Aug 11, 2020 Emirates launches special portal for trade partners

Dhaka: Emirates has rolled out a brand new, state-of-the-art online gateway to serve its travel trade partners around the world.Tailored for each market, and personalised for each partner to cater...

Aug 11, 2020 Oryx Bio-Tech to establish country's first bio-tech industry at BHTC

Dhaka: Oryx Bio-tech Ltd is to invest USD 300 million to establish the first bio-tech industry in the country at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City in Kaliakoir, Gazipur. The venture is to create high paying jo...

Aug 10, 2020 China Harbour distributes foodstuff among flood victims

Chattogram: China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), an international company of China has distributed foodstuffs among 1,000 poor families at Roypur Union at Anwara Upazila in Chattogram, wh...

Aug 10, 2020 HSIA's Third Terminal to be completed at scheduled time: Ali

Dhaka: Construction work of the much-awaited Third Terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport would be completed at the scheduled time, June 2023, as the work has not been hampered due to the ...

Aug 09, 2020 IOM provides health screening facilities to protect workers, travellers at HSIA

Dhaka: The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) started providing health screening facilities at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka from July 23 to protect frontline workers and...

Aug 09, 2020 Qatar Airways to resume flights to Houston, Philadelphia

Dhaka: Qatar Airways announced on August 7 that the airline will resume flights to two additional destinations in the United States - Houston and Philadelphia - from August 12.The carrier will als...

Aug 09, 2020 Thailand to promote halal, medical, family tourism for BD market

Dhaka: For the Bangladesh market, TAT will continue to position and promote Thailand as “Muslim friendly destination” and focus on medical and family tourist segments once the country reopens bord...

Aug 08, 2020 Emirates expands network to 70 destinations

Dhaka: Emirates has resumed passenger services to Kuwait City on August 5 and to resume to Lisbon on August 16 taking the airline’s passenger network to 70 destinations in August, over 50 per cent o...

Aug 08, 2020 SpiceJet secures slots at Heathrow to operate India-UK flights from Sept 1

Dhaka: Low-cost airline SpiceJet on August 4 said that it has secured slots at London’s Heathrow Airport to operate flights between India and the UK effective September 1.“In continuation of o...

Aug 08, 2020 Several dead after Air India plane crashes in Kerala

Dhaka: An Air India Express jet carrying over 190 passengers and crew crashed and broke into two today at Kozhikode International Airport in the southern state of Kerala, India.The police said at ...

Aug 07, 2020 Qatar Airways makes significant changes to its mobile app

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has made significant changes to its mobile app. The updates enable passengers to plan their travel with greater ease, and help minimise physical contact and interactions throughou...

Aug 07, 2020 Cox’s Bazar sea-beach, hotels, motels reopen from Aug 17

Dhaka: Local administration has decided to reopen sea beaches, tourist spots and hotels-motels in Cox’s Bazar municipality area from August 17 on a limited scale.District administration’s tour...

Aug 07, 2020 Emirates expands its A380 network to five cities

Dhaka: Emirates is gradually unfolding its A380 network and has so far resumed its services to five cities. In a recent move, the airline has decided to deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou fr...

Aug 06, 2020 Spain's Canary Islands to insure tourists who catch COVID-19

Dhaka: Spain's Canary Islands has rolled out insurance facility for tourists to cover the medical cost if they get infected with the coronavirus, the archipelago's regional government said on August 5...

Aug 06, 2020 Travellers entering Singapore must wear electronic monitoring device from Aug 11

Dhaka: All travellers entering Singapore from August 11 will have to wear an electronic monitoring device so that the government can ensure the person is complying with the coronavirus quarantine rule...

Aug 06, 2020 Etihad Airways offers new face coverings for premium passengers

Dhaka: Etihad Airways has introduced a new protective wear for First and Business Class passengers onboard.The new face covering -- a snood -- Etihad is offering can be worn around the neck like a...

Aug 06, 2020 United Hospital launches Pain Clinic

Dhaka: United Hospital has announced the launch of Pain Clinic at the hospital premise recently which will be run by Dr Ashia Ali and Dr Naima Siddiquee.Dr Ashia Ali, DA, FCPS is a Senior Anesthes...

Aug 06, 2020 Ookla crowns Banglalink as country's fastest mobile network

Dhaka: Banglalink has won the Ookla Speedtest Award as the fastest mobile network in the country for Q1-Q2, 2020.The award is given based on user-initiated results generated from Ookla’s Speedte...

Aug 06, 2020 Spain’s tourism industry records worst semester ever after reopening borders

Dhaka: The coronavirus-led crisis continues to flatten Spain's tourism industry. According to figures published on August 3 by the National Statistics Institute (INE), just 204,926 international visit...

Aug 06, 2020 Virgin Australia to cut 3000 staff, slash budget subsidiary Tigerair

Dhaka: Virgin Australia will cut one-third of their workforce making 3,000 employees redundant, unveiled Paul Scurrah, CEO of the airline, adding that Virgin’s budget subsidiary, Tigerair, will also...

Aug 05, 2020 Cathay Pacific to transfer aircraft for storage in Australian desert

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific will be flying one-third of its passenger aircraft for storage in the Australian desert, announced the airline last week.The move follows the Hong Kong-based carrier's effort...

Aug 05, 2020 Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in US to secure rescue deal

Dhaka: Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the United States as the airline rushes to secure a USD 1.5 billion deal to rescue it from the coronavirus-led crisis that plunged the demand for air...

Aug 05, 2020 Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch flights to Dhaka, Kabul from Aug 7

Dhaka: Budget carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi announced to launch direct flights to two new destinations -- Dhaka in Bangladesh and Kabul in Afghanistan -- effective August 7.Schedule to Dhaka will s...

Aug 05, 2020 Emirates resumes flights to Clark, now covers 68 destinations globally

Dhaka: Emirates has resumed passenger services to Clark in Philippine with six weekly flights from August 1, boosting its global network to 68 destinations in August.With the resumption of flights...

Aug 03, 2020 Kuwait bans arrivals from Bangladesh over coronavirus concerns

Dhaka: The State of Kuwait has banned passenger arrivals from Bangladesh and other “high risk” countries until further notice amid the coronavirus pandemic.The restrictions include passengers ...

Aug 03, 2020 COVID-negative certificate no longer mandatory to travel abroad: CAAB

Dhaka: The government has decided that all outbound passengers are no longer required to have a COVID-19 certificate. The clearance would only be mandatory when the destination country of the respecti...

Jul 31, 2020 Interest in travel to Dubai increases, tourists are assured of safe visits

Dhaka: Emirates and Dubai authority jointly have taken various measures for safe visits to Dubai, as the interest among the tourists for travelling to the city has been showing a constant upward trend...

Jul 30, 2020 Global air traffic not to return to pre-COVID-19 level until 2024

Dhaka: International Air Transport Association (IATA) has updated its global passenger forecast after the recovery in traffic has been slower than the association had expected.In the base case sce...

Jul 30, 2020 SIA reports SGD 1.12bn Q1 net loss as COVID-19 plunges travel demand

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines on July 29 reported SGD 1.12 billion net loss in the first quarter of 2020 following drastic capacity cuts due to travel restrictions imposed globally amid the coronavirus pa...

Jul 30, 2020 NOVOAIR resumes flights to Cox’s Bazar from July 30

Dhaka: NOVOAIR has resumed flights to Cox’s Bazar from July 30, announced the carrier in a press release.The airline will be operating three daily flights on the route with one-way fare starting...

Jul 29, 2020 WTTC reveals Indonesia, Dubai, Rwanda as latest recipients of its Safe Travels stamp

Dhaka: Popular holiday destinations Indonesia, Dubai and Rwanda are among the latest destinations to begin using the world's first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched recently by the World ...

Jul 29, 2020 Thailand eyes wealthy visitors instead of mass tourism for revival

Dhaka: To revive the tourism industry following the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand is to target big spenders seeking privacy and social distancing in the COVID-19 era, rather than try to attract a lar...

Jul 29, 2020 Singapore Airlines raises over USD 540m by securing a350s, 787s

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines announced that it raised USD 542 million worth of long-term loans by securing some Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 787-10s in a move to further shore up the airline’s liquidity...

Jul 28, 2020 Shahjalal Islami Bank holds its Half-Yearly Business Conference-2020

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL) organised its “Half-Yearly Business Conference-2020” on July 25 digitally through an online video conference.The inaugural ceremony of the conferen...

Jul 28, 2020 Emirates increases frequencies to Dhaka from August 3

Dhaka: Dubai-based carrier Emirates has announced that it will increase frequencies to Dhaka taking the total number of flights to six a week from August 3, offering Bangladeshi customers more access ...

Jul 28, 2020 Vistara wins 'Best Airline – India’ at Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020

Dhaka: Indian full-service carrier Vistara has been crowned as the ‘Best Airline - India’ and ‘Travellers Choice Regional Airline, Asia’ in the fourth edition of Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choi...

Jul 28, 2020 Maldivian Air to operate direct flights on Dhaka-Male route from Aug 4

Dhaka: Maldivian Air has announced to operate direct flights on Dhaka-Male route effective August 4.The airline will operate two flights a week on the said route. The flight from Male will depart ...

Jul 28, 2020 SIA to operate daily to Heathrow from August 1

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines has announced to increase its flight services to daily between London Heathrow and Singapore Changi airport from August 1.The carrier is currently operating three flights...

Jul 28, 2020 Ryanair reports GBP 168m loss in Q1 2020

Dhaka: Budget carrier Ryanair announced a loss of GBP 168 million as the airline suffered the “most challenging” quarter in its 35-year history.The low-cost airline was forced to ground its fl...

Jul 27, 2020 Indian govt extends cap on airline capacity, fares till Nov 24

Dhaka: India has extended the ban on capacity addition and capping of fare by airlines till November 24 amid growing coronavirus cases in the country.On June 26, the government had had allowed air...

Jul 27, 2020 Asia relies on domestic tourism as int'l travel remains uncertain

Dhaka: Governments across Asia are rolling out tourism support programmes and marketing campaigns in an effort to cover revenue loss via domestic travel as international travel is yet to turn back to ...

Jul 27, 2020 Japan kicks off tourism campaign amid COVID-19 surge, draws criticism

Dhaka: Japan on July 22 launched a national travel campaign aimed at reviving its hard hit tourism industry, but the effort has drawn heavy criticism amid a surge in new coronavirus cases."Go To T...

Jul 27, 2020 Singapore launches SGD 45m campaign to promote domestic tourism

Dhaka: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), along with other agencies, has launched a SGD 45 million marketing campaign to encourage residents of Singapore to take a local holiday – dubbed a “Singap...

Jul 26, 2020 Inner Wheel Dist 345 helps set up COVID Ward at Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital

Dhaka: Inner Wheel District 345 Bangladesh extends its support in setting up a 8-bed COVID-19 Ward at Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital in Uttara, Dhaka.As part of the support, on behalf...

Jul 26, 2020 FSTC-led consortium promises USD 100m initial investment to revive Jet Airways

Dhaka: The consortium of Flight Simulation Technique Centre Pvt Ltd, Big Charter Pvt Ltd, and Imperial Capital Investments LLC, have secured an initial funding of USD 100 million that will be used to ...

Jul 26, 2020 Nepal to reopen borders for int'l tourism on August 17

Dhaka: Nepal will be reopening its borders for international tourism on August 17 as the blanket ban ends and all international and domestic flights resume, announced the government following a Cabine...

Jul 26, 2020 Spain's tourism struggles as other countries reimpose quarantine for returning travellers

Dhaka: Spain's lucrative and vital tourism sector receives yet another sharp blow after the British government decided to pull Spain from the list of safe countries and require returning holidaymakers...

Jul 25, 2020 Unimart launches unimart.online, partners with Paperfly

Dhaka: Following the exponential growth gained by the e-commerce sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unimart Ltd, partnering with the delivery network PaperFly, has launched an e-commerce platform na...

Jul 25, 2020 Vistara receives first A321 aircraft on July 24

Dhaka: Vistara has received its first Airbus A321 considered the most popular aircraft in the world, announced the carrier on July 24.This will make the airline first in south Asia to provide flat...

Jul 25, 2020 MICE tourism may never fully recover from COVID-19

Dhaka: Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) tourism was one of the first types of tourism to be impacted by the global spread of COVID-19 and it could be one of the last to fully r...

Jul 23, 2020 Travel agencies to be fined, jailed for dealing visas, recruitment

Dhaka: The Cabinet cleared the draft of Bangladesh Travel Agency (Registration and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on July 20 keeping provision of maximum six-month imprisonment or BDT 5,00,000 fin...

Jul 23, 2020 Emirates to cover customers from COVID-19 expenses

Dubai: Emirates customers can travel with confidence, as the airline will cover medical expenses of up to EUR 150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR 100 per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with...

Jul 23, 2020 BD Int'l hotel association urges government to support industry

Dhaka: The international hotel industry of Bangladesh has already counted BDT 2,500 crore loss which may exceed BDT 7,000 crore year end, the Bangladesh International Hotel Association (BIHA) disclose...

Jul 23, 2020 COVID-19: Air India cuts crew wages by 40pc to survive

Dhaka: Air India has slashed the salaries of its pilots and cabin crew with retrospective effect from April 1 until further notice, the airline announced recently.While the cash-strapped carrier s...

Jul 23, 2020 IndiGo to cut 10pc of staff as COVID-19 crushes travel

Dhaka: Indian airline IndiGo announced that it will be shedding 10 per cent of its staff as it grapples with a slump in revenues while the coronavirus pandemic crushes air travel demand.Last month...

Jul 23, 2020 United passengers must wear masks at airports too, not only during flights

Dhaka: As of now, passengers of United Airlines had to keep their masks on only during their flights. But the airline has further stated that they must keep the masks on even throughout the airport, e...

Jul 23, 2020 COVID-19: Sri Lanka pushes back reopening of BIA to September

Dhaka: Following the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka, the government pushed back the reopening of Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to September for all incoming passengers.“C...

Jul 23, 2020 Last Qantas 747 takes off from Australia, draws iconic kangaroo in sky

Dhaka: After 50 years of operations, Qantas' last remaining Boeing 747 passenger jet departed Australia for the final time on July 22 and left a special message for everyone in the sky — a drawing o...

Jul 22, 2020 AFD officials to do COVID-19 tests at AFIP, CMH before leaving country

Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has directed officials of the Bangladesh Armed Forces to get COVID-19 tests done at AFIP and CMH prior to travelling abroad effective immediately.The Ministry o...

Jul 22, 2020 Passengers to pay fee for safety and airport development: CAAB

Dhaka: Passengers using the services of the airports in Bangladesh will have to pay "passenger safety fee" and "airport development fee" from August 1, announced the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangla...

Jul 22, 2020 Emirates operated over 10,000 cargo flights during last three months

Dhaka: Between April and June 2020, Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates airline has facilitated the movement of essential commodities and other supplies for individual consumers and busi...

Jul 22, 2020 Ethiopian B777F catches fire at Shanghai airport

Dhaka: A Boeing 777F of Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Shanghai Pudong airport while it was loading cargo today.The carrier said in a statement that the aircraft is registered ET-ARH and was on...

Jul 22, 2020 Radisson Blu Dhaka receives SGS validation for disinfection, hygiene

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden has recently received the prestigious SGS Validation for implementing a series of cleanliness and hygiene procedures to provide guests and employees with a safe ...

Jul 22, 2020 SITA’s vision for immediate future of air travel

Dhaka: SITA, a leading technology provider for the air transport industry, released a paper on July 21, outlining the company’s vision for the immediate future of air travel.SITA’s ‘Runway f...

Jul 21, 2020 Emirates to resume flights to Stockholm, Oslo

Dhaka: Emirates will resume passenger services to Stockholm with weekly flights from August 1, expanding its network in Europe to 22 cities.The resumption of Stockholm flights means that all Emira...

Jul 21, 2020 Qatar Airways seeks compensation for lost airspace access from four Middle East countries

Dhaka: Qatar Airways will seek compensation from four Arab neighbors who have refused to allow it to use their airspace under the terms of a boycott now in place for over three years, the airline anno...

Jul 21, 2020 Pakistan suspends 15 more pilots over dubious licenses

Dhaka: Pakistan’s aviation authority has suspended 15 more pilots for possessing dubious licenses, taking the number of such pilots in the country to 93, according to a media report on July 18.T...

Jul 21, 2020 Virgin Atlantic returns to skies following three-month break

Dhaka: Virgin Atlantic welcomed customers back onboard on July 20 evening with the first passenger flight departing London Heathrow for Hong Kong after a three month long hiatus following the coronavi...

Jul 21, 2020 Recovery of hospitality, tourism in BD seems far away: Stakeholders

Dhaka: The recovery of hospitality and tourism in Bangladesh, the sector hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, appears to be far away, said industry representatives at a webinar organised by The Bu...

Jul 20, 2020 US-Bangla to resume flights on Dhaka-Rajshahi route from July 21

Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines will resume flight operations on Dhaka-Rajshahi route on July 21, after a suspension of four months following the coronavirus pandemic.Kamrul ...

Jul 20, 2020 Banglalink Icon, Priyojon customers to enjoy discount offers till Eid

Dhaka: One of the leading digital communications service providers Banglalink has launched an Eid al-Adha campaign bringing exciting discount offers for its Icon and Priyojon customers valid till July...

Jul 20, 2020 US-Bangla offers 10pc discount on tickets to Brac Bank cardholders

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is offering 10 per cent discount on air tickets to Brac Bank credit and debit cardholders for flights to all domestic destinations till December 31.Beside...

Jul 19, 2020 Cathay Pacific flags USD 1.3bn first-half loss

Dhaka: Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd announced on July 17 that it expects a first-half net loss of HKD 9.9 billion (USD 1.03 billion), including impairment charges on 16 planes, as the coro...

Jul 19, 2020 US carriers to resume flights to India on July 23

Dhaka: The government of India has agreed to allow US airlines to resume passenger services to India from July 23, announced the US Transportation Department said on July 17.The Indian government,...

Jul 19, 2020 Delta asks pilots to take year-long 15pc pay cut

Dhaka: Delta Air Lines has asked its pilots to take a 15 per cent cut in minimum guaranteed pay for one year, saying that could help the airline avoid layoffs when federal payroll aid runs out in Octo...

Jul 19, 2020 Emirates SkyCargo now connects BD to all major export destinations

Dhaka: Following the initial shock of COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo, freighter division of world’s leading airline- Emirates quickly turned around to meet the increasing market demand for air...

Jul 18, 2020 Passengers must show COVID-negative certificate before departure from July 23: CAAB

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on July 18 announced that all passengers will need to show COVID-19 negative certificate, received from the government listed authorised testing centr...

Jul 18, 2020 British Airways retires entire 747 fleet following travel slump

Dhaka: British Airways confirmed it will retire all of its Boeing 747s as it suffers from the sharp travel drop following the coronavirus pandemic.The UK airline is the world's largest operator of...

Jul 18, 2020 Airlines must sell tickets to only COVID-negative passengers for flights to Thailand

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand announced on July 16 that airlines operating flights to the country must sell tickets only to those passengers who have COVID-19 negative certificate....

Jul 18, 2020 US-Bangla enters its 7th year of operations

Dhaka: The country's largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has entered its 7th year of operations on July 17. The airline, launched with the slogan "Fly Fast-Fly Safe", started its journey in 201...

Jul 17, 2020 Senior journalist Abdullah Hasan passes away

Dhaka: Abdullah M Hasan, a veteran journalist and Founding Managing Editor of The Bangladesh Monitor has passed away in a city hospital today evening (Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Lilaihe Rajeun). He was 72. ...

Jul 16, 2020 Italy has suspended flights from BD till July 31: Foreign Ministry

Dhaka: The Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh on July 16 clarified that the Italian government suspended flights from Bangladesh along with 12 other countries till July 31.The ministry also claimed th...

Jul 16, 2020 US drops plan to revoke visas of foreign students

Dhaka: In a surprising reversal of policy, the Trump administration on July 14 abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of th...

Jul 16, 2020 Uber appoints Singh as new President for India, South Asia

Dhaka: Uber on July 16 announced the appointment of Prabhjeet Singh as the new President of Uber India and South Asia, tasked with overseeing the next phase of growth in the company’s mobility busin...

Jul 16, 2020 SIA sees operating Q1 loss, flags slow recovery in 2021

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines on July 15 flagged a hit to its revenue making ability in full-year 2021 on seeing a slower than expected recovery as the ongoing coronavirus crisis saps demand for air trave...

Jul 16, 2020 UNWTO recognises safe tourism restart on Canary Islands

Dhaka: The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognise the reopening of the destination and the steps the local authoritie...

Jul 16, 2020 London Heathrow T3 may reopen this year, T4 closed until 2021

Dhaka: London's Heathrow Airport current closure of Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 could extend through to 2021, with several Oneworld member airlines now considering a move to the T5 hub of British Airway...

Jul 15, 2020 Emirates A380 returns to sky on July 15

Dhaka: Emirates' iconic Airbus A380 double-decker returns to the skies on July 15 with a flight taking off to London Heathrow from Dubai International airport carrying commercial passengers onboard fo...

Jul 15, 2020 Biman, NOVOAIR sign agreement to carry each other's passengers

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines and NOVOAIR signed a SRA (Special Reprotection Agreement) for transporting each other’s passengers in domestic routes at the former's head office Balaka Bhaban on Ju...

Jul 15, 2020 Qantas suspends all int'l flights, except New Zealand, until March 2021

Dhaka: Australia's flag carrier Qantas have officially removed international flight bookings – except New Zealand – from their website until March 28, 2021.Pulling of all international invento...

Jul 15, 2020 Virgin Atlantic secures USD 1.5bn private-only rescue package

Dhaka: Richard Branson has finalised a USD 1.5 billion rescue deal for Virgin Atlantic on July 14 to keep the airline solvent just days before it is due to resume passenger flights.The carrier sai...

Jul 15, 2020 Saudi fines Biman BDT 1.02cr for noncompliance with health guidelines

Dhaka: The government of Saudi Arabia has fined Biman Bangladesh Airlines SAR 4.5 lac (BDT 1.02 crore) for its noncompliance with health guidelines.Since Saudi resumed travel following the coronav...

Jul 15, 2020 BD to witness 49pc drop in passenger demand this year: IATA

Dhaka: Bangladesh will witness a 49 per cent drop in passenger demand for air travel in 2020 compared to last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result Bangladeshi carriers will see their reve...

Jul 14, 2020 Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches operations with flight to Egypt

Dhaka: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital's first low-cost carrier, on July 14, marked the inauguration of its services with its maiden flight to Alexandria in Egypt.A second Air Arabia Abu Dhabi f...

Jul 14, 2020 Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to fly on six new routes from Oct 1

Dhaka: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a joint venture between the Hungarian budget airline and Abu Dhabi state holding company ADQ, will begin operations on October 1, with six new routes connecting the UAE capi...

Jul 14, 2020 Etihad Airways offers passengers COVID-19 test at home prior to travel

Dhaka: Etihad Airways, in collaboration with Mediclinic Middle East, is offering its passengers a convenient COVID-19 PCR testing service at their home, or at a Mediclinic facility, prior to their tra...

Jul 14, 2020 Emirates resumes flights to six more cities

Dhaka: Emirates has announced to resume flights to Geneva from July 15, Los Angeles from July 22, Dares Salaam from August 1, Prague and Sao Paulo from August 2, and Boston from August 15, offering cu...

Jul 14, 2020 Cathay Pacific shareholders approve USD 5bn rescue plan

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific on July 13 has had its plans approved to raise a staggering USD 5 billion in funding to help the airline withstand the coronavirus crisis.The government-backed rescue deal in...

Jul 14, 2020 France restricts flights from China in tit-for-tat row

Dhaka: France on July 13 started restricting Chinese airlines to one passenger flight per week, in response to curbs imposed by Beijing on French carriers.“From July 13, Chinese companies will o...

Jul 14, 2020 Typhoon jets escort Ryanair flight to Stansted following bomb threat

Dhaka: A Ryanair Boeing 737 on its way from Krakow to Dublin was diverted on July 13 evening to Stansted Airport following a threat of explosives on board. It was escorted by two Royal Air Force Typho...

Jul 14, 2020 Virgin Atlantic likely to finalise GBP 1bn rescue package

Dhaka: Virgin Atlantic could confirm a GBP 1 billion rescue deal on July 14 to save the airline from collapse during the coronavirus crisis.Shai Weiss, Chief Executive of the airline has drawn up ...

Jul 14, 2020 SIA Group to reach 7pc passenger capacity of pre-pandemic level in August

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir’s passenger capacity in July and August will reach approximately 6 per cent and 7 per cent of its pre-pandemic levels respectively as the carriers have in...

Jul 14, 2020 Etihad, Emirates operate special flights between UAE, India

Dhaka: Etihad Airways and Emirates announced to operate special flights to and from India following the UAE and Indian governments' recent arrangement to facilitate the travel of stranded individuals....

Jul 13, 2020 US approves ATI to operate cargo flights on APAC route for DHL

Dhaka: Air Transport International of the US has begun flying a Boeing 767-300 converted freighter for DHL from Hong Kong to Sydney via Guam to support delivery of general express freight and relief s...

Jul 13, 2020 Florida's Disney World partially reopens amid rise of virus cases

Dhaka: A large portion of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida reopened on July 11 and fans flocked to the park which has been shuttered for months — all while Florida set a single-day record for...

Jul 13, 2020 Thai govt to provide SMEs in tourism with THB 100bn soft loans

Dhaka: The government of Thailand is going to provide small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourist and services sector with THB 100 billion new soft loans to survive through the coronaviru...

Jul 13, 2020 Bali to welcome foreign tourists from September 11

Dhaka: Bali, the popular tourist destination in the islands of Indonesia, will allow international tourists again from September 11.The province entered phase one of three of reopening on July 9 a...

Jul 13, 2020 Etihad Airways inks codeshare deal with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Dhaka: Etihad Airways has announced a codeshare agreement with Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.The national airline of the United Arab Emirates will place its ‘EY’ co...

Jul 13, 2020 Airbus first-half deliveries slides to 16-year low despite June uptick

Dhaka: Airbus deliveries rose 50 per cent in June compared to May, the highest amount since the coronavirus pandemic spread across Europe in March. However, the accelerating recovery could not prevent...

Jul 13, 2020 The Westin Dhaka offers exciting deals for events

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka is offering exciting deals for guests to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. Guests can avail many complimentary benefits by booking now till August 31....

