka : A 3-day International Tourism Fair begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Thursday, March 22. A.K.M. Shajahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism will formally in...

Mar 19, 2018 Emirates Skywards marks milestone with 20 million members

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has reached 20 million members of which over 70,000 are from Bangladesh.In an average month, Emirates Skywards we...

Mar 15, 2018 Biman resumes direct cargo flights to London

DHAKA: National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumed direct cargo flight to London on March 14 nearly two years after the UK authorities had imposed an embargo.Flight BG001 of Biman Banglades...

Mar 14, 2018 Air Asia to go double daily from Dhaka

Dhaka: AirAsia will go double daily from Dhaka soon. Datuk Kamarudin bin Meranun, Air Asia Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, said while inaugurating the sales office at Banani in the capital on March...

Mar 12, 2018 US Bangla Aircraft Catches Fire on Arrival at Kathmandu Int’l Airport

Kathmandu: A Bombardier Dash – 8 Q400 aircraft of US Bangla Airline caught fire, after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground, near the Tribhuvan International ...

Mar 12, 2018 Air India launches non-stop flights to Tel Aviv on March 22

NEW DELHI: Air India will launch non-stop flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv, Israel on March 22. The airline will operate the route with Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft three times per week every...

Mar 12, 2018 India will need 1,750 new aircraft over next 20 years

NEW DELHI: India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Marke...

Mar 11, 2018 Biman holds discussion on Int’l Women’s Day

Dhaka: A special discussion meeting was organised at Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ Balaka head office on the occasion of International Women’s Day.AM Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, ...

Mar 11, 2018 Qatar Airways Platinum Partner of Bayern Munich

BERLIN: Qatar Airways has signed a five-year partnership agreement the German football team FC Bayern München AG (Bayern Munich). Under the new agreement, the airline becomes an FC Bayern München pl...

Mar 11, 2018 AI to revolutionise baggage management

GENEVA: The smart use of technologies such as artificial intelligence is expected to revolutionise the management of baggage over the next decade, promising to make mishandled bags an increasingly rar...

Mar 11, 2018 STB, CLIA to develop cruise tourism in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the cruise industry’s global trade organisation, have entered into a new three-year partnership aimed ...

Mar 08, 2018 Inmarsat, ESA to upgrade air traffic management over Europe

BRUSSELS: Inmarsat has signed a major contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop satellite communication services that will enable 4D trajectory air traffic management in European airspa...

Mar 08, 2018 Qatar Airways outlines expansion plans at ITB Berlin

BERLIN: Qatar Airways used the opening day of ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel trade show, to outline the airline’s expansion plans for 2018-2019.New destinations to be lau...

Mar 08, 2018 Ban Ki-moon to be PATA Annual Summit keynote speaker

SEOUL: Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations, is set to be the opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018).The event, hosted by the Korea Tourism Organi...

Mar 07, 2018 Atlantis Opens Resort in Sanya

SANYA: Atlantis has opened its first resort in China. Located on the Haitang Bay National Coast, Atlantis Sanya joins the flagship Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort &...

Mar 07, 2018 Challenger 350 completes steep approach certification

LONDON: Bombardier's Challenger 350 aircraft is progressing towards steep approach certification, allowing operators to perform landings under strict conditions, including the steep 5.5-degree approac...

Mar 07, 2018 Dive with a Purpose

MALE: Carpe Diem Maldives has extended its Dive with a Purpose trips to include coral reef and marine biology research with internationally acclaimed Marine Biologist Steven Weinberg.As part of th...

Mar 06, 2018 Boeing designs in flight prayer space for Muslim travelers

Seattle: Boeing has designed a prayer space concept that provides a private zone for religious passengers to practice their beliefs without the need to remove rows of seats. Boeing is planning to do s...

Mar 05, 2018 Ace Airline Executive Ibrahim Ali passes away

Dhaka : Ibrabim M. Ali, General Manager, Sky Bridge International, GSA China Eastern Airways has expired last night while he was asleep (Inna lillahe wa inna lillahe rajeun). He was sixty nine.An ...

Mar 05, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo transports KhalifaSat space satellite

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported KhalifaSat- the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre ...

Mar 05, 2018 Bombardier Global 7000 aircraft mock-up in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Bombardier's full-scale mock-up of its eagerly anticipated Global 7000 aircraft is now on display in Singapore, offering guests a rare opportunity to experience the aircraft's spaciousness ...

Mar 05, 2018 Finland Partner Destination of ITB China 2018

BEIJING: Finland has been named as the Partner Destination of ITB China, scheduled to take place from May 16 to 18.Around 50 delegates from Finland, which has a strong presence on the show floor, ...

Mar 05, 2018 Vietjet moves operations to Changi's T4 March 6

SINGAPORE: Vietjet will move its operations at Changi International Airport in Singapore from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4 (T4) on March 6, 2018.The forthcoming shift in operation will help to reduce ...

Mar 04, 2018 Exciting water rally at Hatirjheel to mark Jute Day

DHAKA : A colorful water rally with 100 traditional boats was held in the capital’s scenic Hatirjheel, as part of the government’s ongoing campaign to make use of jute and jute products popular, a...

Mar 04, 2018 Exciting water rally at Hatirjheel to mark Jute Day

DHAKA : A colorful water rally with 100 traditional boats was held in the capital’s scenic Hatirjheel, as part of the government’s ongoing campaign to make use of jute and jute products popular, a...

Mar 04, 2018 Dhaka Regency celebrates Premier Club Members Night - 2018

Dhaka : Dhaka Regency, one of the leading five-star hotels in Dhaka, organized Premier Club Members’ Celebration Night 2018 at its Celebration Hall on March 1. The Premier Club Members along with Fo...

Mar 01, 2018 NOVOAIR signs MOU with Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Dhaka: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between NOVOAIR Limited and Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC.Mes-bah-ul-Islam, Head of Marketing and Sales, NOVOAIR Limited and Najith Meewanage,...

Feb 26, 2018 Sabre announces Sandeep Shastri to lead Travel Network Business in South Asia

Singapore:Sabre Corporation - the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has announced the appointment of Sandeep Shastri as the new regional director, South Asia, within the T...

Feb 26, 2018 Meridiana to rebrand as Air Italy

MILAN: Meridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has entered a new phase of growth and development with a new identity as Air Italy.Qatar Airways owns 49 per cent of AQA Holdi...

Feb 24, 2018 Biman Golf being held in Chittagong

CHITTAGONG: Biman Bangladesh Airlines Golf Tournament 2018 is being held at Shaheen Golf and Country Club on the banks of river Karnaphuli on February 23 and 24.Some 175 golfers from different gol...

Feb 22, 2018 Fly Biman only at Tk. 2000

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines announces a very special fare of Tk. 2,000, inclusive of all applicable taxes and surcharges for one way travel in Dhaka- Sylhet- Dhaka and Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka routes. ...

Feb 22, 2018 Adelaide hotels benefit from The Ashes

CANBERRA: Adelaide reported the highest hotel performance levels among the five Australian markets to host The Ashes cricket series from November 2017 to January 2018, according to STR.From Decemb...

Feb 22, 2018 Emirates A380 returns to Houston

Dubai: As part of Emirates’ recent readjustment to its US services the airline will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston and Dubai from 1 June 2018.Emirates will also launch a new non-st...

Feb 20, 2018 SendGold app launching next month

SINGAPORE: SendGold, a Gold-as-a-Service app that enables physical gold investment and payments in a digital environment, on February 19 announced the March 2018 launch of its app in Singapore.Wit...

Feb 20, 2018 Biman launches ‘Holidays Wing’

DHAKA: The web portal of Biman Holidays, the holiday wing of national carrier, Biman Bangladsh Airlines, was launched on February 19.Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ndu, psc, (Retd), Chairm...

Feb 20, 2018 Biman launches ‘Holidays Wing’

DHAKA: The web portal of Biman Holidays, the holiday wing of national carrier, Biman Bangladsh Airlines, was launched on February 19.Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ndu, psc, (Retd), Chairm...

Feb 20, 2018 IATA recognises Sabre as NDC Level 3 capable

MONTREAL: Sabre has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as NDC Level 3 capable. By granting Sabre “NDC capable” Level 3 status under the NDC certification program...

Feb 20, 2018 Oman announces new visa rules

MUSCAT: Oman is implementing changes to its application process for tourism and express visas, the eVisa Oman Twitter account said.Citing the directorate of public relations at Royal Oman Police, ...

Feb 20, 2018 Dhaka Half Marathon 2018 in city on Mar 2

DHAKA: Dhaka Half Marathon 2018, co-organised by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and supported by Basecamp Bangladesh Ltd and Zanala Bangladesh Ltd, will be held at 6am on March 2.This was d...

Feb 20, 2018 Sonargaon’s Valentine offer valid till Feb 28

DHAKA: Valentine’s Day does not seem to end at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. The hotel’s Valentine’s Special Room Package offer is valid till February 28.Accommodation for two persons, choice...

Feb 19, 2018 Qatar Airways acquires Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

DOHA: Qatar Airways has acquired the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, further expanding the portfolio of its hospitality division, Dhiafatina Hotels.The Sheraton Melbourne joins a growing list of disting...

Feb 19, 2018 Saudia no longer depends on govt. subsidies

Jeddah: Saudia, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, is now entirely self-financing, according to a senior executuve of the airline.Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser, Director General of Saudia, said t...

Feb 19, 2018 UK lifts ban on direct air cargo airlift

Dhaka: The United Kingdom has lifted the ban on direct air cargo airlift from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with immediate effect.The withdrawal came nearly two years after the UK ...

Feb 19, 2018 UK lifts ban on direct air cargo airlift

Dhaka: The United Kingdom has lifted the ban on direct air cargo airlift from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with immediate effect.The withdrawal came nearly two years after the UK ...

Feb 17, 2018 Biman offers one-way fare of Tk 2,000

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is now offering Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet one-way fare of Tk 2,000, including all taxes and surcharges.The airline will be conducting 59 flights a week on ...

Feb 17, 2018 Meghalaya Governor Inaugurates 'Friendship Gate'at Dawki border

Dawki: Ganga Prasad, Governor, Meghalaya inaugurated the "Friendship Gate" on February 13 constructed with an aim to have a Wagah-like beating retreat ceremony for Bangladesh and Indian border guards....

Feb 15, 2018 Hierro, new UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

MADRID: International football star Fernando Hierro has been named Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in a meeting held recently at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with its Secretary-General, ...

Feb 15, 2018 Emirates Group Signs MoU with the Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India

Dubai:The Emirates Group, and its affiliated entities including flydubai, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to establish a framework for col...

Feb 15, 2018 Bangkok Airways revamps mobile app

BANGKOK: Bangkok Airways has revamped its mobile app. In this new version, passengers are able to book a flight with preferred-seats, make special requests such as life insurance and meal-requests, ch...

Feb 15, 2018 Bangladesh top tourist source country of India

Dhaka: Bangladesh has emerged as the top tourist source country of India during the month of January 2018, beating the United States. Bangladesh contributed 16.4 per cent of India’s total foreign to...

Feb 12, 2018 NOVOAIR opens sales office in Rangpur

Rangpur: NOVOAIR has opened its own sales office in Rangpur for giving better services to the passengers of Rangpur and adjoining areas.The sales office of Rangpur was formally inaugurated by Depu...

Feb 12, 2018 71 die in Russian passenger plane crash

MOSCOW: Seventy-one people on board died in a Russian passenger plane crash near Moscow on February 11 minutes after taking off. It is one of the country's worst ever aviation disasters.Investigat...

Feb 11, 2018 Star Alliance creates Digital Services Platform

FRANKFURT: Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step in an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services.The platform was developed and implemented in conju...

Feb 11, 2018 Regent will operate daily flights to Jessore

Dhaka: Regent Airways, one of the leading airlines of the country, will operate daily flights to Jessore from February 20.Flight RX0763 will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at ...

Feb 10, 2018 Cathay Pacific teams up with Pure Yoga to help passengers relax

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has recently introduced a new health and wellness programme for all of their passengers. The airline has teamed up with Pure Yoga to create a six part mini-series that passen...

Feb 10, 2018 MALAYSIA LAUNCHES VISIT MALAYSIA 2020 PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism and Culture, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz launched the Visit Malaysia 2020 promotion campaign for the first time during the ASEAN Tourism F...

Feb 10, 2018 “The UK is going to lift the direct cargo flights ban from Bangladesh shortly”

Dhaka: The direct Dhaka-London cargo transportation is expected to resume shortly as Britain is going to lift the ban, it had imposed on Bangladesh in March 2016.“…we are on the verge of resum...

Feb 10, 2018 Feel Valentine’s sensations at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is preparing itself to offer a retreat of love and ecstasy for lovers everywhere.The premium restaurants, Water Garden Brasserie, Sublime, Spice & Rice, ...

Feb 10, 2018 Kansai Int'l Airport trials SITA’s ‘Kate’

KANSAI: Kansai Airports, the operator of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITAMI), is conducting a trial of SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk, called Kate.Kate ...

Feb 08, 2018 Singapore, US expand civil aviation cooperation

SINGAPORE: The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently deepened their long-standing cooperation in civil...

Feb 08, 2018 TTF 2018 attracts 687,783 visitors

BANGKOK: This year’s Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) 2018, held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok, from January 17 to 21 attracted 687,783 Thai and foreign visitors, up 8.64 per cent on the 2017 event....

Feb 07, 2018 Biman MD & CEO visits Singapore Air Show

Dhaka: Biman Managing Director & CEO A.M. Mosaddique Ahmed is now attending the Asia’s largest Air Show and Aviation Leadership Summit being held 06-09 February 2018 in Singapore.Today (Wedn...

Feb 07, 2018 3rd ICTA 2018

Dhaka: After profound success of the first two conferences in 2010 and 2012, Bangladesh Textile Today joins hand with The Textile Institute Bangladesh Section (TIBS) to organize ‘The 3rd Internation...

Feb 07, 2018 Celebrating Valentine’s Day at the Blu!

Dhaka: This year your Valentine’s Day would be like a dream! Radisson Blu is here for you with its enthralling offers to make your Valentine’s Day more special with your beloved, friends and famil...

Feb 07, 2018 Rediscover Love at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka brings you the perfect luxury packages on this Valentines for you & your loved ones.Starting with the flagship restaurant Amaya Food Gallery, it brings you a sumptuous rang...

Feb 07, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo launches freighter services to Maastricht of Netherlands

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is expanding its footprint in Europe with the launch of new scheduled freighter services to Maastricht starting 6 February 2018. Maastricht ...

Feb 07, 2018 “Beautiful Anger” at Gallery Twenty One

Dhaka: “Beautiful Anger”, an art & craft exhibition has been inaugurated last day at Gallery Twenty One, Dhanmondi.This is a solo exhibition of Artist Rubina Akhter.This exhibition exh...

Feb 06, 2018 Tourism helps increase friendly ties between nations

Dhaka: Tourism industry helps increase friendly relations and cooperation between nations, that was why fostering tourism was a must for the development of the country.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Feb 06, 2018 Valentine’s Day at The Westin Dhaka

Dhaka: Seasonal Tastes at the Westin Dhaka will offer special Valentine’s Day buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a diverse presentation of the most exquisite cuisines from around the world at B...

Feb 06, 2018 NOVOAIR Cup-Golf Tournament-2018

Dhaka: The prize giving ceremony of “NOVOAIR Cup Golf Tournament-2018” was held at Savar Golf Club on the concluding day of 3rd February 2018.President of SAVAR golf club and General Officer C...

Feb 05, 2018 Qatar Executive takes delivery of fourth Gulfstream G650ER

DOHA: Qatar Executive has taken delivery of its fourth Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft. The latest aircraft delivery makes Qatar Airways the world’s largest owner-operator of Gulfstream G650ERs...

Feb 05, 2018 1,062 cos taking part in Singapore Airshow 2018

SINGAPORE: There are 1,062 companies from 50 countries and regions participating at the Singapore Airshow 2018, one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world.The event f...

Feb 04, 2018 16 Saudi restaurants will hire women for initial trial

RIYADH: The Council of Saudi Chambers is reportedly preparing plans to ‘feminise’ the kingdom’s restaurant sector by limiting roles to Saudi women.The project forms part of government effort...

Feb 04, 2018 Zhu new UNWTO Executive Director

MADRID: Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO has appointed Zhu Shanzhong as Executive Director of UNWTO.Zhu, a Chinese national, began his two-year term on January 1, 2018.Prior to h...

Jan 28, 2018 Honeywell to offer FANS testing

PHOENIX: Honeywell launched a new Future Air Navigation System (FANS) testing capability as part of its GoDirect Datalink services.The new built-in tool will give operators using GoDirect Datalink...

Jan 28, 2018 United to install Smart Runway, Smart Landing, IntuVue

CHICAGO: Multiple Honeywell cockpit technologies have been selected by United Airlines to outfit its new fleet of more than 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.The flight deck package will include the fi...

Jan 27, 2018 New Biman Board formed

Dhaka: Biman Board of Directors for the year of 2018 has been reconstituted vide circular issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism on January 24.Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ...

Jan 27, 2018 Sabre global leader in best fare flight search options

MUNICH: A wide-scale GDS study conducted across 18 countries by Dr. Fried & Partner, a leading marketing and consulting firm, has found that Sabre consistently delivers the lowest fares with a lar...

Jan 25, 2018 SIA makes changes to Australia-NZ flights

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled plans to launch flights that will connect Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.The new service will be introduced as...

Jan 25, 2018 Winter Pitha Festival at Pan Pacific Sonargaon

DHAKA: Come and delight your taste buds by indulging in some of our specially handcrafted pithas this winter season during the Winter Pitha Festival at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka January 25 to 31....

Jan 24, 2018 Boeing B787-10 receives FAA’s ATC

WASHINGTON: The Boeing B787-10 Dreamliner has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service.The awardin...

Jan 22, 2018 Thailand set to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018

BANGKOK: Thailand will host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between January 22-26, at the Chiang Mai Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) under the theme “ASEAN-Sustainable Connectivity,...

Jan 22, 2018 MAS launches A350 flights to London Heathrow

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has launched Airbus A350-900 flights between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow.Malaysia Airlines' A350 has a total capacity of 286 seats, with four in First Class, 3...

Jan 21, 2018 Spain-second most popular tourism destination

Dhaka: Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The number of inte...

Jan 20, 2018 London, Hong Kong next destinations for SIA’s newest A380

SINGAPORE: London and Hong Kong will be the next destinations to be served by Singapore Airlines’ newest Airbus A380 aircraft.Starting February 16, 2018, the aircraft, which features the airline...

Jan 18, 2018 Bombardier debuts Global 7000 mock-up in Dubai

DUBAI: The Global 7000 aircraft mock-up is on display at the flagship Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai from January 11 to February 3.The full-size mock-up made its debut in the Middle East to showc...

Jan 18, 2018 Cathay Dragon launches Nanning flights

NANNING: Cathay Dragon has launched four flights per week between Hong Kong and Nanning, China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is ...

Jan 17, 2018 Airbus deliveries up 4.36pc last year

TOULOUSE: Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers.Deliveries were more than fou...

Jan 17, 2018 HIA welcomes 120m passengers in less than four years

DOHA: Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar has welcomed 120 million passengers since beginning operations on May 27, 2014 and the end of 2017.In 2017, HIA report an increase in cargo of 14.5...

Jan 16, 2018 Emirates announces special offer for travel from Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates is making it even more attractive for travellers from Bangladesgh to enjoy new destinations and experiences in 2018. For a limited time, travellers can avail of special offers on Econo...

Jan 11, 2018 Emirates SkyCargo wraps up 2017 on a positive note

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, completed a year of strong growth in 2017. The air cargo carrier’s robust performance was underlined by the introduction of specialised cu...