Jul 13, 2020 Vistara appoints MAAS Travels and Tours as GSA in BD

Dhaka: India’s full-service carrier Vistara has appointed MAAS Travels and Tours as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Bangladesh, announced the latter on July 13.Established in 1983, MAAS was acc...

Jul 12, 2020 China's aviation industry loses USD 4.9bn in second quarter

Dhaka: China's aviation industry suffered a CNY 34.25 billion (USD 4.9 billion) loss in the second quarter, slightly narrower than in the first quarter, according to data released by the Civil Aviatio...

Jul 12, 2020 COVID-negative certificate mandatory to travel abroad: BD govt

Dhaka: All Bangladeshi citizens must have COVID-negative certificates from the coronavirus testing centres authorised by the government to be allowed to leave the country.The move follows an inter...

Jul 12, 2020 Lufthansa offers COVID-19 testing for passengers to avoid quarantine

Dhaka: Lufthansa is offering COVID-19 testing to passengers flying to and from Frankfurt Airport in Germany, allowing travellers to get the results within hours and avoid quarantines at destinations t...

Jul 12, 2020 United Airlines to furlough up to 36,000 staff

Dhaka: United Airlines has announced that it will furlough up to 36,000 of its workers due to the coronavirus pandemic.That would put almost half of the airline's US-based frontline workforce on u...

Jul 12, 2020 US bans PIA flights over safety concerns

Dhaka: US Department of Transportation on July 9 has revoked authorisation for Pakistan International Airlines to operate flights to and from the country over concerns of its pilots' dubious licences,...

Jul 12, 2020 BD passport drops down to 101st, now 9th weakest globally

Dhaka: Following the coronavirus pandemic, many countries globally have begun reopening borders and relaxing travel restrictions. However, travellers from Bangladesh are still restricted from entering...

Jul 12, 2020 Book Air India flights to leave India

Dhaka: The flag carrier Air India has announced a number of additional chartered flights under the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission with bookings opening on July 13.So far, the carrier has...

Jul 12, 2020 COVID-19: Emirates set to slash 9,000 jobs

Dhaka: Tim Clark, President of Emirates announced that the Dubai based carrier is set to axe as many as 9,000 jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.This marks the airline's first disclosure of the ...

Jul 12, 2020 Air travel will rebound by 2022 summer: Tim Clark

Dhaka: Tim Clark, President of Emirates says he is confident there will be a rebound in air travel and that it will get back to where it was prior to COVID-19 by summer of 2022.“My own view is t...

Jul 11, 2020 NOVOAIR to resume flights to Barishal on July 12

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR has announced today that it will resume scheduled passenger flights to Barishal from July 12.The airline will operate one daily flight on the route, which will depar...

Jul 10, 2020 Thai Airways extends suspension of flights until Sept 1, 2020

Dhaka: Thai Airways International (Thai) has extended its suspension of flights for yet another month.Thailand's national carrier had originally planned to resume flights in June, but it was repor...

Jul 10, 2020 NOVOAIR flies 16 Indian sailors stranded in BD to Guwahati

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR flew 16 Indian sailors stranded in Bangladesh due to the coronavirus pandemic back home on a special flight today on July 10.The special flight of the airline landed...

Jul 09, 2020 Qatar Airways to not carry Italy-bound passengers from BD till Oct 5

Dhaka: Qatar Airways will not carry Italy-bound passengers from Bangladesh till October 5, the airline announced on July 9 in a notice.The decision comes after Italy "forbade all passenger arrival...

Jul 09, 2020 People preferring domestic travel, avoiding int'l trips, survey shows

Dhaka: People are travelling for leisure and taking vacations even when the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of subsiding in many countries. However, travellers are preferring to stay close to home...

Jul 09, 2020 Gulf Air resumes flights from Bahrain to Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Dhaka: Gulf Air has resumed scheduled passenger flights from Bahrain on July 5 with flights to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, marking its return to the UAE after it suspended flights in March following the...

Jul 09, 2020 SIA, Qantas to store A380s at desert for long-term

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines has sent six of its 19 Airbus A380 aircraft to the Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (ASPA) located at Alice Springs, Australia for long-term storage. Qantas is also looking to t...

Jul 09, 2020 Cabin crew to be better equipped to prevent human trafficking

Dhaka: United Nations efforts to prevent trafficking in persons took an important step forward on July 8, with the launch of the new online training to support the implementation of the ICAO-OHCHR Gui...

Jul 09, 2020 CAAB permits Malaysia Airlines to resume flights to and from Dhaka

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has approved Malaysia Airlines to resume flights to and from Dhaka from July 17.The flag carrier of Malaysia received the approval from CAA...

Jul 09, 2020 NOVOAIR offers 10pc discount on tickets for frequent flyers

Dhaka: To celebrate the 7th anniversary of NOVOAIR's frequent flyer programme SMILES, the airline is offering 10 per cent discount on ticket fares till July 31.SMILES members can purchase tickets ...

Jul 09, 2020 COVID-19 medical tests mandatory for Lebanon bound passengers

Dhaka: Since July 1, there has been a mandatory COVID-19 medical test required for all passengers upon their arrival to Beirut (BEY) in Lebanon, at a cost of USD 50 per passenger, Emirates announced i...

Jul 09, 2020 Air France to slash over 7,500 jobs

Dhaka: Air France announced on July 3 that it plans to axe over 7,500 jobs as the airline industry reels from the economic crisis following the coronavirus pandemic.The airline will cut 6,560 staf...

Jul 08, 2020 COVID-19: Cathay eyes drier storage options for unused aircraft

Dhaka: Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on July 6 that it is evaluating whether to send some of its aircraft to less humid locations for storage as it reviews the size of its fleet in lig...

Jul 08, 2020 Pakistan fires 28 PIA pilots following investigation into "dubious licences"

Dhaka: The Pakistan government announced on July 7 that it has dismissed 28 pilots of Pakistan International Airlines following an ongoing investigation into “dubious” commercial pilot licences....

Jul 08, 2020 Lufthansa to sack 20pc of its executives, 1,000 admin officials

Dhaka: Germany’s Lufthansa will lay off 20 per cent of its executives and 1,000 administrative officials, as part of its latest restructuring measures to survive through the coronavirus crisis.T...

Jul 08, 2020 Wizz Air launches flights to Abu Dhabi

Dhaka: European budget carrier Wizz Air operated its first scheduled passenger flight to Abu Dhabi from Budapest on July 1 ahead of the airline’s expansion into the Middle East market.The Budape...

Jul 08, 2020 Pakistan govt sends show-cause notices to 30 more pilots

Dhaka: The government of Pakistan has sped up the scrutiny process of suspected pilots with "dubious licences" and sent show-cause notices to 30 more Pakistani pilots, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Aviation Min...

Jul 08, 2020 Willingness to travel tempered by concerns for COVID-19

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air...

Jul 08, 2020 Turkish Airlines extends Dhaka-Istanbul flight cancellation until July 15

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has announced on July 7 that it has extended the suspension of flights between Dhaka and Istanbul until July 15 after reevaluating the current situation of coronavirus in Bangl...

Jul 07, 2020 China Harbour provides Khulna's COVID-affected poor people with relief materials

Dhaka: China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) provided relief materials for distribution among 2,000 poor families in Khulna City Corporation area, who are badly affected by COVID pandemic. Reli...

Jul 07, 2020 Dubai starts welcoming foreign tourists from July 7

Dhaka: Dubai begins to welcome foreign tourists from July 7 and those with COVID-negative certificates can enter Dubai and explore the city without having to undergo a quarantine or isolation period. ...

Jul 07, 2020 Biman scraps decision to operate flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines earlier announced to operate flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi from July 6 and 7 respectively. However, a day before scheduled resumption of its flights on the routes, th...

Jul 07, 2020 Qatar Airways accidentally issues almost USD 20m refund to single passenger

Dhaka: Qatar Airways accidentally provided a flight refund of USD 19.6 million approx to an Australian Frequent Flyer forum moderator for a Business Class flight from Jakarta to London which was cance...

Jul 07, 2020 Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to start flying from July 14

Dhaka: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital's first budget carrier, will take wings on July 14 with direct flights to Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt.The inaugural flight will take off from Abu Dhabi t...

Jul 06, 2020 Emirates expands cargo connectivity to 100 destinations

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, freight division of Emirates airline will be operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020. Some of the new cities...

Jul 06, 2020 Airlines in BD struggling to survive due to poor load factor

Dhaka: After almost a three-month long suspension following the coronavirus outbreak, Bangladesh partly resumed scheduled passenger flight operations, both domestic, from June 1, and international, fr...

Jul 06, 2020 England lifts quarantine rule for 50 countries

Dhaka: England has published a list of 50 countries for which quarantine will not apply to the travellers while they arrive in the country, effective July 10.Countries including Greece, Spain, Fra...

Jul 06, 2020 Thailand partially lifts ban on int'l arrival, launches rapid COVID-19 tests

Dhaka: Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok launched rapid coronavirus tests on July 3 for some international arrivals after partially lifting a three-month ban on foreign visito...

Jul 05, 2020 THAI appoints Chansin as new Acting President

Dhaka: Thai Airways International (THAI) has appointed Chansin Treenuchagron, a former President of the state-owned oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc, as the new Acting President.THAI on July 1 inf...

Jul 05, 2020 Qatar Airways makes face shields mandatory for economy class

Dhaka: Qatar Airways economy passengers now have to wear face shields, in addition to face masks or coverings, onboard their flights.The protective kits are complimentary for passengers.The ai...

Jul 05, 2020 Kolkata Airport suspends flights from six cities till July 19

Dhaka: Kolkata will not allow passengers on flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad from July 6-19 or until further notice, whichever is earlier, in an effort to prevent the sp...

Jul 05, 2020 COVID-19: Nepal tourism industry faces USD 282m loss

Dhaka: Nepal’s tourism industry is estimated to lose USD 282 million since the government imposed lockdown in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the country's Ministry of C...

Jul 05, 2020 CAAB approves Malindo Air to resume flights to and from Dhaka

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has approved the Malaysian carrier Malindo Air to resume flights to and from Dhaka on a limited scale.Malindo Air has received permission to opera...

Jul 04, 2020 Biman to launch direct flights on Dhaka-Toronto route from October

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will launch direct flights on Dhaka-Toronto route from October this year, said Md Mokabbir Hossain, the carrier's Managing Director and CEO."We'll start operating ...

Jul 04, 2020 Changi Airport installing contactless systems

Dhaka: New contactless systems and cleaning innovations are being rolled out at Changi Airport in Singapore.At Changi’s automated kiosks, new proximity sensors are being installed progressively ...

Jul 04, 2020 Turkish Airlines cancels Dhaka-Istanbul flights till July 7

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has suspended its flights on the Dhaka-Istanbul route till July 7, said the carrier in a statement.Earlier, the airline announced to resume operations to and from Dhaka fro...

Jul 02, 2020 Berger launches hand sanitiser as demand grows

Dhaka: Berger Paints Bangladesh has launched a hand sanitising solution "Mr Expert Advanced Hand Sanitiser" as demand for hand sanitiser and liquid soap has increased following the coronavirus pandemi...

Jul 02, 2020 Microsoft to close all retail stores permanently worldwide

Dhaka: Microsoft on June 26 announced to permanently close its 83 retail stores across the globe. It will instead focus on its online store at Microsoft.com, where customers can go for support, sales,...

Jul 02, 2020 UAE to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots employed in its airlines

Dhaka: The United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines, as global concern mounts after the Pakistan government suspended 262 pi...

Jul 02, 2020 Emirates resumes flights to and from Pakistan

Dhaka: Dubai based carrier Emirates resumed passengers flights to and from Pakistan on July 1 after temporary suspension of eight days.However, all passengers travelling from Pakistan must carry C...

Jul 02, 2020 Etihad to fly to 15 more destinations from July 16

Dhaka: Etihad is going to add 15 new cities to its flight schedule on July 16, taking the total number of destinations the airline is currently offering in its network to 40.The airline will opera...

Jul 02, 2020 Himalaya Airlines inks deal with Huawei Cloud to promote smart aviation

Dhaka: Nepal's Himalaya Airlines and the Chinese multinational technology company Huawei Cloud signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) earlier this week for strategic cooperation to promote smart a...

Jul 02, 2020 Thailand lifts ban on international flights

Dhaka: Thailand has lifted its ban on international flights on July 1. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said the ban on international flights is lifted under some conditions.Aircraf...

Jul 01, 2020 Canada extends ban on foreign arrivals till end of July

Dhaka: The federal government of Canada announced to extend the ban on entry of foreign travellers till the end of July.In an announcement yesterday, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said ...

Jul 01, 2020 Passengers without COVID-negative results must test at PMA upon arrival

Dhaka: The government of Malaysia announced that all passengers entering Malaysia from overseas are required to undergo COVID-19 screening test if they fail to produce a valid COVID-19 test undertaken...

Jul 01, 2020 Qatar Airways to fly daily to Canada from July 4

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has announced to operate daily flights to Canada from July 4.The airline will operate three weekly flights to Toronto and four weekly flights to Montreal, from its hub at Doha...

Jul 01, 2020 EU bans PIA flights for six months

Dhaka: The flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will not be allowed to fly into most of Europe for the next six months, announced European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on June 30....

Jul 01, 2020 Biman to resume flights to Dubai from July 6

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume its schedule passenger flights to and from Dubai and Abu Dhabi effective July 6 and July 7 respectively, the airline announced yesterday.The national a...

Jun 30, 2020 Emirates to fly to over 50 cities in July

Dubai: Emirates continues to add travel options for customers with the announcement that it will re-start passenger flights to Cairo (from 1 July), Tunis (from 1 July), Glasgow (from 15 July) and Mal...

Jun 30, 2020 Pay for one night, get another free at Sarah Resort

Dhaka: Sarah Resort is offering guests a BOGO package, which allows them to pay for one night and get another night free, effective July 7-28, in celebration of reopening business after months of shut...

Jun 30, 2020 UAE temporary bans flights from Pakistan

Dhaka: All flights from Pakistan to the UAE will be suspended until a laboratory to test for coronavirus is established, announced the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) on June 28.The ba...

Jun 29, 2020 No new applicant from BD eligible for Schengen visa until further notice

Dhaka: On June 27, schengenvisainfo.com posted a list of 54 countries that the European Union has chosen to be eligible for Schengen visa as they reopen their borders in July 1. Bangladesh was not inc...

Jun 29, 2020 Turkish Airlines announces resumption of flights to Dhaka from July 1

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines will resume flight operations on Istanbul-Dhaka-Istanbul route effective July 1, announced the carrier today."After the flight irregularities experienced for a while due to...

Jun 29, 2020 UAE govt endorses Wizz Air Abu Dhabi as national carrier

Dhaka: The Council of Ministers has endorsed “Wizz Air Abu Dhabi” as a national carrier for the UAE on June 28.The announcement came at a cabinet meeting virtually chaired by Sheikh Mohammed b...

Jun 29, 2020 Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests begin today

Dhaka: Pilots and test crew members from the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX today, according to reports.The test...

Jun 29, 2020 Returning UAE residents need COVID-negative certificate to board flights

Dhaka: All UAE residents currently stranded in abroad and wanting to return must complete a COVID-19 test. Without a COVID-negative certificate taken within 72 hours of take-off, residents will not be...

Jun 29, 2020 India says no to international flights before July 15

Dhaka: India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has published a notice on June 28 saying that international flights will remain banned from the country until at least July 15. The announ...

Jun 29, 2020 CAAB approves Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to resume int'l flights

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has today approved Turkish Airlines and Air Arabia to resume international passenger flight services to and from the country.Earlier, on June 16, ...

Jun 28, 2020 Bangladesh not among 54 countries eligible for Schengen visa

Dhaka: Bangladeshis will no longer be eligible to enter Schengen countries once the European Union reopens its borders by early July, as EU has not listed Bangladesh among the 54 countries eligible fo...

Jun 28, 2020 Pakistan grounds 262 pilots under suspicion of license fraud

Dhaka: Pakistan is grounding 262 airline pilots who are under suspicion of dodging their exams, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced on June 26.The inquiries into their qualifications we...

Jun 28, 2020 WTTC launches Safe Travels protocols for attractions

Dhaka: The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is rebuilding travel. The London based tourism organisation with some of the largest travel companies as members, has unveiled its third phase of mea...

Jun 28, 2020 Emirates to expand passenger destination network to 48 cities

Dhaka: Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July taking the total number to 48 including Dhaka. These include Khartoum (from July 3),...

Jun 27, 2020 Eiffel Tower reopens after thee months with strict COVID-19 restrictions

Dhaka: Tourists and Parisians can again admire the view of the French capital from the iconic Eiffel Tower as it reopened on June 25 after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.How...

Jun 27, 2020 Jetstar Asia to cut 26pc jobs, extend staff furlough

Dhaka: Singapore-based budget airline Jetstar Asia has announced on June 25 that will cut up to 180 jobs - about 26 per cent of its workforce - and extend the furlough of the majority of its staff unt...

Jun 27, 2020 United Airlines to resume flights to China on July 8

Dhaka: United Airlines announced on June 26 that it will resume services to China with twice-weekly flights between San Francisco and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport via Seoul's Incheon Intern...

Jun 27, 2020 NokScoot announces to enter liquidation

Dhaka: Budget carrier Scoot announced on June 26 that the Board of Directors of NokScoot, a joint venture between Scoot and Thailand-based Nok Air, has passed a resolution to liquidate the troubled ai...

Jun 27, 2020 American Airlines to book flights to capacity ending social distancing onboard

Dhaka: American Airlines, which has been blocking half the middle seats in economy class since April to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, on June 26, announced that it will end...

Jun 25, 2020 Lufthansa shareholders vote yes to accept USD 10bn govt bailout

Dhaka: Lufthansa airline held a six-hour long virtual general meeting today in which shareholders formally voted "yes" to accept a USD 10 billion bailout package from the German government following t...

Jun 25, 2020 Qantas to axe 6,000 jobs, raise USD 1.3bn in new equity

Dhaka: Qantas Airways is cutting at least 20 per cent of its workforce and intends to raise up to USD 1.3 billion of equity under a sweeping cost-saving plan following the COVID-19 pandemic, the airli...

Jun 25, 2020 PIA suspends 150 pilots over alleged licence fraud

Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended 150 pilots today after questions arose over the authenticity of their licences, an airlines spokesman said.The announcement comes a day a...

Jun 25, 2020 Emirates modifies economy class cabins to offer additional cargo capacity

Dhaka: Emirates has introduced additional cargo capacity by removing seats from the economy class cabins of the airline's Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.The measure has been introduced in response to ...

Jun 25, 2020 IATA proposes alternatives to quarantine

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. IATA is promoting a layered approach of measures to reduce the...

Jun 24, 2020 Emirates resumes flight operations to Dhaka tonight

Dhaka: Emirates commences flights for travellers to and from Dhaka tonight, June 24.The airline will operate flights thrice weekly to Dhaka, allowing customers to travel between Bangladesh and va...

Jun 24, 2020 HANSA offers stay safe package for corporate guests

Dhaka: The premium residence, owned by Unique Hotels and Resorts Ltd, HANSA introduces “Stay Safe Package” with a view to assisting corporate officials amid the coronavirus pandemic.The new pa...

Jun 24, 2020 NOVOAIR flies 54 Bangladeshi origin French nationals from Sylhet

Dhaka: Private airline NOVOAIR flew 54 Bangladeshi origin French nationals and permanent residents on a special flight from Sylhet to Dhaka today morning.The special flight landed in Dhaka airport...

Jun 23, 2020 NOVOAIR flies 19 stranded Indian sailors back home

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR today flew home on a special flight 19 Indian sailors stranded in Bangladesh due to the travel ban in place following the coronavirus pandemic.The flight landed in ...

Jun 23, 2020 Saudi Arabia to use tourism to lead post-COVID economic recovery

Dhaka: While Saudi Arabia has strengthened its serious endeavor towards tourism transformation, and the formation of an integrated tourism destination, a tourism fund is expected to contribute to prov...

Jun 23, 2020 Saudi Arabia closes borders to int'l hajj attendees

Dhaka: Saudi Arabia announced on June 22 that it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom will only allow a limited number of Saudi citiz...

Jun 23, 2020 Disney parks in California to reopen on July 17

Dhaka: Disney has announced plans to reopen its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on July 17 — the same day the original park opened in 1955.As it has done around the world,...

Jun 23, 2020 AirAsia rolls out contactless procedures at KLIA

Dhaka: AirAsia Group has launched enhanced contactless procedures at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which Riad Asmat, Chief Executive of the airline said are essential for safe travel amid the...

Jun 23, 2020 Facebook names Httpool authorised sales partner in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Facebook has appointed Httpool as the Authorised Sales Partner for Facebook in Bangladesh. This appointment means that Httpool can now provide support and market expertise to local businesses a...

Jun 23, 2020 Indian Ambassador to Bhutan visits SDF to discuss action plans

Dhaka: Ruchira Kamboj, Ambassador of India to Bhutan visited the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Secretariat on June 22 to discuss their ongoing activities and future action plan.SDF officials led by...

Jun 23, 2020 Sarah Resort to reopen from July 7

Dhaka: Sarah Resort in Gazipur has announced to reopen its doors to guests from July 7 after a long suspension of operations following the coronavirus pandemic."We are strictly adhering to health ...

Jun 22, 2020 Dubai lifts travel ban, allows outbound travel, welcomes visitors

Dhaka: The Supreme Committee of Dubai announced on June 21 that it will allow foreign nationals with residence visas to return to Dubai from June 22 while citizens and residents can travel to any fore...

Jun 22, 2020 Biman resumes flight to London

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has resumed scheduled international flight operations on Dhaka-London-Dhaka route on June 21, after almost three months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Jun 21, 2020 Thailand considers resuming inbound business travel in July

Dhaka: Thailand's aviation regulator said on June 18 that inbound international travel could resume in July for business purposes, as the country seeks to revive an economy hit hard by the impact of t...

Jun 21, 2020 Egypt, Slovenia, Ukraine, others receive WTTC Safe Travels stamp

Dhaka: Holiday hotspot Egypt, is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched recently by the World Tr...

Jun 21, 2020 AirAsia to resume domestic flights from July

Dhaka: Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia will restart flight services on all domestic routes from July, said Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of the airline on June 15 following the government's...

Jun 21, 2020 Vietnam's airlines prepare to resume int'l flights from July

Dhaka: Vietnam's airlines are preparing to resume international flight services from July, even as the public remains worried about the risk of importing new COVID-19 cases.Vietnam Airlines and Ba...

Jun 21, 2020 Turkey launches safe certification programme as tourism resumes

Dhaka: The Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey announced to launch a safe tourism certification programme as the country restarts its 2020 tourism summer season.Run in partnership with the M...

Jun 21, 2020 US rejects Chinese airlines' request for extra scheduled flights

Dhaka: The Department of Transportation of the United States of America on June 19 rejected the request of additional flights between the country and China made by the Chinese airlines, saying that th...

Jun 21, 2020 Malaysia Airlines offers new economy class flexible fares

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines announced to introduce enhanced economy class flexible fare options across its network from June 22.Most of its passengers will now have access to three unique fare option...

Jun 20, 2020 Lufthansa grounds A380s for at least two years

Dhaka: Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s fleet of Airbus SE A380 jets will be grounded for at least two years and may never return to service as demand for long-haul travel remains subdued in the aftermath of...

Jun 20, 2020 Qatar Airways not taking new aircraft before 2022: CEO

Dhaka: Qatar Airways will not be taking any new aircraft this year or next, Akbar al-Baker, Chief Executive of the airline said in an interview on June 17.Furthermore, those jets on order schedule...

Jun 20, 2020 United Airlines uses loyalty programme to secure USD 5bn loan

Dhaka: United Airlines announced on June 15 that it is securing a USD 5 billion loan backed by its MileagePlus loyalty programme, further buffering its liquidity even as bookings hit by the coronaviru...

Jun 20, 2020 IATA clarifies remittance process for travel agents in BD

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has sent an advisory to the travel agents in Bangladesh on the payment method used to remit funds through the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP...

Jun 20, 2020 UAE permits Bangladeshis with residence visa to return home

Dhaka: The Government of the United Arab Emirates has granted permission for Bangladeshi nationals who have UAE residence visa to travel/return to the UAE.The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates i...

Jun 19, 2020 CAAB permits Emirates to operate flights to Dhaka

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has approved the Dubai-based carrier Emirates to operate flights to Dhaka in a permit issued on June 18.Initially Emirates received the app...

Jun 19, 2020 Qatar Airways to ramp up US routes from July

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has announced that it is expanding its services to the United States. Following its resumption of New York flights soon, from July 1, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington DC will j...

Jun 18, 2020 Qantas suspends int'l flights till October, New Zealand may be possible exception

Dhaka: The flag carrier of Australia Qantas has suspended most of its international flights till October on the forecast that the coronavirus outbreak may last through most of the year."With Austr...

Jun 18, 2020 Beijing goes through mass flight cancellations following new COVID-19 wave

Dhaka: Several flights to and from Beijing were cancelled on June 17 as authorities ramped up measures to contain a second wave of coronavirus in the Chinese capital, placing it under a so-called "sof...

Jun 18, 2020 Air New Zealand reports USD 77 million full-year underlying loss

Dhaka: Air New Zealand expects to report an underlying loss of up to NZD 120 million (USD 77 million) for the financial year ending June 30.“The New Zealand government’s recent move to Alert L...

Jun 18, 2020 Biman to open three new sales centres from June 21

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to open three new ticket sales centre from June 21 in a move to bolster their customer services.The three new sales centres are as follows:Dhanmondi s...

Jun 18, 2020 Emirates adds 10 new cities for travellers, offers connectivity to 40 cities through Dubai

Dhaka: Emirates will offer scheduled flights for travellers in 10 more cities: Colombo (from June 20), Sialkot (June 24), Istanbul (from June 25); Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Cit...

Jun 18, 2020 Visa to set up office in Dhaka as cashless transaction becomes "new normal"

Dhaka: As cashless transaction is becoming the "new normal" following the coronavirus pandemic, Visa, the global leader in payments technology, unveiled its plans to establish a country liaison office...

Jun 18, 2020 Bangladeshis can now use int'l debit cards while travelling

Dhaka: Bangladeshis from now on can use international debit cards to settle transactions while travelling to any foreign country, Bangladesh Bank said in a circular on June 16.Earlier, travellers ...