Jan 11, 2018 Air travelers hit severely due to road blockade on airport highway

Dhaka : A large number of air travellers through Hazrat Shajalal International Airport (HSIA)—both outgoing and incoming—underwent tremendous sufferings including missing flights on January 10....

Jan 11, 2018 Turkish Airlines orders three Boeing B777Fs

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has ordered three Boeing B777F freighters. The order comes just weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand it...

Jan 10, 2018 Amadeus to trial @flightbot in Thailand

BANGKOK: Amadeus has developed an AI-powered bot in partnership with GoHero.ai. The bot, named @flightbot, will be piloted in Thailand, where Amadeus will be testing the bot with Thai travel agencies ...

Jan 10, 2018 NOVOAIR celebrates successful five years

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, one of the popular airlines of Bangladesh, on January 9 celebrated successful completion of five years of commercial operation. On January 9, 2013, NOVOAIR started its flight operation...

Jan 09, 2018 ‘Global Travel Boutique’ is back

DHAKA: Qatar Airways is delighted to announce its first global sales campaign of the year, the popular ‘Global Travel Boutique,’ offering passengers amazing discounts across all of the award-winni...

Jan 09, 2018 Airbus Rolls Out First A321neo ACF

HAMBURG: Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany.The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground tests pr...

Jan 08, 2018 10th confce of OIC Tourism Ministers in city from Feb 5

Dhaka: The 10th conference of the Tourism Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) will be held in the city from February 5 to 7.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugu...

Jan 07, 2018 Govt very keen to promote tourism in Sylhet region

Sylhet: The government is very keen to promote the tourism sector in Sylhet region and has allocated Tk 200 crore for development of roads in Jaflong, work on which will start soon.Lifting of boul...

Jan 06, 2018 World’s new tallest hotel to open in Dubai

DUBAI: Dubai will become the home of the world’s new tallest hotel in the coming weeks as the Gevora prepares to opens its doors.The emirate already held the record for the world’s tallest hot...

Jan 06, 2018 Thousands of flights across the US affected by extreme weather

New York: Thousands of flights to and from New York have either been cancelled or delayed due to a massive winter “bomb cyclone” which hit the US East Coast on January 4.Thousands of flights a...

Jan 06, 2018 Turkish Airlines aims 74m passengers, sales revenue US$1.8 b in 2018

Istanbul: Turkish Airlines plans to carry up to 74 million passengers in 2018. In a dispatch to Istanbul Stock Exchange on January 4, said that “the total number of passengers carried is targeted to...

Jan 06, 2018 BA signs codeshare deal with China Southern

LONDON: British Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. The deal enables travellers to book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Sh...

Jan 04, 2018 AirlineRating.com realeases 20 safest airlines in the world

New York: AirlineRatings.com has released a list of 20 safest airlines in the world. The publication's editors selected the carriers from a pool of 409 airlines. AirlineRatings do not name a "safe...

Jan 04, 2018 Jet grounds two senior pilots over fighting in the cockpit

NEW DELHI:Jet Airwayshas grounded two of its senior pilots for fighting inside the cockpit on aLondon-Mumbai flighton January 1.The flying co-pilot of the flight allegedly slapped the lady captain...

Jan 04, 2018 AirlineRating.com realeases 20 safest airlines in the world

New York: AirlineRatings.com has released a list of 20 safest airlines in the world. The publication's editors selected the carriers from a pool of 409 airlines. AirlineRatings do not name a "safest" ...

Jan 03, 2018 Shahjahan Kamal to head Ministry of Civil Aviation

Dhaka: A K M Shahjahan Kamal, a veteran leader of the Awami League and Member of the Parliament from Laxmipur -3 constituency is taking over as the Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism (MoCAT). Kam...

Jan 03, 2018 Dhaka rings in the New Year with Uber

DHAKA: Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ridesharing company, has released data on how Dhaka has relied on its services on New Year’s eve. Even on one of the busiest nights of the year for Uber,...

Jan 02, 2018 Bombardier launches cost-per-flight hour service

OTTAWA: Bombardier has launched a new cost-per-flight hour service. The new Smart Services offering is available to both entry-into-service customers and all existing Bombardier business jet operators...

Dec 30, 2017 EBL launches artificial intelligence based Chatbot in Banking service

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) has launched country’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based banking chatbot titled ‘EBL DIA’ (EBL Digital Interactive Agent) - where anyone can interact with EB...

Dec 28, 2017 Emirates ends 2017 on a high note

Dubai: Emirates is concluding another banner year of growth and innovation, marking significant milestones across its fleet, network, and product innovation initiatives, cementing its position as a ma...

Dec 26, 2017 Vroom Membership Card for Vehicle Related Services launched

Dhaka: Vroom Services Limited (Vroom) have launched Vroom Membership Card for all vehicle related services through mobile app (Vroom App) and 24/7 Vroom Call Center. This is the first of its kind excl...

Dec 26, 2017 Air Arabia plans summer flights to Bodrum

Sharjah: Air Arabia has announced it will begin a new seasonal route to Bodrum, Turkey next year.The Sharjah-based carrier will fly to Bodrum three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ...

Dec 24, 2017 Philippine Airlines makes history with first polar flight

MANILA: Philippine Airlines made history earlier this week, operating its first ultra-long polar flight from Toronto, Canada nonstop to Manila - the first-ever crossing of the Polar region by a Filipi...

Dec 24, 2017 Singapore Airlines to increase flights to Cape Town

CAPE TOWN: Singapore Airlines is to increase flight frequency to Cape Town, South Africa. From March 26, 2018, Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights to Cape Town via Johannesburg, up from the ...

Dec 24, 2017 Cathay Pacific bans smart bags

HONG KONG: Effective January 1, 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon airlines.Smart bags are a...

Dec 23, 2017 Jet Airways announces attractive 10-day fare offer

DHAKA: Jet Airways, as part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, has announced an attractive 10-day fare offer that will allow guests from Bangladesh to book tickets at special prices to 10 select des...

Dec 21, 2017 Airbus ‘powers on’ Iron Bird

TAUFKIRCHEN: The CityAirbus programme has reached an important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “Iron Bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany.CityAirbus is a mult...

Dec 21, 2017 HSIA passengers now require to report four hours before departing time for check-in

Dhaka: Air travellers, departing through Hazarat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) are now required to report at the check-in counter at least four hours before departure time.Civil Aviation ...

Dec 21, 2017 Changi handles 60m passengers this year

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group celebrated the crossing of yet another milestone on December 18, recording 60 million passenger movements in 2017, a first in a calendar year.With more than 60 mill...

Dec 21, 2017 Etihad will end flights to Tehran Jan 24

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways will scrap flights to Iran and Uganda next year, the latest routes to be dropped as it pursues a strategy review.The Abu Dhabi airline, one of the three Gulf super connec...

Dec 21, 2017 Emirates to launch third destination in London from June 2018

Dubai: Emirates on December 20 announced that it is to launch a new daily route from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) on 8 June, 2018. Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate ...

Dec 18, 2017 SIA to introduce new pricing structure Jan 20

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be introducing a new airfare pricing structure next month, with revisions to advance seat selection, frequent flyer programme mileage accrual rates, bagg...

Dec 17, 2017 Raffles Singapore closes for restoration

SINGAPORE: Raffles Hotel Singapore bid farewell to its last guest as the hotel commenced the third and final phase of its restoration on December 13, 2017.The last guest was Mr Heinz Reiff, a Raff...

Dec 14, 2017 Lost In Las Vegas at The Peninsula Chittagong!

Chittagong: The Peninsula Chittagong is bringing the fabulous Las Vegas to Chittagong. Known for their exclusive ravishing events, The Peninsula Chittagong is proudly displaying their theme party Lost...

Dec 14, 2017 Holiday Retreats at Le Méridien Dhaka

Dhaka: As the holiday spirit begins in December, Le Méridien Dhaka has geared up for a series of extravagant events and promotions to celebrate the seasons Christmas and New Years’ Eve.The fest...

Dec 14, 2017 Ispahani Mirzapore now ‘Best Local Brand’ in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Ispahani Mirzapore, the leading tea brand of the nation, won the ‘Best Local Brand’ award across all categories in ‘Best Brand Award 2017’ and also won the ‘Best Brand Award’ in the...

Dec 14, 2017 Make it a Jolly Christmas holiday with Amari Dhaka

Dhaka: The month of December rekindles the mood for festivals as the jingling of the bells draw closer – an indication of the nearing Christmas. At Amari Dhaka, we celebrate Christmas with a host of...

Dec 13, 2017 BD top the record number of tourists to New Delhi in November 2017

New Delhi: New Delhi, the capital on India hosts highest number of foreign tourists in November. Most of these visitors are from Bangladesh.During the month of November 2017, a total of 2.14 lakh ...

Dec 11, 2017 Emirates celebrates holiday season with special Christmas treats

Dubai: Emirates is spreading the festive joy with treats across all cabin classes this December. Customers travelling for the holidays will enjoy several Christmas specials both on the ground and on b...

Dec 09, 2017 Sleep by Design Therapy for guests

BANGKOK: 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has created Sleep by Design Therapy for guests. The two treatments in the programme, now available at 137 Pillars properties in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, are Sl...

Dec 09, 2017 Rolls-Royce celebrates entry into service of Trent 1000 TEN engine

LONDON: Rolls-Royce recently celebrated the entry into service of its Trent 1000 TEN engine. The engine is designed to power all variants of the Boeing B787 Dreamliner family, including the new B787-1...

Dec 09, 2017 Nahid Sultana from Dhaka wins Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017 title

In an exciting GrandFinale, Nahid Sultana from DhakaDivision was crowned as the Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017. Humaira Binte Shafiand Saima Hasan both from Rangpur division ...

Dec 09, 2017 ATR 72-600 flight simulator receives EASA certification

PARIS: ATR has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at ATR’s Paris Training Centre.The brand new FFS wa...

Dec 07, 2017 Emirates supports ESPN on Athlete Documentary Series

Dubai: Emirates has collaborated with ESPN to produce ‘Flying the Flag’, a four-part documentary mini-series following the inspirational stories of four athletes in the UAE as they prepare to comp...

Dec 07, 2017 IHG Hotels in Japan earn record fourth Michelin Star

TOKYO: The stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan, with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet.ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in th...

Dec 04, 2017 Oman to host UNWTO-UNESCO Culture and Tourism confce

MUSCAT: The 2nd UNWTO -UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference will take place on December 11 and 12 in Muscat, the capital of Oman.The conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Minist...

Dec 04, 2017 Narita Airport orders 20 CTX 9800 DSi EDS

TOKYO: Narita International Airport Corporation in Japan has ordered 20 high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening.Narita is the main international airpo...

Dec 03, 2017 ACBL to organise Aviation Club River Cruise on Dec 22

DHAKA: Aviation Club of Bangladesh Ltd (ACBL) will organise the Aviation Club River Cruise on December 22.The programme will be exclusively organised for aviation industry professionals and their ...

Nov 30, 2017 Schulz to succeed Leahy at Airbus

TOULOUSE: Airbus has appointed Eric Schulz as Executive Vice President, Chief of Sales, Marketing & Contracts for the company’s Commercial Aircraft business.He will join Airbus at the end of...

Nov 30, 2017 Exciting new Italian offerings at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka: At the beginning of November 2017, renowned Italian Chef Marco Bosciani visited Amari Dhaka to give a taste of authentic Italian cuisine to food enthusiast. His rustic style of cooking was well...

Nov 30, 2017 Lufthansa's brand new Business Class cabin

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa has unveiled the concept for its brand-new Business Class. The new Business Class cabin will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out scheduled...

Nov 26, 2017 Emirates appoints new Sales Manager in Bangladesh

Dhaka : Emirates airline has announced the appointment ofMohammed Mohijur Rahman (Javed) as the new Sales Manager for its operations in Bangladesh.Javed, who recently held the role of sales mana...

Nov 25, 2017 Sylhet Chamber and Airline club jointly hold workshop on Airline career

Sylhet: A workshop on career in Airline sector, organized by Airline club of Sylhet, in association of Sylhet Changer of Commerce and Industry, was inaugurated on Friday, November 23 at the conference...

Nov 22, 2017 Gauhati CM urges Bangladesh Civil Aviation Minister to indroduce Dhaka-Guwahati flight

Dhaka: Gauhati Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged upon the Civil Aviation & Tourism Minister of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon to take steps for introducing direct flight between Dhaka and ...

Nov 18, 2017 Biman brings down fares to promote air travel

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has brought down its fares to encourage people to travel more by air in this tourist season, according to a Biman press release issued on November 14.Passengers ca...

Nov 18, 2017 Thai Airways launches flights to Vienna

VIENNA: Thai Airways has launched flights between Bangkok and Vienna, Austria. Julian Jager, Member of the Management Board of Vienna International Airport, welcomed and congratulated Usanee Sangsingk...

Nov 18, 2017 Indigo Partners signs MoU for 430 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

PHOENIX: US' Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft....

Nov 16, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines announces 10pc fare reduction

CHITTAGONG: US-Bangla Airlines has announced 10 per cent reduction of fares on its domestic and international destinations.Tickets have to be purchased at “US-Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel M...

Nov 16, 2017 Biman cuts fares to Rajshahi, Chittagong

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines announced fare reductions on Dhaka-Rajshahi and Dhaka-Chittagong routes on November 14.The offer is for Flight BG1491 Dhaka-Rajshahi on November 17 and BG415 on De...

Nov 16, 2017 Three- day Int’l Tourism Fair kicks off in Chittagong

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair titled US- Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel Mart 2017 begins at The Peninsula Chittagong hotel in the port city today, November 16. Mayor of Chittagong C...

Nov 16, 2017 ANA opens Japanese food hall ‘Sora’ at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: Sora, a Japanese gourmet food hall, opened its doors at Changi Airport Terminal 2 on November 14. The 7,760 sq ft space, which seats about 300 diners, is the largest restaurant across the f...

Nov 16, 2017 Etihad celebrates opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi with A380 fly-by

ABU DHABI: Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel-designed museum...

Nov 15, 2017 Rolls-Royce launches new app for airline pilots

LONDON: Rolls-Royce has launched a range of new apps to give airline pilots a better insight into their engines. Key features include information relating to oil consumption, operating engines in a va...

Nov 15, 2017 International tourism fair begins in Chittagong Tomorrow

Athree-day international tourism fairtitledUS-Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel Mart-2017 begins in the port city ofChittagong tomorrow, Thursday. Organised by The Bangladesh Monitor, P...

Nov 15, 2017 International tourism fair begins in Chittagong Tomorrow

Athree-day international tourism fairtitledUS-Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel Mart-2017 begins in the port city ofChittagong tomorrow, Thursday. Organised by The Bangladesh Monito...

Nov 15, 2017 International tourism fair begins in Chittagong Tomorrow

Athree-day international tourism fairtitledUS-Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel Mart-2017 begins in the port city ofChittagong tomorrow, Thursday. Organised by The Bangladesh Monitor, P...

Nov 14, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines carried CRP wheel chair

Dhaka: The wheel chair basketball team of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) has left Dhaka for Kathmandu on Monday, November 13, to participate in the 5-day International Basket...

Nov 12, 2017 Emirates' US$15.1 billion order for 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Dubai Airshow

Emirates, announced a US$ 15.1 billion commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on the opening day of the 2017 Airshow. The 5-day Airshow began in Dubai today.Sheikh Ahmed said: “Emirates’ ...

Nov 12, 2017 Emirates Airline’s profit up by 111% and Group’s by 77% during first half of 2017-18

Dubai: The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates Airline, dnata and others today, November 9 announced its half-year results for 2017-18 ending on September 30, 2017. The Group saw steady revenue growth...

Nov 12, 2017 As pilot falls sick, Qatar Airways diverts Trivandrum-Doha flight

Dhaka: A Qatar Airways flight from Indian city of Trivandrum to Doha was diverted to Goa as the pilot fell sick midway to its destination The flight landed at Goa International airport by its First Of...

Nov 12, 2017 British Airways revamps Concorde Room at Heathrow T5

LONDON: British Airways has revamped its flagship Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5). The refurbishment to the airline’s exclusive lounge included re-upholstering furniture and adding new fea...

Nov 12, 2017 Qatar Airways doubles weight, cuts costs for transporting pets

DOHA: Qatar Airways has more than doubled the weight allowance for domestic pets to travel on the same flight as their owners as checked-in baggage, by increasing the weight limit for pets and their c...

Nov 12, 2017 Lufthansa upgrades Bangkok flights with Airbus A380

BANGKOK: Lufthansa has upgraded its Bangkok-Frankfurt flights with Airbus A380 aircraft. By replacing the previous Boeing B747-400 service for the winter timetable, customers not only get to enjoy a m...

Nov 09, 2017 IndiGo now says ‘actual culprit’ shot video of passenger assault

NEW DELHI: A new twist to the IndiGo passenger manhandling case emerged on Wednesday as the airline said the apparent whistleblower, who shot the video, was the main culprit in the incident.The ai...

Nov 09, 2017 United Airlines flies Boeing B747 one last time

SAN FRANCISCO: United Airlines (UAL) has officially bid farewell to the Queen of the Skies, the Boeing B747. The airline recreated the first B747 flight operated by United in 1970, for the November 8 ...

Nov 09, 2017 FedEx signs deal for 50 ATR 72-600 freighters

WASHINGTON: FedEx Express has signed a major contract with ATR for the firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600s plus 20 options.The aircraft will be the first new ATRs to be directly delivered from the fac...

Nov 07, 2017 Qatar Airways launches direct service to Turkish city of Adana

Dhaka: Qatar Airways’ has launched a direct flight to Adana, Turkey on November 6, bringing the airline’s total number of weekly flights to 41.With this new route to Turkey’s fifth largest c...

Nov 07, 2017 Chittagong and Sylhet included in Emirates and flydubai’s codeshare destinations network

Dubai: Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today, November 7, 2017 announced 16 additional destinations, including Chittagong and Sylhet to which E...

Nov 06, 2017 Qatar Airways launches spectacular promotion to celebrate 20th Anniversary

DHAKA: Qatar Airways is celebrating its 20th anniversary by providing incredible fares across both its Economy and Business Class cabins, in addition to offering 20 lucky winners a Privilege Club Gold...

Nov 06, 2017 Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Hamburg: Emirates celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg on November 3.Sheikh Ahme...

Nov 06, 2017 AirAsia takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo fully assembled in Tianjin

TIANJIN: AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats 186 passengers a...

Nov 05, 2017 Fiji Airways launches ‘Resort Check-In’

NADI: Fiji Airways has launched a ‘Resort Check-In’ feature at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island.“We’ve designed this experience so guests simply get to the resort lobby an...

Nov 05, 2017 Emirates - the world’s largest flying restaurant, serves over 100 million meals a year

Dubai: Emirates serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class. Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling...

Nov 04, 2017 Rifai visits Madagascar, expresses full support

MADRID: Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has visited Madagascar to express the organisation’s full support to the tourism sector.Madagascar’s touris...

Nov 04, 2017 Singapore Airlines unveils new Airbus A380 cabins

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has unveiled its highly-anticipated new cabin products which will be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month, following an extensive four-year developmen...

Nov 02, 2017 Scoot’s agents meet held in Dhaka

Dhaka: Scoot Airlines of Singapore arranged an agent meet in a city hotel in Dhaka today. Mofizur Rahman, General Sales Agent of Scoot in Bangladesh and also the Managing Director of NOVOAIR, Brayan T...

Nov 02, 2017 Changi Airport in Singapore opens T4

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport’s brand new Terminal 4 (T4) opened on Tuesday by welcoming passengers of Cathay Pacific and Korean Air.As at 1700 hours on Tuesday, T4 had served 11 flights and about 2...

Nov 02, 2017 Qatar Airways Upgrades Maldives Flights with Airbus A350

DOHA: Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to the Maldives.The airline has upgraded its current double-daily A330 service to an A350, with the first A...