Jun 18, 2020 Qatar Airways temporarily closes its Dhaka office

Dhaka: Qatar Airways temporarily closed its Dhaka office from June 17 after witnessing a huge rush of ticket-buyers which made it difficult to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic....

Jun 17, 2020 Bangladesh suspends visa-on-arrival indefinitely

Dhaka: Bangladesh has extended the suspension of visa-on-arrival services for nationals of all countries until further notice, as the COVID-19 pandemic in the country is worsening.An order in this...

Jun 17, 2020 Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to COVID-19

Dhaka: Alcohol sales may have boomed during lockdown, but the return to air travel will be an altogether more sobering experience.Airlines including Easyjet and KLM in Europe, Delta Air Lines and ...

Jun 17, 2020 US-Bangla now operates 32 daily flights on domestic routes

Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has been operating 32 daily flights on domestic routes after the country resumed scheduled passenger flight services from June 1 following nearly ...

Jun 16, 2020 Uber launches package delivery service ‘Uber Connect’ in Dhaka

Dhaka: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber today announced the launch of a new package delivery service called ‘Uber Connect,’ which will allow Dhaka’s residents to send and receive parce...

Jun 16, 2020 BD resumes int’l flights from today after nearly three months

Dhaka: After almost three months of flight suspension following the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has partly resumed international flight services from today.The resumption of international air...

Jun 16, 2020 Marriott offers “save now, stay later” deal across all hotels

Dhaka: Marriott International today has announced the launch of three exciting limited time offers for all of their hotels across South Asia. Guests can avail any of the three complimentary offers whi...

Jun 16, 2020 PIA resumes flights to Kyrgyzstan after five years

Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced the resumption of flight services to Kyrgyzstan after five years. The first flight between Islamabad and Bishkek will be operated on June 17,...

Jun 16, 2020 Himalaya Airlines starts operating evacuation flights from today

Dhaka: Himalaya Airlines has started operating evacuation flights from seven different countries from today.The carrier said in a press statement on June 15 that permission and authorisation has b...

Jun 16, 2020 SIA’s May passenger traffic drops 99.6pc, cargo load factor improves

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines announced on June 15 that its May passenger traffic recorded a 99.6 per cent year-on-year decline as travel demand was severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with bor...

Jun 16, 2020 Egypt to reopen all airports on July 1: Aviation Minister

Dhaka: Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1 after over two month long suspension of scheduled passenger flights following the coronavirus pandemic.Civil...

Jun 16, 2020 Emirates resumes flights to Bahrain

Dhaka: Dubai based airline Emirates resumed flights to Bahrain with the first flight landing at Bahrain International Airport on June 15.The airline is set to operate seven weekly flights from Bah...

Jun 16, 2020 HK govt to lead USD 5bn rescue package for Cathay

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific Airways announced on June 9 that the Hong Kong government will lead a recapitalisation plan worth USD 5 billion to help the airline survive the coronavirus pandemic.The move ...

Jun 15, 2020 No bailout for airlines in proposed budget

Dhaka: Stakeholders of the country’s aviation industry are frustrated with the proposed budget of BDT 3,688 for the civil aviation and tourism ministry for the fiscal year 2020-21 as there was no me...

Jun 15, 2020 China Eastern to launch new Hainan-based carrier despite travel downturn

Dhaka: China Eastern Airlines has inked a cooperation framework agreement with four partners — including Shanghai-based carrier Juneyao Airlines — to launch a new carrier named Sanya International...

Jun 15, 2020 CSA’s Dhaka-Guangzhou flights suspended over COVID-19 cases

Dhaka: China Southern Airlines flights from Dhaka to Guangzhou will remain suspended for four weeks from June 22, due to concerns about COVID-19 infections, Chinese aviation regulator said on June 14....

Jun 14, 2020 Greece bans flights from UK till June 30, reopens tourism for others

Dhaka: Greece is about to “welcome the world” as the Mediterranean country is reopening tourism from June 15. However, travellers on flights from the UK will not be accepted until June 30.“T...

Jun 14, 2020 Saudi Arabia considers cancelling hajj this year, reports say

Dhaka: Saudi Arabia is considering cancelling the annual hajj pilgrimage this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to reports.The hajj, which involves travelling to the holy city of Mec...

Jun 14, 2020 US-Bangla offers free COVID-19 test for Dhaka-Guangzhou passengers

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is offering free COVID-19 test for Dhaka to Guangzhou bound passengers as it is a perquisite to board on flight.Passengers travelling on Dhaka-Guangzhou r...

Jun 14, 2020 Bangladesh to finalise SOP on tourism by this week

Dhaka: Bangladesh is set to finalise a national Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the tourism sector within this week.The SOP will contain a framework on how the travel and tourism industry w...

Jun 14, 2020 Biman plans to launch flights to Canada by October

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines plans to introduce flights to Canada by October to boost connectivity between the East and the West.The flag carrier signed an agreement with the Bangladeshi gover...

Jun 14, 2020 Turkish Airlines to resume flights to China, US

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines will resume flights to China, South Korea and coronavirus-hard hit United States this month, the airline announced, after the pandemic shuttered international travel in March. ...

Jun 14, 2020 ICAO begins global roll-out of COVID-19 response and recovery guidelines

Dhaka: ICAO completed its third regional roll-out session on June 13 to national heads of civil aviation, as it continues to progress global COVID-19 aviation alignment through its Governing Council...

Jun 14, 2020 THAI eyes to delay flight resumption until August 1

Dhaka: Thai Airways International (THAI) has said that the airline is yet again considering delaying the resumption of its scheduled flights to August 1.However, it is only a plan and is not confi...

Jun 13, 2020 UK airlines launch legal action against government quarantine rules

Dhaka: British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have launched a combined legal action against what they have branded a “flawed” quarantine introduced by the government earlier this week.From June ...

Jun 13, 2020 Govt proposes BDT 3,688cr for civil aviation, tourism for FY20-21

Dhaka: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed an allocation of BDT 3,688 crore for the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry while unveiling the national budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 in the...

Jun 13, 2020 US-Bangla brings back 151 Bangladeshis stranded in Malaysia

Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has brought back 151 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in Malaysia due to the coronavirus pandemic by a special flight on June 12.The Bangladeshi...

Jun 11, 2020 Bangladesh to resume international flights from June 16

Dhaka: Bangladesh is to resume international flight operations from June 16 after over two months long suspension following the coronavirus outbreak.Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Chairman, Ci...

Jun 11, 2020 NOVOAIR resumes flights to Jashore from today

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR has resumed domestic flights to Jashore from today, June 11 while the airline's flights to Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur restarted from Dhaka earlier on June 1.The ...

Jun 11, 2020 Global airline industry to lose over USD 84bn in 2020

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose USD 84.3 billion in 2020 for a...

Jun 09, 2020 MAB to resume int'l flights from July, to fly twice weekly to Dhaka

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has announced plans to resume some of its international flights from July and further expand its domestic operations as travel restrictions are gradually getting ...

Jun 09, 2020 Emirates adds Kabul to its passenger destinations effective June 25

Dhaka: Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on flights to Kabul in Afghanistan, starting June 25, taking the total number of destinations the airline is currently serving to 30.In a...

Jun 09, 2020 US-Bangla to fly chartered flight to Delhi for repatriation of stranded Indian seafarers

Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is to operate a chartered flight from Dhaka to Delhi on June 10 to repatriate 45 Indian seafarers stranded in Bangladesh due to the travel ban fol...

Jun 09, 2020 COVID-19: PATA BD Chapter to submit SOP for tourism service providers

Dhaka: As the world begins to gradually resume domestic and international tourism services after months of lockdown following the coronavirus pandemic, the same can be hoped for Bangladesh any time so...

Jun 08, 2020 Amari Dhaka launches new safety, hygiene measure called ONYX Clean

Dhaka: ONYX Hospitality Group today announced to soon launch enhanced operational hygiene and safety standards known as ONYX Clean to battle coronavirus at its hotels across Asia Pacific including Ama...

Jun 08, 2020 Spain to reopen borders for tourists from July: PM

Dhaka: Spain will reopen its borders for foreign tourists from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on May 23, promising that the country will guarantee the safety of travellers as it emerges...

Jun 08, 2020 Greece to reopen for tourists from June 15

Dhaka: The government of Greece announced that the country will reopen for international tourists from June 15 in effort to soften the financial blow led by the coronavirus pandemic.However, there...

Jun 08, 2020 SIA secures USD 1bn additional credit after rights issue

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced on June 8 that it secured about USD 1 billion in credit facilities, in addition to the SGD 8.8 billion it recently raised from a rights issue, to help the air...

Jun 08, 2020 Emirates offers online shopping at its official store for frequent flyers

Dhaka: Emirates Official Store has just made shopping for the airline's merchandise even more convenient and rewarding. Members of the carrier’s frequent flyer programme can now shop online for Emir...

Jun 07, 2020 Singapore reopens borders from June 8 under 'fast lane' agreement with China

Dhaka: Singapore will be gradually reopening its borders from June 8, starting with essential business travel only between the country and China, in an effort to resume trade amid the coronavirus outb...

Jun 07, 2020 Travel quarantine vital to avoid second COVID-19 wave: UK ministers

Dhaka: The United Kingdom's quarantine for inbound tourists is to play pivotal role in avoiding a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Home Minister Priti Patel and Transport Minister Gran...

Jun 07, 2020 Biman offers chartered flights on domestic routes to reduce losses

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is now offering chartered flight services on domestic routes for the first time in the carrier's history.The move follows frequent cancellations of scheduled passe...

Jun 06, 2020 COVID-19: Gap reports nearly USD 1bn losses for store closures

Dhaka: American global worldwide clothing retailer Gap Inc on June 4 reported a quarterly loss of nearly USD 1 billion as they were forced to close stores due to the coronavirus pandemic, sending its ...

Jun 06, 2020 Sri Lanka to reopen for international tourism from August 1

Dhaka: Sri Lanka announced to reopen for international tourism from August 1 after a “successful containment” of the COVID-19 outbreak.The country’s airports had been closed since March to p...

Jun 06, 2020 Biman to bring stranded Bangladeshis from London on June 13

Dhaka: The Bangladeshi government has arranged another chartered flight from London on June 13 to bring back the country's citizens stranded in the UK due to the suspension of schedule passenger fligh...

Jun 06, 2020 Emirates reaffirms green commitment on World Environment Day

Dhaka: While people around the planet continue to grapple with the pandemic, there’s also a call to pause and reflect on another cause – Time for Nature, the theme of the UN’s World Environment ...

Jun 04, 2020 Emirates offers passenger flights to 29 cities, resumes transit through Dubai

Dhaka: Following the UAE Federal Government’s announcement to lift restrictions on transit passengers services, from June 15 Emirates will offer passenger services to 16 more cities on its Boeing 77...

Jun 04, 2020 Trump administration bans Chinese carriers from operating flights to US

Dhaka: The Trump administration issued an order yesterday to ban Chinese airlines from operating scheduled passenger flights to the USA effective June 16.The move is aimed at increasing pressure o...

Jun 04, 2020 Airbnb sacks 1,900 staff to survive travel downturn

Dhaka: Home-sharing platform Airbnb announced recently that it is laying off a quarter of its workforce, nearly 2,000 workers, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shred the international travel indu...

Jun 04, 2020 Implement ICAO’s global guidelines for restoring air travel: IATA

Dhaka: International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to quickly implement the ICAO’s global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.The ICAO Council has published 'Take ...

Jun 03, 2020 HK should form ‘travel bubbles’ with neighbours who contained COVID-19

Dhaka: Now is the right time for Hong Kong to form “travel bubbles” with regional neighbours who have seen similar success in containing the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to bring back visitor...

Jun 03, 2020 Japan considers easing ban on entry from four APAC countries

Dhaka: Japan is eyeing to ease its entry ban on visitors from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand currently in place in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a government source...

Jun 03, 2020 SIA to resume flights to New Zealand from June 9

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines has announced to resume scheduled passenger services to Auckland and Christchurch from June 9.Auckland will see a twice-weekly service, while Christchurch will be once-a-...

Jun 03, 2020 Airlines increase frequencies to US vacation spots as cities reopen

Dhaka: After almost a three-month long coronavirus lockdown, traditional US summer holiday spots like Florida and Las Vegas has begun loosening restrictions. As a result, passenger interest is rising ...

Jun 02, 2020 Domestic air travel resumes with poor passenger turnout

Dhaka: After over two months of suspension of air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic flight operation was partly resumed from June 1 on three routes from the capital - Chattogram, Sylhet an...

Jun 02, 2020 Emirates airline lays off employees following coronavirus crisis

Dhaka: Dubai-based carrier Emirates has reportedly slashed jobs of some flight attendants and pilots as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent downturn in global travel.According t...

Jun 02, 2020 Hong Kong airport partly resumes transit services

Dhaka: Hong Kong has resumed limited transit services at its international airport from June 1. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the plan prior on May 26 when the business hub was gradually reopen...

Jun 02, 2020 Emirates could take four years to resume operations across entire network

Dhaka: State-owned airline Emirates could take up to four years to resume operations across its entire network that has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic, said the airline’s outgoing President...

Jun 02, 2020 British Airways removes seats from two B777s to boost cargo capacity

Dhaka: British Airways (BA) has become the latest airline to strip out the seats from two of its passenger aircraft in order to boost cargo carrying capacity.The airline said that it had removed t...

Jun 02, 2020 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka announces to reopen from June 8

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka has announced to reopen from June 8 after over two-month long suspension of operations following the coronavirus pandemic.The hotel will be fully operational and...

Jun 01, 2020 Singapore in discussions with nations to build travel 'green lanes'

Dhaka: Singapore is eyeing to establish "green lanes" for travel amid the COVID-19 crisis with several countries, including Australia and South Korea, officials said.China on May 29 became the fir...

Jun 01, 2020 Australia-New Zealand travel bubble could open in September, experts say

Dhaka: Plans to open travel between Australia and New Zealand will be presented to both governments in early June, with flights set to resume as early as September, said the travel industry group work...

Jun 01, 2020 UNWTO: Restrictions on travel beginning to ease, caution remains

Dhaka: The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID...

Jun 01, 2020 Asian countries to bring tourism back with travel “bubbles”

Dhaka: Compared to most of Europe and America which are still buffeted by COVID-19, swathes of East Asia and the Pacific have climbed through the worst of the turbulence. Testing and tracing, prompt s...

Jun 01, 2020 Bangkok Airways waives ticket issuing fees, offers extra baggage allowance

Dhaka: Following the resumption of flights between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Koh Samui on May 15, Bangkok Airways today expands it domestic operations to more destinations within Thailand.To celebr...

May 31, 2020 DGHS issues guidelines for reopening hotels in COVID-19 aftermath

Dhaka: As the government lifted the nationwide lockdown and businesses are to resume operations, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued 15 guidelines for reopening hotels in the ...

May 31, 2020 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka reopens from June 8

Dhaka: Five-star hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is to reopen from June 8 after over two month-long shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.The hotel made the announcement today in a statement....

May 31, 2020 EASA: BD airports among affected areas with high risk of COVID-19 transmission

Dhaka: European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a list (Annex 1) of airports located in affected areas with high risk of COVID-19 transmission on May 27 which includes all airports of B...

May 30, 2020 Kuwait Airways to sack 1,500 foreign employees amid COVID-19 crisis

Dhaka: Kuwait Airways will lay off 1,500 foreign workers while the airline suffers from significant financial losses following the coronavirus pandemic.The state-owned airline, which employs about...

May 30, 2020 Pakistan resumes outbound international flight services

Dhaka: Pakistan resumed outbound international flight services from 11:59 pm local time on May 29, announced the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) yesterday.Both national and foreign airlin...

May 29, 2020 Emirates launches activity page for kids on its website

Dhaka: Emirates airline, well known for its family friendliness, has launched a special activity page on its website to keep kids entertained over the summer holidays while leisure travel is suspended...

May 28, 2020 US-Bangla to restart domestic operations from June

Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines will resume domestic flight services from June 1 in compliance with all the health regulations, the airline announced today in a press release....

May 28, 2020 NOVOAIR to resume domestic flight services from June

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR has announced today that it will resume domestic flight operations from June 1.Initially the carrier will operate flights between Dhaka and Chattogram, Sylhet and Sa...

May 28, 2020 Domestic flights in BD to resume from June

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh has announced today that domestic flight services will resume from June 1 after over two month long suspension following the coronavirus pandemic....

May 28, 2020 Passenger on IndiGo flight tests corona positive after India resumes domestic services

Dhaka: IndiGo on May 26 announced a passenger on its Chennai-Coimbatore flight on May 25 has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the airline has grounded the crew members that operated the flig...

May 28, 2020 Beximco exports 6.5 million PPE gowns to USA

Dhaka: Corporate giant Beximco Group has exported 6.5 million Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gowns to the USA.With this, Bangladesh joined the select group of countries that manufacture worl...

May 28, 2020 Hertz files for bankruptcy following economic crisis sparked by COVID-19

Dhaka: The Hertz Corporation has become the latest victim of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as it filed for bankruptcy on May 22.By declaring bankruptcy, the company said it...

May 28, 2020 COVID-19: Navana seeks BDT 1,200 crore bailout from govt

Dhaka: The renowned industrial conglomerate Navana Group has sought BDT 1,200 crore in financial assistance from the government to bail it out from the current economic crisis caused by the countrywid...

May 28, 2020 CNN joins UNWTO on #TravelTomorrow campaign

Dhaka: World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has paired up with CNN International for a major new initiative designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The #TravelTomorrow campaign combines...

May 28, 2020 Philippine Airlines reports USD 1bn revenue loss following COVID-19

Dhaka: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced a loss of nearly USD 1 billion in revenue since the suspension of operations following the coronavirus pandemic.According to reports, Gilbert Santa M...

May 28, 2020 Iceland to open for travellers from June 15

Dhaka: Iceland is planning to reopen its borders for travellers by June 15, said Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, as the country has successfully contained the virus, conducted more tests per capit...

May 28, 2020 Spain to lift 14 day quarantine rule for tourists

Dhaka: Spain will lift its 14 day quarantine rule for foreign tourists in July, said Arancha González Laya, Minister for the Exterior, recently on social media.He stated that the country will gra...

May 28, 2020 SIA investigates pilot flying into BD airspace without clearance number

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines is investigating an incident that involves a pilot flying into Bangladesh airspace and not being able to provide a clearance number requested by air traffic controllers in ch...

May 27, 2020 COVID-19: Japan widens entry ban, includes Bangladesh

Dhaka: Japan has tightened its border control and widened the ban on entry of people from countries, including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.A n...

May 26, 2020 Domestic flights resume in India after two months

Dhaka: Domestic passenger air travel restarted operations on May 25 in India after two months of suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.However, many states were against opening their airports, ...

May 26, 2020 NOVOAIR celebrates Eid al-Fitr with distressed people

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR distributed food among 2,000 distressed people on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on May 25 at NOVOAIR office premises in Uttara.The aim was to stand beside the poor in ...

May 24, 2020 Nepal extends suspension of domestic, int'l flights till June 14

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal announced on May 21 in an urgent notice that the country has extended suspension of passenger flights till June 14 to contain the spread of the coronavirus...

May 24, 2020 US-Bangla Group distributes Eid gifts among 5000 families in Rupganj

Dhaka: US-Bangla Group distributed Eid gifts among 5000 poor families in Rupganj Upazila of Narayanganj on May 23 during this economic crisis as the country is in nationwide lockdown to contain the sp...

May 23, 2020 Radisson Blu Dhaka provides iftar to employees of Kurmitola Hospital

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, today, gave away 400 iftar boxes to the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and all the other employees of Kurmitola General Hospital who are risking their live...

May 23, 2020 Maldives to charge private jets USD 50,000 landing fee

Dhaka: Maldives is to charge private jets USD 50,000 as a landing feeafter the reopening of Velana International Airport (VIA) for tourist arrivals from June.Charter flights will also be charged t...

May 23, 2020 China Harbour donates foodstuffs to poor families in Brahmanbaria

Dhaka: China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) distributed 10 tonnes of rice, 2 tonnes of sugar, 2 thousand packets of Vermicelli, and 2 tonnes of potato among 2,000 poor families of Kashba Upazi...

May 23, 2020 PIA flight crashes in Karachi, dozens die

Dhaka: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane flying from Lahore crashed into a residential area of Karachi on May 22, killing at least 76 people.Flight PK8303, an Airbus A320 car...

May 21, 2020 Kolkata Airport gets flooded, hangars are damaged by Cyclone Amphan

Dhaka: Kolkata airport was flooded and many of its structures were damaged today as Cyclone Amphan's wrecked havoc for six hours in the region.72 people died in Bengal as winds at 120 km/hour and ...

May 21, 2020 CAPSCA member states should take all-out measures to tackle COVID-19

Dhaka: All member states of CAPSCA should come together and take all-out measures to save the global aviation industry from the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur...

May 21, 2020 Emirates resumes passenger services to nine destinations with new safety standard

Dhaka: As Emirates resumes regular scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations today, it has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, re...

May 21, 2020 Singapore to resume essential travel among countries with low COVID-19

Dhaka: Singapore will gradually reopen its borders placing safeguards to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country, the Mini...

May 21, 2020 Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways

Dhaka: Thai International (THAI) on May 19 confirmed it would file under chapter 3/1 of the bankruptcy law for protection while it goes through a court-supervised reform plan. The Thailand government ...

May 21, 2020 India lifts air ban for domestic sector

Dhaka: In a major step to ease the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ban on Indian domestic flights will be lifted from May 25. This had gone into effect since March 25, however, ...

May 20, 2020 Qatar Airways takes new steps in battle against COVID-19

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has revamped its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew.The airline is implementing several changes, including the introduction of personal protective equipment...

May 20, 2020 China Harbour donates relief materials to poor families in Tangail

Dhaka: China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) further donates foodstuffs to 2,000 poor families affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Tangail-1 constituency.Harun-ar-Rashid Hira, Chairman of Dhon...

May 20, 2020 Emirates Skywards introduces 'Tier Miles' on purchase online, at outlets

Dhaka: Emirates' loyalty programme Emirates Skywards keeps pace with the rapidly changing global situation as its members can now earn 25 per cent bonus Tier Miles, not just Skywards Miles, on everyda...

May 20, 2020 IATA Board announces five principles to restart industry

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five principles for re-connecting the world by air transport.“Re...

May 19, 2020 No COVID-19 assistance for India tourism

Dhaka: The India travel industry seems to have gotten used to being treated shabbily when it comes to budgets, but it was surely expecting some solid mention in the massive investment plans announced ...

May 19, 2020 COVID-19 rapid response team to assist global travel industry

Dhaka: Rebuilding.travel is less than three weeks old but may already be the most influential and diverse initiative in the world to counter COVID-19 within the global travel and tourism industry....

May 19, 2020 THAI to file for bankruptcy, second flag carrier to collapse

Dhaka: The government of Thailand is to push Thai Airways into bankruptcy protection marking it world's second flag carrier to collapse since the coronavirus pandemic.The cabinet of Prime Ministe...

May 18, 2020 NOVOAIR offers complimentary tickets to healthcare professionals

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR has announced complimentary air tickets to the doctors and healthcare professionals engaged in treating coronavirus patients.Doctors, nurses and other healthcare pro...

May 18, 2020 UK govt imposes new travel quarantine rules

Dhaka: In an effort to prevent imported coronavirus cases infecting the population, the government of the United Kingdom has recently announced in its COVID-19 Recovery Strategy document that a two-we...

May 18, 2020 Cathay reports USD 580m loss in Q1 2020

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary Cathay Dragon reported a combined USD 580 million (HKD 4.5 billion) unaudited loss in the first quarter of 2020, the group said in a statement on May 15.Ho...

May 18, 2020 New Iranian airline on its way to take-off

Dhaka: A new airline in Iran has received the approval from the country's Civil Aviation Organisation. And now it only awaits to secure the Air Operator Certificate that authorises commercial air tran...

May 17, 2020 Int'l air travel to not return to normal until 2023: IATA CEO

Dhaka: International air travel will take about three years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, said Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of International Air Transport Association on May 14.“We have ...

May 17, 2020 PIA suspends meal services to Middle East bound flights

Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has halted meal services on its flights to countries in the Middle East temporarily in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.According to report...

May 17, 2020 Qatar Airways to cut about 20pc of workforce

Dhaka: One of the biggest Middle Eastern airlines Qatar Airways is to slash nearly 20 per cent of its workforce after the coronavirus pandemic plunged the global travel demand, said Akbar al-Baker, Ch...

May 16, 2020 US-Bangla launches cargo flights to int'l destinations

Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has launched cargo flights to various international destinations to keep the country's import and export operations mobile amid the coronavirus pa...

May 16, 2020 Hospitality industry elite Sadique Ahsan passes away

Dhaka: Renowned hotelier Sadique Ahsan passed away at his residence on May 14 at 3:00 am due to cardiac arrest.Late Sadique Ahsan had an illustrious career spanning over four decades in the travel...

May 15, 2020 China Harbour provides foodstuffs to 2,000 families in Madaripur

Dhaka: Following the ongoing economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), an international company of China, has donated foodstuffs to 2,000 distre...

May 15, 2020 WTTC unveils new measures for hospitality confidence boosting

Dhaka: The World Travel and Tourism Council has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures the organisation argues would allow for the restart of the hospitality sector.The measures have been desi...

May 14, 2020 CAAB extends domestic, int'l flight suspension till May 30

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has extended the ongoing ban on scheduled passenger flight operations, both domestic and international, till May 30 to contain the spread of th...

May 14, 2020 Airports may have it worse than airlines with coronavirus

Dhaka: The coronavirus pandemic is leaving a tremendous impact on the travel industry. With a vast majority of flights grounded to contain the spread of the virus, major airports like Singapore and Du...

May 14, 2020 Don’t make air travel recovery more difficult with quarantine: IATA

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that the damage to air travel from COVID-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul/international travel be...

May 13, 2020 Emirates resumes passenger flights to nine cities

Dhaka: Emirates has announced its plan to operate scheduled flight services from May 21 to nine destinations: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne. T...

May 13, 2020 Hong Kong's Ocean Park to collapse, requires state bailout

Dhaka: One of the signature amusement parks of Hong Kong, Ocean Park, could go bankrupt by the end of June if it does not receive an urgent bailout package of HKD 5.4 billion (USD 700 million), a loca...

May 13, 2020 Govt waives aviation charges for domestic, int'l airlines

Dhaka: All aviation charges for both domestic and foreign carriers operating in Bangladesh have been waived by the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry in an attempt to support the struggling aviation ...

May 12, 2020 Emirates SkyCargo resumes freighter services to Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the largest international air cargo airline, has started operating weekly flights, every Tuesday and Thursday for a month, from today, offering much-needed capacity to local ...

May 12, 2020 New normal: slow check-in, disinfection, immunity passes, biometric boarding

Dhaka: The coronavirus pandemic not only hit aviation and travel industry hard but also its impact is about to reshape air travel in the post outbreak era, according to industry experts.Once airpo...

May 12, 2020 Avianca, one of Latin America's largest airlines, goes bust

Dhaka: Another major international airline, Avianca, has collapsed and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US Southern District of New York on March 10, blaming its collapse on the "unforeseeable i...

May 11, 2020 Protection gears, social distancing mandatory onboard

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has developed and circulated a guideline to all air operators, taking recommendations from WHO and IATA into account, in order to support indus...

May 11, 2020 BD airline, travel industries need support to survive

Dhaka: The airline and travel industries in Bangladesh are now grasping for breath. Current situation in Bangladesh, created due to COVID-19, is very bad—no different for the rest of the world. Stro...

May 11, 2020 World tourism at standstill as 100pc of countries impose restrictions

Dhaka: The entire world still remains at lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, with new research from the World Tourism Organisation showing that 100 per cent of global destinations continue to ha...

May 10, 2020 Emirates Airline records profit of USD 288m for 2019-20

Dhaka: State-owned Emirates Airline has reported a profit of USD 288 million for the year ended on March 31, 2020, which is 21 per cent up from the previous year. During the same period Emirates Group...

May 10, 2020 Emirates to launch limited passenger flights into Dubai

Dhaka: Dubai-based Emirates Airline is going to operate limited inbound passenger flights into Dubai.Initially, the services will be available from from London Heathrow and Frankfurt, with dates t...

May 10, 2020 US-Bangla launches cargo flights

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines operated its first cargo flight on Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka route on May 9. The carrier started operating cargo flights in an effort to boost trade amid the travel...

May 09, 2020 Airlines report Q1 performance, top airlines hit by COVID-19

Dhaka: A majority of airlines across the world have reported their performance numbers for the first quarter of the year. The numbers are significantly poor compared to Q1 2019, as travel demand certa...

May 09, 2020 Southwest aircraft hits, kills pedestrian during landing at Austin airport

Dhaka: A Boeing 737 of the world's largest low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines hit and killed a pedestrian as it landed at Austin's main airport on May 7, authorities said.The Federal Aviation Adm...

May 08, 2020 Emirates makes big difference in peoples' lives of 12 countries with Skywards Miles

Dhaka: Thanks to customer donations, the Emirates Airline Foundation used a staggering 132 million Skywards Miles last year to positively impact the lives and livelihoods of more than 90,000 people, m...

May 07, 2020 Qatar Airways unveils plans to expand network

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to begin a phased approach to expanding its network.While the situation remains extremely dynamic, Qatar Airways expects short haul travel to rebound first,...

May 07, 2020 New guidance on COVID-19 aviation safety risks by ICAO

Dhaka: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has developed a new publication aimed at helping countries to address the aviation safety risks arising due to the global effects of the COV...

May 07, 2020 UNWTO: Int'l tourist arrivals could fall 60-80pc in 2020

Dhaka: The coronavirus pandemic has caused a 22 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) states in its la...

May 07, 2020 Vistara urges staff to take no-pay leaves in May, June

Dhaka: Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has asked its senior staff to take mandatory no-pay leaves for up to four days each in May and June to help the carrier conser...

May 07, 2020 Qatar Airways warns employees of 'substantial' lay-offs

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has warned its employees of "substantial" job losses while air travel demand plunges following the coronavirus outbreak, according to an internal memo sent on May 4.The Gulf a...

May 06, 2020 COVID-19: US airlines burn USD 10bn monthly as traffic plunges

Dhaka: The airlines of the United States of America are collectively burning over USD 10 billion in cash per month and averaging fewer than two dozen passengers per domestic flight in the aftermath of...

May 06, 2020 COVID-19: Virgin Atlantic to sack 3,000 staff, leave Gatwick airport

Dhaka: Virgin Atlantic is to slash over 3,000 jobs in the UK and end operations at Gatwick airport as the airline is struggling following the impact of coronavirus that has brought the entire global t...

May 06, 2020 IATA urges passengers to cover face, crew to wear mask

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to b...

May 05, 2020 CAAB extends suspension of int'l flights till May 16

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) announced today that the suspension of all international passenger flights to and from the country has been extended till May 16.The move c...

May 05, 2020 PATA releases 39 destination-specific forecast reports for 2020-2024

Dhaka: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released a second issue of a suite of 39 destination-specific forecast reports for the period 2020-2024, sponsored by Visa, with updates in response t...

May 05, 2020 Emirates operates over 2,500 cargo flights during April

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, freighter division of Emirates airline has operated over 2,500 dedicated cargo flights in the month of April and transported essential supplies including protective equipment...

May 04, 2020 Thai Airways receives USD 1.8bn bailout from govt

Dhaka: The flag carrier Thai Airways is receiving a USD 1.8 billion bailout fund from the state to survive through the crisis caused in the industry by the coronavirus pandemic, the government of Thai...

May 04, 2020 Jazeera Airways slashes staff to cut cost following COVID-19 impact

Dhaka: Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has laid off over a third of its staff following the impact of the coronavirus and can dip into its cash reserves to get through the crisis, Marwan Boodai, Chairman o...

May 04, 2020 COVID-19: 800 SIA cabin crew serve in alternative roles

Dhaka: 800 cabin crew of Singapore Airlines (SIA) are currently applying their professional skills to alternative roles, helping Singapore's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.SIA announced on...

May 04, 2020 Qatar Airways operates flights to 35 cities amid COVID-19 pandemic

Doha: Qatar Airways is still operating flights to 35 cities globally amid the coronavirus pandemic, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Sydney, helping thousands of passengers get home safely....

May 03, 2020 Emirates keeps fleet fit to take to skies

Dhaka: While the world is eagerly waiting for air travel to resume, Emirates is busy protecting and preparing the world’s largest all wide-body fleet to take to the skies. Emirates Engineering, a di...

May 03, 2020 Biman extends cancellation of operations till May 15

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines on April 29 announced the extension of all international and domestic flight suspension till May 15 following the global coronavirus pandemic...

May 03, 2020 Coronavirus rubs salt into Boeing's wound by crushing air travel

Dhaka: The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing had a terrible 2019 as its top-selling product 737 MAX was grounded by safety issues last March. Conditions are far worse in 2020 as the 737 MAX is sti...

May 02, 2020 Strong wind pushes parked B787 into A350 at Doha Airport

Dhaka: During extreme weather conditions, storms and high winds of 70 knots pushed a parked Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 into an Airbus A350 at Doha Airport on April 30.The incident caused minor dam...

May 02, 2020 Biman receives BDT 1,000cr from Sonali Bank under stimulus package

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been granted BDT 1,000 crore in loan from the state-owned Sonali Bank Limited under the government-announced stimulus package for the ind...

May 02, 2020 Airlines in India to be given 10-days notice of flight resumptions

Dhaka: The government of India is planning to give airlines a ten-day notice before domestic flights resume in India.According to government sources, bookings will open ten days prior to the resum...

May 01, 2020 Emirates, Etihad claim 85pc of airlines to collapse without aid

Dhaka: Two of the biggest airlines of Middle East are warning that 85 per cent of airlines globally may face bankruptcy by the end of this year if governments do not provide financial support.Pass...

May 01, 2020 Singapore Airlines offers complimentary rebooking for new tickets

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines, along with SilkAir, is offering complimentary rebooking for all tickets issued from March 15 to June 30 to travellers following a massive 64.8 per cent drop in passenger dem...

May 01, 2020 Emirates helps maintain food supplies in UAE

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, freighter division of Emirates airline has utilised the cargo capacity on its Boeing 777 freighter and Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighter aircraft to help maintain and repl...

Apr 30, 2020 Amari Dhaka offers Iftar takeaway, home delivery

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is offering exclusive Iftar takeaway or home delivery sets and a la carte menus during the month of Ramadan considering the current coronavirus crisis.The dishes are meticulousl...

Apr 30, 2020 The Westin Dhaka offering Iftar deliveries to customer's door

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka is providing Iftar deliveries during this holy month of Ramadan to the customers' doors so that everyone can enjoy delicious Iftar offerings from the safety and comfort of thei...

Apr 30, 2020 Asia to spearhead early visitor recovery in 2021

Dhaka: Asia is anticipated to drive a return to visitor growth across Asia Pacific in 2021 according to the newly updated forecasts released last week by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Ta...

Apr 29, 2020 Thai Airways proceeds with maintenance facility following Airbus's withdrawal

Dhaka: Flag carrier Thai Airways will go ahead with a project to construct a USD 339 million maintenance facility east of Bangkok after partner Airbus pulled back due to the coronavirus crisis, a seni...

Apr 29, 2020 THAI rewards frequent flyers with airmiles for staying at home

Dhaka: State-owned Thai Airways is rewarding up to three million free miles to its frequent flyers in its latest promotional campaign but with a caveat – they have to stay at home.The campaign, ...

Apr 29, 2020 Norwegian Air grounds most of fleet till 2021

Dhaka: Norwegian Air has announced that the carrier is expecting most of its aircraft fleet to remain grounded until 2021 as the airline seeks to persuade shareholders to accept a government-backed re...

Apr 29, 2020 Airbus furloughs 6,000 staff in Europe while burning cash

Dhaka: Over 6,000 workers in the United Kingdom and France has been placed on government-funded furlough programmes by the European multinational aerospace corporation Airbus just days after reportedl...

Apr 29, 2020 British Airways plans to cut 12,000 staff over coronavirus crisis

Dhaka: British Airways (BA) has announced that it is planning to cut 12,000 staff as air travel collapses over the coronavirus pandemic.Alex Cruz, Chief Executive of BA said in a letter to the air...

Apr 29, 2020 AirAsia introduces PPE suits for cabin crew

Dhaka: Budget carrier AirAsia on April 24 has unveiled new personal protective equipment (PPE) for its cabin crew to wear as flight operations resume in the days to come following the coronavirus ou...

Apr 29, 2020 UNWTO: 100pc of global destinations now have COVID-19 travel restrictions

Dhaka: The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has found. This represents the most severe ...

Apr 29, 2020 Over 30pc of China domestic air travel capacity returns in last two months

Dhaka: Domestic airline capacity in China is beginning to recover, with over 30 per cent of its domestic capacity returning in the last two months, according to new analysis from the travel and analyt...

Apr 28, 2020 Airlines borrow USD 31bn to withstand COVID-19 hit on travel

Dhaka: Major airlines across the world have borrowed over USD 31 billion of loans from lenders as they scrabble to obtain funding due to being forced to ground their fleets following the coronavirus o...

Apr 28, 2020 Air France-KLM receives up to USD 12bn in state aid

Dhaka: Air France-KLM will receive up to USD 12 billion (EUR 11 billion) in financial aid from the French and Dutch government as the coronavirus pandemic brings many airlines on the verge of bankrupt...

Apr 28, 2020 China plans taking over HNA, 20pc shareholder of Virgin Australia

Dhaka: China eyes to take over HNA Group and sell off its airline assets as the coronavirus pandemic has hit the Chinese conglomerate's ability to meet financial obligations, according to latest repor...

Apr 27, 2020 British Airways increases cargo flights to China

Dhaka: British Airways has announced that it is increasing the number of cargo flights to China. The move comes as the UK continues to grapple with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) fo...

Apr 27, 2020 Virgin Atlantic pleas to UK govt for aid

Dhaka: Majority Virgin Atlantic owner Richard Branson has urged the UK government to support the carrier during the coronavirus crisis with loan assistance.However, meanwhile, the airline can no l...

Apr 27, 2020 Lufthansa eyes to finalise USD 11bn rescue package

Dhaka: The national carrier Lufthansa eyes to finalise a state aid rescue package worth up to USD 10.8 billion next week after the coronavirus crisis forced it to ground almost all of its planes, acco...

Apr 27, 2020 Employees urge govt to nullify Air India's pay cut move

Dhaka: Employee unions of the flag carrier Air India have urged the Centre to revoke the airline's decision to institute a unilateral pay cut for three months.The unions said on April 24 that the ...

Apr 26, 2020 Emirates enhances refund capability to meet present demand

Dhaka: Emirates has ramped up its capability to process refunds to its customers and travel trade partners impacted by travel disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.With nearly half a million...

Apr 26, 2020 Thai Airways on bankruptcy brink, seeks USD 2.2bn state aid

Dhaka: State-owned Thai Airways is in talks with the government to approve a USD 2.2 billion bridge loan, with the Finance Ministry as a guarantor as it is alarmingly close to becoming the world's fir...

Apr 26, 2020 Singapore Airlines extends flight suspension till end-June over COVID-19

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has extended suspension of most flights till the end of June over coronavirus concerns, the carrier said in a statement on its website on April 24.About 96 per cent...

Apr 26, 2020 COVID-19: Over 29 lac aviation jobs at risk in India

Dhaka: As the global aviation industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, 29.32 lac aviation jobs are likely to be at risk in India during the year 2020.A report by the International A...

Apr 25, 2020 Separating tourism sector for govt stimulus packages will be beneficial

Dhaka: The businesses in the travel and tourism sector falls under the category of Cottage, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (CMSME). And already there are loan facilities available categorised by B...

Apr 25, 2020 Emirates to support Australian exports

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be working with the Australian government to facilitate exports of Australian produce to overseas markets including the Middle East....

Apr 25, 2020 WTTC estimates over 100m travel, tourism job losses

Dhaka: The Travel and Tourism sector faces a staggering 100 million job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).The startling figure, based on...

Apr 23, 2020 PATA: APAC visitors to reduce by 32pc in 2020, return in 2021

Dhaka: Under the newly updated forecasts from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the most likely scenario for international visitor arrivals into and across Asia Pacific in 2020 is that visit...

Apr 23, 2020 Air Mauritius enters administration following insolvency over coronavirus impact

Dhaka: The flag carrier Air Mauritius announced that it has entered into voluntary administration, following “a complete erosion of the Company’s revenue base” as a result of the ongoing coronav...

Apr 23, 2020 Policy, financial support required to navigate through COVID-19's socio-economic impact

Dhaka: The world economy has virtually collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the hardest hit sector is the global tourism industry. Bangladesh is no exception. The COVID-19 outbreak has cost t...

Apr 22, 2020 Virgin Australia: First in Asia to collapse over coronavirus impact

Dhaka: Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd became the first airline in Asia to fall victim to the coronavirus as the pandemic cost the debt-burdened company of almost all income.Administrators at Deloit...

Apr 22, 2020 US-Bangla brings 164 Bangladeshis from Chennai with third repatriation flight

Dhaka: The biggest private carrier of the country US-Bangla Airlines is flying in 164 Bangladeshis stranded in Chennai due to the coronavirus pandemic with its third repatriation flight today.Foll...

Apr 21, 2020 Emirates steps up safety measures for customers, employees

Dhaka: Emirates is stepping up precautionary measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in...

Apr 21, 2020 Bangladesh needs communication master plan for tourism branding

Dhaka: The branding of Bangladesh's tourism has always been inconsistent. To keep it active in the post-coronavirus era, we need to have a communication master plan for tourism, integrating all the br...

Apr 21, 2020 IATA urges ‘essential’ govt support to protect aviation industry jobs

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) called for support from governments to the aviation industry, to protect jobs and ...

Apr 20, 2020 Air ticketing to be main selling product of tour operators

Dhaka: After the world finally frees itself from the deadly clutch of COVID-19, it may take 3-4 months for travel to resume. But it will begin with essential or business travel, not leisure. Therefore...

Apr 20, 2020 Allocate grants, soft loans separately for tourism industry, all subsectors

Dhaka: Until the tourism sector resumes operation and recovers from the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the government must give its utmost attention to the survival of all those involved i...

Apr 19, 2020 New terminal to be constructed at Sylhet airport

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) signed an agreement with the Chinese company Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUGC) today for constructing a new terminal building at Osmani I...

Apr 19, 2020 96pc of global destinations impose travel restrictions: UNWTO

Dhaka: The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a comprehensive new report on travel restrictions from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The landmark report, publ...

Apr 19, 2020 Thai King flies from Germany To Thailand for dinner

Dhaka: The King of Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn has caused outrage after he took a 9,000km flight to attend a dinner party last week. King Vajiralongkorn is currently weathering the coronavirus p...

Apr 18, 2020 Govt should provide airlines with loans separately to help sustain

Dhaka: The private carriers of Bangladesh were knee-deep in crisis anyway prior to the coronavirus pandemic. And now the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the airlines to the verge of extinction.The g...

Apr 18, 2020 Govt's COVID-19 stimulus package must cover all affected in tourism

Dhaka: Prior to the lockdown, the government has formed a crisis management committee for the tourism industry following the suggestion of Bangladesh Tourism Board. At a meeting with the ministry on M...

Apr 18, 2020 COVID-19's impact in sectors to have domino effect across tourism

Dhaka: "Travel trade is considered a tertiary sector. Meaning the growth of this particular sector relies on the growth of other sectors of a country. And since almost all sectors of Bangladesh will b...

Apr 17, 2020 Flights operated by APAC airlines down 93 per cent

Dhaka: The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has called on governments in the region to relax slot constraints, curfews on operating hours, and expedite approvals exempting crew from quarant...

Apr 17, 2020 COVID-19 puts over half of 2020 passenger revenues at risk

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released updated analysis showing that the COVID-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by USD 314 billion in 2020, a 55 per cent ...

Apr 17, 2020 Travel industry to face BDT 97.5bn revenue loss by June

Dhaka: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Bangladesh Chapter has carried out an analysis determining the loss each sector of the country's travel trade industry is facing due to the impact of the ...

Apr 17, 2020 US-Bangla to operate repatriation flights from Chennai, Kolkata

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the largest private airline of Bangladesh, has been allowed by the authority, to operate special flights to bring back Bangladesh nationals, stranded in Chennai and Kolkata ...

Apr 16, 2020 US-Bangla flies charter flight to Bangkok to bring stranded Bangladeshis, one dead body

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is going to operate a special charter flight to Bangkok from Dhaka on April 17 to send back 35 Thai nationals and bring in 50 Bangladeshis and one dead body s...

Apr 16, 2020 KSA extends suspension of int'l flights over coronavirus

Dhaka: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended suspension of all international flights to and from the country till May 31 in an attempt to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.The flag carr...

Apr 15, 2020 Turkish Airlines extends int'l flight suspension, halts domestic operations

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has extended its suspension of all international flights as well as halted all domestic operations, both until May 20, in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the ...

Apr 15, 2020 Emirates conducts on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers before boarding

Dhaka: As the first airline, Emirates conducted rapid COVID-19 test for passengers on its flight to Tunisia before departing from Dubai today.The quick blood test was conducted by the Dubai Health...

Apr 15, 2020 214 Canadians depart Dhaka for Toronto amid COVID-19 outbreak

Dhaka: A total of 214 Canadian nationals stranded in Bangladesh following the coronavirus outbreak left for Toronto from Dhaka on April 14 by a special chartered flight.The special flight of Qatar...

Apr 14, 2020 Emirates simplifies waiver policy for rebooking, refund

Dhaka: Emirates has updated its COVID-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and refunds on tickets issued in all its global markets.Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Off...

Apr 14, 2020 Airlines in danger of losing ‘brand value’ over COVID-19 outbreak

Dhaka: The global brand valuation and strategy consultant Brand Finance, based in the UK, announced recently that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the top 50 most valuable airline brands could...

Apr 13, 2020 Emirates announces passenger flights to more destinations

Dhaka: Emirates is planning to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul in addition to the already commenced operation to London and Frankfurt. These se...

Apr 13, 2020 Malaysia Airlines launches operations to bring citizens back home

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines is reinstating some of its international flights during April and May to bring home families stranded overseas amid the coronavirus outbreak.Captain Izham Ismail, Group CE...

Apr 13, 2020 COVID-19: Boeing supplier furloughs 2,300 employees on facility closure

Dhaka: US aero parts maker Triumph Group said it was furloughing about 2,300 employees across its US and European plants for two to four weeks to cut capacity linked to Boeing commercial aircraft prog...

Apr 13, 2020 Etihad Airways expands network to operate special passenger flights

Dhaka: Etihad Airways has announced a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Zurich, in addition to those previously operational....

Apr 13, 2020 Changi Airport shuts down Terminal 2 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dhaka: Changi Airport's Terminal 2 will suspend operations for 18 months from May 1, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the aviation sector, Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for Transport announced i...

Apr 12, 2020 COVID-19: Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to foreign tourists

Dhaka: Thailand has become the latest country in the region to grant foreign tourists with automatic visa extensions. If a foreign tourist's right to remain in the kingdom expired on or after March 26...

Apr 12, 2020 US-Bangla helps country's import-export run with cargo operations

Dhaka: To keep the import-export operations of Bangladesh moving while air connectivity between the country and the rest of the world has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, private carrier US...

Apr 12, 2020 SIA offers full refunds for flight disruptions over coronavirus

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines, along with Silkair, has updated their travel policy to allow full cash refund for tickets booked on or before March 15, 2020; for travel up to May 31, 2020.However, to e...

Apr 11, 2020 Govt extends suspension of int'l, domestic flights over coronavirus concerns

Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has extended the suspension of both international and domestic shedule passenger flights to and from the country till April 30.The Civil Aviation Authority of B...

Apr 11, 2020 Airlines worldwide look for survival measures

Dhaka: It’s not an exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the global airline industry into a tailspin. The potent combination of trip cancellations and country-specific restrictio...

Apr 10, 2020 Etihad temporarily cuts staff wages by up to 50pc

Dhaka: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has temporarily cut staff salaries by up to 50 per cent for a month due to the impact on its business from the coronavirus outbreak.Executives, pilots and engin...

Apr 09, 2020 British Airways suspends 30,000 staff, Heathrow shuts one runway

Dhaka: British Airways (BA) is to suspend more than 30,000 staff, from cabin crew to ground staff, engineers and head office employees, until the end of May under the government furlough scheme for co...

Apr 09, 2020 Emirates SkyCargo expands cargo services to transport essential commodities

Dhaka: Keeping its unwavering commitment to deliver food, medical supplies and other essential commodities to markets across the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo has rapidly scaled ...

Apr 09, 2020 SIA provides 'care ambassadors' to fill manpower gap at hospitals

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) will provide at least 300 "care ambassadors" to help fill a manpower gap at hospitals, in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.On April 3, th...

Apr 09, 2020 COVID-19 cripples BD tourism, industry seeks govt support

Dhaka: The effect of the coronavirus has, from January, crippled Bangladesh tourism industry. Already, the industry has incurred a loss of BDT 5,700 crore and the amount is likely to expand.Disclo...

Apr 08, 2020 75m tourism jobs at immediate risk globally: WTTC

Dhaka: Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in the global travel and tourism sector due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.This alarming figure, based on research from the World Travel and To...

Apr 08, 2020 Biman now in severe liquidity crisis, seeks BDT 628cr fund from govt

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is now in severe cash as well as liquidity crisis and the situation has forced seeking a bailout fund of BDT 628 crore from the government. This is because of the impa...

Apr 08, 2020 COVID-19: 25m jobs at risk with airline shutdown

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that 25 million jobs in the global aviation industry could be at risk from the coronavirus travel downturn and airline finances ...

Apr 07, 2020 UNWTO calls for action to mitigate, recover tourism from COVID-19

Dhaka: The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented chal...

Apr 07, 2020 IATA: Airlines globally facing rapid cash burn over COVID-19

Dhaka: Airlines globally may burn through USD 61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending on June 30 this year while posting a quarterly net loss of USD 39 billion amid the coro...

Apr 07, 2020 Airlines of Bangladesh in turmoil due to COVID-19

Dhaka: One of the most affected sectors due to the coronavirus outbreak is the airlines industry of Bangladesh.The air connectivity between Bangladesh and outside world has drastically reduced ove...

Apr 06, 2020 Open letter to global travel agent community by IATA DG

Dhaka: Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA) on April 2 has dispatched an open letter to global travel agent community on the prevailing situa...

Apr 06, 2020 Airlines must refund airfare for cancelled flights: US DOT

Dhaka: Airlines must fully refund airfare to passengers whose flights have been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the US Transportation Department ordered on April 3.It is receiving a gro...

Apr 06, 2020 USD 1.5tn global tourism industry faces USD 450bn collapse in revenues

Dhaka: Based on optimistic assumption, the USD 1.5 trillion global tourism industry faces USD 450 billion collapse in revenues.This is according to TUI, the global travel and vacation giant that o...

Apr 05, 2020 Emirates Skywards announces flexible policy for members

Dhaka: Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of the airline, is supporting its 27+ million members by understanding their needs, relaxing policies, adding flexibility, and including extensions duri...

Apr 05, 2020 China Harbour stands beside COVID-19-hit poor people of Mirsarai

Dhaka: China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), an international company of China, donated food and COVID-19 prevention stuff for the poor families of Mirsarai Upazila of Chattogram badly hit by ...

Apr 05, 2020 Govt extends suspension of domestic flights

Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has extended the suspension of all commercial schedule domestic passenger flight to April 14 at 23:59 BST, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh said in a circ...

Apr 05, 2020 CAAB suspends all schedule int'l flights to and from BD

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has suspended all schedule international flights to and from Bangladesh from April 8 to April 14.Bangladesh has also imposed conditions on ...

Apr 05, 2020 BD urges OECD countries to operate charter flights

Dhaka: Bangladesh has suggested members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to consider operating charter flights instead of regular flights in a move to prevent furth...

Apr 05, 2020 BD aviation, tourism, hospitality recognised as most affected sectors

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recognised tourism, aviation and hospitality to be among the sectors most affected by the impact of coronavirus.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 5 unve...

Apr 05, 2020 IATA urges APAC states to support airlines over COVID-19 impact

Dhaka: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urges Asia-Pacific states to crucially provide financial support to their airline industries impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.Major As...

Apr 04, 2020 Turkish Airlines extends suspension of international flights

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has extended its suspension of all international flights until May 1 in efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the national flag carrier announced on April 1. ...