Nov 01, 2017 Regent Airways sponsors Umpires attire of BPL T20-2017

Dhaka: Regent Airways signed an agreement with K-Sports to brand its LOGO on the umpire’s attire at the BPL-T20 2017. The agreement was signed at the corporate office of Regent Airways .Hanif Za...

Oct 31, 2017 2nd International Conference on

Dhaka: The Faculty of Business Studies (FBS), University of Dhaka organized a 2- day long 2nd International Conference on Business and Economics – 2017 with a theme of “Interdisciplinary Solutions...

Oct 31, 2017 NOVOAIR becomes Airline Partner of Comilla Victorians

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, Leading Private Airlines of the country,become Airline Partner of Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL)-2017.Mr.A K M Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager of Marketin...

Oct 30, 2017 Emirates and Rotary Club implement joint Green Initiative

Dhaka: Emirates in partnership with Rotary club of Dilkusha, Bangladesh, held a joint tree plantation programme in Kolatoli Village of Keraniganj near Dhaka recently. Over 1,000 wood and fruit sapling...

Oct 25, 2017 Biman’s Saidpur flight escape major accident

Dhaka: A Dash-8 Q 400 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on a flight from Saidpur made emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday, October 25 morning,The flight BG...

Oct 25, 2017 Emirates’ interesting research reveals secret to keeping kids entertained on board

Dhaka: Emirates Airlines has revealed the secret to keeping kids entertained on the plane. The carrier has launched the Child Boredom Quotient(CBQ), to help parents work out exactly when their kids wi...

Oct 25, 2017 Emirates reveal secret to keeping kids entertained on the plane.

Dhaka:Emirates Airlines has revealed the secret tokeeping kids entertained on the plane. The carrier has launched the ‘ChildBoredom Quotient’ –to help parents work out exactly whe...

Oct 24, 2017 Singapore Airlines Announces order for 39 Boeing Airplanes

Dhaka: Boeing and Singapore Airlines (SIA) on October 23, formally announced a deal for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, during a ceremony at the White House.The order, previously attributed to an uniden...

Oct 23, 2017 AKKUYU NUCLEAR obtained the Limited Construction Permit for Turkey's first ever nuclear power plant

Dhaka: AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, which implements the construction of the first ever nuclear power plant in Turkey received Limited Construction Permit (LCP) from the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK)....

Oct 23, 2017 EEPC India’s flagship INDEE event in Dhaka from November 2

Dhaka: EEPC ( Engineering Export Promotion Council) of India, will be organising India-Bangladesh INDEE, a flagship engineering exhibition at International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka from Nove...

Oct 22, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines increasing flights

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has announced increase of flights on three international and two domestic routes to provide better connectivity, during its ensuing winter schedule., starting from October 29...

Oct 17, 2017 Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch resigns

Muscat: Oman Air, the country's national carrier, has announced that the board of directors has accepted the resignation of CEO Paul Gregorowitsch.Dutch national Paul Gregorowitsch, who previously...

Oct 17, 2017 Visit Dubai with Emirates’ Special Offer

Dhaka: Emirates has recently launched a special offer for Bangladeshi passengers traveling to the United States, Canada, Europe or Africa to avail a complimentary 96-hour UAE visa*.First and Business ...

Oct 14, 2017 Qantas, Emirates unveil additional network changes

CANBERRA: Qantas and Emirates have unveiled additional network changes under their joint partnership. From March 2018, Emirates will stop flying from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland and instead foc...

Oct 14, 2017 SAE becomes fully owned Airbus subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR: Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), an MRO centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and partially owned by Airbus since 2011, has become a fully owned Airbus subsidiary, following the acqui...

Oct 12, 2017 Airbus Corporate Jets receives A319neo order

TOULOUSE: Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has received a new A319neo order from an undisclosed customer in Asia that is trading up from a traditional business jet.With the ability to fly eight passeng...

Oct 12, 2017 Qatar Airways to increase Seychelles capacity

DOHA: Qatar Airways is to upgrade flights to Seychelles with an Airbus A330 aircraft, starting October 29. The 260-seat A330 aircraft will increase the airline’s current daily capacity by 130 per ce...

Oct 12, 2017 First-ever five-star airport hotel of Bangladesh will be in Chittagong

CHITTAGONG: The groundbreaking ceremony of The Peninsula Chittagong Airport Garden, the first-ever five-star airport hotel in Bangladesh, was held at Patenga in the port city on October 8.The hote...

Oct 12, 2017 US-Bangla offers attractive fare & better timing to Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines is now offering attractive fare and better timing on its Boeing 737-800 flights to Cox,s Bazar from Dhaka.The airline is now operating three flights a day between Dhaka a...

Oct 10, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux announce codeshare partnership

Dubai: Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have announced that they will be entering into a codeshare partnership for air cargo transportation. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, E...

Oct 10, 2017 First A330-800 gears up to first in 2018

TOULOUSE: As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites ...

Oct 10, 2017 Qatar Airways Cargo takes delivery of 13th B777 Freighter

DOHA: Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its thirteenth Boeing B777 freighter. Continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier...

Oct 09, 2017 Qatar Airways will launch flights to St Petersburg

DOHA: Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch flights to St. Petersburg, Russia later this year, doubling the Russian routes operated by the airline.The new daily service, which starts on Decem...

Oct 09, 2017 The OIC Tourism Minister’s meet in Dhaka postponed

DHAKA: The 10th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM), scheduled to be held in Dhaka from November 12 to 14, 2017 has been postponed.In a letter on October 3 to Bangladesh Minister for Fo...

Oct 09, 2017 NOVOAIR hosts Mezban for Chittagong residents

CHITTAGONG : NOVOAIR, one of the leading private airlines in Bangladesh, organized a Mezban for its top clients and elite of the port city of Chittagong.Held on Saturday, the traditional Chittagon...

Oct 08, 2017 Qatar Airways launches Two Seats, One Great Offer campaign

DHAKA: Qatar Airways invites passengers to take advantage of its latest “two seats, one great offer” sales campaign, providing First and Business Class passengers a special discount when booking t...

Oct 07, 2017 Oman Air winds up its operations from Bangladesh

DHAKA: Oman Air, national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is winding up its operations to Bangladesh with the departure of its last flight from Chittagong WY 312 on October 30. The Airline currently ...

Oct 04, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines becomes Title Sponsor of Chittagong Travel Mart 2017

DHAKA: Leading private Airline- US-Bangla Airlines - has become Title Sponsor of the Chittagong Travel Mart-2017, to be held in the port city of Chittagong from November 16, 2017.Premier travel Pu...

Oct 02, 2017 Emirates and flydubai partnership announces first codeshare routes

DUBAI: Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today (October 2) announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents....

Oct 02, 2017 Kolkata in top 100 global travel destinations.

DHAKA: Kolkata has been featured in the top 100 travel destinations globally along with the six Indian cities, according to Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017.The other five Indian ci...

Oct 02, 2017 Pilot dies on board Etihad Airways flight to Amsterdam

Abu Dhabi: A pilot passed away while he was operating an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, forcing the flight to divert its path and make an emergency landing in Kuwait.In a state...

Oct 02, 2017 Shangri-La to open major MICE hotel in Colombo in November

COLOMBO: Shangri-La Hotel Colombo will be one of the most extensive and versatile events venues in Sri Lanka when it opens in November 2017.The hotel will boast over 3,500 sqm of events space incl...

Oct 02, 2017 Etihad Aviation appoints Douglas as Group CEO

ABU DHABI: Etihad Aviation has appointed Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2018.Douglas will join Etihad from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he ha...

Sep 28, 2017 Sixth Asian Tourism Fair 2017 on in city

DHAKA: Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, inaugurated the three-day Sixth Asian Tourism Fair 2017 at Bashundhara Convention Centre in the city on September 28.Organised by...

Sep 28, 2017 Amadeus confirms check in systems crash at airports worldwide

MADRID: Travellers were left waiting in airports from Singapore to Baltimore on September 28 because of a technical problem with an airline check-in system. Some airports have reported that the issue ...

Sep 28, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo obtains revalidation of pharma certification at Dubai hub

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo,cargo transportation division of Emirates Airline has received a revalidation of the European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP) certification for pharma operations at...

Sep 26, 2017 World Tourism Day will be observed on Sept 27

DHAKA: World Tourism Day will be observed on September 27 in Bangladesh, as elsewhere in the world, with the theme “Sustainable Tourism-a Tool for Development.”This was disclosed by Rashed Kha...

Sep 25, 2017 Qatar Airways to increase flights to Sohar

DOHA: Qatar Airways is to operate four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate of Oman, from October 1.The additional flights to Sohar, which increase the numbe...

Sep 24, 2017 PAL aircraft makes technical stop in Bangladesh

MANILA: Philippine Airlines has taken delivery of its second bi-class next generation Bombardier Q400. The 86-seat plane, to be utilised for select intra-domestic routes, departed from Toronto and mad...

Sep 24, 2017 Qatar launches ETA system

DOHA: Qatar is to make Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) systemavailable to visitors of all nationalities who hold valid residence permits or visas from either in the United Kingdom, United States...

Sep 24, 2017 Rosewood to take over US embassy in London

LONDON: Rosewood has been appointed by global real estate investment firm Qatari Diar to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel located on Grosvenor Square in London’s prestigious Mayfair district.Set...

Sep 24, 2017 Gulf Air to increase Istanbul flights

MANAMA: Gulf Air is to increase the number of flights to Istanbul, Turkey by launching a daily service, effective early November 2017.Last year Gulf Air celebrated the 30th anniversary of its dire...

Sep 23, 2017 Fourth Boeing B737-800 joins US-Bangla Airlines fleet

Dhaka: The fourth Boeing B737-800 aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:12pm on September 23.Imran Asif, Chief Executive Officer, US-Bangla Airlines...

Sep 23, 2017 Food festival held at Green Mall of TSC

DHAKA: Shera Swadey Joy, a food festival patronised by “Clemon,” organised at the initiative of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) with the cooperation of Department of Tourism and Hospitality ...

Sep 23, 2017 Bangladesh top source country of Indian medical tourism market

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Maldives are the leading source countries for medical tourists. The three countries together account for around 55 per cent share of the Indian medical touri...

Sep 23, 2017 Visa launches concierge app in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Visa has launched concierge mobile app in Singapore that enables cardholders to access a host of services on their mobile phone. Downloadable on iOS App Store and Google Android Store, Sing...

Sep 23, 2017 Japan Airlines orders four more Dreamliners

TOKYO: Japan Airlines has ordered four more Boeing B787-8 Dreamliners. The order is valued at more than US$900 million at current list prices, and will expand JAL's Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes....

Sep 23, 2017 Boeing 747s up for auction in China

SHENZHEN: Three Boeing 747s have landed on the auction arm of Taobao, China's leading eBay-like service.The planes have been in storage in the cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen since 2013, after the...

Sep 23, 2017 New range of limited edition amenity kits on Qatar Airways

DOHA: A new range of limited edition amenity kits from luxury luggage brands BRIC’S and Nappa Dori have made their debut on board Qatar Airways.BRIC’S limited edition luxury amenity kits come ...

Sep 23, 2017 United organises special flight to bid B747 farewell

SAN FRANCISCO: To celebrate the retirement of the Boeing B747, United Airlines Flight 747 from San Francisco to Honolulu on November 7 will be the airline's farewell flight to the B747 fleet.The j...

Sep 21, 2017 Indian Food Festival at Four Points by Sheraton from Sept 21

DHAKA: A multiple variety of tasteful foods are ready to take the centre of “The Eatery” restaurant at the “Indian Food Festival” from September 21-30. JW Marriott Kolkata chef Gopal Krishna, ...

Sep 21, 2017 Thai Food Festival at The Westin Dhaka

DHAKA: The Westin Dhaka is presenting Thai Food Festival “Exotic Thailand.” The food festival will take place for a week at Seasonal Tastes, the buffet restaurant of The Westin Dhaka, where all th...

Sep 21, 2017 Delta to retire all Boeing B747s by year-end

HONOLULU: Delta customers and employees began saying their goodbyes to the airline's Boeing B747 fleet as the aircraft operated its final Tokyo-Narita to Honolulu flight. It then made a rare appearanc...

Sep 20, 2017 Airbus delivers first China-made wide-body A330

TIANJIN: Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with Ch...

Sep 19, 2017 BPC announces elaborate program to observe World Tourism Day - 2017

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has announced an elaborate program in observance of the World Tourism Day - 2017, which falls on September 27As part of that program Janab Rashed K...

Sep 19, 2017 UNWTO approves Tourism Ethics Convention

MADRID: The member States of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) approved on September 15 an historical document - the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the ...

Sep 18, 2017 EFTA takes delivery of first training aircraft

DUBAI: Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) has taken delivery of its first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft in Dubai. These are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that ha...

Sep 18, 2017 AirAsia overhauls loyalty programme

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has overhauled its loyalty programme to make it easier for customers to earn AirAsia BIG Points. The Freedom Flyer Programme, powered by AirAsia BIG Loyalty, is based on a member...

Sep 18, 2017 Robi, Uber partners to bring innovative digital services

DHAKA: The country’s leading mobile network operator, Robi has formed a partnership with world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, Uber to bring innovative digital services to its customers....

Sep 18, 2017 United Airlines increases A350 order

WASHINGTON: United Airlines has increased the number of Airbus A350 aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 aircraft...

Sep 17, 2017 Kashmir eyes high-end Bangladeshi tourists

SRINAGAR: High-end travellers from Bangladesh have the economic potential to be Kashmir’s prospective tourists. Tourist arrivals from Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia to Kashmir have witnessed a su...

Sep 17, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines to help Rohingya children

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading airlines of the country, has announced its pledge to help Rohingya refugees, specially children.The airline management has decided to donate a portion...

Sep 16, 2017 Zurab new Secretary General UNWTO

CHENGDU: Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for the period 2018-...

Sep 16, 2017 Uber launches PREMIER in Dhaka

DHAKA: Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, on September 15 announced the launch of PREMIER, an in-app upscale ride option. Riders will now be able to select and enjoy a plush rid...

Sep 16, 2017 Qatar Airways will launch flights to Adana

DOHA: Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch direct flights to Adana in southern Turkey. The new thrice weekly service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and...

Sep 16, 2017 Bombardier releases 20-year market forecast

OTTAWA: The 100 to 150-seat segment will represent 70 per cent of aircraft needs during the period 2017-2036 with 6,800 aircraft valued at US$580 billion, according to Bombardier’s new market foreca...

Sep 14, 2017 Malaysia Airlines signs MoU for 16 Boeing aircraft

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing for 16 airplanes. The MoU converts eight of Malaysia Airlines' existing order for Boeing B737 MAX aircraft in...

Sep 14, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines carries diplomats to Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading airlines of the country, carried 40 diplomats from different countries and some Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials to Cox’s Bazar and back on Septemb...

Sep 11, 2017 Emirates Celebrates 100th A 380 Delivery With Fare Sale Across Its Global Network

Dhaka: Emirates is celebrating the historic delivery of their 100th flagship Airbus 380 aircraft with a fare sale from Bangladesh to exciting destinations across Emirates global network, such as Dubai...

Sep 10, 2017 Airline passengers in Europe can claim 5.5 Billion Euros for flight delays and cancellations

PARIS: Airline passengers in Europe can claim, as many as 5.5 billion Euros for flight delays in cancellations in summer this year.This year’s summer holidays are coming to an end all over Europ...

Sep 10, 2017 Tourist arrival continues to grow in Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand expects to enjoy continued growth both in tourist arrivals and tourism revenue during the 3rd quarter of this year.International visitor arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 8....

Sep 10, 2017 Banglalink launches PROpaid with two exclusive postpaid packages

DHAKA: Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh has launched PROpaid, an innovative postpaid product for digitally centered individuals and transitioning y...

Sep 10, 2017 Babu’s photo show on Paris held at AFD

DHAKA: Photojournalist Fojit Sheikh Babu presented an exhibition of photographs he had taken in Paris at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi in the city recently.Dr Jamal Abu Sayeed of ...

Sep 10, 2017 Babu’s photo show on Paris held at AFD

DHAKA: Photojournalist Fojit Sheikh Babu presented an exhibition of photographs he had taken in Paris at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi in the city recently.Dr Jamal Abu Sayeed of ...

Sep 10, 2017 NOVOAIR inducts 4th ATR to its fleet

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, the country's one of the leading private airline, has added one more 68-seater ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet, raising its ATR 72-500 model aircraft number to four.The aircraft l...

Sep 10, 2017 Emirates cancels Florida flights due to Hurricane Irma

DUBAI: Emirates has been forced to cancel several flights to and from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando as Hurricane Irma sets its sights on Florida.Flights EK213 from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale and EK214...

Sep 10, 2017 Irma damages famous Sint Maarten airport

SINT MAARTEN: The award-winning Princess Juliana airport in Sint Maarten in the Carribean has been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma.Available images of the famous airport, where planes fly overh...

Sep 09, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines offers holiday packages to Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines is offering attractive holiday packages to tourist destinations in Thailand – Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.Credit card users will be able to avail the packages through p...

Sep 09, 2017 AirAsia launches red carpet service in Thailand

Bangkok: AirAsia has launched a premium service for passengers in Thailand. The “AirAsia Red Carpet” service allows travellers to use an exclusive check-in counter, enjoy pre-flight food and bever...

Sep 09, 2017 TAT launches WeChat App for Chinese visitors

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application for Chinese visitors.The app allows those in China, or Thailand, to ask for tourist informat...

Sep 07, 2017 Abdul Khaliq new CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering

ABU DHABI: Abdul Khaliq Saeed has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways Engineering, replacing Jeff Wilkinson, who is leaving the post after 11 years with the company.Saeed h...

Sep 07, 2017 Boeing raises forecast for new Airplane demand in China

BEIJING: Boeing has forecast a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in China over the next 20 years, valued at nearly US$1.1 trillion.Boeing's annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released in B...

Sep 07, 2017 Changi Airport's Terminal 4 commences operations Oct 31

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport's new Terminal 4 (T4) will commence operations on 31 October 2017. The terminal will feature Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST), a suite of self-service options for departing pa...

Sep 06, 2017 Mac Ewan now GM of PARKROYAL Saigon

HO CHI MINH CITY: E J Mac Ewan, has been transferred to the gorgeous and dynamic PARKROYAL Saigon Hotel, in the economically and tourist developing vibrant, Ho Chi Minh City of beautiful Vietnam as th...

Sep 06, 2017 Qatar Airways serves fresh Norwegian salmon in First, Business Class

DOHA: A Qatar-based company is using traditional Scandinavian methods to expertly smoke fresh Norwegian salmon, which is now being served on board Qatar Airways flights.Customers flying in the air...

Sep 06, 2017 Club Med signs first resort in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Club Med has unveiled plans to open it’s first resort in Sri Lanka. The all-inclusive Club Med Ceylon will be located in Sri Lanka’s South West Province in the small town of Beruwela, a 9...

Sep 06, 2017 Sofitel opens tallest hotel in Guiyang

BEIJING: Accor has expanded its portfolio of Sofitel hotels with the opening of the Sofitel Guiyang Hunter in China’s Southwest Guizhou Province.Sofitel Guiyang Hunter, the tallest hotel in the ...

Sep 06, 2017 Etihad deploys Dreamliner daily on Amsterdam route

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways has introduced its Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft on its daily service to Amsterdam.The move comes after the carrier operated the B787-9 to and from Schiphol Airport in ...

Sep 06, 2017 Dubai chosen as Cathay Pacific's main regional hub

DHAKA: A Cathay Pacific Airways passenger plane takes off at Hong Kong Airport. The carrier has announced a regional management shake-up.Bobby Yip / ReutersA Cathay Pacific Airways passenger plane...