Apr 03, 2020 Emirates resumes passenger flights following temporary suspension

Dhaka: Emirates has received approvals to operate certain passenger flights following the temporary suspension the airline announced earlier. Effective April 6, the carrier will initially fly from Dub...

Apr 02, 2020 Airlines to spend USD 35bn for ticket refund in Q2: IATA

Dhaka: Airlines all over the globe are expected to spend a total of USD 35 billion for ticket refunds in Q2 alone, according to the latest report of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ...

Apr 02, 2020 Emirates calibrates cargo operations to meet global demand

Dhaka: Operating within a rapidly changing global environment, Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo transport division of Emirates has adapted and reinvented its operations and network to transport of essenti...

Apr 02, 2020 SriLankan Airlines suspends all passenger flights over coronavirus

Dhaka: Colombo-based SriLankan Airlines has announced to suspend all passenger flights effective April 8-21 due to travel restrictions imposed by governments around the world over coronavirus concerns...

Apr 02, 2020 COVID-19: US-Bangla starts donating medical supplies to hospitals

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand gloves, masks, infrared thermometer and other medical supplies to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Universit...

Apr 01, 2020 China Harbour donates corona prevention, detection materials to CMSD

Dhaka: China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), a state owned company of China has come forward to help Bangladesh in its fight against the deadly coronavirus. The company has donated 3,000 c...

Apr 01, 2020 Unique Hotel and Resorts Ltd donates BDT 2 crore to PM’s Relief Fund

Dhaka: Unique Hotel and Resorts Limited, the owning company of The Westin Dhaka, has donated BDT 2 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund to aid the government in its efforts to conta...

Mar 31, 2020 COVID-19: The Bangladesh Monitor halts print version effective April 1

Dhaka: The premier travel trade fortnightly The Bangladesh Monitor has called off its print version effective April 1 until further notice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic which has already cause...

Mar 30, 2020 US-Bangla donates PPE to hospitals to help treat coronavirus patients

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has announced today to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to all the medical college hospitals of Bangladesh to help protect the doctors, nurses and o...

Mar 29, 2020 Air connectivity on Dhaka-Guangzhou route still in place

Dhaka: Flights on Dhaka-Guangzhou route are still in operation amid the global coronavirus outbreak. However, the number of flights to and from China has been reduced to only one per airline effective...

Mar 29, 2020 Singapore lends support to airlines amid coronavirus pandemic

Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore under the Ministry of Transport rolled out Enhanced Aviation Support Package (EASP) on March 26 to provide cost relief to affected businesses in the av...

Mar 29, 2020 CAAB extends suspension of int'l flights to and from Bangladesh

Dhaka: Bangladesh has extended the suspension of international flights to and from the country effective March 31 until April 7 in an effort to avoid further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.The...

Mar 28, 2020 Emotional send-off to last Emirates flights following temporary suspension call

Dhaka: Emirates ground crews around the world have bid farewell to their last operating flights back to Dubai.EK 005 to London Heathrow, which departed at 1605hrs on March 24, was the last flight ...

Mar 27, 2020 COVID-19 hits world's highest tourism job creating country Bangladesh hardest

Dhaka: The global travel and tourism industry is witnessing significant negative effects caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic which has infected 532,936 people worldwide resulting in 24,095 deaths...

Mar 26, 2020 Thailand unveils new app to track quarantined passengers

Bangkok: The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry of Thailand has rolled out a new mobile app to track and monitor people coming from countries heavily hit by the coronavirus that are required t...

Mar 26, 2020 COVID-19: UNWTO forms Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Dhaka: Tourism is the economic sector that has been hit hardest by COVID-19. Therefore, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has formed a Global Tourism Crisis Committee.For this purpose, UNWTO ...

Mar 26, 2020 Singapore Airlines cuts 96pc of capacity over coronavirus outbreak

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines Group on March 23 announced to cut 96 per cent of its global capacity originally scheduled through the end of April and ground most of its fleet as further tightening of bord...

Mar 26, 2020 COVID-19: THAI cuts all international flights

Dhaka: Thai Airways (THAI) is going to temporarily cancel all international flights and shut down its overseas offices in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, announced the carrier's Acting President...

Mar 24, 2020 BD suspends flights on domestic routes over COVID-19

Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has announced to suspend all flights on domestic routes effective today at 12:00 am until further notice to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.Md Mohib...

Mar 24, 2020 Emirates confirms suspension of all passenger flights from March 25

Dhaka: Dubai based Emirates has confirmed that the airline is going to suspend all passenger flights from March 25 until further notice as the United Arab Emirates halts all inbound, outbound and tran...

Mar 24, 2020 BD stops receiving new passport applications amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dhaka: The Department of Immigration and Passports has stopped receiving new applications for passports amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.The decision was effective from March 23, said Major Gen...

Mar 24, 2020 Regent Airways cuts all flights over coronavirus

Dhaka: Private carrier Regent Airways has cancelled all of its flights until further notice in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Regent used to operate on five international routes - Qatar, Mal...

Mar 23, 2020 Singapore closes border to short-term visitors, foreign labourers

Dhaka: A day after Singapore confirmed its first two coronavirus-related deaths, the country said it would close its borders to short-term visitors and some foreign labourers from 11:59 pm (15:59 GMT)...

Mar 23, 2020 Emirates changes decision to cancel all passenger flights

Dubai: Dubai based carrier Emirates on March 22 changed its decision to cut all passenger flights, shortly after it said it would halt operations from March 25 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic....

Mar 22, 2020 Pakistan cancels all int’l flights to prevent coronavirus spread

Dhaka: Pakistan suspended all international flights from March 21 till April 4 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as the number of affected cases rises in the country, a Civil Aviation Aut...

Mar 22, 2020 Emirates cuts 65pc of flights amid coronavirus pandemic

Dhaka: Dubai based carrier Emirates is suspending 65 per cent of flights to 104 destinations in its global network including New York, Delhi and Melbourne as the coronavirus pandemic severely hits tra...

Mar 22, 2020 Turkish Airlines cancels flights to and from Bangladesh

Dhaka: The flag carrier Turkish Airlines have cancelled all flights to and from Bangladesh till April 17 over concerns of the global coronavirus pandemic.The airline’s Dhaka bound flight TK712 f...

Mar 22, 2020 Biman suspends all flights to Bangkok

Dhaka: The flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all Bangkok bound flights over coronavirus concerns. The suspension is effective from today till March 31.Thailand has reported to h...

Mar 21, 2020 India suspends all international flights over coronavirus

Dhaka: India is going to ban all commercial international airlines operating to the country from March 22 for a week following the efforts to prevent the coronavirus spread, the government announced o...

Mar 21, 2020 BD bans all international flights over coronavirus

Dhaka: Bangladesh is going to suspend all international passenger flights effective today at 12 am until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.The authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal Internati...

Mar 19, 2020 Malaysia bans foreign visitor arrivals over COVID-19 concern

Dhaka: The Government of Malaysia has banned foreign visitor arrivals in Malaysia effective March 18-31 to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, announced the High Commission of Malaysia in ...

Mar 18, 2020 Emirates suspends flights to eight new destinations

Dhaka: Dubai based Emirates airline has suspended flights to eight new destinations across its global network from March 17. The decision follows the growing impact the coronavirus outbreak and the tr...

Mar 16, 2020 Govt forms crisis management team to recover tourism from COVID-19

Dhaka: The government has recently formed a crisis management team to tackle the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak the travel industry of Bangladesh is facing currently.The team consists of...

Mar 15, 2020 UAE suspends issuance of all visas over coronavirus

Dhakai: The United Arab Emirates has suspended all visas to all foreigners, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders, effective March 17.In a statement released on March 14, the Federal A...

Mar 14, 2020 Saudi Arabia suspends int’l flights over coronavirus

Dhaka: Saudi Arabia announced on March 14 it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to media reports."The kingdom's government decided...

Mar 14, 2020 Kuwait Airport closes over coronavirus

Dhaka: In an unexpected reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, Kuwait suspended all commercial flights from March 13 until further notice following the decision made by Cabinet Ministers of the country...

Mar 12, 2020 Biman cancels flights to India

Dhaka: Following the decision of India suspending visas to the country, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled its flights to Kolkata and New Delhi from March 14 to April 15, the airline announced in...

Mar 12, 2020 India suspends visas to contain coronavirus spread

Dh: India on March 11 suspended all tourist visas until April 15 and said it would quarantine travellers arriving from seven virus-hit countries in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel corona...

Mar 11, 2020 CEVA Logistics expands in Bangladesh with two offices

Dhaka: CEVA Logistics has opened its own offices in Dhaka and Chattogram in support of its strategic expansion into the emerging Southeast Asian markets.CEVA has been operational in Bangladesh for...

Mar 10, 2020 NOVOAIR inaugurates new principal sales office at Banani

Dhaka: The private carrier NOVOAIR has opened its new principal sales office in a more spacious and convenient location at Banani in the capital to ensure better services to its passengers.The new...

Mar 10, 2020 COVID-19: Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from 14 countries

Dhaka: Saudi Arabia has closed its borders to 14 countries including the UAE for flights both to and from the kingdom to control the spread of coronavirus.Flights to and from Saudi Arabia for "all...

Mar 10, 2020 SIA offers up to 40pc discount to exciting destinations

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines is welcoming the Summer 2020 season by offering discounts up to 40 per cent to exciting holiday destinations for bookings made by March 18.The airline is offering promoti...

Mar 09, 2020 COVID-19: Biman cuts operations by 20pc, to cut 20pc more by end of this week

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cut its operations by 20 per cent due to weak travel demand as the coronavirus outbreak has shaken the global aviation and tourism indust...

Mar 08, 2020 US-Bangla increases frequency to Sylhet

Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is going to add another daily flight to Sylhet from Dhaka effective March 29 to meet the increasing demand of passengers on the route.Currently the ai...

Mar 07, 2020 COVID-19: Turkish cancels flights to select destinations

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has suspended flights to Italy, Iraq, Iran, China, Bahrain, Nakhchivan and South Korea effective immediately until April 1 over coronavirus spread.“To help restrict the s...

Mar 07, 2020 SEBL sits with Hajj, Umrah agency owners for business opportunities

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited organised a meeting with the owners of Hajj and Umrah agencies on March 5 to exchange views, strengthen relationship and explore business opportunities as well as other f...

Mar 07, 2020 Mastercard announces winners of cross-border transactions campaign

Dhaka: Mastercard announced the winners of its ‘Magical Barcelona’ campaign at a ceremony held at a city hotel on March 5.This marked the culmination of the two-month campaign launched to bols...

Mar 07, 2020 Bhutan confirms first COVID-9 case, govt temporarily bans incoming tourists

Dhaka: The Ministry of Health in a press release confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Bhutan. The ministry said one positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at 11 pm on March 5. The result was validate...

Mar 07, 2020 Kuwait suspends flights to and from Bangladesh over coronavirus

Dhaka: Kuwait suspended on March 7 all flights to and from Bangladesh and six other countries over coronavirus concerns. The six other countries are Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Philippines, India and Sri-L...

Mar 07, 2020 Emirates waives date change and reissuance fees in connection with COVID 19

Dubai: Emirates is providing customers more flexibility, choice and value through its newly introduced waiver policy for all booked tickets issued until 31 March 2020, allowing customers across its ne...

Mar 05, 2020 Singapore sends back TK flight empty over coronavirus concern

Dhaka: A Turkish Airlines flight was flown back to Istanbul with no passengers on board today on orders from Singapore authorities after a passenger who had arrived on the same plane on March 3 tested...

Mar 05, 2020 Bangladeshis require coronavirus-free med certificate to enter Kuwait

Dhaka: In the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak, the State of Kuwait has announced on March 3 that only those Bangladeshis with the complete medical examination certificate of Polymerase Chain R...

Mar 05, 2020 Bproperty now exclusively markets Kunjo’s commercial property project

Dhaka: The property solutions provider Bproperty now exclusively markets Kunjo Developer Ltd’s new commercial property project after the two organisations signed an agreement to this purpose recentl...

Mar 05, 2020 BD will be put in world economic map as developed by 2041

Dhaka: By the year 2030, hunger and poverty will have no effect in the lives of people living in Bangladesh and to further strengthened the growth, the country will be put in the world economic map as...

Mar 04, 2020 Radisson Blu Ctg celebrates International Women’s Day

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is offering exclusive services catered to serve corporate and business women living in Chattogram in celebration of International Women’s Day.A 15 per cen...

Mar 04, 2020 Emirates app hits 20 million downloads milestone

Dubai: As the race for “share of mobile” continues, Emirates marks a major milestone with 20 million downloads of its mobile app.Catering to its global customer base, the Emirates app is avail...

Mar 04, 2020 MTB, NOVOAIR launch co-branded credit card

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) and NOVOAIR Limited jointly launched a co-branded credit card titled ‘MTB NOVOAIR UnionPay Platinum Credit Card’ for the members of the airline’s frequent ...

Mar 03, 2020 Southeast Bank opens uposhakha at Adabar

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited opened an uposhakha at Adabar in the city on March 3.Freedom fighter Dr Rezaul Karim inaugurated the uposhakha in presence of M Kamal Hossain, Managing Director and o...

Mar 03, 2020 Galaxy Flying Academy holds graduation ceremony for trainee pilots

Dhaka: Galaxy Flying Academy held the graduation ceremony of its 34 trainee pilots at Uttara Club in the city on February 29.Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Autho...

Mar 03, 2020 JCI Dhaka Achievers promotes entrepreneurship among youth

Dhaka: JCI Dhaka Achievers held its first advocacy of the year titled “The Footsteps” on February 29 at IBA Alumni. The main focus of the initiative was to motivate youngsters of the society to be...

Mar 03, 2020 Trust Bank cardholders can avail 10pc discount on US-Bangla air tickets

Dhaka: Credit and debit cardholders of Trust Bank Limited can now avail 10 per cent discount on base fare of air tickets for domestic destinations from US-Bangla Airlines.To this purpose, Ahsan Za...

Mar 03, 2020 PATA names Budal as 2020 Face of the Future

Dhaka: Suresh Singh Budal, Chief Executive Officer of the PATA Nepal Chapter, has been named the coveted 2020 PATA Face of the Future on March 3.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA...

Mar 02, 2020 Bproperty, Assure Group pair up for 14 exclusive projects

Dhaka: City dwellers looking to buy ready residential apartments at Uttara or Bashundhara can now do so through Bproperty following the signing of a MoU between the property solution provider of the c...

Mar 02, 2020 Malaysia aims to receive 30 million tourist arrivals in 2020

Dhaka: The year 2020 marks significance for Malaysia as the government has designated it as Visit Malaysia Year with the aim of increasing tourist arrivals to 30 million.Amir Farid Dato' Abu Hasan...

Mar 01, 2020 Hatil receives award for being highest vat paying company

Dhaka: The popular furniture brand Hatil was crowned with the recognition of ‘Highest Vat Paying Company’ at a programme organised by Vat Commissionerate, Dhaka West at the recently concluded Dhak...

Feb 29, 2020 Dhaka Travel Mart 2020 gets postponed over coronavirus fears

Dhaka : The 17th edition of international tourism fair US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2020 scheduled to begin in Dhaka from March 12 has been postponed due to ever increasing threat of pandemic ...

Feb 27, 2020 Saudi Arabia bans entry of Umrah pilgrims over coronavirus

Dhaka: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has imposed a temporary ban on Umrah pilgrims to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country. Visit to the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has also been halted...

Feb 26, 2020 Dhaka Regency kicks off annual Salmon Fest

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort has kicked off its annual Salmon Fest to bid adieu to the cooler months of the season since winter recently ended.Taking advantage of the finer weather which ...

Feb 26, 2020 Amari Dhaka celebrates Int’l Women’s Day with various offers

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with different offers and attract passionate individuals to explore a range of employment opportunities in the hospitality indu...

Feb 26, 2020 Four Points Dhaka reshuffles management, appoints new F&B Dir

Dhaka: Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka has promoted Mohammad Fawaad to Director of Operations and appointed Mohammed El-Moselhy as Director of Food and Beverage in February.Fawaad has more than 15 y...

Feb 26, 2020 Emirates recognizes extraordinary ideas from young talents

Dubai: Young, bright and futuristic minds at Carnegie Mellon University in USA worked with intent over a 24-hour period to presented 10 extraordinary ideas from augmented and mixed reality to Emirates...

Feb 25, 2020 Long Beach Hotel Group appoints Rahman as General Manager

Dhaka: Long Beach Hotel Group appointed Anisur Rahman as Group General Manager recently.Rahman began his career in the hospitality industry in 2007 as Sales Executive at The Hotel Sarina. Then, ov...

Feb 25, 2020 TAT proclaims coronavirus as dangerous contagious disease

Dhaka: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced today that the country’s National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) has declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a dangerous cont...

Feb 24, 2020 THAI cuts flights to Dhaka amid coronavirus epidemic

Dhaka: The flag carrier Thai Airways has decided to cut frequencies to Dhaka from February-end to most of March over concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak which has killed over 2000 people in Ch...

Feb 23, 2020 Radisson signs 17 new hotels in India

Dhaka: Radisson Hotel Group has announced 17 new hotel signings in India recently. The group’s portfolio now includes more than 150 hotels and 17,000 rooms in operation and under development in Sout...

Feb 23, 2020 Lufthansa grounds 13 aircraft over coronavirus outbreak

Dhaka: The flag carrier of Germany Lufthansa has grounded the equivalent of 13 long-haul aircraft over coronavirus concerns. The move comes as the airline currently does not need the equivalent of 13 ...

Feb 22, 2020 Initiatives undertaken to declare 2021 Tourism Year: State Minister

Dhaka: To celebrate 50 years of independence, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism is taking measures to announce 2021 Tourism Year. Detailed action plan awaits the Prime Minister’s approval. ...

Feb 22, 2020 Air India launches flights from Mumbai to London Stansted

Dhaka: Air India has recently launched services on its second long-haul route from Mumbai to London Stansted Airport with three weekly flights.The new service, the first ever direct link between I...

Feb 20, 2020 Travelport recognises first fortnight top scorers of its T20 promo

Dhaka: Travelport has launched T20 World Cup Australia Promotion from February 1 where the company is going to honour the top performers (travel agents) every fortnight who are selling air tickets of ...

Feb 19, 2020 SEBL offers prepaid meter recharge facility to DESCO subscribers

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited (SEBL) launched integrated vending station aiming to provide prepaid meter recharge service to the subscribers of Dhaka Electricity Supply Company Limited (DESCO) on Febr...

Feb 19, 2020 Radisson Blu Ctg offers exclusive weekend package

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View, the only five-star hotel in the port city, is offering an exclusive weekend package for the month of February.Guests will be able to enjoy a stylish and re...

Feb 19, 2020 SIA cuts flights as coronavirus outbreak weakens demand

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines Ltd and SilkAir are cutting capacity across its global network for the next three months to May. The move comes after coronavirus outbreak has weakened demand for operations ...

Feb 19, 2020 Nepal given consent to operate in BD through Saidpur Airport

Dhaka: Bangladesh has accepted Nepal’s proposal of operating in the country through Saidpur Airport. The move follows joint initiatives of the two neighbouring countries to strengthen trade and conn...

Feb 19, 2020 Emirates celebrates 30 years of service to Saudia Arabia

Dubai: Emirates has celebrated a milestone in its operations to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking 30 years of service to Riyadh. Since the first Emirates flight between Riyadh and Dubai in February...

Feb 18, 2020 FSIBL wins Bankers Championship Trophy-2020

Dhaka: First Security Islami Bank Ltd won the Bankers Championship Trophy-2020 cricket contest on February 15 at City Club Ground in the city.The Bank beat Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd by 18 runs. F...

Feb 18, 2020 Banglalink awards winners of 2nd SDG Hackathon

Dhaka: The second edition of Banglalink SDG Hackathon “Code for a Cause”, an initiative aimed at encouraging youth to come up with innovative solutions to SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) chall...

Feb 18, 2020 Bamboo Airways plans to order USD 5 billion worth Boeing aircraft

Dhaka: Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways plans to place an order of 12 Boeing 777X jumbo jets in the second quarter valued at almost USD 5 billion, announced the airline.After failing to win a sin...

Feb 17, 2020 THAI cuts flights to Singapore, South Korea amid coronavirus concern

Dhaka: Thai Airways reduced flight operations to Singapore and South Korea from its hub in Bangkok due to dramatic fall in demand and cancellations caused by the coronavirus outbreak.Nond Kalinta,...

Feb 16, 2020 Qantas tops world’s safest airlines 2020 list by Airline Ratings

Dhaka: Australian carrier Qantas topped the world’s safest airlines for 2020 list by Airline Ratings. Air New Zealand came second while EVA Air was named the third safest airline in the world by the...

Feb 13, 2020 Renaissance Dhaka offers exclusive experiences for Valentine’s

Dhaka: Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan Hotel has curated a host of special experiences to make Valentine’s Day unforgettable for the guests – exquisite brunch at Bahar, set dinner menu at Sear and stayc...

Feb 12, 2020 Uber services now available in tourist destination Cox's Bazar

Dhaka: Uber on February 11 launched its operations in the tourist destination Cox's Bazar, making it the fourth city in Bangladesh after Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.Riders can now book UberXL and...

Feb 12, 2020 Coronavirus outbreak sabotages Asia's biggest aviation expo Singapore Airshow

Dhaka: Singapore Airshow 2020, kicked off in Singapore on February 11, is suffering due to the coronavirus outbreak as many companies withdrew from the event while the deadly virus is menacing to crus...

Feb 12, 2020 Banglalink IT Incubator announces top seven startups for third edition

Dhaka: The top seven participating digital startups selected for the third edition of Banglalink IT Incubator were declared at a gala ceremony on February 11 at Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan in the city. ...

Feb 11, 2020 Saudia Cargo inaugurates new cargo marketing, sales office in Dhaka

Dhaka: Saudia Cargo announced the launch of its new cargo marketing and sales office in the capital following the increasing demand of air freight services in the country’s garment export industry. ...

Feb 11, 2020 Bikroy launches campaign to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Dhaka: Country’s largest marketplace Bikroy.com has launched a campaign called "Valentine 2020" for its customers to celebrate Valentine’s Day. US-Bangla Airlines Ltd has become the ‘Valued part...

Feb 11, 2020 Bhutan launches new fee for tourists from Bangladesh, India, Maldives

Dhaka: Bhutan has recently introduced a new system called ‘Sustainable Development Fee’ for regional tourists from Bangladesh, India and Maldives.As per the new policy, regional tourists from ...

Feb 11, 2020 Turkish Airlines launches services to Vancouver

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has announced to launch flights to Vancouver from June 9 operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Vancouver will be the airline’s third city in Canada as it attempts to increase it...

Feb 10, 2020 Emirates offers free hotel stay, complimentary visa for Dubai stopover

Dhaka: Emirates is offering free hotel stay for two nights and complimentary 96-hour visas to visit Dubai for all those travelling via its home base en route to Europe, the Americas and Africa.The...

Feb 10, 2020 Qatar Airways transports free medical relief for Coronavirus globally

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has volunteered to transport medical relief organised by Chinese Embassies and Consulates worldwide through its cargo freighters to fight the coronavirus epidemic.Qatar’s fl...

Feb 10, 2020 NOVOAIR offers EMI at zero interest to SJIBL cardholders for air travel

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NOVOAIR on February 9 at the Bank’s Corporate Head Office. Under this agreement, SJIBL cardholders can now avail EMI ...

Feb 10, 2020 Southeast Bank relocates Gulshan Branch

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited relocated its Gulshan Branch to Holding No-12, Block-CWS (C), Gulshan South Avenue, Gulshan-1 in the capital on February 9 with the aim of extending better services from ...

Feb 10, 2020 Radisson Blu Ctg organises various festivities to celebrate Valentine’s

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is organising many festivities on Valentine’s Day including a romantic musical night to entertain couples with performances by celebrity musicians like Bappa ...

Feb 09, 2020 US-Bangla inducts brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to fleet

Sylhet: The biggest private carrier of the country US-Bangla Airlines added a brand new ATR 72-600 to its fleet today. Capt Sikder Mezbahuddin Ahmed, Adviser of US-Bangla Airlines inducted the aircraf...

Feb 09, 2020 Westin Dhaka makes exclusive arrangements for Valentine’s

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka is offering exclusive Valentine’s Day themed menus at the its signature restaurants to celebrate the day of love on February 14.At Seasonal Tastes, couples can enjoy a th...

Feb 08, 2020 Bproperty wins Asia's Greatest Real Estate Brand award

Dhaka: Property solutions provider Bproperty has been awarded Asia's Greatest Brand award under real estate category at the Asia’s Greatest Brands and Leaders 2019-2020 Awards held on February 7 at ...

Feb 08, 2020 US-Bangla joins Dhaka Travel Mart 2020 as Title Sponsor

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the biggest private sector carrier of the country, joins hands with the 17th edition of the Dhaka Travel Mart as the Title Sponsor. The international tourism fair titled “...

Feb 06, 2020 Dhaka Regency extends its Valentine’s festivities

Dhaka: With Valentine’s Day auspiciously coinciding with the weekend this year, Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort has extended the celebration to three evenings of romantic festivities.At the hotel...

Feb 06, 2020 Pan Pacific Sonargaon offers special promotions for Valentine’s Day

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering plenty of delicious cuisines and fun activities for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day.At the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Café Bazar, co...

Feb 06, 2020 Cathay plans to cut 90pc of flights to China over coronavirus concern

Dhaka: The national carrier of Hong Kong Cathay Pacific Airways plans to cut around 90 per cent of its flights to mainland China over concerns of the coronavirus spread, announced Augustus Tang, CEO o...

Feb 06, 2020 Passenger plane skids off runway in Turkey, three dead, several injured

Dhaka: A passenger plane of the Pegasus Airlines skidded off the runway and broke apart in two while landing at Sabiha Gokcen airport of Istanbul in Turkey on February 5. The place was carrying 183 pe...

Feb 05, 2020 Taiwan urges Bangladesh to remove them from entry ban

Dhaka: The Foreign Ministry of Taiwan, on February 4, reached out to the Bangladesh government urging the removal of Taiwanese from the country’s entry ban on Chinese nationals following prevention ...

Feb 05, 2020 Internet101 aims to increase mobile internet usage nationwide

Dhaka: Digital communication service provider Banglalink has paired up with Facebook and launched ‘Internet101’, a nationwide digital literacy campaign aimed to increase the adoption of mobile int...