Sep 06, 2017 Asia Pacific airlines see strong cargo growth

DHAKA: Preliminary AAPA traffic figures for July show a 3.4% increase in international passengers compared to the same month last year, combined with double-digit growth in air cargo demand.Prelim...

Aug 31, 2017 Emirates-sponsored “Stars on Board” cruise offers Arab fans a memorable voyage

Dubai: Emirates carried thousands of fans from around the world to be part of a unique musical voyage with the “Stars on Board” 2017 cruise which took place onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship...

Aug 31, 2017 Qatar Airways launches daily flights to Kiev

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched flights between Doha and Boryspil International Airport, near Kiev, Ukraine. Qatar Airways received a warm welcome recently when it launched the first direct flights b...

Aug 30, 2017 Bloop ice cream festival at Sonargaon from Sept 3

DHAKA: “Bloop Ice Cream Yummy Fest,” a three-day festival offering unlimited ice cream and lots of fun, will be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka from September 3 to 5.There will be free gam...

Aug 30, 2017 Peninsula’s Eid-ul-Azha promotions

CHITTAGONG: Eid Family Package: This Eid-Ul-Azha, let go of all your stress and cherish the holidays at The Peninsula Chittagong. Check-in and out at any time and enjoy a splendid stay with your spous...

Aug 30, 2017 AirAsia Group CEO to speak at PATA Youth Symposium

BANGKOK: Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).Organised by the Association’s...

Aug 28, 2017 Qatar Airways CEO elected Chairman, IATA Board of Governors

MONTREAL: Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways has been elected Chairman of the Board of Governors, International Air Transport Association (IATA), effective June 2018.The rotating...

Aug 28, 2017 Dublin WFS to focus on sustaining airlines’ financial health

GENEVA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2017 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on sustaining airlines’ financial health and speeding delivery of indust...

Aug 26, 2017 US Travel Warning for Bangladesh

WASHINGTON DC: The US Department has updated travel warning to reflect the change in the US Embassy in Dhaka’s status to “partially accompanied,” effective August 24, 2017, allowing all spouses/...

Aug 26, 2017 CWT releases Connected Traveller Study results

PARIS: Business travellers are bringing more devices and feel more productive with those when they are on the road conducting business, according to the results of a new study conducted by Carlson Wag...

Aug 26, 2017 New Saudi budget carrier- Flyadeal to commence flights next month

JEDDAH -(AFP): Saudi Arabia's new budget carrier Flyadeal will start flying next month, as the kingdom seeks to expand air services to boost tourism in a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy....

Aug 24, 2017 Hilsha receives certificate as GI product

DHAKA: “At least one famous product from every district of the country will getGeographical Indication(GI) status and will be recognised internationally.”“Just as we proved Jamdani Saree...

Aug 24, 2017 New elevated skytrains for Thailand

Bangkok:Bombardier Transportation has announced 2 contracts for its Innovia Monorail 300 system for 2 mass rapid transit lines in Thailand. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin.The...

Aug 24, 2017 Qatar Airways signs interline partnership with Vistara

NEW DELHI: Qatar Airways has entered into a new interline partnership with growing, full-service Indian airline Vistara.The interline agreement allows Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel seamles...

Aug 24, 2017 Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways sign cargo agreement

BANGKOK: Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways have signed a special prorate agreement (SPA) to strengthen their cargo networks.Amornrat Kongsawat, Senior Director - Cargo and Charter at Bangkok Airway...

Aug 24, 2017 Cathay Dragon signs MoU for 32 Airbus A321 neo aircraft

TOULOUSE: Cathay Dragon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft.The MOU, signed on Au...

Aug 23, 2017 Turkish Cargo sees double-digit growth in freight traffic in first half 2017

ISTANBUL: Turkish Cargo continues to increase its share in the global air cargo market with 24 percent year-on-year growth in revenue within the first half of 2017.The Istanbul flag carrier, which...

Aug 23, 2017 Irving to facilitate Orbis’ Flying Eye Hospital Program

DHAKA: Irving Aviation Ltd. (IAL) will support the 10th Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) Program, conducted by Orbis International Bangladesh ,as the Logistic Partner. An agreement to this effect was signed ...

Aug 23, 2017 NOVOAIR donates medicines for flood victims

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, one of the country's leading private airlines, has distributed emergency medicines among the flood victims in Kurigram and Nilphamari districts.AKM Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager, M...

Aug 23, 2017 Qantas targets China with Fliggy

CANBERRA: Travellers are set to benefit from a new agreement between Qantas and Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, which will allow customers to book Qantas flights directly on ...

Aug 22, 2017 Macao to host 40th PATA Travel Mart

BANGKOK: Macao is to host 40th edition of the PATA Travel Mart, Asia-Pacific’s premier travel trade show from September 13 to 15, 2017. To be be held at The Venetian Macao, the Mart will offer an ex...

Aug 22, 2017 Qatar Airways launches Pre-Select Dining service

DOHA: Qatar Airways has enhanced its in-flight dining service for premium class passengers by giving them the freedom to create a personalised dining experience every time they travel on long-haul fli...

Aug 21, 2017 Qatar Airways to increase Flights to Dhaka

DOHA: Qatar Airways is to increase flights to Dhaka from two to three flights per day and to Colombo from four to five flights per day, effective September 1.The additional non-stop, daily service...

Aug 21, 2017 Delta Cargo can carry Envirotainer RAP e2, IATA

MONTREAL: Following the award of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma logistics Certification in July, Delta Cargo has been approved for the carriage of the Envirotai...

Aug 20, 2017 NOVOAIR signs MoU with Premier Bank

Dhaka: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NOVOAIR and Premier Bank.Mes-bah-ul-Islam, Head of Marketing and Sales, NOVOAIR and Mamun Rashid, Executive Vice President, Premier Ba...

Aug 20, 2017 Qatar Duty Free opens third Gold Shop at HIA

DOHA: Qatar Duty Free has opened its third Gold shop at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha. The new shop sells a wide variety of gold and diamonds – with pieces ranging from 9ct to 24ct in ye...

Aug 19, 2017 US Bangla Airlines to operate additional flights during Eid- Ul- Adha

Dhaka: During the upcoming Eid-Ul –Adha US Bangla Airline has decided to deploy additional flights in various domestic routes, starting from August 29.Pre-Eid additional flights from Dhaka inclu...

Aug 19, 2017 Emirates deploys extra flights for the Hajj season

Dubai: Emirates is operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.Emirates will be operati...

Aug 19, 2017 Shree Airlines launches regional jet service

KATHMANDU: Shree Airlines, the largest operator of helicopters in Nepal, has launched a new regional jet service with Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft. Shree Airlines acquired three CRJ Series aircraft,...

Aug 19, 2017 American Airlines to launch new flights to Europe

EUROPE: American Airlines has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Europe with new flights to Budapest (BUD) and Prague (PRG) from Philadelphia, and additional service to Venice (VCE) from Chica...

Aug 19, 2017 First Airbus A320 built in US takes flight

US: The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus’ US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time.The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley...

Aug 17, 2017 255 tourists left hanging in cable car

TAIWAN: More than 250 passengers were left stranded on a cable car ride in Taiwan on Tuesday, following a power outage.A local news paper reports that all cable cars at the Maokong Gondolas, a maj...

Aug 17, 2017 Country’s First Ever Co-Branded Titanium Grocery Credit Card launched

DHAKA: Mastercard in partnership with Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) has launched the firs ever co branded Titanium Grocery Credit Card in Bangladesh for Shwapno customers at a ceremony held today at Pan Pac...

Aug 16, 2017 Emirates’ new First Class product to be unveiled in November

Dhaka: Emirates’ new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November. Making its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature 6 private su...

Aug 14, 2017 NOVOAIR to operate additional flights during Eid

DHAKA: On the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, NOVOAIR will operate additional flights on Saidpur and Jessore routes.Considering the need for safe and comfortable journey during holy Eid of the airli...

Aug 13, 2017 Reza made Cathay Pacific’s Country Manager for Bangladesh and Bhutan

DHAKA: Cathay Pacific on August 12 announced that Ahmed Reza has been appointed as the airline’s Country Manager – Bangladesh and Bhutan with effect from August 1. Reza will be responsible for ove...

Aug 13, 2017 Qatar Airways launches dedicated 24 hours Customer Service channel on Twitter

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched a bilingual and dedicated 24 hours Customer Service channel on Twitter QRsupportUsing the dedicated support handle of QRsupport, passengers can raise their enquiri...

Aug 13, 2017 Qatar Airways launches dedicated 24/7 Customer Service channel on Twitter

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched a bilingual and dedicated 24/7 Customer Service channel on Twitter QRsupport Using the dedicated support handle of QRsupport, passengers can raise their enquiries and ...

Aug 13, 2017 Qatar Airways launches dedicated 24/7 Customer Service channel on Twitter

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched a bilingual and dedicated 24/7 Customer Service channel on Twitter: @QRsupport Using the dedicated support handle of @QRsupport, passengers can raise their enquiries a...

Aug 13, 2017 Boeing Board elects Caroline Kennedy as new Director

WASHINGTON: The Boeing Board of Directors has elected Caroline B Kennedy as a new member. Kennedy, 59, served as US Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney."Ambassador ...

Aug 13, 2017 UAE opens temporary air corridor to Qatar Airways

DHAKA: Following a directive from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UAE has “temporarily” opened a new air corridor for Qatar Airways aircraft wanting to land in Doha.T...

Aug 12, 2017 Ctg travel agents demand allotment of permanent capping

CHITTAGONG: Several travels agent of Chittagong have asked Malaysian Airlines to allot permanent capping for travel agents in Chittagong.Now travel agents have to call Malaysia Airlines for allotm...

Aug 12, 2017 HSIA fire extinguished

DHAKA: The fire that stopped Shahjalal International Airport in its tracks has been put out. It originated from Air India's office on the second floor of the main building around 1:30pm on Friday, Abd...

Aug 10, 2017 United apologises for death of dog on flight

HOUSTON: United Airlines has apologized to the owners of dog who died in an aircraft cargo hold during a flight from Houston to San Francisco, the latest death of an animal under the airline's care....

Aug 09, 2017 Index Holdings, Best Western Hotels and Resorts sign MoU

DHAKA: A MoU and franchise signing ceremony between Index Holdings Ltd, sister concern of Index Companies and Best Western Hotels and Resorts, US was held at the Grand Ballroom, The Westin Dhaka in th...

Aug 08, 2017 French Civil Aviation Authority certifies Evoplus

PARIS: An advanced screening and management platform, Checkpoint.Evoplus has been certified by STAC, the French civil aviation authority technical centre.The first solution for multiplexed image a...

Aug 07, 2017 Grooming session for participants held in the city

DHAKA: Grooming session for the participants of the Meizan - Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017 TV Reality Show was held today, Monday at the Hotel Abakash in the city. Forty participants, pr...

Aug 07, 2017 Cantonese food festival at Radisson Blu Dhaka

DHAKA: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hosts “A Taste of Canton” ,the first ever Cantonese Food Festival in Bangladesh from August 10 to 19, offering food lovers a wide variety of Cantonese delica...

Aug 06, 2017 Emirates revamps Onboard Lounge

Dubai: Emirates’ much talked and newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 serv...

Aug 05, 2017 Rejoice your precious bond

DHAKA: This Friendship Day, let Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka’s selection of sparkling concoctions infuse a new dimension to get-together with friends at Pool Café.Forget all your worries and tak...

Aug 05, 2017 KLM chooses GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software

AMSTERDAM: Honeywell has been chosen to provide fuel-management services across KLM's fleet of 115 commercial aircraft and four Martinair cargo aircraft.Using data analysis, reporting and monitori...

Aug 05, 2017 Boeing forecasts demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India

NEW DELHI: Boeing has forecast a demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India, valued at US$290 billion, over the next 20 years.Boeing expects single-aisle airplanes, like the B737 MAX family, will con...

Aug 05, 2017 Manzo new WTTC President & CEO

LONDON: The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has appointed Gloria Guevara Manzo as President and CEO.Guevara served as Secretary of Tourism for Mexico and CEO of the Mexican Tourism Board f...

Aug 03, 2017 Problems related to Haj will go soon: Menon

DHAKA: All the Haj-related problems, including flight schedule debacle, will be resolved within a day or two, Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism said on August 2.He came up...

Aug 01, 2017 Asif Chowdhury nominated for Gusi Peace Prize Award

DHAKA: Asif A. Chowdhury, CEO of Chowdhury Group and Honorary Consul of Chile in Bangladesh, has been nominated for the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize International for his passion and achievements in l...

Aug 01, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines to launch Doha operations on October 1

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, a leading private sector airline in Bangladesh , will start regular flight operations on Dhaka-Chittagong-Doha route from October 01, 2017. Initially four flights a week wil...

Aug 01, 2017 Novoair announces promotional fares for Dhaka-Chittagong route

Dhaka: Novoair, a leading private sector airline of the country offers special fare on Dhaka-Chittagong-Dhaka route with effect from today, August 1.One way fare on the route starts from Tk. 2,800...

Jul 30, 2017 Tourism reporting better, more positive now

Dhaka: When I took over as Minister for Civil aviation and Tourism, I found a lot of negative reporting on tourism, but that is gone.Tourism reporting is better and more positive now. This is defi...

Jul 27, 2017 Now airlines to charge for hand luggage

DHAKA: Jet2 has brought in a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not get put in the hold. Prices start at £2.59 per person per bag each way, meaning a couple going away for the weekend wou...

Jul 25, 2017 Emirates hosts Afghan female role model in aviation for simulator challenge

Dhaka: Championing the importance of women’s contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz, first Afghan civilian female pilot for a Boeing 777 simul...

Jul 25, 2017 Emirates to operate daily service to Khartoum

Dhaka: Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Khartoum from five to seven a week starting 8 August 2017. The two additional flights will operate on a Tuesda...

Jul 24, 2017 Biman’s first hajj flight leaves Dhaka

Dhaka: Ranga Provat, a Boeing 777-300 ER of the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 418 pilgrims on board left Hazra Shahjalal International Airport this morning at 7:45 hrs.Rashed Kha...

Jul 23, 2017 Master of Tax Management program introduced at DU

DHAKA: Department of Banking and Insurance, University of Dhaka (DU), in collaboration with the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has launched the Master of Tax Management program .Earlier, the degr...

Jul 20, 2017 Saudia launches low cost carrier

DHAKA: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced the setting up of a new low cost carrier, known as Flyadeal, which is expected to start operating shortly.Director-general of Saudia Saleh bin ...

Jul 20, 2017 Kalutara, Sri Lanka boosts Luxury Resort with Muslim-Friendly Facilities

COLOMBO: Turyaa Kalutara is a 5-star ocean-front hotel in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, that has been awarded a 3-star Crescent Rating based on the Halal-friendly services that are available for Muslim guests....

Jul 20, 2017 Jet Airways in expansion spree, adds 96 new weekly flights

MUMBAI: India's second largest airline Jet AirwaysBSE 0.52 % announced on July 18 that it would add 96 new flights on the domestic network during the Monsoon season, including 14 new direct, non-stop ...

Jul 20, 2017 Qatar Airways airlifts 330 Holstein cows to Doha

DOHA: Qatar Airways Cargo has transported the country’s first two shipments of 330 Holstein cows from Europe on a Boeing B777 freighter, says a press release.These initial shipments are part of ...

Jul 20, 2017 UNWTO Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

DHAKA: Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundat...

Jul 19, 2017 Saudia says laptop ban on US flights ends

KHOBAR: A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday.In Ma...

Jul 19, 2017 TripZip conducts ‘Don’t Do Campaign’ to protect environment

DHAKA: TripZip, a young start-up, conducted a campaign jointly with Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), to develop responsible behaviour among the young tourists of Bangladesh through “Don’t Do Campai...

Jul 18, 2017 Biman passengers to enjoy discount at Apollo hospitals in India

DHAKA : Passengers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will enjoy five percent discount at any branch of Apollo Hospitals chain in India.Nazmul Anam ,Director of Biman Holidays and Group Jithu Jose, Gene...

Jul 17, 2017 Emirates and flydubai announce extensive partnership agreement

Dubai: Emirates and flydubai today, July 17 unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will co...

Jul 17, 2017 DHL managing Cathay Pacific, and Cathay Dragon's aircraft MRO

HONG KONG: DHL Supply Chain has begun managing all of Cathay Pacific Airways' and Cathay Dragon's aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul logistics activities at their Hong Kong International Airpor...

Jul 16, 2017 Emirates’ 41st Dedicated Lounge at Boston Logan Airport

Dhaka: Emirates announced the grand opening of its 41st dedicated lounge located at Boston Logan International Airport on July 13.The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class cust...

Jul 15, 2017 Jet Airways ends American Airlines partnership

DHAKA: India’s Jet Airways and U.S. major, American Airlines, this week announced the cancellation of their partnership, following last week’s unconfirmed news that Delta Air Lines is interested i...

Jul 15, 2017 Biman to transport 63500 hajj pilgrims in 2017

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will transport 63 thousand 500 hajj pilgrims in this year’s hajj season. This year, 1,27,000 hajj pilgrims are expected to go to Saudi Arabia to perform haj.Acco...

Jul 12, 2017 flydubai to roll out new uniform

DHAKA: Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced on July 11, the roll out of a new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation. The new design will be worn by more than 2,500 uniformed staff ac...

Jul 11, 2017 Emirates expands free Wi-Fi for economy class passengers

DHAKA: Emirates has expanded its free in-flight Wi-Fi service, doubling the amount of complimentary connectivity it provides in economy class.Effective immediately, all economy class passengers an...

Jul 11, 2017 Thailand’s ICAO security audit starts

BANGKOK: International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will make its security inspection in Thailand from July 11-21, as part of its universal security audit programme – continuous monitoring app...

Jul 10, 2017 US laptop ban lifted on Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights.Both carriers said they had worked with US...

Jul 09, 2017 Photo Exhibition by EBL employee held

DHAKA:A 3-day exhibition featuring 33 photographs by Eastern Bank employees ended at Drik Gallery in the city yesterday,July 8.Hashem Khan, renowned painter, inaugurated the photo exhibition as ch...

Jul 09, 2017 Sera Bangalee Award to be conferred on Tommy Miah

KOLKATA: Tommy Miah of The Original Raj, Edinburgh, United Kingdom fame, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Pratyahik Khabar Sera Bangalee Award (The Outstanding Global Bengali Awar...

Jul 08, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines will start flights to Doha Sept 1

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s leading premium airline, will be starting operations to its seventh international destination Doha on September 1.Initially four flights will be operated...

Jul 08, 2017 Last minute increase of airfare put Hajj agencies in trouble

DHAKA: Last minute enhancement of airfare by the airlines, transporting pilgrims to the Holy Land from Bangladesh, have put the Hajj agencies in trouble as they will have to bear the increased fare....

Jul 08, 2017 Malindo Air apologises for flight delay due to technical reasons

DHAKA: Malindo Air has experienced flight delay recently as two aircraft were grounded earlier last week due to technical reasons. The airline has insisted the aircraft to be back to operation when th...

Jul 06, 2017 Qatar Airways removed from US laptop ban list

DOHA: Qatar Airways has joined two other major long-haul carriers in the Gulf in getting off a US laptop ban list.The airline on July said that with "immediate effect, all personal electronic devi...

Jul 06, 2017 NOVOAIR opens sales counter in Motijheel

DHAKA: With a view to ensure better and efficient services to the valued passengers, one of the country’s leading private airlines NOVOAIR, inaugurated its sales counter at Karim Chamber in Motijhee...

Jul 06, 2017 China Aviation Supplies to buy 140 Airbus aircraft

BERLIN: China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed with Airbus a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase of a total of 140 aircraft. The agreement comprises of 100 A320 Family air...

Jul 06, 2017 Emirates’ double daily service to Brussels soon

Dubai: Emirates will introduce an additional daily flight toBrussels, complementing Emirates’ existing schedule and providing adouble-daily service to customers from 29 October 2017.“The n...

Jul 05, 2017 Airlines request passengers to carry identity cards

DHAKA: Airlines of the country requested their passengers on July 5 to carry valid identity cards while travelling on their domestic routes.The airlines’ request came following a directive from ...

Jul 05, 2017 Divine passengers fly Business Class

XIAMEN: Images of three revered Chinese deity statues went viral on social media after they were seen travelling in business class on a flight from China's port city of Xiamen to the Malaysian capital...

Jul 05, 2017 US laptop ban lifted for Emirates flights

DHAKA: Emirates has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States.In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly ...

Jul 05, 2017 Turkish Cargo to provide fast connections between Baltic region, Central Asia

RIGA: Turkish Airlines' cargo carrier Turkish Cargo plans to provide very fast connections between the Baltic region and the Central Asia, Africa, Middle East and Far East, the airline's Efe Ozler, Re...

Jul 05, 2017 US lifts laptop ban on flights from Turkey

ISTANBUL: A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on July 5, Turkey’s Dogan news agency reporte...

Jul 05, 2017 ICAO team starts audit of Nepal’s aviation standards

KATHMANDU: A team of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) formally started audit of Nepal's aviation sector from July 4.In an interaction with officials of Civil Aviation Authority of ...

Jul 03, 2017 US lifts ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: The United States has lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures.Etihad ...

Jul 03, 2017 India’s hospitality, travel industry expect initial problems

NEW DELHI: India’s hospitality and travel industry players expect teething issues to crop up at least in the first few months of GST implementation but are not unduly worried, expecting support from...

Jul 03, 2017 Aviation security collective global responsibility: AAPA

DHAKA: "Aviation security is a collective global responsibility. We urge all governments, in conjunction with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), to work together more closely with i...

Jul 03, 2017 EBL adjudged ‘Best Bank in Bangladesh’ by the Finance Asia

Dhaka: Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO of Eastern Bank Limited, with the trophy of the ‘Best Bank in Bangladesh’ award at the Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2017, held in...

Jul 02, 2017 IATA hails US enhanced security requirements

MONTREAL: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require enhanced security measures as an alternative to...

Jul 02, 2017 Four accolades for Turkish Airlines at the Skytrax World Airline Awards

Paris: Turkish Airlines has been adjudged Best Airline in Southern Europe at the 2017 Skytrax World Airlines Awards, held in Paris recently. The airline also picked up Best Business Class Onboard Cate...

Jul 01, 2017 Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines enter into code share agreements

DHAKA: China Southern Airlines and Etihad Airways’ has signed code share agreement and according to it, will put its ‘CZ’ code on daily services between Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)/Chengdu (CTU...

Jul 01, 2017 AirAsia touches down Honolulu, first destination in the US

DHAKA: AirAsia X the long haul unit of the low cost carrier, touched down Honolulu International Airport on Thursday, June 29, following a flight from Kuala Lumpur via Osaka, marking the low-cost carr...

Jul 01, 2017 EU will restrict visas for Bangladeshis

BRUSSELS: The European Union states decided on June 23 to restrict visas for Bangladeshis and nationals of other foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum ...

Jun 29, 2017 Emirates wins World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at Skytrax Awards 2017

Dubai: Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Cla...

Jun 28, 2017 Colombian low-cost airline plans fly passengers standing

Dhaka: VivaColombia- budget airline in Colombia has renewed calls for “standing seats” to be permitted on aircraft to further drive down the cost of flying.VivaColombia is the latest budget ca...

Jun 28, 2017 Indian govt. approves second Airport in New Delhi

Dhaka: The Indian government has approved plans to build a new international airport for New Delhi at a cost of INR100 billion (USD$1.55 billion) for the first phase of construction.Noida Internat...

Jun 28, 2017 Etihad cuts limousine service beyond Abu Dhabi

Dhaka: Etihad Airways has amended its limousine service, following a review of its use by premium guests across all major markets.The complimentary chauffeur service will only be available at Etih...

Jun 24, 2017 Malaysia Airlines orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

DHAKA: Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) have announced an order for 10 737 MAX 10s, valued at $1.25 billion at list prices, at the Paris Air Show says a press release.The an...

Jun 24, 2017 Skytrax names Bangkok Airways world’s best regional airline

Dhaka: Skytrax World Airline Awards announced Bangkok Airways as the World’s Best Regional Airline and Best Regional Airline in Asia on June 20 during the Paris Air Show.Bangkok Airways was comm...

Jun 22, 2017 NCC courses on hospitality, tourism start at NHTTI

DHAKA: The eighteen-week-long National Certificate Course (NCC) courses on hospitality and tourism was inaugurated at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash on June 19 by Chairman Bangladesh Parjatan Corpo...

Jun 22, 2017 Qatar Airways celebrates success at Paris Air Show

DOHA: Qatar Airways is enjoying a week of success and celebration as Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti, met with France’s Minister for Transport, Élisabeth ...

Jun 21, 2017 Blake exchanges views with SCCI leaders

SYLHET: A views exchange meeting was held between the leaders of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, at Hotel Roseview in the city...

Jun 21, 2017 Malaysia Airlines organises agents briefing

DHAKA: Malaysia Airlines organised an agents briefing at Six Seasons Hotel in the city on June 20 to update them about the airline’s latest products and services over an Iftar.Chan Yoon Khee, Re...

Jun 21, 2017 SpiceJet places order for 40 new Boeing aircraft

DHAKA: The Indian private carrier - SpiceJet has confirmed purchase of 40 new 737 MAX 10 aircraft, which is is valued at US$4.7 billion, Twenty of the aircraft are brand new orders while the other 20 ...

Jun 21, 2017 Qatar Airways adjudged World’s Best Airline - 2017 by SKYTRAX

DHAKA: Qatar Airways has been adjudged World’s Best Airline-2017 by SKYTRAX. Voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey, the Doha based carrier has now won the ...

Jun 21, 2017 Skytrax names AirAsia as world's best low-cost carrier for 9th consecutive time

DHAKA: AirAsia has been named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the ninth time in a row at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards.The awards, known as the "Oscars of the aviation industry", was...

Jun 21, 2017 Emirates to launch third daily service to Brisbane

Dhaka: Emirates will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.The direct service, to be operated on a B777...

Jun 20, 2017 Airbus reveals plans for new version of its double-decker jet-A380

DHAKA: European plane maker Airbus has revealed plans for making a new version of A-380. The new , to be known as “A380 plus” will feature a new cabin layout with space for approximately 80 extra ...

Jun 20, 2017 UNWTO condemns US travel restrictions on Cuba

Madrid: The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) expressed its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States administration to restore travel restrictions with...

Jun 20, 2017 Boeing launches B737 Max 10

Paris: Boeing has maintained the pressure on Airbus, its main rival, with the launch of the biggest version yet of the B737 short-haul jet.The world's largest commercial aircraft maker announced p...

Jun 19, 2017 OBE for Tommy Miah

LONDON: Chef and restaurateur Mohammad Ajman (Tommy) Miah has received an OBE for services to charity and to the hospitality industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. OBE stands for Officer of the M...

Jun 18, 2017 96 pages colorful Monitor Eid Digest is published.

Dhaka : 96 pages colorful Monitor Eid Digest is published.Get your copy from nearest News-stand or call 01714225136Price Tk. 100...

Jun 18, 2017 96 pages colorful Monitor Eid Digest is published

Dhaka:96 pages colorful Monitor Eid Digest is published.Get your copy from nearest News-stand or call 01714225136Price Tk. 100...

Jun 17, 2017 Turkish Airlines hosts Iftar mahfil for trade partners, major clients

DHAKA: Turkish Airline hosted an Iftar Mahfil, followed by Dinner on June 14 at the Ball Room of the Westin Dhaka. A large number of trade partners and valued clients of the Airline attended the Mahfi...

Jun 17, 2017 Eid Vacation at Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View!

CHITTAGONG: Stressed from the rush of daily life and need to reconnect with your family?Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View has the perfect Eid vacation planned for those desperate to spend some qual...

Jun 17, 2017 Emirates hosts Iftar Mahfil for its top Agents

DHAKA: Khalid J. Hasan Emirates Area Manager in Bangladesh hosted an Iftar Mahfil, followed by Dinner for its top productive agents on June 13 at the Le’ Meridien Hotel, Dhaka.Representative fro...

Jun 17, 2017 Regent Airways extends supports to police officer for fearless services

Dhaka: Regent Airways has offered complimentary air tickets to Sub-Inspector Faruk Hossain of Gulshan police station for his fearless services in Holey Artisan incident on July 1 last year. He was the...

Jun 17, 2017 World's Largest cruise vessel sets sail for the first time

Dhaka: World's largest cruise ship - Symphony of the seas, belonging to Royal Caribbean started, sets it's sail for the very first time on June 10.This cruise ship is measuring about 230,000 tons ...

Jun 14, 2017 Jet Airways to offer one stop service to Mexico

Dhaka: Jet Airways has signed a new agreement that will allow Indian passengers to connect to Mexico.The Mumbai-based airline has penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aeromexico that wi...

Jun 14, 2017 Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars

Dhaka: Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE.The new fleet, featurin...

Jun 14, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo Commences Freighter Service to Luxembourg

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international cargo airline, has operated the first of its scheduled weekly freighter service to Luxembourg on 12 June 2017. Emirates SkyCargo’s freig...

Jun 13, 2017 IndiGo & SpiceJet announce special monsoon fares, starting INR 799

Dhaka: Indian private airlines - IndiGo and SpiceJet have announced monsoon special offers where you can book flight tickets for prices as low as Rs 799.IndiGo has announced a Sale across its netw...

Jun 12, 2017 FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar as planned FIFA chief

Dhaka: FIFA president Giovanni Infantino has said that he believes the ongoing diplomatic crisis between the Gulf states will not affect the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Infantino said he was confident...

Jun 12, 2017 Shahjalal Airport to have new Terminal by 2021

DHAKA: Hazrat Shahjalal Int. Airport, Dhaka to have a new Third Terminal by 2021. Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has signed an agreement with four consulting firms for the expansion of ...

Jun 12, 2017 HSIA expansion CAAB signs deals with four firms

Dhaka: Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) signed an agreement with four consulting firms, for the expansion of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), on June 11.The cost of the ...

Jun 12, 2017 One Bangladeshi, two Indians become millionaires at UAE raffle

Dhaka: One Bangladeshi and two Indians became millionaires in the UAE last week after emerging winners in separate raffle draws in the country.Jamal Hossain Bahar Habib Ullah Majumder from Banglad...

Jun 12, 2017 US-Bangla to introduce Boeing service in Dhaka- Cox’s Bazar route

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, leading private sector carrier will operate Boeing 737-800 in the the Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar-Dhaka route , starting from June 27. The new service will replace one of the two ex...

Jun 11, 2017 Iran sending food supplies to Qatar

Dhaka: Iran is sending at least 100 tons of food supplies to Qatar by plane every day to Doha, following the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors.Shahrokh Noushabadi, the...

Jun 11, 2017 Gulf Air CEO Maher Salman steps down

Dhaka: Maher Salman Al Musallam, CEO of Gulf Air has resigned from his position, according to a statement released by the company.After serving as Deputy CEO since 2012, Musallam was named CEO onl...

Jun 11, 2017 Biman offers special fares during Eid holidays

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers special fares during the upcoming Eid-ul- Fitr festival. During the period from June 19 to 26 ,pssengers traveling to Dhaka from Rajshahi, Syedpur, Jessore,Bari...

Jun 11, 2017 Sylhet Chamber organizes Iftar mahfil

SYLHET : Khandker Shiper Ahmed, President, Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and others offering Munajat at an iftar mahfil, organized by the chamber at the Amanullah Convention Center in...

Jun 11, 2017 Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View hosts iftar party for unprivileged children

CHITTAGONG: Robin Edwards, General Manager and Brigadier General Humayun Bakht (Retd), Managing Director of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View exchanging greetings with the children at an iftar party, h...

Jun 11, 2017 US continues to illegally subsidise Boeing: WTO

Brussels: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on June 9 found that the United States has continued to illegally subsidise aircraft manufacturer Boeing, causing significant harm to its European competit...

Jun 10, 2017 Qantas to host 74th IATA AGM in Sydney

Cancun: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qantas will host the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The event will attract the top lea...

Jun 08, 2017 Radisson Blu Dhaka management team takes Iftar with underprivileged children

Dhaka: On June 8, Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden's management organised an iftar gathering with 80 underprivileged children supported by A Free School - an organisation which provides free education ...

Jun 08, 2017 Qatar Airways signs corporate deal with the University of Dhaka

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has signed a corporate deal with the University of Dhaka at a simple ceremony on Wednesday at the Vice-chancellor’s office. The Agreement was signed by Prof. Kamal Uddin, Treasu...

Jun 08, 2017 Fly NOVOAIR to Jessore, Saidpur during Eid for Tk 2017

Dhaka: On the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, NOVOAIR is offering special discounts for two domestic routes to their passengers. The airline also announced additional flights in three domestic routes....

Jun 08, 2017 US- Bangla Airlines announces additional flights before and after Eid

DHAKA: Leading private sector carrier, US-Bangla Airlines to meet up the increased pssengers’ demand , announces 30 additional domestic services, starting from June 15, before holy Eid-ul- Fitr fes...

Jun 08, 2017 Biman offers special fare during Ramadan

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is offering discounted fares for both economy and business class travel in the the domestic sector. The offer remains valid until June 18, 2017.Economy class fares...

Jun 08, 2017 SIA signs Buckingham Palace Declaration

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce’s Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildli...

Jun 08, 2017 Maersk unable to ship Qatar bound cargo from UAE

London: Maersk can no longer transport goods in or out of Qatar after Arab countries imposed restrictions on trade with the tiny Gulf state and the company is looking at alternative shipping routes....

Jun 08, 2017 Goh new Chairman of IATA BoG

Cancun: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-...

Jun 07, 2017 IATA chief calls on countries to restore Qatar air links

Cancun: The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday urged Gulf countries that have cut ties with Qatar to restore air links with the country, warning of major travel disr...

Jun 07, 2017 Qatar Airways flights grounded as four nations close airspace

Dhaka: Dozens of flights, mostly of Qatar Airways, were grounded across the region on TuesdaySaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft...

Jun 07, 2017 Vinay Dube appointed CEO of Jet Airways

Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, on May 31 announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Dube's appointment was approved b...

Jun 07, 2017 LankaBangla appoints Shahriar as the Managing Director

Dhaka: Khwaja Shahriar has been appointed as the Managing Director of LankaBangla Finance Limited. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Deputy Managing Director of the company.Shahriar...

Jun 06, 2017 Saudi Arab & UAE airlines suspend all flights to and from Qatar

DUBAI: Most of the major airlines on the Arabian Peninsula have announced they will stop flying to Qatar as the Gulf crisis deepens. All Qatari airlines have been banned from Saudi airspace.The Ki...

Jun 06, 2017 Emirates begins services to Croatia

Dhaka: Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb on June 1, to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board...

Jun 05, 2017 Saudia halts flights to Doha

DOHA: Saudi Arabian Airlines in a twitter post today afternoon announces its decision to suspend flights to Doha, without giving any reasons.Saudia becomes the 4th airline after Etihad, Emirates a...

Jun 05, 2017 BD national budget 2017-18 made air travel costlier

Dhaka: Air travel from Bangladesh to various countries in the world except SAARC region is going to be costlier, as per proposal in the national budget 2017-18.The budget has proposed tax hike on ...

Jun 05, 2017 Emirates follows Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

UAE: Diplomatic rift between Gulf Arab states with Qatar deepens further with Emirates’ decision to suspend flights to and from Qatar.The Dubai-based airline said on its website today that flights w...

Jun 05, 2017 Etihad to suspend flights to, from Qatar from Tuesday

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways said it will suspend all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning until further notice.The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at ...

Jun 05, 2017 PATA reaffirms support to Paris accord on climate change

BANGKOK: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has reasserted its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris...

Jun 04, 2017 Emirates unique environment friendly aircraft cleaning technique

Dubai: Emirates uses the environment friendly ‘aircraft drywash’ technique to clean its aircraft ,that has enabled the airline to save millions of litres of water every year a. As indicated by the...

Jun 04, 2017 India to introduce land port entry visa

Brahmanbaria: India will introduce land port entry visas to Bangladeshis, said Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, on June 3.He said this while talking to reporters on ...

Jun 03, 2017 Sriwijaya Air to connect Dhaka – Jakarta

Dhaka: Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesia Airline, based in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta will start its operations to Dhaka by later part of this month. This has been stated by one of the sp...

Jun 03, 2017 IATA launches RampVR, first virtual reality training tool for ground operations

Bangkok: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Hand...

Jun 01, 2017 Sonargaon Hotel hosts Iftar party for unprivileged children

Dhaka: Leading five star property-Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel hosted an Iftar party for the unprivileged children of the city on Monday May 31, 2017 at its Grand Ballroom. More than five hundred child...

May 30, 2017 MAS to upgrade reservation system

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has invested in a new passenger reservations system and will upgrade systems during the weekend of June 10. This new technology will enable the airline to meet pa...

May 29, 2017 US-Bangla offers ‘Fly and Stay Free’ in Bangkok

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private sector airlines of the country, has extended “Fly and Stay Free” in Bangkok offering to explore the Thai capital,Travel together and get o...

May 28, 2017 British Airways cancels all its flights, following a serious IT glitch

Dhaka: In an unprecented move, British Airways has canceled all its flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure causing serious dislocation of travel plans of ...

May 27, 2017 Sadique Ahsan joins Marino Royal Hotel as General Manager

Dhaka: Renowned hotelier Sadique Ahsan has joined Marino Royal Hotel in Uttara as its General Manager. Marino Royal is part of Marino Hotel Group, which also runs Marino Uttara and Marino Banani, know...

May 27, 2017 Tourism in the United States registers 11 pc decline

New York: Tourism in the United States has dropped 11 percent since October last year, according to a new study released by Foursquare’s CEO Jeff Glueck.The company used real-time data to track ...

May 27, 2017 Prems Collections starts its journey

‘Dhaka: “Prem’s Collections” opened its doors in the city on May 25 to reach modern, tasteful and varied lifestyle products to the doorsteps of the consumers.Tofail Ahmed, Minister for Com...

May 27, 2017 PATA recognizes individuals for responsible development of Tourism

Negombo, Sri Lanka: The Pacific Asia Travel Association has recognized a number of individuals for their significant contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia...

May 27, 2017 Largest new airport project in Istanbul annouced by Turkish government

Dhaka: Turkish government has announced a brand new airport in Istanbul, set for completion in October 2018.Upon opening, all scheduled flights flying into and out of Istanbul Atatürk Airport wil...

May 27, 2017 Singapore Airlines becomes first Asian carrier to offer TSA Pre-Check

Singapore: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have partnered to offer customers travelling from US airports expedited security screening procedures under the...

May 25, 2017 Fearing fresh attack, UK government shuts down tourist spots

London: Some of the most popular tourist attractions in London had been shut down on Wednesday after the U.K. cautioned against another terrorist attack. Several members of the military had also been ...

May 25, 2017 Jet Airways to introduce third daily flight between Mumbai- London Heathrow

Mumbai: Indian Private Airline Jet Airways on Wednesday announced the introduction of its third daily non-stop flight to London Heathrow from Mumbai, with effect from October this year.The new fli...

May 25, 2017 Emirates to fly all A380 services to Beijing and Shanghai

Dhaka: Emirates will provide an all-A380 service to Beijing and Shanghai, when the second daily flights to both the destinations will be operated by the super jumbo Boeing from July 1, replacing the c...

May 25, 2017 Shiper Ahmed new President of Sylhet Chamber

SYLHET: Khondker Shiper Ahmed has been elected as the new president of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for the next term ( 2017-19). Renowned businessman Shiper is also the Sylhet Repre...