Feb 05, 2020 US-Bangla receives gold award for Best On-time Performance

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines won the gold trophy in “Best On-time Performance” for continuous on-time flight operation in 2019 at the gala award ceremony of Monitor Airline of the Yea...

Feb 05, 2020 NOVOAIR wins Best Domestic Airline of the Year award

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR was crowned the “Domestic Airline of the Year 2019” award at the gala award ceremony of Monitor Airline of the Year 2019 on January 31 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka...

Feb 05, 2020 Celebrate Valentine’s at Amari, get chance to win diamond ring

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka offers couples to revel in the celebrated season of love with a romantic evening of curated buffet dinner arrangement, high tea menu from the restaurants, cupid room package, specia...

Feb 04, 2020 Emirates is Airline of the Year in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates Airline won gold in the ‘Airline of the Year 2019’ category at the gala award ceremony of Monitor Airline of the Year held recently at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. Emirates took aw...

Feb 04, 2020 10,000 dollars can be carried without endorsement while travelling to BD

Dhaka: Now, anyone can carry 10 thousand dollars without any endorsement in the passport while travelling to and from Bangladesh. This comes as Bangladesh Bank increased the limit rectifying the forei...

Feb 04, 2020 Radisson Blu Dhaka appoints Newaz as new Director of Sales and Marketing

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden has appointed Md Sharfuddin Newaz as the new Director of Sales and Marketing effective January.After completing his education from North South University, Ne...

Feb 03, 2020 Radisson Blu Dhaka brings Valentine’s extravaganza

Dhaka: For the first time, Radisson Blu Dhaka offers its guests a Candle Light BBQ Dinner Buffet at its romantic poolside followed by a vibrant Valentine’s Heart Crusher Dance Party on Feb 14. The p...

Feb 03, 2020 Singapore Airlines starts operating Airbus A350-900 in Dhaka

Dhaka: For the first time, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched operations of Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft in Bangladesh marking its maiden flight from Dhaka to Singapore on February 1.Ge...

Jan 31, 2020 Monitor announces results of Airline of the Year awards for 2019

Dhaka: At a gala function today at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, The Bangladesh Monitor announced its ratings where airlines were awarded titles in 16 categories and Dubai based carrier Emirates won Mo...

Jan 30, 2020 Bangladeshi employee receives highest accolade at Emirates Group

Dubai: Mohammed Imamuddin, a Bangladeshi employee in Emirates received the organisation’s most prestigious recognition- the Najm Chairman’s Award for ‘going beyond the call of duty to save a sic...

Jan 29, 2020 Qatar Airways launches fourth daily flight on Dhaka-Doha route

Dhaka: Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways is launching its fourth daily flight from Dhaka to over 160 destinations worldwide via its hub Doha effective February 15.Passengers can now experience more...

Jan 29, 2020 Malaysia hardens health screening at entry points to prevent virus spread

Dhaka: Malaysia is stepping up health screening checks at all entry points into the country, as part of efforts to address the spread of the novel coronavirus.Malaysia has four confirmed cases of ...

Jan 29, 2020 Emirates launches daily flights to Penang

Dhaka: Emirates has announced to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Penang International Airport in Malaysia via Singapore from April 9. Penang will become Emirates’ second destination in Mala...

Jan 29, 2020 Growing skilled workforce for global hospitality sector is must

Dhaka: “We need to send, on an average, a million Bangladeshis abroad every year at least for the next 10 years. That cannot be done without imparting necessary skills to them particularly in the ar...

Jan 28, 2020 Biman appoints Sajjadul Hassan as new Board Chairman

Dhaka: Former Senior Secretary of the Prime Minister’s office Sajjadul Hassan has been appointed as the new Board Chairman of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.A circular was issued on January 27 from t...

Jan 27, 2020 InterContinental celebrates Valentine’s throughout February

Dhaka: This year InterContinental Dhaka is offering special packages throughout the entire month of February to celebrate Valentine’s Day.The hotel is offering an exquisite romantic room package...

Jan 27, 2020 Boeing plane with 83 passengers crashes in Afghanistan

Dhaka: A Boeing plane carrying 83 passengers crashed today in a Taliban-held area of Ghazni province, local officials said.Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the plane went do...

Jan 27, 2020 Iranian airline skids off runway, two suffer injury

Tehran: A Tehran-based flight of Caspian Airlines skidded off the runway into a street next to the airport in Mahshahr today after losing its landing gear in a hard landing. The airline was carrying 1...

Jan 27, 2020 Hotel Sarina inaugurates Street 17 Café

Dhaka: Hotel Sarina has inaugurated 24/7 coffee shop Street 17 Café on January 25 through a ribbon cutting ceremony for enjoying the premium experience of having coffees and snacks.The Café is l...

Jan 27, 2020 AIBL unveils new logo, launches rebranding campaign

Dhaka: Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) unveiled its new logo at the inaugural ceremony of the Bank’s Rebranding Campaign held on January 26 at Hotel Purbani. At the event, the Bank also declare...

Jan 26, 2020 NBR launches online travel tax payment service

Dhaka: Outbound travellers visiting neighbouring countries from Bangladesh by land will now be able to pay their travel taxes online.The online travel tax collection system was launched by the Nat...

Jan 26, 2020 Samsung C&T Corp gets construction project of new HSIA Terminal

Dhaka: The construction unit of Samsung Group, Samsung Construction and Trading (C&T) Corporation has won the project of building the Third Terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dh...

Jan 26, 2020 Intel elects Omar Ishrak of Bangladeshi origin as new Board Chairman

Dhaka: Intel’s board elected a new Chairman, Omar Ishrak of Bangladeshi origin, with immediate effect, announced the American tech giant on January 21.Omar Ishrak, who had grown up in Bangladesh...

Jan 25, 2020 Airlines cancel flights to Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Scoot, Taiwan's China Airlines, Malaysia's AisAsia and Malindo Air all cancelled daily flights to Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a fast-spreading vi...

Jan 23, 2020 Best Western Alliance due to open in Chattogram on Jan 31

Dhaka: Brand new international four-star hotel Best Western Alliance is set to open in the port city Chattogram on January 31.With the new hotel, strategically located at Sena Kalyan Trade Center ...

Jan 23, 2020 US-Bangla adds 13th aircraft to its fleet

Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines added another 72-seater brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet on January 22. With the latest induction, the airline has raised its fleet size to thir...

Jan 22, 2020 Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

Dhaka: Emirates has announced its contributions to bushfire relief in Australia. The airline will be donating 10 per cent of all Emirates RED sales on every flight from January 17 until February 16 an...

Jan 22, 2020 Indian engineering trade show kicks off in Dhaka

Dhaka: Seeking to forge global supply chain with partners from Bangladesh, the three-day Indian engineering trade show titled INDEE Bangladesh 2020 has begun at International Convention City Bashundha...

Jan 22, 2020 Vistara launches flights to Kathmandu

Dhaka: Indian carrier Vistara is launching daily flights between Delhi and Kathmandu effective February 11.The company has opened bookings from January 14 on multiple channels including Vistara's ...

Jan 21, 2020 Radisson Blu Dhaka wins Best European Cuisine award

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden’s signature restaurant Sublime won the ‘Best European Cuisine' accolade at World Luxury Restaurant Awards recently.Alexander Haeusler, General Manager, S...

Jan 21, 2020 BD airports screen visitors from China for deadly coronavirus

Dhaka: The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh urging them to take necessary measures to avoid the possible ...

Jan 20, 2020 US Ambassador attends Shakrain Kite Fest organised by Dhakabashi Org

Dhaka: Dhakabashi Organisation and Bangladesh Kite Federation jointly organised a parade and Kite Fest during Shakrain on January 14 at Lalbagh and Urdu Road of Old Town respectively, like every year....

Jan 19, 2020 Three-day Indian engineering trade show due in city on Jan 22

Dhaka: Seeking to forge global supply chain with partners from Bangladesh, an Indian engineering trade show INDEE Bangladesh 2020, organised by EEPC India, will be held at International Convention Cit...

Jan 19, 2020 Bangladesh to have much awaited tourism master plan by June, 2021

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s tourism is currently in an unplanned state. And to bring it under a proper and sustainable structure, the government has finally began working on the preparation of the tourism...

Jan 18, 2020 Radisson Blu Ctg goes green, brings eco-friendly glass water bottles

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View has replaced all plastic water bottles available at the hotel premise with reuseable glass bottles on January 18 as part of the group’s initiative to incorpor...

Jan 18, 2020 NOVOAIR launches double daily flight to Barishal

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR is launching double daily flights to Barishal from Dhaka effective January 19.From Dhaka, the first daily flight VQ-995 will depart at 9:00am and reach Barishal at 9...

Jan 18, 2020 US-Bangla adds fifth ATR 72-600 to its fleet

Dhaka: Private airline US-Bangla Airlines added another 72-seater brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft on January 17 raising its fleet number to twelve, a record number for a private airline in the country. ...

Jan 16, 2020 Anwer Khan Modern offers 25pc discount to SJIBL cardholders

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Anwer Khan Modern Hospital Ltd on January 16 at the Bank’s Corporate Head Office. Under the agreement, debit and ...

Jan 16, 2020 Singapore Airlines increases services to Kolkata

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines will introduce a fifth weekly flight to Kolkata from March 29. Sales for SIA’s additional Kolkata flights commenced from January 14.On the same day SIA will launch the ...

Jan 16, 2020 Singapore Airlines set to launch Airbus A350 to Ahmedabad

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines is set to roll out A350-900 on its new route Singapore–Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The new service will be launched from February 1 making Ahmedabad the airline’s seventh desti...

Jan 16, 2020 Vistara launches daily flights to Kathmandu

New Delhi: Indian carrier Vistara will operate daily flights to Kathmandu effective February 11 making it the airline’s fifth international destination. The bookings for which open today, progressiv...

Jan 15, 2020 US-Bangla leases two more ATR 72-600s from TrueNoord

Dhaka: Private airline US-Bangla has taken two more ATR 72-600s on long-term lease from the specialist regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord, announced the Bangladeshi carrier in a press statement today....

Jan 15, 2020 Ace travel trade personel Rezaur Rahman passes away

Dhaka : Rezaur Rahman, the Founder Managing Director of Bengal Airlift Group has passed away on January 14, 2020 Inna lillahe ............ rajeun.He had a successful and illustrious career spanni...

Jan 14, 2020 NOVOAIR fulfils ‘flight fantasy’ of Jaago students

Dhaka: As part of corporate social responsibility, the private carrier NOVOAIR flew 20 students of Jaago Foundation from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar today morning fulfilling their dream to fly and visit a ...

Jan 14, 2020 Special discounts in Dubai for Emirates passengers

Dubai: Emirates airline, has announced the return of its signature pass, My Emirates Pass -an offer that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership card allowing customers to avail s...

Jan 13, 2020 Vibrant holds annual sales conference

Dhaka: Footwear brand Vibrant, a sister concern of US-Bangla Airlines, held its annual sales conference on January 12 at Purbachal American City in the city. Sale representatives of the brand from all...

Jan 12, 2020 Radisson Blu CTG receives highest level of Safehotels certification

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View has been recertified with the highest level of security status – the Executive Level – by the international Safehotels Alliance. Based in Sweden, the allian...

Jan 12, 2020 Major int'l carriers divert flights from Iranian–Iraqi airspace

Dhaka: Major international airlines are canceling and re-routing flights in the Middle East after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house US forces.Air France,...

Jan 11, 2020 Premium residences in Bashundhara available at Bproperty.com

Dhaka: Customers looking to buy south facing premium four bedroom residential apartments in Bashundhara R/A can now purchase through Bproperty.com.In order to meet the rising demands of residentia...

Jan 11, 2020 UMC holds orientation for MBBS 1st batch students

Dhaka: United Medical College organised an induction and orientation programme to welcome the newly enrolled students of MBBS 1st batch on January 9 at United Hospital’s Seminar Hall in the city. Th...

Jan 11, 2020 Amari Dhaka hosts seafood festival this January

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is going to host a seafood festival bringing an extravagant variety of flavours straight from the sea to Amaya Food Gallery from January 19–23.The hotel’s newly appointed ex...

Jan 09, 2020 NOVOAIR celebrates seven years of operations

Dhaka: The private airline NOVOAIR celebrated their 7th anniversary today at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.High officials from the airline, civil aviation, travel agencies and passengers ...

Jan 08, 2020 Ukraine International’s B737-800 crashes in Iran, 176 dead

Dhaka: A passenger plane of Ukraine International crashed in Iran this morning shortly after takeoff from Tehran killing all 176 on board.The circumstances of the crash are not fully known. The Ir...

Jan 08, 2020 Regent plans to add four new B737-800s to fleet this year

Dhaka: Entering into the 10th year of operations, private carrier Regent Airways plans to add four new Boeing 737-800 to its fleet while expanding its regional network and services both in the sky and...

Jan 08, 2020 Singapore Airlines launches A350-900 on Dhaka–Singapore route

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) is going to operate its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft on Dhaka-Singapore route from February 1.George Robertson, General Manager Bangladesh of Singapore ...

Jan 08, 2020 Nepal Embassy unveils Visit Nepal 2020 campaign in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Embassy of Nepal in Bangladesh unveiled their Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign through a ceremony yesterday at the embassy in the city.Md Nurul Islam Sujon, Railways Minister of Bangladesh attende...

Jan 07, 2020 SJIBL donates to Bangabandhu Memorial Trust celebrating Mujib Year 2020

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd donated BDT 10 crore to Bangabandhu Memorial Trust on January 6 in celebration of Mujib Year 2020.Akkas Uddin Mollah, Chairman of SJIBL Board handed over the chequ...

Jan 07, 2020 UAE launches first multi-entry five-year tourist visa

Dubai: The UAE unveiled its first multi-entry five-year tourist visa during the first Cabinet meeting of the year on January 6.Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said t...

Jan 07, 2020 Emirates celebrates New Year with an exciting fare promotion

Dubai: Emirates airline enters 2020 with its Fly Better slogan ensuring world class experience both in the air and on the ground. During the year travelers from Bangladesh can look forward to great de...

Jan 07, 2020 Plant-based option in Emirates January menus

Dubai: With the rising popularity of vegan meals amongst its customers, Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January. ...

Jan 06, 2020 Radisson Blu Dhaka hosts poolside BBQ this winter

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is hosting poolside BBQ titled Surf n’ Turf Pool BBQ till February 29 offering guests juicy and tender frilled dishes of seafood and meat varieties to warm up ...

Jan 06, 2020 Single unit apartment of Lifestyle Group available at Bproperty

Dhaka: Real estate marketplace Bproperty.com Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lifestyle Group today at the former’s Uttara branch for a project that will be exclusively market...

Jan 06, 2020 US-Bangla celebrates 2,000 days of operations

Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines celebrated its 2,000 days of successful operations today.On the occasion, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director of US-Bangla expressed his gra...

Jan 06, 2020 FSIBL launches ATM, Banking Booth at Dhaka International Trade Fair

Dhaka: First Security Islami Bank Limited inaugurated an ATM and a Banking Booth recently at the 25th Dhaka International Trade Fair-2020.Syed Waseque Md Ali, Managing Director, First Security Isl...

Jan 06, 2020 MTB Foundation supports Monomela’s philanthropic endeavours

Dhaka: MTB Foundation donated BDT 300,000 to Monomela Foundation to support their endeavours such as free after-school education programme for the underprivileged children, basic medical treatment thr...

Jan 05, 2020 Mastercard launches ‘Magical Barcelona’ campaign

Dhaka: Mastercard launched a campaign called ‘Magical Barcelona’, through a ceremony held at a city hotel recently, aiming to bolster domestic and overseas retail transactions, providing cardholde...

Jan 05, 2020 Mutual Trust Bank, Mastercard launch country’s first ever Bangla QR

Dhaka: Mutual Trust Bank Limited, in collaboration with Mastercard, announced the launch of ‘Bangla QR’, an interoperable Quick Response (QR) code-based payment acceptance solution, through a cere...

Jan 05, 2020 Biman's Dhaka-Manchester maiden flight takes off

Dhaka: The maiden Dhaka-Manchester direct flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG 007 took to the skies today carrying 269 passengers from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.Md Mahbub Ali, Stat...

Jan 04, 2020 US-Bangla offers special winter holiday packages for Thailand

Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is offering exclusive winter holiday packages to Thailand’s Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Krabi effective from January 11 to March 30.The packages st...

Jan 04, 2020 Biman celebrates 48 years of operations

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines celebrated its 48th anniversary at the airline’s head office Balaka today.The programme started with raising the national flag as well ...

Jan 04, 2020 Flights are delayed, diverted from Chennai airport due to fog

Dhaka: Poor visibility in the Chennai airport caused by unexpected fog forced authorities to divert seven flights away from the airport yesterday morning.The fog also delayed several other domesti...

Jan 04, 2020 Qantas wins world’s safest airline spot

Dhaka: Qantas Airways has been named the safest airline in the world on a Top 20 list published by AirlineRatings.com, followed by Air New Zealand and Taiwan's Eva Airways.Singapore Airlines came ...

Jan 02, 2020 Biman launches Dhaka-Manchester flight

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to launch its maiden flight on Dhaka-Manchester route on January 5.Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism will inaugurate the flight...

Jan 02, 2020 MTB promotes Haq to Additional Managing Director

Dhaka: Syed Rafiqul Haq has been promoted to Additional Managing Director (AMD) of Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) effective from January 1.Previously, Haq was the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) a...

Jan 02, 2020 SJIBL employees can avail life insurance facilities from Delta

Dhaka: Employees of Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd can now avail life insurance facilities from Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd following an agreement signed by the two organisations on December 31 at the...

Jan 02, 2020 Southeast Bank launches VISA Dual Currency Debit Card

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited launched “VISA Dual Currency Debit Card” for its customers. M Kamal Hossain, Managing Director of Southeast Bank Limited inaugurated the card as the Chief Guest at th...

Jan 02, 2020 Dubai witnesses six int’l cruise arrivals in one day

Dubai: Strengthening Dubai’s position as the leading "cruise hub of the region", the Emirate welcomed six international cruise liners on December 29 through the Mina Rashid cruise terminal.The t...

Jan 01, 2020 Emirates announces retirement of President Tim Clark

Dubai: Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates is to retire this year in June.Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates made this announcement in an internal memo, according to a spokes...

Jan 01, 2020 Biman profits BDT 218 crore in 2018-2019 fiscal year

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines profited BDT 218 crore neat in the 2019-2019 fiscal year.The announcement was made during the 12th Annual General Meeting of the airline ...

Dec 31, 2019 Emirates carried 58 million passengers in 2019

Dubai: The Emirates airline In the 12 months since January 2019 has carried close to 58 million passengers on its fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates operated over 3,500 flights on ...

Dec 30, 2019 List of primarily selected participants published

Dhaka: List of 40 primarily selected participants for country’s popular culinary TV reality show Shera Rondhonshilpi 2019 has been published. The show is presented jointly by The Bangladesh Monitor ...

Dec 29, 2019 PM asks all to obey airport security rules

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the much-awaited BDT 21,300 crore construction work of ‘Third Terminal’ of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on December 28.She open...

Dec 29, 2019 PM inducts two brand new Dreamliners into Biman fleet

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on December 28 inducted “Sonar Tari” and “Achin Pakhi”, the fifth and sixth brand new Dreamliner Boeing 787-9 into the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines....

Dec 28, 2019 INDEE Bangladesh 2020 begins on Jan 22

INDEE (Indian Engineering Exhibitions) is one of the largest engineering expos in the world and has shown in 26 countries. INDEE Bangladesh is the 41st edition of INDEE. EEPC India, premier trade and ...

Dec 26, 2019 Bproperty offers one-stop property solutions at REHAB Winter Fair 2019

Dhaka: The real estate marketplace BProperty is offering one-stop property solutions and attractive offers on both exclusive projects and secondary properties at the REHAB Winter Fair 2019, organised ...

Dec 26, 2019 PM inaugurates construction work of HSIA’s third terminal on Dec 28

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the construction work of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport’s Third Terminal by laying the foundation stone on December 28 at 10:30 am.The...

Dec 26, 2019 Biman receives its sixth Dreamliner Awchin Pakhi

Dhaka: The sixth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on December 24 at 8:19 pm. The new Dreamliner named Awchin Pakhi was welcomed by ...

Dec 26, 2019 Emirates to showcase its flagship A380 at the Kuwait Aviation Show

Dubai: Emirates is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors and spectators on 15 January at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020. Visitors to the show will be able to tour the popular doub...

Dec 24, 2019 Radisson Blu Ctg brings First Snow to celebrate Christmas

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is all set to celebrate Christmas this year. The hotel lobby is decorated with gingerbread house and glittering Christmas trees to portray the Christmas vibe to...

Dec 24, 2019 SJIBL cardholders can avail 10pc discount on US-Bangla air tickets

Dhaka: Credit and debit cardholders of Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd can now avail 10 per cent discount on air tickets from US-Bangla Airlines following an agreement signed by the two organisations on Dec...

Dec 24, 2019 Boeing fires CEO Muilenburg after catastrophic year

Dhaka: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has been fired, the company announced December 23.Muilenburg may still walk away with USD39 million in cash and stock as part of his severance package, a source...

Dec 23, 2019 Raintree hosts open air winter BBQ carnival

Dhaka: Hotel Raintree Dhaka is hosting its signature “Winter BBQ Carnival” throughout the entire season.Guests can enjoy the carnival Thursday to Saturday every week this season from 06:00 pm ...

Dec 23, 2019 IFIC’s Aamar Bari-Home Loan at exclusive interest rate from Bproperty

Dhaka: The real estate marketplace in Bangladesh Bproperty.com Limited have partnered with International Finance Investment and Commerce Bank Limited (IFIC Bank) by signing a Memorandum of Understandi...

Dec 23, 2019 Hassan Koubaissi joins Amari Dhaka as Executive Chef

Dhaka: Renowned chef Hassan Koubaissi has taken on the role of Executive Chef at Amari Dhaka with a view to introducing a unique contemporary line of dishes, many of which will be a first in Banglades...

Dec 23, 2019 China Southern Airlines awards top agents in Bangladesh for 2019

Dhaka: China Southern Airlines honoured its top agents in Bangladesh for the year 2019 through an award giving ceremony held on December 21 at a city hotel, marking the ten-year anniversary of the car...

Dec 23, 2019 EBL introduces UnionPay Credit Card in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd (EB) introduced the popular global card brand UnionPay in Bangladesh through a launching ceremony held yesterday at a city hotel. With USD 98.3 billion global purchase transact...

Dec 22, 2019 Al-Arafah Islami Bank opens 179th branch at Dohazari, Chattogram

Dhaka: Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd opened 179th branch at Dohazari, Chandanish of Chattogram on December 18.Alhajj Khalilur Rahman, Chairman of KDS Group and President of Chittagang Metropolitan Cha...

Dec 22, 2019 Southeast Bank opens three uposhakhas at Chattogram

Dhaka: Southeast Bank Limited inaugurated three upashakhas at Patenga, Chawkbazar and Halishahar Housing Estate of Chattogram on December 19.Prominent businessmen Mohsin Ahmed, Abul Kashem and for...

Dec 22, 2019 The Westin Dhaka brings colourful Christmas, New Year festivities

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka is welcoming guests to attend their arranged vibrant festivities at all of their signature venues on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.The property has adorned itself with lig...

Dec 21, 2019 Renaissance Hotels sets foot in BD with Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan

Dhaka: Renaissance Hotels unveiled the Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan on December 18 marking the debut of the global lifestyle hotel brand in Bangladesh which further expands the Marriott International por...

Dec 21, 2019 Protest against CAA results in several flight cancellations in New Delhi

Dhaka: Nation-wide protest against Indian Government’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act has led to cancellations of several flights and delay of 24 flights from Delhi Airport on December 19.IndiGo ha...

Dec 19, 2019 Biman receives two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to receive its fifth and sixth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on December 21 and 24 respectively.With the induction of these two new Dr...

Dec 19, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon arranges fun-packed Christmas

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering a fun-packed Christmas this year to kids and families.The fun-filled event will include magic show, music and many more at Poolside and Oasis.Th...

Dec 19, 2019 Celebrate Christmas to the fullest at Dhaka Regency

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort is all set to celebrate Christmas this year. The hotel’s all day dining outlet Grandiose Restaurant will be offering an elaborate buffet menu showcasing holiday...

Dec 19, 2019 Sixth Joint Forum for China–Bangladesh Cooperation begins

Dhaka: The two-day Sixth Joint Forum for China–Bangladesh Cooperation, organised by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and Yunnan Development Research Center (YDRC) of the Pe...

Dec 17, 2019 Sanjiv Kapoor resigns as CCO from Vistara

Dhaka: Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Commercial Officer of Vistara has resigned from the airline making December 31 his last day of service.Confirming the resignation, Vistara said that Vinod Kannan will t...

Dec 17, 2019 Emirates and Dilmah celebrate 27 years of partnership in the sky

Dubai: A master class in the appreciation of Ceylon Tea took place at 40,000 feet when Emirates and Dilmah celebrated a 27-year partnership on board an Emirates A380 flight from Dubai to London recent...

Dec 17, 2019 Singapore Airlines introduces Boeing 787-10 on Chennai route

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines will launch Boeing 787-10 aircraft on the Chennai-Singapore route, replacing the Airbus A330-300 aircraft from May 20, 2020. The move will make the airline the first internat...

Dec 17, 2019 Holiday Inn Dhaka appoints Monowara as Director of Sales

Dhaka: The soon to be launched Holiday Inn Dhaka City Center, a chain hotel of the renowned IHG Group has recently appointed Monowara Chowdhury as the Director of Sales and Marketing (DSM). This marks...

Dec 15, 2019 Holiday Inn Dhaka soft-launches in March 2020

Dhaka: Premium four-star hospitality property Holiday Inn is going to open its door in Tejgaon Industrial area through a soft-launch in March, 2020 in the capital.The hotel is owned by the leading...

Dec 15, 2019 NOVOAIR adds seventh aircraft to its fleet

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR has inducted another 68-seater ATR 72-500 aircraft today taking the number of its fleet size to seven.The aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport t...

Dec 12, 2019 Despite drawbacks, Bangladesh remains connected with world through civil aviation

Dhaka: “Despite all the drawbacks, today Bangladesh remains connected with this world through civil aviation.”Air Vice Marshal Md Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangla...