May 24, 2017 Shiper Ahmed new President of Sylhet Chamber

Sylhet: Khondker Shiper Ahmed has been elected as the new president of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for the next term ( 2017-19). Renowned businessman Shiper is also the Sylhet Repre...

May 24, 2017 Mosaddique to serve Biman for second term

Dhaka: The appointment of AM Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, has been renewed for a further period of one year. His term was scheduled to have ended this mont...

May 24, 2017 United States likely to lose $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures In 2017

New York: There was a loss of $185 million in business travel bookings in one week following Brexit and then the Trump Administration’s first travel ban. . It was followed by a second travel ban, wh...

May 24, 2017 Langkawi to host PATA Travel Mart 2018

Negombo: Langkawi island of Malaysia is to host Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2018 . Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of the Association announced this on May 21, during the PATA Annual Summi...

May 23, 2017 Cathay Pacific to shed 600 jobs

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways on Monday said it's laying off about 600 staff at its head office in Hong Kong, against the backdrop of fierce competition from the low cost airlines. Nearly a third ...

May 22, 2017 India reduces GST on air travel by 1pc in Economy class from July 1

New Delhi: Indian government has decided to reduce GST on conomy class air travel by 1 pc, with effect from July 1, 2017 . Passengers will now pay 5 pc GST, instead of 6pc paid earlier.However, fo...

May 22, 2017 India hotels doomed by huge tax hike

India: The hospitality industry in India is perturbed and irked by a 28 percent tax to be imposed under the Good and Services Tax (GST) on hotels, where the tariff is above Rs 5,000.This will hurt...

May 22, 2017 EBL Cardholders to get interest- free installments on Biman’s fare

Dhaka: M. Nazeem A. Choudhury, Head of Consumer Banking of Eastern Bank Ltd ( EBL) and Mohd. Ali Ahsan, Director of Marketing and Sales, Biman Bangladesh Airlines exchange deeds in Dhaka recently. EBL...

May 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia announces first female to lead an airport

Riyadh: The board at Dammam Airports Company has named Hind al Zahid to lead the company as Executive Director this week. Her appointment makes her the most senior female aviation executive in the reg...

May 22, 2017 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers sumptuous Iftar experience

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, an iconic destination for business and leisure travellers, is offering a sumptuous Iftar experience to celebrate this year's Holy month of Ramadan.Embark on a g...

May 21, 2017 Biodiversity conservation can ensure sustainable tourism

Dhaka: Biodiversity conservation and blue economy can ensure sustainable tourism development. Istiaque Ahmad, Secretary, Ministry of Environment of Forests (MoEF), said this while addressing a worksho...

May 21, 2017 Regent Airways spreads wings to Doha

Dhaka: Country's one of the private sector carrier Regent Airways has added Doha, capital city of Qatar in their international network. Doha is Airline’s second destination in the Middle East, after...

May 20, 2017 Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017 launched

Dhaka: Country’s premier culinary talent hunts competition and popular TV Reality Show ‘Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017’ has been launched, inviting entries from the intereste...

May 18, 2017 UNWTO to help Bangladesh implement capacity building programmes

Chittagong: In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9 per cent more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gat...

May 17, 2017 Emirates’ signature Iftar service for Ramadan

Dhaka: Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on May 27 to coincide with the start of the holy month. These special meals will be available to passeng...

May 17, 2017 NOVOAIR offers EMI based holiday Package for Cox’s Bazar.

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a leading private sector airline offers holiday packages for Cox’s Bazar, for which customers will be allowed to pay in 6 Equal Monthly Installments ( EMI ). The EMI will be as low a...

May 16, 2017 FSIBL Donates Taka 5 Crore to PMs Trusts

Dhaka: Alhaj Mohammed Abdul Maleque, Vice-Chairman and Syed Waseque Md. Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited(FSIBL) handing over cheques for Tk. 5 crore, to the Prime Minister ...

May 16, 2017 EBL donates Tk 4 crore to PM’s Trust and Foundation

Dhaka: M. Ghaziul Haque, Chairman of Eastern Bank Ltd ( EBL), and Mir Nasir Hossain, Director of the bank, handing over cheques for Tk. four crore to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a simple ceremony ...

May 15, 2017 Baby born on Emirates flight

Dubai: A woman passenger gave birth to a child on a Paris-bound Emirates A380 flight on Friday, May 12, confirmed the Airline’s Spokesperson on Sunday.The flight EK075 took off from Dubai Intern...

May 14, 2017 Dhaka Regency celebrates Mothers Day

Dhaka:Shahid Hamid FIH, Executive Director of Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort cutting a cake with women colleagues of the hotel in celebration of Mother’s day, today, May 14....

May 14, 2017 PATA Bangladesh Chapter honours 15 industry heroes and organisations

Dhaka: Fifteen travel, tourism, aviation, media and hospitality industry heroes and organisations of the country were honoured at PATA Night , hosted by PATA Bangladesh Chapter at Dhaka Regency Hotel ...

May 13, 2017 NOVOAIR BPGA Cup golf tournament winners awarded

Dhaka: The prize giving ceremony of the “NOVOAIR BPGA Cup 2017” golf tournament was held at Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka recently. Bangladesh Professional Golfers Association (BPGA), organised the f...

May 13, 2017 Biman offers special fare to Bangkok

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines announces an all inclusive return fare to Bangkok, which starts from Tk. 20,060.Besides, Passengers will be offered 30 kg and 40 kg baggage allowance in economy an...

May 13, 2017 Emirates third daily Service to Brisbane from Dec 1

Dhaka: Emirates announced that it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017.The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First...

May 13, 2017 Singapore Airlines invests more than SG$ 100 m in Vistara

Singapore: Singapore Airlines has invested more than SG $100 million in Indian carrier Vistara, twice the amount initially planned, reports a local daily.The airline is 'encouraged' by Vistara's p...

May 11, 2017 Uber grows double digits in Dhaka, the fastest in Asia

Dhaka: Uber, the ride sharing app, is growing in Dhaka by double digits both on driver and rider side, over the last five months. And it’s the fastest growth for any city in Asia.Uber was launch...

May 11, 2017 Air India to launch nonstop flight between Delhi, Los Angeles from September

NEW DELHI:. Air India is planning to launch a nonstop flight from New Delhi to Los Angeles from September. The move following a huge success of its San Francisco nonstop with people lapping up this di...

May 11, 2017 Emirates Group Posts US$ 670 million Profit for 2016-17

Dhaka: The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates Airline and dnata and their susididiaries, today May, 11 announced its 29th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion, despite a turbulent...

May 11, 2017 Honour for Kamrul Islam

Dhaka: Md Kamrul Islam, Deputy General Manager, Public Relations, US-Bangla Airlines, has been awarded crest of honour by Swadhinata Sangsad for his contributions to country’s aviation sector in the...

May 11, 2017 First-ever UNWTO event in Bangladesh May 15

Dhaka: Bangladesh is going to hold the first-ever annual event of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) this month considering it as notable global recognition on tourism potential ...

May 11, 2017 EBL SKYLOUNGE at Chittagong Int’l Airport

Chittagong:The well acclaimed EBL SKYLOUNGE service is now available at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city of Chittagong.Md. Showkat Ali Chowdhury, Director, Eastern Bank ltd (EBL)...

May 09, 2017 Captain Ishtiaque elected Regional EVP of IFALPA

Dhaka: Captain Ishtiaque Hossain, a Commander of Boeing 777 in Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been elected as the Executive Vice President of International Federation of Airline Pilots Association ( IF...

May 08, 2017 Qatar Airways takes over Emirates’ as Sponsor of FIFA World Cup through 2022

Dhaka: FIFA has signed with Qatar Airways as a sponsor through 2022 when the World Cup is staged in the Gulf nation.The airline is filling the sponsorship category, vacated by Dubai-based carrier Emir...

May 08, 2017 Indian visitors to US spends over $13 billion in US in 2016

New Delhi: Indian visitors to the United States have spent more than US $13 million last year according to a US report in the travel and tourism sector. An official of the US embassy in New Delhi has ...

May 08, 2017 US-Bangla launches flight to Bangkok

Dhaka: Leading private sector airline of the country, US-Bangla Airlines has further extended their international network with the launch of flight to Thai capital Bangkok from May 3. Initially flight...

May 07, 2017 Malaysia Airline to launch A380 pilgrimage unit

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines is to launch a A380 pilgrimage subsidiary, but still needed to figure out reconfiguration costs with Airbus, airline CEO, Peter Bellew said on May 5.The Malaysia Airline c...

May 07, 2017 Emirates and EBL sign a partnership deal

Dhaka: Emirates airline partnered with Bangladesh’s leading new generation financial institution, Eastern Bank Ltd, (EBL), to offer an exclusive rate on flight tickets for EBL VISA, MasterCard credi...

May 07, 2017 Turkish Airlines to provide laptops to Business class passengers

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines on May 6, said it would offer laptops to business-class passengers, following ban by Britain and the United States on carrying large electronic devices on board from certain co...

May 07, 2017 Turkish Airlines to provide laptops to Business class passengers

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines on May 6, said it would offer laptops to business-class passengers, following ban by Britain and the United States on carrying large electronic devices on board from certain co...

May 06, 2017 Diamond World’s Dhanmondi, Mirpur outlets celebrate anniversary

Dhaka: The Dhanmondi and Mirpur outlets of Diamond World celebrated their second and third anniversary respectively on April 4.Dilip Kumar Agarwala, Director, FBCCI, Managing Director, Diamond Wor...

May 06, 2017 PIA to suspend its flight between Karachi-Mumbai

Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) hinted that it may suspend its Mumbai-Karachi flight with effect from May 11, against the back drop of the growing tensions between India and Pakistan. Sou...

May 06, 2017 Chinas C919 passenger jet successfully completes its maiden flight

Shanghai: The first large Chinese-made passenger jet took on its maiden flight on Friday, May 5 after 2.00 pm from Pudong international airport in the commercial hub Shanghai amid cheers by thousands ...

May 06, 2017 HSIA cleaners honoured for their honesty

Dhaka: Md Nazibur Rahman, Senior Secretary, Internal Resources Department and Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR) honoured cleaners Abdul Qader and Almas Hossain on April 3 with crests and certi...

May 02, 2017 Severe turbulence with Aeroflot flight to Bangkok leaves 27 passengers seriously injured

Bangkok: At least 27 people - including three babies - suffered major injuries including suspected broken bones in the carnage, which happened with an Aeroflot flight, en route to Bangkok from Moscow....

May 02, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo’s Rosie touches down in Barcelona for The ‘Day of the Rose’

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter aircraft A6-EFL, also nicknamed Rosie because of her rose decal, made a special appearance in Barcelona on the occasion of ‘The Day of the Rose’. The Catalan...

Apr 30, 2017 NOVOAIR- BPGA Cup professional golf tournament kicks off

Dhaka, April 30: Afour-day NOVOAIR- BPGA Cup professional golf tournament begins at the Dhaka’s Kurmitola Golf Club on this morning. The tournament organized by Bangladesh Professional Golfers Asso...

Apr 30, 2017 Man taken off aircraft for wanting to use toilet

Milwaukee: A man was taken off from a Delta Air Lines flight after he insisted on going to the bathroom as the plane awaited takeoff.A video emerged of the April 18 incident aboard a Milwaukee-bou...

Apr 29, 2017 Asian Tourism to represent Bangladesh Monitor in Chittagong

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Monitor has appointed the Asian Tourism Int’l (ATI), a leading tourism service provider as their representative for the Chittagong region. It is the second representative offic...

Apr 29, 2017 Commerce Minister urges MoCAT and CAAB to upgrade facilities at HSJIA

Dhaka: Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed, MP urged upon the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to seriously look into upgrading the facilities and ser...

Apr 27, 2017 EBL declares 20% Cash and 5% Stock Dividend at the 25th AGM

Dhaka: The 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) Shareholders was held today, Thursday 27 April, 2017 at Spectra Convention Centre Limited (SCCL), Gulshan-1 in the city.M...

Apr 27, 2017 Radisson Chittagong offers 2 days Cash Deal for Port Expo 2017

Chittagong: Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View, the only premier luxury five star business hotel in the port city, has launched an exclusive offers only for the Port Expo 2017.“Port Expo Banglades...

Apr 26, 2017 Ahsan Babu promoted as DSM of Biman

Dhaka: Md. Ali Ahsan Babu has been promoted to the position of Director Sales and Marketing (DSM) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with immediate effect. Prior to this, he was serving as in-charge in the ...

Apr 25, 2017 Qatar Airways to launch 26 new destinations in a year

Dhaka: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has announced plans for start flying to 26 new destinations this financial year and this, he described as a record, for any carrier in the world.The Doha-ba...

Apr 25, 2017 Emirates Wins Best Airline Worldwide at the 2017 Business Traveller Awards

Dhaka: Emirates won four accolades including Best Airline Worldwide at the ‎Business Traveller Middle East 2017 Awards held on April 23.At a ceremony attended by key travel industry executives, ...

Apr 24, 2017 DAM receives AGFUND International Prize

Geneva: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has been awarded with the 2015 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) Prize for its outstanding contribution in the field of Alleviation of Unemployment among...

Apr 23, 2017 Queen Elizabeth does not need a passport to travel

London: Queen Elizabeth of England is a globe totter. In her lifetime she has travelled all over the world. But she has no passport, as she does not need one to travel.Yes, that’s right, her Maj...

Apr 22, 2017 Malindo Air obtains IATA membership

Kuala Lumpur: Malindo Air, recent winner of CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, celebrated another new milestone as the airline received its International Air Transportation Assoc...

Apr 20, 2017 Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2017 begins in city

Dhaka: The largest International travel event of Bangladesh titled “Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2017” was inaugurated at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC), on April 2...

Apr 20, 2017 Fly to Coxs Bazar at Tk 4,000

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is offering attractive special offer to Cox’s Bazar. Fares start from Tk 4,000 per person. To avail this special offer minimum four persons must to travel together, bookings must be m...

Apr 19, 2017 Virgin Trains becomes partner of Int’l Indian Chef of the Year competition

London: Virgin Trains has announced it will partner with the International Indian Chef of the Year Award, which is now in its 16th year. The award, which celebrates the cuisine of India and is open to...

Apr 19, 2017 United boots man, fiancée from flight en route to their wedding

Houston: A Utah couple said they were booted Saturday from a Houston flight bound for Costa Rica, where they’re getting married, after they changed seats without permission, in the latest public rel...

Apr 19, 2017 Biman’s special offer during BBTTF

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will offer 20 percent discount on six international routes during the three-day international tourism fair titled "Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair (BBTTF)" sc...

Apr 19, 2017 Biman signs agreement with a multinational software company

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has signed an agreement with the German based multinational software company `Everjobs’. Director Administration of Biman Md. Mominul Islam and Country Manager of Ev...

Apr 19, 2017 Sri Lanka will host PATA Annual Summit 2017 next month

Colombo: Sri Lanka is hosting the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit 2017 which includes the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium from May18-21.The four-day e...

Apr 18, 2017 Kingfisher’s Mallya arrested in London

New Delhi: Business tycoon Vijay Mallya, accused of defaulting on loans worth crores, has been arrested in London and will be produced in a metropolitan court today, according to NDTV.India had in...

Apr 18, 2017 India liberalises medical visa rules for Bangladeshis

Dhaka: India has liberalised rules for medical visas for Bangladeshis in an effort to further strengthen people-to-people ties between the two countries.From now on, Bangladesh nationals visiting ...

Apr 17, 2017 SIA passengers can now get free digital magazines

Singapore: Passengers using the Singapore Airlines mobile app can now get free digital magazines on their device. Powered by SITA DigitalMedia using Adaptive technology, the new feature is available o...

Apr 16, 2017 B737 Max 9 completes first test flight

Renton: The Boeing B737 Max 9 completed its first flight on April 13. The first 737 Max 9 flight marks the beginning of a comprehensive flight-test programme that will ultimately lead to certification...

Apr 16, 2017 Airbus’ BelugaXL sections arrive in Toulouse

Toulouse: The first large sections of Airbus’ next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse, France following a five-ni...

Apr 13, 2017 71 Alliance factories complete Corrective Action Plans

Dhaka: Seventy-one 71 Alliance factories have substantially completed their Corrective Action Plans—and we expect this number to more than double within the next few months.In addition, 73 per c...

Apr 13, 2017 PATA Responsible Tourism Confce, Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain

Bangkok: The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently ...

Apr 13, 2017 Global air transport industry continues on successful path

New York: The global air transport industry continues on its successful path, marked by strong growth especially in certain emerging markets, and healthy consolidation in more mature regions. While ai...

Apr 13, 2017 NOVOAIR’s special offer for the Boishakh

Dhaka: Leading private sector airline NOVOAIR in observance of Bengali New Year has announced 12 per cent discount for its frequent flyer program -SMILES members on its domestic routes for the entire ...

Apr 13, 2017 Emirates named Best Airline in the World

Dhaka: Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. In addition to that the airline won 4 other awards including...

Apr 12, 2017 Sonargaon Hotel brings the complete flavor of Bengali New Year

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, has undertaken elaborate programme for a celebration of Pohela Boishakh – the Bengali new year.The new year programme features Boishakhi Mela, traditional Ben...

Apr 12, 2017 Amari Dhakas colourful Pohela Boishakh arrangement

Dhaka: City’s one of the star property Amari Dhaka is all set to greet the Bengali New Year in a complete traditional style. A bustling hub of activities buzzing with entertainment along with biosco...

Apr 12, 2017 Dusit Intl expands global footprint with first hotel in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, is set to expand its global footprint once again with the opening of DusitPrincess Dhaka, the company's...

Apr 11, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines celebrates 1,000 days

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, leading private sector carrier of the country celebrates 1,000 days of successful operations today, April 11, 2017In a message on the occasion Mohammad Abdullah Al – M...

Apr 11, 2017 UAE airports forecast 6.3pc passenger growth this year

Dubai: The UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3 per cent, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), despite...

Apr 10, 2017 Bimans special Boishakhi offer

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has announced special fares to select domestic destinations on the upcoming Bangla new year for a period up to April 30, 2017.All inclusive fares from Dhaka to Sye...

Apr 10, 2017 Emirates to Provide Special Privileges to GP STAR Customers

Dhaka: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, joins hands with Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone operator, Grameenphone, to bring special offers for GP STAR customers.Khalid J. H...

Apr 09, 2017 Filipino shrine to courage will be a tourism zone

Philippines : The historic Mount Samat National Shrine of Valor in this town will be converted into a tourism enterprise zone, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) announce...

Apr 09, 2017 Tourists on e-Visa can now stay in India for up to two months

NEW DELHI: India’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that foreign tourists visiting India on the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) will now be entitled to stay in the country for up to two months and enjoy doubl...

Apr 09, 2017 Laptop ban will send militants to other airports: Akbar Al Baker

DUBLIN: Militants would be able to get around a ban on carrying large electronic items into the cabins of planes bound for the United States by travelling from cities not impacted by the ban, Qata...

Apr 08, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines flies to Bangkok from May 3

Dhaka: The leading private sector carrier of the country US-Bangla Airlines expands its international network with the introduction of four weekly flights to Bangkok from May 3. Flight in the Chittago...

Apr 05, 2017 Singapore Airlines signs corporate Agreement with University of Dhaka

Bangladesh: Singapore Airlines has signed a corporate Agreement with the University of Dhaka on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the office of Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Treasurer, Univers...

Apr 03, 2017 Faeez named 2017 PATA Face of the Future

Bangkok: Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and co-founder of the travel booking engine Tripfez, was on March 30 named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism...

Apr 02, 2017 Dhaka Travel Mart concludes with transactions over taka fifty million

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airways Dhaka Travel Mart-2017 concluded on April 1 welcoming 15,000 plus visitors and transacting about Tk. 50 million worth services and products.During the fair, airlines and t...

Apr 02, 2017 Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View appoints Farhan as Asst. Director, Sales & Marketing

Chittagong:Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View has appointed Farhanul K. Chowdhury (Farhan), as Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing.Farhan has over 12 years’ experience in Core Sales & Ma...

Mar 30, 2017 Three-day International Tourism fair kicks off in the Capital

Dhaka: March 30, 2017 - A three day international tourism fair under the style US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2017 begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel today. Rashed Khan Meno...

Mar 30, 2017 Le Meridien Dhaka to hold Arabic Food Fiesta

Dhaka: Le Royal, the loyalty programme of Le Méridien Dhaka, will hold Arabic Food Fiesta, curated by Chef Monir and the Chefs of the World, from March 30 to April 6, 2017....

Mar 29, 2017 Fly Kolkata at BDT 2,777 per month

Dhaka : NOVOAIR is offering attractive Holiday Package for Kolkata starting from at Tk. 2,777 and Cox’s Bazar at Tk. 1,999 per month per person on EMI facilities on Dhaka Travel Mart-2017. NOVOAIR a...

Mar 29, 2017 Fly Kolkata at BDT 2,777 per month

Dhaka : NOVOAIR is offering attractive Holiday Package for Kolkata starting from at Tk. 2,777 and Cox’s Bazar at Tk. 1,999 per month per person on EMI facilities on Dhaka Travel Mart-2017. NOVOAIR a...

Mar 29, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines attractive offers at Dhaka Travel Mart 2017

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the Title Sponsor of Dhaka Travel Mart-2017 (DTM-2017), is offering 15 percent discount on its fares on all local and international routes of the airline.Tour packages w...

Mar 29, 2017 Three new A380 destinations, three continents, one day

Dhaka: Emirates on March 26 celebrated the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same...

Mar 29, 2017 Qatar Airways plans to buy 100 aircraft to launch an airline in India

Doha: Qatar Airways plans to order 100 new aircraft before end of 2017 to launch a new airline in India. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker on March 28, also said the company plans o...

Mar 28, 2017 Biman offers 20% discount during Dhaka Travel Mart - 2017

Dhaka: National Carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will offer 20% off on economy class airfares on six international routes of their network, for visitors of the international tourism fair – Dhaka Tr...

Mar 28, 2017 International Tourism fair begins in the Capital on March 30

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair under the style US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2017 will begin at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Thursday, March 30. Rashed Khan M...

Mar 27, 2017 Colourful Pohela Boishakh at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: On this April 14, Boishakhi colors will adorn Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden where the hotel will celebrate the joyous occasion of Pohela Boishakh!!The hotel will be a backdrop of glimmeri...

Mar 27, 2017 Dhaka Regency is on verge of Celebrating Bengali New Year 1424

Dhaka: In celebration of the biggest Bangla festivity “Pahela Boishakh 1424”, Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort has arranged an array of opportunities to celebrate the Bengali New Year with feast and...

Mar 27, 2017 Amari Dhaka celebrates Earth Hour 2017

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka, as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) took part on March 25 between 8:30 to 9.30 pm in Earth Hour - the world’s largest global climate change event.Earth Hour’s...

Mar 27, 2017 The Westin Dhaka goes dark to shine a light on climate action

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka went dark to shine a light on climate action with Earth Hour 2017. The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on March 25 at 8:30 p.m. local ...

Mar 25, 2017 NOVOAIR will fly daily to Kolkata

Dhaka: Country's one of the leading private sctor airlines NOVOAIR will operate daily flight between Dhaka and Kolkata from April 1, 2017 . The Airline also plans to reschedule flight timing on the ro...

Mar 25, 2017 Airline introduces Laptop and Tablet Handling service for US flights

Dhaka: Emirates introduce complimentary Laptop and Tablet Handling service to beat the electronics carry-on ban by US. This will enable passengers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just be...

Mar 23, 2017 Le Meridien Dhaka offers 26pc discount on March 26

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka, which infuses local flavours with global taste, is inviting its guests to celebrate The Independence Day with 26 per cent discount on Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Latest R...

Mar 22, 2017 Cathay Pacific to shed 30% of HQ manpower

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific will cut up to 30% of its administrative staff as it begins a streamlining exercise aimed at improving its overall cost-base as well as corporate agility.Hong Kong-based ...

Mar 22, 2017 US imposes ban on carrying computers & I-Pads on board airlines of several Muslim countries

Washington, DC: Starting from Tuesday March 21 United States has barred passengers on flights originating in several Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device larger than a cellpho...

Mar 21, 2017 Emirates kicks off International Day of Happiness with simple surprises

Dhaka: Emirates marked International Day of Happiness yesterday, March 20 with small surprises for its customers and employees to spread a little extra joy to their daily lives. Across its boarding ga...

Mar 20, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines will start operations to Bangkok on May 3

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s leading premium airline, will start operations to its sixth international destination Bangkok on May 3.Initially four flights will be operated to Bangkok...

Mar 20, 2017 Maliha Quadir one of Young Global Leaders of 2017 from South Asia

Dhaka: Maliha M. Quadir, Founding Managing Director, Shohoj Limited, has been recognised by World Economic Forum as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2017 from South Asia, whose startup Shohoz.com ha...

Mar 19, 2017 EBL hosts Women Banking Customers meet

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) organized an event on Empowering Women through Banking and Customer Meet Program for its Women Banking Customers, held today, March 19, at its ZN Tower Office at Guls...

Mar 19, 2017 IATA Cargo Handling Manual launched

Abu Dhabi: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo h...

Mar 18, 2017 Speakers suggest making Pohela Boishakh Festival a tourism product

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Monitor organised an open discussion programme on Pohela Boishakh preparations at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel today, March 18. Representatives from over twenty organisations,...

Mar 18, 2017 BA owner launches LEVEL

London: International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching LEVEL - a new low cost longhaul airline brand that will take to the skies in June 2017 with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco...

Mar 16, 2017 MENA expected to receive 195 million intl tourists by 2030

Dhaka: UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market will be held on April 24 in the Dubai World Trade Centre of United Arab Emirates. The Forum, an official event of the Internationa...

Mar 16, 2017 Iran Air inducts its first A330-200

Dhaka: Iran Air has inducted a new A330-200, the first of 45 A330 Family on order.The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a f...

Mar 15, 2017 Thai Smiles starts Chittagong flights on Mar 26

Chittagong: Thai Airways is coming back to Chittagong again. Thai Smile Airways, sister concern of Thai Airways International, will be serving Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport from March 26....

Mar 15, 2017 Emirates Celebrates 30 Years of operations in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is celebrating 30 years of connecting Bangladesh to the world.To mark the milestone, the airline hosted a reception attended by local medi...

Mar 14, 2017 Emirates Touches Down in Newark via Athens

Dhaka: Emirates commenced daily passenger service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Dubai International Airport, via Athens International Airport on March 12.Newark becomes Emirates...

Mar 14, 2017 NOVOAIR signs agreement with NHTTI

Dhaka: Parvez Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal, National Hotel and Tourism Institute (NHTTI) and AKM Mahfujul Alam, Marketing and Sales Manager of NOVOAIR exchanging documents after signing a deal at the NH...

Mar 13, 2017 Taste of Australia at Radisson Blu Dhaka from March 17

Dhaka: The premium hospitality property in the city will Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka will host a food festival “Taste of Australia” from March 17 to 26 at their Water Garden Brasserie Restaur...

Mar 13, 2017 Taste of Australia at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: The “Taste of Australia” food festival will be held at the already renowned Water Garden Brasserie Restaurant of Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka from March 17.Radisson’s Executive Che...

Mar 13, 2017 Taste of Australia at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: The “Taste of Australia” food festival will be held at the already renowned Water Garden Brasserie Restaurant of Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka from March 17.Radisson’s Executive Che...

Mar 13, 2017 US-Bangla launches Pick and Drop Service for Business Class passengers

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, in a first in the aviation history of the country, has introduced Pick and Drop Service for the airline’s Business Class passengers.The airline is extending the servic...

Mar 09, 2017 Around the World In 90 Days

Dhaka: Celebrating the rich intercultural diversity, the “Around the World In 90 Days” Food Festival invites you to join us at the Xchange for 90 days from 1st of March 2017.Come enjoy delicio...

Mar 09, 2017 Qatar Airways plans to launch a fully owned Airline in India

Dhaka: Qatar Airways on March 8, announced to launch a fully owned airline in India with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, said its Chief Executive Akbar Al BakerThis will be the first airline ventur...

Mar 09, 2017 Dubai implements new baggage rules

Dubai: Dubai Airports is now accepting bags only with flat surfaces, according to new Baggage Rules implemented on March 8.In a statement, Dubai Airports authority said, “The new rule will see b...

Mar 08, 2017 Biman gets Mominul Islam as new Director Admin

Dhaka: Mominul Islam has been appointed as the Director Admin (Acting) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. He has been serving as the General Manager in the same department since 2011.Islam joined the B...

Mar 08, 2017 NHTTI Organises Food Safety and Hygiene Carnival

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) organised a Food safety and Hygiene Carnival at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash in the city on February 7,A total of 104 trainees fro...

Mar 07, 2017 An all women crew flight by Biman on the womens day

Dhaka: To celebrate the international women’s day the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate a special flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. Flight BG 603 with a Boeing 737-800 will solely be ...

Mar 07, 2017 Women make up to 44% of Emirates’ workforce

Dhaka: Emirates is giving centre stage to its women employees on the International Women’s Day. Women make up close to 44% of the airline’s workforce and have been an integral part of the success ...

Mar 06, 2017 Thai Airways waives ticket change surcharge

Bangkok: Thai Airways has issued a waiver on the ticket change surcharge and arranged for staff to assist passengers connecting to flights at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.Suvarnabhumi Airport's ...

Mar 06, 2017 Le Meridien Dhaka offers 20pc discount on International Womens Day

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 to honour the pride and achievements of women globally. As a global brand, Le Méridien Dhaka, salutes the contribution of w...

Mar 06, 2017 Asian Fusion Food Court

Dhaka: The Asian Fusion food court is a unique combination of cuisines offering a new, tantalizing experience of diversity from the Far Eastern Region – the style and delicacy of Thai and Japanese c...

Mar 05, 2017 Spring Dream Deals up to 30% off!

Chittagong: Save up to 30% off retail rate on your next stay in Chittagong!Gather your family or friends and prepare for a show-stopping getaway to the Port City Chittagong and enjoy this Best Ava...

Mar 02, 2017 Third Boeing B737-800 of US-Bangla Airlines arrives

Dhaka: The third Boeing B737-800 of US-Bangla Airlines arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on March 1. The joining of the 164-seat aircraft including eight in Business Class to its fleet...

Mar 01, 2017 Tourists in India get free SIM cards

New Delhi: Indian Tourism Ministry is offering free SIM cards for tourists’ upon their arrival in India on an e-visa.India took this tourist-friendly innitiative when the Ministry of Tourism, al...

Feb 28, 2017 Tourism industry in Oman set to receive investments of $1.17 billion by 2026

Dhaka: Investment in Oman’s tourism sector set to hit $1.17 billion by 2026, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).The total contribution of travel and tourism in the sultanate is...

Feb 28, 2017 SriLankan inducts Airbus A320neo to its fleet

Colombo: SriLankan Airlines has inducted the first of its latest Airbus aircraft on February 27. This will help enhance its exceptional service standards for passengers and serve to align its fleet to...

Feb 28, 2017 Emirates to Unveil Enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge at ITB Berlin

Dhaka: Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet.The multi-million dollar cabin ...

Feb 28, 2017 Emirates to Offer Services to Phnom Penh

Dhaka: Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July 1 this year, subject to Govt. approval with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration.Outb...

Feb 26, 2017 Spicejet starts Dhaka-Kolkata flights from March 23

Dhaka: Spicejet, a low cost carrier of India, will start Dhaka-Kolkata flights from March 23.The airline is offering introductory fare of Tk 4325 one way, all inclusive.The airline will operat...

Feb 26, 2017 Seven passengers flown standing on board a PIA flight

Dhaka: Seven passengers flown a PIA flight from Karachi to Medina on January 20, standing all the way, as the 409 capacity aircraft was overbooked by seven passengers.In a serious breach of safety...

Feb 26, 2017 PIA probes extra passengers in aisle

Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched a probe as to how seven additional passengers could fly to Saudi Arabia, standing in aisles.The incident occurred on January 20 flight...

Feb 25, 2017 Southwest Airlines makes emergency landing as unusal odor engulfed aircraft

Dhaka: A Southwest Airlines, on its way from Denver to Chicago, Midway Airport, had to make an emergency landing following an ‘unusual odor’ had been spread inside the cabin on February 23.The...

Feb 25, 2017 Five major airlines accused of violating passengers right

Passenger flight schedule Dhaka: The five major international airlines have been accused of violating the consumer law of EU by not paying almost 200,000 passengers, their rightful compensation, which...

Feb 25, 2017 Lonely Planets Best Business Hotel 2017 award for Le Meridien Dhaka

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka has won Lonely Planet Travel & Lifestyle Leadership Awards 2017 in the category of “Best Business Hotel” on February 14. The globally renowned travel magazine “Lone...

Feb 23, 2017 Tibet eyes 25 million tourists in 2017

Dhaka: Tibet expects to welcome more than 25 million tourists this year, approximately 9% more than it received in 2016.The region’s Tourism administration revealed the target this week, along w...

Feb 22, 2017 Emirates Awards Return Air Tickets to Raffle Draw Winners at Rotary Dist. Conference

Dhaka: Rafiqul Islam, Emirates’ Finance and Administration Manager in Bangladesh, handing over a return Economy Class ticket to the raffle draw winners at the two-day Rotary International District 3...

Feb 22, 2017 Kuwait Airways increases flights to Dhaka

Dhaka: Kuwait Airways has increased frequencies to and from Dhaka from daily flights to nine flights a week with effect from February 18 to take advantage of the strong demand for outbound travel to K...

Feb 20, 2017 National Certificate Courses on six tourism, hospitality subjects start at NHTTI

Dhaka: Eighteen-week-long National Certificate Courses on six tourism and hospitality subjects started at National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC)...

Feb 19, 2017 Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after suspicious note found in toilet

Istanbul: A Turkish Airlines flight, bound for Toronto from Istanbul, had to be evacuated on February 18, after a suspicious note was found in one of its toilets.One of the cabin crew found the wo...

Feb 19, 2017 Havas becomes Robi’s media agency

Dhaka: Havas Media Bangladesh has become the media agency for the country’s leading mobile phone operator, Robi. This was announced at a press conference at The Westin Dhaka on February 18.Mahta...

Feb 19, 2017 Lifetime Achievement award for Hakim Ali

Chittagong: HM Hakim Ali, a pioneer in tourism and hospitality sector in Bangladesh, has been honoured with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Un...

Feb 19, 2017 Special Indian visa camp held at Dhaka cantonment

Dhaka: Indian High Commission here organised on December 18 a special visa camp for family members of serving and retired Armed Forces personnel at Sena Malancha of Dhaka Cantonment.The visa camp ...

Feb 18, 2017 Biman organises workshop on Aviation Reporting

Dhaka: National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines organized a day long workshop on “Aviation reporting with emphasis on Biman operations” on February 16 at Bangladesh Airlines Training Centre (BAT...

Feb 18, 2017 Le Meridien Dhaka to showcase Bengali food on Ekushey

Dhaka: Le Meridien Dhaka will join to celebrate the International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2017.On this occasion, the hotel will showcase traditional Bengali food at “Latest Recipe”...

Feb 18, 2017 Tourism has turned into a social movement, says Menon

Dhaka: Tourism has turned into a social movement. Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, said this while addressing a press conference at Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) office in ...

Feb 14, 2017 Tourism growth has to be socially, environmentally sustainable

Dhaka: Tourism is starting to emerge as an industry in the country, but still there is lot to be done to claim our rightful share of (international) tourists. And this tourism growth has to be economi...

Feb 13, 2017 Cabinet okays death penalty for barring flight operation

Dhaka: The Cabinet, on Monday February 13, gave final approval to the drafts Civil Aviation Act-2017 with provision of death penalty or life-term imprisonment and maximum penalty of Taka five crore on...

Feb 13, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo celebrates Valentine’s Day in own style

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, for the first time in its history has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead o...

Feb 12, 2017 TAT offers e-Learning to Bangladesh’s travel agents

Dhaka: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be training the travel agents of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India online.The e-Learning Programme the most efficient way to become Thailand Speci...

Feb 12, 2017 Malindo Air offers amazing savings

Dhaka: Malindo Air is offering amazing savings to passengers purchasing online return air tickets to Asian five destinations with City Bank cards.Economy Class air tickets to Kuala Lumpur are avai...

Feb 12, 2017 Sangsinkeo named as THAI acting president

Bangkok: Thai Airways International (THAI) has appointed Ms. Usanee Sangsingkeo as acting president, effective February 10.Sangsingkeo, executive vice-president of THAI’s aviation business unit,...

Feb 12, 2017 Emirates diverts over 60 flights last year for medical emergencies

Dhaka: Emirates Airline handled more than 60 flight diversions due to medical emergencies during 2916. During the period the airline operated more than 194,000 flights.A single flight diversion ca...

Feb 12, 2017 NOVOAIR arranges click, post, win and fly contest

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading airlines in the domestic sector, has arranged a photo contest – click, post, win and fly.Intending participants will have to send their photographs at NOVOAIR ...

Feb 12, 2017 Sonargaon floating restaurant opens at Pagla

Dhaka: Bangladesh is a riverine country. Different tourism facilities can be provided centering on rivers. Mary Anderson Restaurant was a reflection of this. Sonargaon floating restaurant has been add...

Feb 11, 2017 PATA invites submissions for Gold Awards

Dhaka: Individuals and organizations associated with the tourism industry who have been contributing towards the promotion and development of the travel sector especially in the Asia Pacific area are ...

Feb 09, 2017 Triune Group Indian partner BUZZ Communications Celebrates 10 Years

Dhaka: BUZZ Communication, a leading Public Relations advisory company in India celebrates a decade of their services today, February 9. The company is a partner of Triune Group, one of the oldest and...

Feb 08, 2017 New airline takes to the Indian sky

New Delhi: Delhi-based new airline- Zoom Air prepares for its launch on February 12.The Airline, received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on February 3, 2017 is planning to start flying fr...

Feb 08, 2017 Emirates introduces blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Dhaka: Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Econ...

Feb 08, 2017 Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka 2017

Dhaka: Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka 2017 takes on a new exciting journey under the guidance of Executive Chef Jed Archdeacon.Love is in the Water Garden Brasserie, Feast on Chef Shakers...

Feb 07, 2017 Ramadan Bazaar space for rent

Chittagong: Right from the beginning of Holy month of Ramadan, Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View is introducing Ramadan Bazaar at the hotel’s Lobby and would like to invite everyone who is interested...

Feb 07, 2017 Mouthwatering steak for beef loving Chittagong

Chittagong: Are you craving for a tender and juicy steak? Dine in at Mezetto of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View as the hotel brings you and your friends a premium "Steak Festival Menu" from February ...

Feb 07, 2017 Become member of Radisson Ctg’s Prestige

Chittagong: Become member of Prestige, the exhilarating new dining loyalty programme of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View. As a member of Prestige, you will enjoy benefits including special recognition...

Feb 06, 2017 Jet Airways announces third quarter profit of Rs. 156.3 cr.

Delhi: With increased traffic and improved business efficiencies, Jet Airways Group has registered a third quarter profit of Rs. 156.3 crore for seventh successive quarter, for the period ending Decem...

Feb 05, 2017 US-Bangla Airline will start flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore March 1 and 9

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private sector airlines in the country, will start flights to Kuala Lumpur on March 1 and Singapore on March 9.From March 1, flights for Kuala Lumpu...