Dec 12, 2019 The Westin Dhaka awards ‘Dine & Win’ contest winner

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka held the Dine and Win Prize Giving Ceremony at the Gold Room of the hotel recently for the Taste of Korea and Japan food festival.By dining at Seasonal Tastes during the ev...

Dec 12, 2019 Bengal Meat opens new outlet at Mohammadpur

Dhaka: Bengal Meat inaugurated its new outlet, a gourmet butcher shop, at Tajmahal Road, Mohammadpur on December 6 offering one stop solution for safe and hygienic meat to the residents of the area....

Dec 11, 2019 Biman offers 10pc discount through its app

Dhaka: Passengers can avail 10 per cent discount on airfare from Biman Bangladesh Airlines by purchasing air tickets from its app using the promo code “BIJOY71” from December 16, 2019 – February...

Dec 11, 2019 US-Bangla joins Evalley Celluloid 71 as airline partner

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has joined the seven day-long liberation war film festival titled “Evalley Celluloid 71”, organised by Ministry of Liberation War Affaires, as airline par...

Dec 11, 2019 Emirates launches daily flight to Mexico City

Dubai: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona. The Emirates Boeing 777-200LR touched down in Mexico City on December 9, marking the a...

Dec 11, 2019 AIBL launches country’s first ever Islamic wallet

Dhaka: Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited has launched 'Islamic Wallet' – country’s first ever Shariah based digital financial service with D Money Bangladesh Limited as strategic partner to facilitate...

Dec 10, 2019 US-Bangla adds two more ATR 72-600 to its fleet

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airline is going to add two more brand new ATR 72-600 to its fleet in the beginning of next year.The two brand new ATR 72-600s will be inducted to the carrier’s ...

Dec 10, 2019 Amari Dhaka launches new Friday getaway

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka brings a relaxing Friday getaway for guests looking for warmth and serenity in this long gray winter.Guests can rejuvenate with the hotel’s new “Weekend Paradise” package ...

Dec 10, 2019 Emirates’ fourth daily service launching earlier on March 29

Dhaka: Emirates is now set to launch its fourth daily service between Dhaka and Dubai from March 29, 2020 instead of June 1, 2020, as announced earlier. The fourth daily will boost Emirates’ weekly ...

Dec 09, 2019 SalamAir launches direct flights to Phuket

Muscat: Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline SalamAir has spread its wings to Southeast Asia launching direct flights from Muscat to Phuket in Thailand from December 24.The carrie...

Dec 09, 2019 Emirates inaugurates service to Mexico City

Dubai: Emirates has taken off to Mexico City, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Mexico. Emirates flight EK255, departed at full capacity with over 300 passengers, led a group of VIP gu...

Dec 08, 2019 The Peninsula Chittagong wins Meilleur Décor HPL 2019

Dhaka: The Peninsula Chittagong won the Meillur Décor HPL 2019 (Hotelier’s Premier League), organised by Hospitality Unity of Bangladesh (HUB), yesterday.Among the teams from 13 top hotels of t...

Dec 08, 2019 bKash wins Best Brand Award 2019 from BBF

Dhaka: Bkash won the Best Brand Award 2019 at the 11th Best Brand Award 2019, organised by Bangladesh Brand Forum, held yesterday at Le Meridien Dhaka.A total of 100 brands were recognised across ...

Dec 05, 2019 Emirates and Mexico’s Interjet announce enhanced interline agreement

Dubai: Starting 9 December 2019, Emirates will launch its new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport, via the Spanish city of Barcelona. Meanwhile, Emirates and Interjet Airline...

Dec 05, 2019 Radisson Blu Chattogram hosts New Year's Eve celebration

Chattogram: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is going to host New Year Eve celebration in grand style on December 31.Guests can enjoy live music, DJ, standup comedy and buffet dinner priced at BDT...

Dec 05, 2019 Tourism sector must transform in face of climate change

Madrid: The travel and tourism sector, with its significant economic and social benefits, has no choice but to transform to survive and thrive in the face of climate change.Patricia Espinosa, Exec...

Dec 04, 2019 Bangladeshi-American teen activist strives for climate action

Dhaka: "I am from Bangladesh, a country that exemplifies how interconnected the climate emergency is to racial justice and poverty.”Referring to the discourse on how people of colour are often d...

Dec 04, 2019 Emirates offers special sale, ends today

Dhaka: Dubai-based carrier Emirates has announced a special 48-hour sale with discounts of up to 25 per cent across its First, Business and Economy Class.The sale is on for bookings between Decemb...

Dec 04, 2019 India exempts tourists from obtaining medical visa for treatment

Dubai: India now offers exemption to tourists from getting their primary visa converted into medical visa for obtaining indoor treatment up to 180 days seeking admission in a hospital owing to illness...

Dec 03, 2019 BPC launches package tour to Bangabandhu’s homeland

Dhaka: Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation has launched a package tour for tourists to visit Bangabandhu’s homeland and mausoleum at Tungipara during the month of victory.The package tour is being o...

Dec 03, 2019 Emirates announces its biggest extravaganza of the year

Dubai: For those planning their travel, be it for summer, over Eid, weddings, a first-time trip, an adventure or those important business meetings in 2020 can now take advantage of Emirates’ 48-hour...

Dec 01, 2019 BFCC now provides in-flight catering to Turkish Airlines

Dhaka: Biman Flight Catering Center of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will now provide in-flight catering services to Turkish Airlines’ flights. An agreement was signed in this regard on November 27 betw...

Dec 01, 2019 HUB kicks off Meilleur Décor HPL 2019

Dhaka: Meillur Décor HPL 2019 (Hotelier’s Premier League), organised by Hospitality Unity of Bangladesh (HUB), has been kicked off on November 30 at Four Points by Sheraton.The cricket tourname...

Nov 28, 2019 NOVOAIR increases frequency to Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka: Private carrier NOVOAIR has increased flights to Cox’s Bazar catering to the growing passenger demand on the route. The airline will operate six daily flights on the route from December 1....

Nov 28, 2019 US-Bangla launches three additional flights to Kuala Lumpur

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has announced to operate three additional flights to Kuala Lumpur. The decision comes as part of the airline’s expansion strategy which is also in line with...

Nov 27, 2019 APAC entrepreneurs to invest in hospitality sector of Bangladesh

Dhaka: Bangladesh has immense potential in hospitality management as tourism and hospitality services are growing on a par with the economy. Moreover, necessary training in hospitality management can ...

Nov 27, 2019 US-Bangla Airlines inks deal with Haltrip

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines and online travel agency Haltrip signed an agreement recently at US-Bangla Group's Corporate Office in the capital.Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing D...

Nov 26, 2019 Qantas wins Best Domestic Service, Best Lounges awards

Brisbane: Qantas has won awards for Best Domestic Service and Best Lounges at the annual AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards for 2020. The carrier was once again in the top ten list, coming i...

Nov 26, 2019 SIA crowned Best First Class Airline for 2020

Singapore: Singapore Airlines has won Best First Class Airline award at the annual AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards. The carrier also came second in the rating agency’s top twenty airlin...

Nov 25, 2019 Emirates to launch fourth daily flight from Dhaka

Dhaka: Emirates is adding a fourth daily service between Dhaka and Dubai from June 1, 2020, boosting its weekly flights from 21 to 28 and making its resounding commitment to Bangladesh clear. From Dub...

Nov 25, 2019 NBL awarded for being third highest tax payer in banking sector

Dhaka: National Bank Limited has been awarded with Tax Card and a crest by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) for being the third highest tax payer in Banking Sector for the 2018-19 fiscal year.A...

Nov 25, 2019 Amari Dhaka offers special package for dream wedding

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is offering an exclusive wedding package to make the guest’s vision of a perfect wedding come to life flawlessly.The hotel promises a personalised and memorable wedding celebr...

Nov 25, 2019 SJIBL relocates branch in Feni to offer better client services

Feni: Shahjalal Islami Bank relocated it branch in Feni on November 24 to Maisa A M Ahmed Tower, 192 Shahid Shahidullah Kaiser Road (SSK Road), Feni Sadar to provide better services to the clients....

Nov 25, 2019 Radisson Blu Ctg offering Mexican mini buffet till 2019 end

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is offering “Las Delicias” Mexican mini buffet at its fine dining outlet “Mezetto” from November 24.This delicious mini buffet is available every Su...

Nov 24, 2019 Amari Dhaka to have grand Christmas, New Year festivities

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is set to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve offering guests a host of mouthwatering specialties, special festival getaways and exciting spa gift hampers embodying the warm an...

Nov 24, 2019 Emirates to fly historic National Day flight around UAE

Dhaka: Emirates will operate a historic one-off Airbus A380 flight on November 29 in an attempt to bring together and celebrate the vibrant multicultural communities of the UAE. The carrier intends to...

Nov 24, 2019 Rafeeuzzaman’s panel wins TOAB’s board election

Dhaka: Conscious-Reliance Forum led by Md Rafeeuzzaman won the board election of Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) held on November 23 at the BADC Auditorium in the city.Rafeeuzzaman...

Nov 22, 2019 Turkey, Bangladesh should shape new collaboration opportunities

Ankara: The bilateral economic and commercial relations of Turkey and Bangladesh can be strengthened. The two countries have many opportunities to work together, hence should come up with new cooperat...

Nov 21, 2019 Southeast Exchange Company inaugurates new branch in Cape Town

Dhaka: Southeast Bank’s fully owned subsidiary Southeast Exchange Company (South Africa) Pty Ltd inaugurated a new branch at Rylands in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa on November 17.M Kamal...

Nov 21, 2019 White Canary Café now at City Bank’s head office

Dhaka: The White Canary Café has opened its third outlet at the head office of City Bank. In association with the United States based franchise chain Marble Slab Creamery, local franchisee Shanta Mul...

Nov 21, 2019 Dhaka Regency hosts BBQ fest with live music this winter

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency is hosting their popular annual winter grill and fry fest at its signature rooftop garden restaurant Grill on the Skyline every evening until December 15.In keeping with the t...

Nov 20, 2019 Emirates Bangladesh bags Chairman’s Award

Dhaka: The Emirates team in Bangladesh trumped strong competition from the airline’s global network to win the prestigious Chairman’s Award for Sales Excellence.After tough preliminary rounds ...

Nov 20, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon to host poolside BBQ this winter

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is going to host poolside BBQ this winter at its signature restaurant Pool Café from November 21, on every Thursday and Friday from 7 pm onward.The tummy-pleasi...

Nov 20, 2019 Biman to launch its official app soon

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman is soon going to launch its new official app called Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Passengers can use this app to purchase tickets for any Biman flight and make paym...

Nov 20, 2019 Bhutan to start imposing fees on Indian, Bangladeshi tourists

Dhaka: Bhutan intends to bring a major shift in its tourism policy by imposing charges on tourists from regional countries such as Bangladesh, India and Maldives who are now excused from any charges. ...

Nov 20, 2019 Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin operations in first half of 2020

Dubai: The newly announced budget carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is expected to start operations by June 2020, though the inaugural route is yet to be confirmed.Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer...

Nov 19, 2019 NG’s female-led team returns to Bangladesh, India for Sea to Source expedition

Dhaka: Co-led by National Fellows Jenna Jambeck and Heather Koldewey, a team of scientists and engineers began a two-month long expedition travelling the full 2,575 kilometers (1,600 miles) of the mai...

Nov 19, 2019 LG Ambassador Programme 2019 for community development inaugurated

Dhaka: LG Bangladesh held the inauguration ceremony of their community development initiative LG Ambassador Programme 2019 on November 18 at their office in the city.The programme is aimed to look...

Nov 19, 2019 EBL cardholders can buy air tickets from Cathay through EBL POS terminals

Dhaka: VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club International, Discover and UnionPay International cardholders of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and any other bank now can purchase air tickets from Cathay Pacific Ai...

Nov 18, 2019 Emirates places firm order for 50 A350 XWBs at Dubai Airshow

Dubai: Emirates placed a firm order for 50 A350-900 XWB aircraft worth USD 16 billion at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2019, the carrier announced today. The delivery of the first Emirates A350 XWB...

Nov 18, 2019 The Westin Dhaka hosts ‘Taste of Korea and Japan’ food fest

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka is hosting ‘Taste of Korea and Japan’ food festival at the hotel’s signature restaurant Seasonal Tastes from November 18-27.A press conference was held prior to the i...

Nov 18, 2019 Biman signs deal with Boeing to procure two more 787 Dreamliners

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a contract with Boeing to acquire two 787-9 Dreamliners aircraft, each priced at USD292.5 million, during the Dubai Airshow 2019 which began from November 17 at...

Nov 14, 2019 Platinum Lounge at Sylhet wins International Curry Life Award

Dhaka: Platinum Lounge, a one-of-its-kind world class lounge and restaurant at Kumar Para, Sylhet won the prestigious Curry Life Award in the category of “International Hospitality Award 2019-20” ...

Nov 14, 2019 “I will promote all tourism attractions of every district”

Dhaka: As Mrs Tourism Globe 2019, I plan to promote all the tourism attractions of every district of Bangladesh to the world. I will visit every corner and showcase what each region contains offer in ...

Nov 14, 2019 Emirates scoops awards for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food and Beverage

Dubai: Emirates clinched awards for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food and Beverage in the Middle East at the APEX 2020 Regional Passenger Choice Awards™ held in Singapore today, November 13.The Best Food...

Nov 13, 2019 Emirates adds Airport Maps on its app

Dubai: Emirates has launched a new feature on its app called Airport maps which will allow customers to navigate seamlessly through the airport. The Airport maps can detect the user’s location (via ...

Nov 12, 2019 Amari brings Chef Nong for upcoming Thai food festival

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is bringing the exotic tastes of Thailand with a Thai food festival to be held from November 21-30.The mouth-watering delicacies will be prepared by Thai culinary maestro and Am...

Nov 12, 2019 Emirates’ first remote check-in terminal opens in Dubai

Dubai: Emirates’ first remote check-in terminal, outside of the airport, was opened yesterday, November 11 to provide seamless connections for cruise passengers. The Emirates check-in counters, loca...

Nov 11, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon to fulfil couples’ European wanderlust

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering couples a shot at making their vacation of dreams come true.Courtesy of Air Arabia, two lucky couples can earn a chance to win return tickets on Dhak...

Nov 09, 2019 Banglalink launches digital entertainment platform ‘Toffee’

Dhaka: Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, has officially launched Toffee, a digital entertainment platform, to provide customers with an exciting op...

Nov 09, 2019 Saudia to launch direct flights to Amsterdam

Dhaka: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is going to launch direct flights to Amsterdam from next year, announced the national flag carrier of Saudi.The airline will start flights to Amsterdam from ...

Nov 07, 2019 Aviation Consortium Dhaka set to get expansion project of HSIA

Dhaka: A consortium of Japanese and South Korean firms is going to get the project of constructing the Third Terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at a much higher cost than the in...

Nov 07, 2019 Emirates posts USD235 million net profit during first half-year

Dhaka: The Emirates Group comprising Emirates airline and dnata among others announced today, November 7, the half-year results for its 2019-20 financial year ending on September 30, 2019.In the f...

Nov 06, 2019 Emirates announces special discount up to November 18

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced an attractive offer for adventurers and travellers from Bangladesh to explore destinations on its global network. The limited time offer is valid until November 1...

Nov 06, 2019 Pilots get together to celebrate BAPA’s 50th anniversary

Dhaka: All the young, senior and retired pilots of the country got together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh Airline Pilots’ Association (BAPA) on November 5 at Hotel InterContinental...

Nov 05, 2019 Cathay Pacific upgrades meal in economy class

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific may have answered the prayers of foodie travellers flying coach with their recent tie-up with Black Sheep Restaurants. The airline’s “Move Beyond” brand promise has led to ...

Nov 04, 2019 New Moto E6 Plus available at robishop

Dhaka: Motorola’s new budget phone ‘Moto E6 Plus’ is now available in robishop, an online marketplace in Bangladesh. Customers can buy this phone at BDT 15,995 exclusively from robishop.com.bd w...

Nov 04, 2019 IFALPA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting begins today in Dhaka

Dhaka: The four-day long Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Association, hosted by Bangladesh Airline Pilots’ Association, begins today at Pan Pacific Son...

Nov 03, 2019 THAI Chairman steps down amid carrier’s financial crisis

Bangkok: Ekniti Nitithanprapas, Chairman of Thai Airways International has resigned amid the airline’s financial crisis and Transport Minister's push to replace directors of state enterprises.Th...

Nov 02, 2019 CPL launches iPhone 11 in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Apple’s iPhone 11 hits Bangladesh market today. The latest iOS phone features A13 bionic chip, the fastest silicon ever in a smartphone.Compustar PVT Limited, the only authorised distribu...

Oct 31, 2019 Aviation X Lab unveiled in Dubai

Dhaka: To innovate and create the next era of aviation and to positively impact the lives of one billion people, the Aviation X Lab was unveiled at Area 2071 at Emirates Towers in Dubai earlier in the...

Oct 31, 2019 ‘Spooktacular’ buffet dinner awaits at Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is going to celebrate Halloween tonight both spookily and spectacularly.A ‘spooktacular’ buffet dinner is available at the hotel’s signature restaurant Caf...

Oct 31, 2019 Le Meridien Dhaka ready to celebrate Halloween

Dhaka: Le Meridien Dhaka is offering a masterly presented buffet dinner at the hotel’s signature restaurant Latest Recipe in celebration of Halloween tonight.The hotel will also feature a Hallow...

Oct 29, 2019 Regent Airways celebrates 9th anniversary, offers up to 50pc discount

Dhaka: Regent Airways is offering attractive discount up to 50 per cent on air tickets in celebration of the carrier’s 9th anniversary.The offer is valid for flights to five international and tw...

Oct 28, 2019 Biman’s maiden flight on Dhaka-Medina route takes off

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines commenced direct flights from Dhaka to the holy city of Medina today.M Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism inaugurated the Dhaka-Medina fligh...

Oct 28, 2019 Peters joins Pan Pacific Sonargaon as General Manager

Dhaka: Stephen James Peters has joined Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka as the new General Manager.Peters brings with him more than 37 years of experience in the hospitality industry around the globe. ...

Oct 27, 2019 Amari Dhaka to offer grills amid chills this winter

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is brining BBQ and grills for the upcoming chilly nights of winter. The hotel is going to offer two different winter grills and BBQs this month.Guests can delight in the season ...

Oct 27, 2019 Effort to reopen Dhaka-NY direct flights continues: US Ambassador

Dhaka: Earl R Miller, US Ambassador to Bangladesh is working with the government to resume direct flights between Dhaka and New York, announced the envoy while addressing a reception at the American C...

Oct 26, 2019 Himalaya Airlines to operate daily flights on Dhaka–Kathmandu route

Dhaka: Himalaya Airlines is launching daily flights to Kathmandu from Dhaka effective October 27.Flight no H9 679 will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport everyday on 19:00 and land at K...

Oct 26, 2019 Biman flight skids off runway at Saidpur Airport, no casualty

Dhaka: A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines skidded off the runway yesterday afternoon at Saidpur Airport due to bad weather. However, there has been no report of casualty.Operated by Dash-8, the...

Oct 24, 2019 Tourism fair begins in Chattogram

Chattogram: Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation A J M Nasir Uddin formally inaugurated the three-day international tourism fair Chittagong Travel Mart-2019 at the Peninsula Chittagong hotel in Chatto...

Oct 24, 2019 Emirates offers a fun-filled winter break in Dubai

Dubai: Emirates announces a number of promotional offers for those who plan to discover dazzling Dubai with its shopping festivals, traditional souks, stunning beach resorts, fine dining, adventure wa...

Oct 24, 2019 Welcome Skills to train locals to excel in global hospitality industry

Dhaka: Earnings provided by Bangladeshis working internationally play a key part in Bangladesh’s economic success. The training provided by Welcome Skills will enable more Bangladeshis to find rewar...

Oct 23, 2019 Lonely Planet places Dubai in Best in Travel 2020 list

Dubai: Dubai has been named one of the world’s best cities for travellers to visit in 2020 by global travel authority Lonely Planet. The city has received the accolade in the Best in Travel 2020 lis...

Oct 23, 2019 Flag carrier at risk of collapse: THAI’s President

Dhaka: The staff must cooperate with THAI’s rehabilitation efforts since the carrier is in crisis, facing possible closure.Sumeth Damrongchaitham, President of Thai Airways International said th...

Oct 22, 2019 UHRL, owning company of Westin, appoints Shakawath Hossain as CEO

Dhaka: Shakawath Hossain has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Hotel and Resorts Limited and HANSA Management Limited.Unique Hotel and Resorts Ltd is the owning company of Th...

Oct 22, 2019 Emirates launches unique e-commerce delivery platform

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Delivers - a new e-commerce delivery platform that allows customers shopping from multiple online retailers in the US ...

Oct 22, 2019 Govt takes measures to prevent spread of diseases through airports

Dhaka: The government has taken measures to prevent spread of all sorts of communicable diseases through the international airports of Bangladesh. As part of the initiatives, a 24-bed hospital near Ha...

Oct 21, 2019 FOD Awareness Event held at HSIA

Dhaka: Airline Operators Committee (AOC) of Bangladesh organised FOD Awareness Event today at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.Officials of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, HSIA airpo...

Oct 21, 2019 Amari Dhaka wins award for leading business hotel at SATA 2019

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka has been crowned as the Leading Business Hotel at the fourth Annual South Asian Travel Awards 2019 held in Sri Lanka.SATA has been recognising the best of South Asia’s hospit...

Oct 21, 2019 Le Méridien Dhaka holds food festival ‘Taste of Jordan’

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka is organising a food festival titled ‘Taste of Jordan’ inspired by the rich and modest tradition of the country from October 17-31 at its signature restaurant Olea.Th...

Oct 20, 2019 EBL partners with BASIS to launch co-branded USD card

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) launched a Mastercard Prepaid card exclusively for the member organisations of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and their employees....

Oct 20, 2019 United Hospital offers 40pc discount on stroke health checkup

Dhaka: United Hospital is offering 40 per cent discount on special stroke health checkup to commemorate World Stroke Day.The package priced at BDT5000 is available from October 12 to November 12. ...

Oct 20, 2019 AirAsia recognised as best low-cost airline at WTA 2019

Hanoi: Budget carrier AirAsia won the top awards for low-cost airline category for the seventh consecutive time at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019, held in Vietnam.It was once again ...

Oct 20, 2019 US-Bangla receives fourth ATR 72-600

Dhaka: Private carrier US-Bangla Airlines received its fourth ATR 72-600 yesterday. The number of aircraft in its fleet is now 11, highest among private airlines.The latest ATR 72-600 landed at Dh...

Oct 19, 2019 NHTTI celebrates Int’l Chef Day with culinary contest

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute organised a culinary contest today at the institute’s premises to celebrate the upcoming International Chef Day.The trainees of Professional ...

Oct 17, 2019 BAPA, IFALPA honour pilots for successfully handling Biman flight hijack

Dhaka: Bangladesh Airlines’ Pilots Association (BAPA) organised BAPA Night 2019 yesterday at Dhaka Club Ltd where they honoured Capt Golam Shafi and First Officer Muntasir Mahbub for successfully ha...

Oct 17, 2019 NOVOAIR, Firefly to provide operational support to each other

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a private carrier of Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Firefly, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines today at the former’s head office in the city.Under the...

Oct 17, 2019 Air Arabia, Etihad to launch new budget carrier

Dhaka: Air Arabia and Etihad are to launch a new UAE low-cost airline named Air Arabia Abu Dhabi offering passengers a budget-friendly option to travel in the Middle East region.The new carrier Ai...

Oct 17, 2019 Bangladesh also to make planes one day in future: PM

Dhaka: The government is establishing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU) in the northern district. From the aeronautical centre in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh wo...

Oct 15, 2019 SCM to help draw road map for solving current aviation security issues

Dhaka: The IFALPA Security Committee Meeting (SCM) currently prioritises four hot topics as the agendas. These are: cyber threat, laser attack, flight into and over conflicting zone and security aspec...

Oct 15, 2019 Emirates’ special offer to celebrate Mexico route launch

Dubai: Emirates is offering travellers from Bangladesh a 20 per cent discount to discover one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities in the Americas - Mexico. One can enjoy the discount by booking...

Oct 14, 2019 Radisson Blu Dhaka won ‘Leading Airport Hotel’ award at SATA 2019

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden was awarded as ‘Leading Airport Hotel’ at South Asian Travel Awards 2019.The award ceremony took place in Galle, Sri Lanka and was attended by Brigadier ...

Oct 13, 2019 Haltrip–Monitor Airline of the Year 2019 poll set in motion

Dhaka: The eighth version of the frequent flyers’ opinion poll titled ‘Haltrip–Monitor Airline of the Year 2019' was officially launched today through a ceremony held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Ho...

Oct 13, 2019 Le Méridien Dhaka offers authentic Italian cuisine of Lazio

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka is organising dinners consisting bona fide regional cuisine of Lazio, Italy.Titled ‘Lazio Regional Dinner’, it will take place on October 14-21 from 18:00-23:30 hours...

Oct 12, 2019 Several flights to Japan retimed due to typhoon

Dhaka: Super Typhoon Hajibis, expected to hit Japan today, has caused multiple airlines to retime and cancel their flights.According to Scoot's website, two flights between Singapore and Taipei to...

Oct 10, 2019 Sabre launches Sabre Red 360, its smartest workflow ever

Dhaka: Sabre has officially launched Sabre Red 360, the smartest and most innovative workflow of the travel tech giant that offers users to tap into a broader range of ways to book travel while discov...

Oct 10, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon offers promotional room package

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka has brought a new room package for guests to rejuvenate in utmost luxury.The Deluxe Room Package starts from BDT12,000 net per night.Buffet breakfast for two...

Oct 09, 2019 SalamAir inaugurates Chattogram flight, awards top agents

Dhaka: The Omani budget carrier SalamAir successfully operated its first flight on Muscat-Chattogram route launched on October 7 with nearly a full passenger load factor.Mazin Al Salmani, Commerci...

Oct 08, 2019 Street Food Market begins at Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka

Dhaka: Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka has brought back the popular Street Food Market at its signature restaurant The Eatery, starting from today till October 12.The much hyped food festival this y...

Oct 07, 2019 Dubai airport brings new biometric check-in, no passport or boarding pass needed

Dubai: A new biometric system is to be launched at Dubai International Airport, officials announced on October 6. Passengers will no longer need a passport or boarding pass to travel from Dubai.Ac...