Feb 05, 2017 Emirates opens access to its premium lounges at Dubai International Airport

Dhaka: Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regar...

Feb 05, 2017 Saudia introduces a new level of luxury

Jeddah: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced its latest collaboration – First Suite – to make its passengers’ journeys the most enjoyable with a unique selection of travel essentials.Wi...

Feb 05, 2017 $100m cooperation agreement bonds Etihad & Lufthansa

Abu Dhabi: As recently as last year, Lufthansa Group and its European and U.S. peers stood united against “the subsidized evil from the Middle East”.Fast forward to this week and Etihad Aviati...

Feb 05, 2017 AI grounds woman pilot, cabin crew for failing alcohol test

New Delhi: One woman pilot and another cabin crew member of Air India were grounded for three months after they failed a pre-flight alcohol test.The crew members, who have been taken off from flyi...

Feb 05, 2017 Trump travel ban done and over for now

Seattle: Federal Judge James Robert in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order today stopping US President Trump’s executive order banning citizens from certain Muslim-majority count...

Feb 04, 2017 3-day Int’l tourism fair begins in the capital on March 30

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair titled “US-Bangla-Monitor Dhaka Travel Mart (DTM) 2017” will be held at Ballroom of the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel, Dhaka from March 30. The fourteen...

Jan 30, 2017 India extends walk-in visa facility to eight IVACs

Dhaka: India has further eased the visa process for Bangladeshi travellers by extending the scheme for walk-in tourist visas with confirmed journey tickets to eight Indian Visa Application Centres (IV...

Jan 29, 2017 Emirates Signs Corporate Deal with University of Dhaka

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced special privileges for the faculty members , officials of the University of Dhaka (DU) and members of their families. Privileges include special discounted fares ...

Jan 28, 2017 Bangladesh one of three largest int’l tourist source markets of India

New Delhi: Bangladesh, US and UK were the three largest international tourist source markets of India in 2016, according to new data released by India’s Ministry of Tourism.India welcomed a tota...

Jan 28, 2017 AirAsia breaks through 50m passenger barrier again

Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia broke through the 50 million passenger barrier again in 2016, as demand for its short-haul flights continued to flourish.The low-cost carrier group boarded a total of 56.59m ...

Jan 28, 2017 Govt. plans to impose 'bed tax' for hotel rooms in London

London: The government is planning to implement a ‘bed tax’ of five percent of the room tariff on 2100 hotels, spread across London city . Once implemented , it could add around £3.40 to the hot...

Jan 25, 2017 Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

Dhaka: Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport of New York Metropolitan area via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on 12 March 2017.Th...

Jan 24, 2017 Ispahani Group Chairman Ali Behrouze passes away

Dhaka: The chairman of Bangladesh's one of the oldest business conglomerates MM Ispahani Group has passed away. Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani breathed his last early morning on January 23 while being tr...

Jan 24, 2017 Three shortlisted for 49pct stake in Srilankan Airlines

Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has further shortlisted from nine to three the list of prospective strategic partners for national carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int’l) , State Enterpr...

Jan 24, 2017 Myanmar to develop new tourism destinations

Yangon: Myanmar is keen to develop new tourism destinations. Minister of Hotels & Tourism, U Ohn Maung, is trying to attract funding for proposed tourism projects.It is disclosed that the Merg...

Jan 22, 2017 Le Meridien Dhaka to hold Indian Food Promotion

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka has arranged three-day Indian Food Promotion at Latest Recipe from January 25 to 25.The promotion aims to enhance the local and international culinary experience of the g...

Jan 22, 2017 Etihad Airways introduces twice daily services to Dusseldorf

Dhaka: Etihad Airways with effect from March 26 will introduce one more daily flight to Düsseldorf from Abu Dhabi, to make doubly daily serviceThis would provide greater choice to local passenger...

Jan 21, 2017 PIA becomes first to fly B737-800 aircraft in Pakistan

Karachi: Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, wet leased by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from a Turkish operator, were put into operation from January 20. No other airline in Pakistan is currently us...

Jan 21, 2017 Nepal Airlines to lease 2 A330-200s aircraft

Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines has decided to lease two Trent772B-powered A330-200s from U.S. lessor and MRO specialist, AAR Aircraft Sales & Leasing.The A330s will replace the carrier’s two agei...

Jan 21, 2017 PBSUS and PATA Foundation unveil book on Haor Baul Songs

Dhaka: Pally Baul Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (PBSUS), a nonprofit cultural organization in its efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of Bangladesh jointly with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PAT...

Jan 21, 2017 Conakry Turkish Airlines’ 296th destination

Istanbul: Turkish Airlines will start flights to Conakry, the capital city of Republic of Guinea, on January 30. It will be the 51st destination served in the African continent.With the inaugurati...

Jan 21, 2017 Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Nice on July 4

Paris: Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Nice on July 4. The airline will operate five-weekly services from its home and hub Hamad International Airport, Doha.The route will be served by...

Jan 19, 2017 Job cut & revamps are on cards for Cathy Pacific

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways seeks new path with job cuts and revamp.Changes at Asia’s biggest international airline "will start at the top" and the carrier will eliminate some positions as...

Jan 19, 2017 Malindo Air targets 10m passengers in 2017

Kuala Lumpur: For 2017, Malindo Air has set a target of doubling its passenger traffic from 5.6 million in 2016 to 10 million.“We are planning to double our flight frequency to Jakarta and Bali ...

Jan 19, 2017 Passport of Singapore most powerful in Asia

Singapore: The Singapore passport is now the strongest in Asia, in terms of the number of countries its holders are able to access without a visa.According to the latest report by Passport Index, ...

Jan 18, 2017 Emirates welcomes Bangladeshi Rotarians on board

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced special privileges for the Rotarians of Bangladesh. Rotarians and their family members will enjoy special discounted fares while traveling with Emirates to variou...

Jan 18, 2017 Saudia’s budget carrier to lease six planes

Riyadh: Flyadeal, Saudi Arabian Airlines’ budget carrier, will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said, a sign that the European plane maker might again have pipped Boeing in the race to wi...

Jan 18, 2017 Next summer Cathay Pacific to increase Toronto service

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has recently announced that it will increase the frequency to Toronto, from 24 June, with the addition of four weekly flights.The start of the increased service will see ...

Jan 18, 2017 Nepal Airline to boast domestic aviation by Chinese aircraft

Kathmandu: Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier of Nepal, has decided to procure Chinese aircrafts to boast domestic market of the country.A four-member Nepalese team has dep...

Jan 18, 2017 Birds killed to make landing of flights in New York safer

New York: Nearly 70,000 birds have been killed since 2009 to make flights safer for New York City area, but it doesn’t appear to have reduced bird strikes.The birds that have been killed include...

Jan 18, 2017 AI will launch female-only seats to fight groping

New Delhi: Air India will female-only seats in aircrafts with an aim to combat midflight assault allegations for women, especially those who fly alone.The special seating arrangement would be avai...

Jan 16, 2017 Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Hong Kong following glitch

Dhaka:An Etihad Airways flight bound for Abu Dhabi had to make emergency landing at the airport in Hong Kong after the flight encountered a mechanical glitch onboard on January 11.The Etihad airwa...

Jan 16, 2017 NHTTI introduces five Diploma Courses

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) has introduced five diploma courses today at a ceremony held at Hotel Abakash in the city today, January 16, 2017. Newly introduced courses...

Jan 16, 2017 Emirates to Launch Daily Flights to Croatia

Dhaka: Emirates will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb ,the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017. The new southeast European destination ...

Jan 14, 2017 With plan to expand operation SpiceJet order 100 new Boeing planes

New Delhi: SpiceJet, Indian budget airline, has agreed to acquire 100 new MAX 737 aircraft from Boeing, with an option for 50 more, as part of its expansion plans in the world's fastest growing aviati...

Jan 14, 2017 VietJet Air to go for massive network expansion

Ho Chi Minh City : VietJet Air, largest private airline of Vietnam is planning for expanding operations to China, Australia and Russia. The Airline accordingly has ordered over 200 aircraft of Airbus...

Jan 12, 2017 Muhith inaugurates Shiper Meet, Greet and Assist service

Sylhet: AMA Muhith, Minister for Finance, formally inaugurated Shiper Meet, Greet and Assist service at Osmany International Airport here on January 11.“It’s a good initiative. Bangladeshi and...

Jan 12, 2017 Biman Board reconstituted

Dhaka: Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourismin a circular issued on January 11 has formed a new Board of Directors of the national carrier – Biman Bangladesh Airlines for 2017. The newly formed B...

Jan 11, 2017 Biman Awarded in Malaysia

Dhaka: National carrier Biman has won the prestigious `Foreign Airline of the year-2015’ award from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia. The award was given by the KLIA Management fo...

Jan 11, 2017 Etihad Airways extra flights kick off

Abu Dhabi, (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ) : Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Riyadh route with effect from February 1, 2017y effective 1February 2017.The extra serv...

Jan 11, 2017 Biman employee sets example of honesty

Dhaka: A non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) has got back his money left on the seat pocket of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft because of the honesty of a Biman official.Purser Mohammad Ashraf Al ...

Jan 11, 2017 New York most hashtagged city in Instagram posts

New York: New York City has been ranked first with over 68 million posts, with London, Paris, Dubai and Istanbul making it to the top five, according to a new report by Hashtag the World.The repor...

Jan 11, 2017 Travel chaos in Europe due to heavy snowfall and subzero temperature

Brussels: Heavy snowfall couples with sub-zero temperatures in Europe have caused several deaths in a number of countries, including Poland, Italy and Belgium.This has also caused major disruption...

Jan 11, 2017 Tourist arrival to Istanbul down in 2016

Istanbul: In just ended year 2016,the percentage of foreign tourists travelling to Istanbul has seen a major drop of 25.9 percent as compared to the previous year as reported by the Istanbul Culture a...

Jan 10, 2017 Emirates’s New Year Offer for Bangladeshi Travelers

Dhaka: Bangladesh, 10 January 2017 – New Year, new adventures. Emirates is making it even more attractive for travelers from Bangladesh to say “hello” to new destinations and experiences in 2017...

Jan 10, 2017 Japan to built fastest-ever bullet train

Tokyo: Japan has started building a new ultra-high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Nagoya – 10 years ahead of its scheduled launch.Local media reportsthe ultra highspeed train - Chuo Shinkanse...

Jan 10, 2017 2016 registers a growth of 6% in Air travel

Dhaka: International air travel has registered a growth of 6% during the year 2016. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a large number of people have traveled with airli...

Jan 09, 2017 Qatar Airways’ popular Travel Festival is back

Dhaka: Qatar Airways’ popular Travel Festival is back and has been significantly enhanced for 2017, inviting world travellers to take advantage of a number of exceptional deals across the airline’...

Jan 09, 2017 BBQ at Four Points by Sheraton’s Panash

Dhaka: In this soothing winter, Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka is bringing some hotilicious items at its signature restaurant “Panash.”Panash is the roof top restaurant located at the Four Poin...

Jan 09, 2017 Couple exchanges wedding vows at 35,000 feet on board Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong: Cathay Dragon provides its passengers with superior levels of service at every stage of their journey – and on January 6 made one couple’s flight from Shanghai all the more special, wit...

Jan 09, 2017 Qatar Airways to unveil new Business Class seat at ITB Berlin

Doha: Qatar Airways will unveil the much-awaited new business class seat at ITB Berlin in March. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group said that the new seat would be across the f...

Jan 09, 2017 Oman Air voted ‘World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’

Muscat: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, was voted "World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class" at this year's World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony.Since commenci...

Jan 08, 2017 Nepal Airlines to operate direct flights to Seoul

Dhaka: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has announced a direct service between Kathmandu and Seoul- the capital of South Korea. NAC also plans to extend its services to Tokyo as well, after the direc...

Jan 07, 2017 Turkish Airlines launches flight to Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has announced the launch of services to Kharkiv, second largest city in Ukraine from March 30, 2017. The Airline has an extensive network of 295 destinations in 119 countries. ...

Jan 07, 2017 Air India sale begins, to last till April 20

Mumbai: Air India, the national carrier of India, launched a sale offer on January 6, offering flight tickets at the cost of a train journey on all routes on which the famous Rajdhani Express train op...

Jan 07, 2017 AirlineRatings.com names top 20 safest airlines

Canberra: Airline rating organisation AirlineRatings.com has named top 20 safest airlines for 2017 from the 425 it monitors. Qantas has been adjudged as the world's safest airline for the fourth year ...

Jan 07, 2017 Tourism earns record US$3.5b in 2016 for Sri Lanka

Colombo: Tourism has brought a record US$3.5 billion to Sri Lanka’s exchequer in 2016, seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, a government minister said.But industry sources expre...

Jan 07, 2017 Latest Airbus A320 joins Bangkok Airways’ fleet

Bangkok: Capt. Tipparat Pakpoomsin, Director – Flight Operations, Bangkok Airways, together, with pilots received the airline’s latest Airbus A320 at Suvarnabhumi Airport recently.The Airbus 3...

Jan 07, 2017 JFK airport transformation to cost $10b

New York: Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York on January 4 unveiled a $10 billion plan to revamp John F. Kennedy International Airport. The plan also includes improvement of roads and mass transit.Lo...

Jan 07, 2017 IATA advises Indian govt. to consult users before raising airport, navigation charges

New Delhi: The Indian government should have consulted the stakeholders before increasing airport and navigation charges, International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.Blair Cowles, Regional...

Jan 05, 2017 US-Bangla Airlines receives “Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award-2017”

Dhaka:Md. Kamrul Islam, Deputy General Manager of US-Bangla Airlines receives the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award-2017 on behalf of the company from Professor Dr. Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor of...

Jan 04, 2017 IFALPA lauds professionalism of Biman pilot

Dhaka: International Federation of Airlines Pilot Association (IFALPA) has praised Captain Nawshad Ataul Quayum of Biman Bangladesh Airlines for showing extraordinary professional skill and efficiency...

Jan 04, 2017 Jet Airways increases capacity to Bengaluru, Chennai, Kuwait and Jeddah

Dhaka: Jet Airways has deployed Airbus A330s from Mumbai to Kuwait, Jeddah, Bengaluru and Chennai this month, boosting capacity by 50% in some cases. Airbus A-330s, configured in two class, features 1...

Jan 04, 2017 Half of world population made air travel in 2016

Dhaka: A total of 3.7 billion passengers took scheduled flights in 2016 –which amounts to almost half of the global population.A preliminary data, released by the International Civil Aviation Or...

Jan 02, 2017 BA flight makes emergency landing following gas leak

London: The pilot of a flight of British Airways was forced to make an emergency landing after a suspected leak of noxious fumes inside the cabin affected the health of a crew member of the flight. Re...

Jan 01, 2017 Drunk pilot fired for trying to fly a jet in Indonesia

Dhaka:, ‘Citilink’- The budget airline of Indonesia, has fired a pilot after he showed up in a drunken state to fly a jet on December 28. The authorities also informed that two other senior execut...

Dec 31, 2016 Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Dhaka: Emirates Airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.Commenting on 2016, Sir Tim Clark, P...

Dec 31, 2016 Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in LATAM Airlines

Dhaka: Doha based Qatar Airways says it has purchased a 10-per cent stake in Chile's LATAM Airlines Group for $608 million on December 28.LATAM was created when Chile's LAN took over Brazil's TAM ...

Dec 31, 2016 Oman Air launches new baggage piece concept in January 2017.

Dhaka: This change will help Oman Air to standardise and in many cases reduce the charges currently in place for additional baggage.All passengers travelling Oman Air from the launch of this new c...

Dec 31, 2016 UNWTO announces 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Dhaka:The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Su...

Dec 29, 2016 Biman protests publication of concocted news item

Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines has protested the publication of false and concocted news items in two newspapers and served legal notices on those newspapers.A press release issued on December...

Dec 29, 2016 BURGER KING rolls outthird outlet in Uttara

Dhaka :BURGER KING franchise partner Bangla Trac has launched its third outlet in Dhaka with the opening of a new restaurant located in Plot-16, Sector-9, SonargaonJanapath, Uttara on Thursday. Guests...

Dec 28, 2016 Korean Air to use stun guns on disturbing passengers

Dhaka: South Korean airline Korean Air revealed on December 27 that in order to manage the in-flight disturbances, the airline will let the crew members to “readily use stun guns” on the problemat...

Dec 28, 2016 Emirates Group releases 6th Annual Environmental Report

Dhaka:The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, has published thesixth annual environmental report in Dubai recently, outlining the Group’senvironmental performance for the fi...

Dec 27, 2016 Thai Airways increases flights from January 1

Dhaka: Thai Airways International, which now flies daily to Dhaka, will be increasing its frequencies to 11 from today (January 1 ).This was disclosed by Satit Dumrerng, General Manager-Banglades...

Dec 27, 2016 153 trapped adventure travellers rescued from broken cable cars in Italy

Dhaka: Alpine emergency officials had to rescue 153 trapped people from broken down swinging cable cars inside a ski resort in northern Italy after they stayed hanging in mid air for seven long hours ...

Dec 27, 2016 US-Bangla receives ‘Best Private Airlines in Bangladesh-2016’ award

Dhaka: The country’s one and only recognised premium airline, US-Bangla Airlines Ltd has received “Best Private Airlines in Bangladesh-2016” award for 98.7 per cent on-time performance, inflight...

Dec 27, 2016 Jet Airways flight skids off runway at Goa

Goa: A Jet Airways flight with 161 people onboard, including the flight crew, skidded off the runway while attempting to take off from Goa airport in India on Tuesday, December 27 December, morning. 1...

Dec 26, 2016 Airlines in India to charge extra for choice of seats

New Delhi : Airlines in India will be charging extra for preferred seats as they look to increase their ancillary revenues amid fierce competition.Charging extra for choice of seats in flights, in...

Dec 24, 2016 Turkish Airlines registers growth in major categories

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has reported strong growth across a number of categories for the period of January-November 2016, in comparison with the same period last year.Available Seat Kilometres (AS...

Dec 24, 2016 Cathay Pacific enters into codeshare with Air Canada for reciprocal mileage accrual

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific and Air Canada on December 23, announced they have finalised a strategic co-operation agreement that will enhance travel services for Cathay Pacific customers when travelling wit...

Dec 24, 2016 Emirates pampers its premium passengers with luxurious in-flight amenities.

Dhaka: Travelers who can afford to splurge thousands of dirhams on premium airline seats can now look forward to more luxurious pampering in the sky.As competition in the airline industry heats up...

Dec 22, 2016 Biman flight makes safe landing at HSIA

Dhaka: Fight BG 122 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Muscat to Chittagong made a safe landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Thursday morning despite burst tires in the whee...

Dec 22, 2016 India imposes penalty for aircraft with empty waste tanks

Dhaka: In an effort to address the menace of aircraft waste being ejected on to unsuspecting residents below, India’s National Green Tribunal has introduced a INR 50,000 fine for offending airlines....

Dec 22, 2016 THAI resumes flights to Moscow

Dhaka: Thai Airways has resumed flights to Moscow, less than two years after they were suspended.They will now operate four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) using a 292-...

Dec 22, 2016 Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Tbilisi

Dhaka: Qatar Airways now operates four direct flights toTbilisifrom Doha’s Hamad International Airport, in addition to the existing seven weekly flights that operate viaBakuin Azerbaijan.Operate...

Dec 20, 2016 Monitor honours four heroes in travel and hospitality industry

The Daily Star news: Bangladesh Monitor has recognised four individuals for their contribution to the development of the country's travel and hospitality industry.They were honoured at the silver ...

Dec 20, 2016 Fog triggers cancellation of London flights, causes Christmas chaos

Dhaka: Thick fog is threatening to trigger a great deal of travel chaos during the upcoming Christmas period since several flights are getting delayed and also cancelled for the second d