Oct 07, 2019 BAPA to host IFALPA Security Committee meeting this October

Dhaka: Bangladesh Airlines Pilots’ Association (BAPA) is going to host the first of its kind IFALPA Security Committee meeting from October 15-17 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.In...

Oct 06, 2019 Malaysia reduces passenger service charge at airports

Dhaka: AirAsia has introduced a reduced passenger service charge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 and other international airports in Malaysia.The move follows last month’s announcement b...

Oct 06, 2019 Korean Air celebrates 50th anniversary

Dhaka: Korean Air operated a special flight on October 2 to celebrate its 50 years of operations. The special flight KE683 flew from Incheon, Korea to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.Korean Air, founded in 1...

Oct 06, 2019 Singapore, Japan jointly retain top spot on Henley Passport Index

Dhaka: Asia’s dominance appears to be unfaltering in the passport power stakes as Singapore and Japan share the top spots. Entering into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore continue to re...

Oct 05, 2019 ‘Barir Golpo’ book unveiled

Dhaka: The book launching event of ‘Barir Golpo’, an autobiography by Ambassador Abdullah Al-Hasan, took place on October 4 at the auditorium of Dhaka Ahsania Mission at Dhanmondi. Renowned noveli...

Oct 05, 2019 THAI Smile launches direct flight to Ahmedabad

Bangkok: THAI Smile, a fully owned subsidiary of Thai International Airways, is going to launch direct flight services on Ahmedabad-Bangkok route on October 28. The move comes to cash in on growing vi...

Oct 05, 2019 Emirates Flight Catering announces major investment in solar energy

Dubai: Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), one of the world’s largest catering operations, has successfully commissioned a state-of-the-art solar power system across its premises, which is expected to ...

Oct 05, 2019 Emirates flight hits turbulence, 11 injured

Dhaka: An Australia bound Emirates flight hit turbulence at roughly 35,000 feet in the air injuring 11 passengers on October 1 afternoon.The flight EK 450 hit sudden turbulence in the skies above ...

Oct 03, 2019 City Bank AMEX cardholder to avail 10pc discount on US-Bangla’s air tickets

Dhaka: City Bank and US-Bangla Airlines signed an agreement which allows City Bank American Express cardholders to avail 10 per cent discount on air tickets of US-Bangla Airlines.The offer is appl...

Oct 03, 2019 Emirates launches A380 service to Cairo

Dubai: Emirates’ much talked A380 made its debut at Cairo International Airport (CAI) yesterday, October 2 as the airline brought its most modern double decker to Egypt for the first time. The landi...

Oct 02, 2019 SIA plans to introduce 'dine on demand' in Business Class

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines is considering to bring a ‘dine on demand’ meal service in Business Class and trials are anticipated to be held in the first half of 2020.The opportunity to select an...

Oct 02, 2019 SalamAir launches flights to Chattogram

Dhaka: SalamAir is launching flights on Muscat-Chattogram route effective October 7 in line with the carrier’s international expansion strategy.Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “Ba...

Oct 02, 2019 Sakib Salek attends UN Youth Climate Summit

Dhaka: Sakib Salek Ravan, Secretary of International Affairs of Dhakabashi organisation attended SDG Action Zone at the United Nations Youth Climate Summit this year.The summit was held from Septe...

Oct 02, 2019 US-Bangla launches GDS in China via TravelSky

Dhaka: The private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has launched GDS sales in China, using TravelSky, via the Airlines’ Zenith PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by Travel Technology Interactive (TT...

Oct 02, 2019 MTB appoints Herbert Ludwig Jaeger as Director

Dhaka: Herbert Ludwig Jaeger has been appointed as a Director of Mutual Trust Bank Limited.Prior to joining MTB, he was an Investment Director of DEG, a German Investment and Development Company, ...

Oct 02, 2019 SJIBL inaugurates banking booth at Motijheel

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL) inaugurated its second banking booth at DSE Annex Building at Motijheel in the capital on October 1.Akkas Uddin Mollah, Chairman of the Board of Direct...

Oct 01, 2019 Saudi Airlines office catches fire at Sonargaon hotel

Dhaka: The office of Saudi Arabian Airlines at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel caught fire today in the early morning.Lima Khanam, Duty Officer of the Fire Service Central Control Room said the fire o...

Sep 30, 2019 SpiceJet suspends direct flight on Guwahati-Dhaka route

Dhaka: Low cost carrier SpiceJet has suspended the Guwahati-Dhaka direct flight service in less than three months since it was launched on July.The reason behind the suspension is not having the d...

Sep 30, 2019 Indigo flight makes emergency landing after engine catches fire

Dhaka: An IndiGo flight flying from Goa to Delhi was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Dabolim International Airport today after one of its engines caught fire.The flight was ...

Sep 30, 2019 Emirates introduces A380 service to Cairo from October

Dubai:Emirates will be operating daily A380 flight to Cairo International Airport from October 2, 2019, making it the first scheduled commercial airline to operate an A380 flight into Egypt.The Em...

Sep 28, 2019 The Bangladesh Monitor celebrates 28th anniversary

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Monitor, a premier English fortnightly of the country on travel trade celebrated its 29th anniversary today, September 28 at its corporate head office in the capital.Kazi Wah...

Sep 25, 2019 8th Asian Tourism Fair 2019 to start Sept 26

Dhaka: The 8th Asian Tourism Fair 2019 is going to take place on September 26-28 from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm at International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital.This was announced at a press...

Sep 24, 2019 Avation leases second new ATR to US-Bangla

Dhaka: Avation PLC has delivered the second new ATR 72-600 airplane to US-Bangla Airlines of Bangladesh under an operating lease agreed at market rates.This is the second operating lease transacti...

Sep 24, 2019 Haltrip becomes Title Sponsor of Monitor Airline of the Year 2019

Dhaka: Leading online travel agency Haltrip is to support Monitor Airline of the Year 2019, as the Title Sponsor. The frequent flyers’ opinion poll is being organised by The Bangladesh Monitor, a pr...

Sep 23, 2019 World’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

Dhaka: Thomas Cook (TCG.L), the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on September 22, stranding thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in...

Sep 22, 2019 PIA operates 46 flights without passengers, suffers PKR180 million losses

Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated 46 flights from the Islamabad Airport without any passengers in 2016-17, according to a media report published by Geo News on September 20....

Sep 22, 2019 Air Asia to launch operations in Tripura from Oct 20

Dhaka: Low-cost carrier Air Asia will start operations in Agartala (Tripura) from October 20, announced an AAI official on September 18."The Bengaluru-headquartered Air Asia got the initial approv...

Sep 21, 2019 Free hotel stay in Dubai for Emirates’ passengers from Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates passengers travelling from Dhaka to Europe, Americas or Africa can look forward to an exciting stopover in Dubai with the airline’s complimentary hotel stay offer valid from October ...

Sep 21, 2019 Biometric boarding in Dubai for US bound travellers

Dhaka: Emirates becomes the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the US Customs Border Protection (CBP).Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirate...

Sep 21, 2019 Qatar Airways reports USD639 million loss for 2018-2019

Dhaka: Qatar Airways witnessed a loss of USD639 million for the year 2018-2019, according to the carrier’s annual report published on September 18.Last year, the airline lost about USD69 million...

Sep 18, 2019 Sri Lanka unveils Lotus Tower, tallest in South Asia

Dhaka: Sri Lanka unveiled the Lotus Tower, claimed to be the tallest tower in South Asia, on September 16.The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower is located in the heart of Colombo.Spreading ...

Sep 18, 2019 PM hints at purchasing two more Boeing aircraft

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hinted at purchasing two more Boeing aircraft for Biman Bangladesh Airlines while addressing the induction ceremony of the national flag carrier’s fourth Dreamlin...

Sep 18, 2019 Emirates wins Best Entertainment award

Dubai: Emirates airline has clinched its third consecutive award for Best Entertainment at the 2020 Passenger Choice Awards held during the APEX EXPO in Los Angeles, USA recently. The airline was also...

Sep 16, 2019 Electricity from floating nuclear power plant!

Akademik Lomonosov, world’s first floating nuclear power unit has reached its permanent destination- the Pevek town in Chukotka region of Russia’s Far East yesterday, September 14,2019. The floati...

Sep 15, 2019 Biman’s 4th Dreamliner named Rajhangsha lands in Dhaka

Dhaka: The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has received its 4th and last Boeing 787 Dreamliner named Rajhangsha on September 14. The brand new Dreamliner landed at Hazrat Shahjalal Int...

Sep 12, 2019 Biman to receive 4th Dreamliner named Rajhangsha on Sept 14

Dhaka: The national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to receive the 4th and last Boeing 787 Dreamliner named Rajhangsha on September 14, instead of previously announced, September 12.It ...

Sep 12, 2019 Biman appoints Mokabbir Hossain as new MD, CEO

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has appointed Md Mokabbir Hossain, Additional Secretary of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.The Public ...

Sep 11, 2019 Emirates appoints new officials in key positions

Dhaka: Dubai based airline Emirates has announced new executive leadership appointments for its operational, commercial and international affairs functions. Adel Al Redha is appointed Chief Operating ...

Sep 11, 2019 SF Airlines adds new route between Changsha, Dhaka

Dhaka: Chinese express operator SF Airlines has added a new freighter service between Changsha, China and Dhaka, Bangladesh to cater to the current demand of general cargo and perishable products....

Sep 11, 2019 Regent Airways wins Bangladesh Master Brand Award 2019

Dhaka: Regent Airways was awarded the prestigious Bangladesh Master Brand Award 2019 by CMO Asia-World Marketing Congress at a ceremony held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka on September 8.Hanif Zak...

Sep 11, 2019 German delegation proposes to assemble BMW, Mercedes cars in BD

Dhaka: A high-level business delegation led by Peter Fahrenholtz, German Ambassador to Bangladesh, proposed to set up a plant in Bangladesh to assemble BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars.The visiting Germ...

Sep 11, 2019 Emirates offers special menu to celebrate Onam

Dhaka: Dubai based carrier Emirates brings a special inflight menu to celebrate Onam, an annual harvest festival of Kerala. The authentic Kerala meal is being served across all cabins on Emirates flig...

Sep 09, 2019 Biman to receive 4th Dreamliner named Rajhangsha on Sept 12

Dhaka: The national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to receive the 4th and last Boeing 787 Dreamliner named Rajhangsha on September 12.The new Dreamliner equipped with ultramodern techn...

Sep 09, 2019 Flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport rescheduled due to Typhoon Faxai

Dhaka: Two Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights were rescheduled after a strong typhoon was forecast to hit Tokyo on September 8. An Emirates flight to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport was also delayed.The ai...

Sep 09, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon’s Acting GM wins Best General Manager award

Dhaka: Asif Ahmed, Acting General Manager of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka won the ‘Best General Managers (Hospitality)’ award at the Bangladesh Leadership Awards 2019 organised by CMO Asia.The ...

Sep 08, 2019 Radisson Blu Dhaka welcomes guests to celebrate World Tourism Day

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden has made a wide range of arrangements to celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27.The hotel will be offering a special one night room package for couples ...

Sep 08, 2019 Typhoon forces SIA, SilkAir to reschedule South Korea flights

Dhaka: Six flights between Singapore and South Korean cities Seoul and Busan were rescheduled on Saturday, September 7 due to Typhoon Lingling, affecting four Singapore Airlines (SIA) and two SilkAir ...

Sep 08, 2019 BASIC Bank holds managers' conference

Dhaka: BASIC Bank Limited held Managers' Conference 2019 on September 7 at the Bank's training institute. Alauddin A Majid, Chairman of the Bank was present as the chief guest while Md. Shaheb Ali Mri...

Sep 07, 2019 IndiGo to commence direct flights on Kolkata–Ho Chi Minh City route

Dhaka: Indian budget carrier IndiGo will launch nonstop flights on Kolkata-Ho Chi Minh City route from October 18, announced the Indian budget carrier on September 5. With the launch of the direct fli...

Sep 07, 2019 Morris Garages launches MG ZS in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The iconic British automotive brand Morris Garages started its operations in Bangladesh with the launch of MG ZS. Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Romo Rouf C...

Sep 05, 2019 Nok Air to launch direct nonstop flights on Guwahati–Bangkok route

Dhaka: Thailand’s budget carrier Nok Air is introducing direct nonstop flights on Guwahati–Bangkok route twice a week from September 22.Flights from Guwahati will fly on Thursday and Sunday wh...

Sep 05, 2019 Biman Holidays offers 20pc discount on fares

Dhaka: Biman Holidays, the holiday wings of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, is offering 20 per cent discount on 5 international routes Singapore, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Delhi and Kolkata.Customers are to ...

Sep 05, 2019 Qatar Airways, Box of Happiness jointly handover gifts to underprivileged kids

Dhaka: Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Cargo in partnership with Qatar Red Crescent Society and charity organisation Box of Happiness gifted 500 boxes of toys to underprivileged school children in Ban...

Sep 05, 2019 Singapore Airlines debuts nonstop flight from Seattle to Southeast Asia

Dhaka: Singapore Airlines launched its first ever nonstop flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Southeast Asia on September 3. SIA is currently offering nonstop service between Sea-Tac a...

Sep 04, 2019 Biman removes two engineering officials following negligence over leased aircraft

Dhaka: The national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has removed its two high ranking Engineering officials from duty because of their negligence over two leased aircraft. The decision came in a meet...

Sep 04, 2019 Four Points by Sheraton welcomes new guest chef Anto Dwimanto

Dhaka: Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka has welcomed a new guest chef Anto Dwimanto, a true culinary magician.Originally from Indonesia, Anto Dwimanto has mastered the art of Teppanyaki style and Jap...

Sep 03, 2019 SJIBL credit cardholders to get 10pc discount at Nadia Furniture

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nadia Furniture Limited on September 3 at the Bank’s Corporate Head Office in the capital.Under the agreement...

Sep 03, 2019 FICCI awards IndiGo as Best Domestic Airline

Dhaka: Indian carrier IndiGo won the Best Domestic Airline award at FICCI’s first edition of Travel and Tourism Excellence Awards held in Delhi.In a step to encourage innovation and entrepreneur...

Sep 03, 2019 Vistara launches direct flights between Delhi, Bangkok

Dhaka: Vistara has begun daily flight services between Delhi and Bangkok. The popular travel destination is the third international destination of the Indian carrier.The Delhi-Bangkok direct fligh...

Sep 02, 2019 Nagad launches ‘Nagad-e Lakhpati’ campaign

Dhaka: The digital financial service of Bangladesh Post Office Nagad has introduced “Nagad-e Lakhpati” campaign effective September 1.Under the campaign, customers can win up to BDT1 lakh for ...

Sep 02, 2019 Sarah Resort offers autumn package this September

Dhaka: Sarah Resort is bringing autumn offer to make the guests’ stay even more memorable.The package includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2 persons at BDT13,000 net.The o...

Sep 02, 2019 9 dead as light aircraft crashes in Laguna, Philippines

Dhaka: A small medical evacuation plane crashed into a resort area south of the Philippine capital and exploded in flames causing the death of all nine people on board yesterday, September 1.The l...

Sep 01, 2019 JAL’s Airbus A350 completes maiden flight today

Dhaka: Japan Airlines' Airbus A350 Jetliner has taken its maiden flight today.The first JAL flight using the plane took off from Tokyo International Airport at Haneda for Fukuoka Airport in Fukuok...

Sep 01, 2019 Emirates Aviation University offers a special package for int’l students

Dubai: Emirates Aviation University has introduced an “international student study package”, offering financial benefits and support to international students.The package includes 20% savings ...

Sep 01, 2019 Asian cities continue to lead, Tokyo safest

Dhaka: The Economist Intelligence Unit on August 29 released the third edition of the Safe Cities Index (SCI) at the Safe Cities Summit in Singapore . The index, which is the centrepiece of a research...

Sep 01, 2019 Violet Incorporation, Radisson Blu Chattogram to hold Grand Wedding Expo 2019

Dhaka: Violet Incorporation is going to organise the 4th Grand Wedding Expo 2019 on October 18-19 at Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View.A signing ceremony was held between Violet Incorporation and R...

Sep 01, 2019 IndiGo to begin Riyadh, Kuwait flights from Delhi effective October 11

Dhaka: Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has announced on August 30 that it will add Delhi-Riyadh and Delhi-Kuwait flights to its network from October 11.The airline already has direct flights on the...

Aug 29, 2019 China Southern, Travelport jointly hold agency briefing for travel agents

Dhaka: China Southern Airlines and Travelport (Galileo Bangladesh Ltd.) jointly organised an agency briefing for travel agents on August 27 at the airline’s office in the capital.China Southern ...

Aug 28, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Indonesian Embassy kick off Taste of Indonesia food festival

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia are jointly organising a weeklong Indonesian food festival called "Taste of Indonesia" from August 30 to September 6 at ...

Aug 27, 2019 Dhaka Regency hosts Bangladeshi Regional Food Festival

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort will be hosting Bangladesh Regional Food Festival throughout the entire month of September to celebrate the World Tourism Day.The food festival will showcase ...

Aug 27, 2019 Amari Dhaka launches Calzone Pizza at Deck 41

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka is offering Calzone Pizza at their signature restaurant Deck 41 from September 1-30.Calzone Pizza is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza, originated in Naples, made from salted b...

Aug 27, 2019 Emirates' innovative celebration of Emirati Women’s Day

Dubai August 27, 2019 - To mark this year’s Emirati Women’s Day, to be celebrated on August 28, five talented and passionate Emirati first officers at Emirates airline helped put the spotlight on ...

Aug 27, 2019 Cabinet approves compensation of BDT1.35 crore for plane crash victims

Dhaka: The cabinet has approved in principle a draft law raising the amount of compensation for plane crash victims to USD160,000 (BDT1.35 crore) ratifying the Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99).The ...

Aug 26, 2019 Bangladesh to host next one in Dhaka

Dhaka: Bangladesh will host the 57th Director General Civil Aviation Conference which will be held in Dhaka in 2020.The announcement follows the 56th DGCA Conference held on August 19-24 in Kathma...

Aug 26, 2019 Biman to launch Dhaka-Medina flights from October

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will begin flights on Dhaka-Medina-Dhaka route from October 28, announced the carrier today in a press statement. It is part of the route expansion plan of the nationa...

Aug 25, 2019 PM Mahathir tests new biometric passenger processing

Dhaka: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, recently tested new biometric passenger processing at the KLIA Main Terminal as part of its 21st anniversary celebration.As part of the ...

Aug 24, 2019 Hotel Sarina offers swimming classes with Jack

Dhaka: Hotel Sarina is introducing “Learn with Mr. Jack” swimming classes for kids during this summer to make swimming sessions more effective and fun for kids.Swimming lessons, offered by Hot...

Aug 24, 2019 United Hospital celebrates 13th year of healthcare services

Dhaka: United Hospital Limited, the 500 bedded international standard multidisciplinary hospital in the capital commemorated its 13th anniversary on August 24.The day started with a recitation fro...

Aug 24, 2019 Kurry Accent holds “Maach More” food festival

Dhaka: Kurry Accent invites guests to swim into a culinary journey of fine fish dishes with Kurry Accent’s “Maach More” food festival.For those tired of having meat, Kurry Accent has a solut...

Aug 22, 2019 PM inducts Biman’s third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner named Gaangchil today

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inducted the modern technology equipped new and third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner named as ‘Gaangchil’ to Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ fleet at the VVIP Terminal of...

Aug 22, 2019 Modi to launch RuPay card in UAE during visit on August 23-24

Dhaka: The UAE will be the first country in the Middle East to witness the launch of the RuPay card, "an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa", during the visit of Narendra Modi, Prime M...

Aug 22, 2019 Bashundhara Group Chairman wins India’s prestigious Estate Awards

Dhaka: Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman, Bashundhara Group has received India’s Estate Awards for his contribution to the real estate sector in Bangladesh.RE/MAX India, Franchise India and Televisio...

Aug 21, 2019 Greatest growth comes from Bangladesh, with bookings up by 13,906

Dhaka: Travelport has announced Asia to record the greatest growth in flight bookings made through GDS to airports around Mecca for Hajj this year in terms of volume, with bookings up by 11,284 (+5 pe...

Aug 21, 2019 Motorola extends its Cool Offer till August 31

Dhaka: To meet the growing demand among the consumers, Motorola has extended its ‘Moto Cool Offer’ till August 31. Customers can now purchase select Motorola handsets from select online stores on ...

Aug 21, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers taste of Indonesia at Café Bazar

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is going to organise Indonesian food festival in association with Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dhaka from August 30 to September 6 at their signature rest...

Aug 21, 2019 VietJet to start direct flights to Delhi from December

Dhaka: Vietnamese budget airline VietJet is going to launch direct flights from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to India's New Delhi from December, announced the carrier on August 20.The Ho C...

Aug 21, 2019 AirAsia launches new route from Kuala Lumpur to Belitung, Indonesia

Dhaka: AirAsia has announced the launch of a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung, an island off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.In a statement on August 19, AirAsia said its four ti...

Aug 20, 2019 AirAsia to remove booking fees for Malaysia flights

Dhaka: Starting on October 1, people booking AirAsia flights to Malaysia would not be required to pay booking fees, the Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier announced on August 19.The policy would ...

Aug 19, 2019 Singapore’s ICA extends electronic arrival card trial for visitors

Dhaka: More visitors to Singapore will be able to submit electronic arrival cards as the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) launches the beta version of its SG Arrival Card e-service on Augus...

Aug 19, 2019 ANA to launch flight on Narita–Chennai route

Tokyo: All Nippon Airways (ANA) will commence serving a route connecting Tokyo Narita International Airport and Chennai International Airport from October 27 making it the only airline to provide dire...

Aug 18, 2019 OYO launches first ever complimentary insurance cover for guests

Dhaka: India’s largest chain of leased and franchised hotels OYO announced on August 13 that it is offering the first ever complimentary insurance cover for guests as part of the booking price stayi...

Aug 17, 2019 Cathay Pacific’s CEO resigns, management blames Hong Kong protests

Dhaka: Rupert Hogg, CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways is to step down as the company’s leader “in view of recent events.”The carrier has been under huge political pressure from Beijing after one...

Aug 17, 2019 Captain hailed hero after saving bird stricken disabled Russian plane

Dhaka: The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero on August 15 for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines...

Aug 14, 2019 Emirates’ passengers soon to have Wi-Fi connectivity over the North Pole

Dubai: Emirates’ passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and Live TV broadcast, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic Circle. ...

Aug 10, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers luxury Eid staycation

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering special Eid room packages from August 8-20.The price of the packages starts from BDT 10,000 net per night including buffet breakfast for two at the h...

Aug 10, 2019 Hong Kong protesters occupy Airport, plan to stay for days

Dhaka: Hundreds of pro-democracy activists began on Friday, August 9 what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the ...

Aug 07, 2019 Int’l fishing tournament with the participation of Bangladeshi anglers ends in Russia

An international fishing tournament organized by Russia’s State Energy Corporation ROSATOM ends on August 2, 2019. The objective of the tournament was to strengthen international cooperation among t...

Aug 07, 2019 Pakistan to reclose airspace for Indian flights

Dhaka: Pakistan is set to close its airspace for Indian flights for a second time this year, according to local reports. The move comes amid increasing tensions between the two neighbouring countries ...

Aug 07, 2019 Radisson Blu Chattogram offers 50 pc discount for Eid

Chattogram: Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View is offering 50 per cent discount on room packages for Eid. The “Stay 2 Nights, Pay for 1” packages start from BDT 14,599 all inclusive.The first pa...

Aug 07, 2019 Bproperty’s customers to avail 10 pc preferential interest rate on home loan

Dhaka: Bproperty.com Ltd and Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Bank’s headquarter in the capital. Under the agreement, customers of Bproperty will be able to ...

Aug 06, 2019 Emirates’ special treat during Eid

Dubai: Emirates in celebration of upcoming Eid festival comes with a special in-flight offering for all customers from August 11to 14.A special menu with Arabic flavor will be introduced during th...

Aug 03, 2019 Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers special platter for Friendship Day

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering a specially crafted platter this Friendship Day on August 4 for guests to cherish the day with their dear friends at the hotel’s Pool Café.The pla...

Aug 03, 2019 Vistara announces direct flights from Mumbai to Dubai

Dhaka: Vistara, one of India’s finest full-service carriers and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will be operating daily direct flights to Dubai from Mumbai starting August 21. T...

Aug 03, 2019 SJIBL opens 125th branch at Arani Bazar in Rajshahi

Dhaka: Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL) inaugurated its 125th branch at Arani Bazar, Bagha in Rajshahi as well as an ATM Booth on the branch premises on August 1.Alhaj Mohiuddin Ahmed, Direct...

Aug 03, 2019 Bhutan’s PM visits SDF to discuss further collaboration, investment opportunities

Dhaka: Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan visited the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Secretariat to discuss strengthening of collaboration with SDF by exploring more investment opport...

Aug 01, 2019 Biman makes BDT 272cr profit in 2018-19 fiscal year

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines earned BDT 272 crore profit in the last fiscal year after incurring loss in 2017-18.Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism made the announcem...

Aug 01, 2019 Uber partners with BRAC to train driver partners on road safety

Dhaka: Uber, the world’s largest mobility company, has partnered with BRAC, an international development organisation based in Bangladesh, to organise educational workshops on road safety for driver...

Aug 01, 2019 The Peninsula Chittagong offers Eid staycation

Dhaka: The Peninsula Chittagong is offering Eid staycation from August 5-17 for a couple and one child (up to ten years old) at BDT4999++.The luxury stay includes buffet breakfast and free access ...

Jul 30, 2019 5 injured in bomb explosion at local hotel of Nepal

Kathmandu: At least five people were injured in a bomb explosion at a local hotel in Dhangadhi of Nepal on July 18, said police.The injured were rushed to a hospital.Sudip Giri, Police Superin...

Jul 27, 2019 FAPAA concludes 46th Executive Council Meeting in Dhaka

Dhaka: The two-day 46th Executive Council Meeting (ECM) of The Federation of Asia-Pacific AirCargo Association (FAPAA) hosted by the Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association (BAFFA) ended in Dhaka on...

Jul 25, 2019 Emirates SkyCargo’s service quality wins worldwide recognition

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has won a number of international accolades since the start of 2019, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the air cargo services....

Jul 24, 2019 Asia Pacific Air Cargo Associations meet in Dhaka

Dhaka: The 46th Executive Council Meeting ( ECM ) and Annual General meeting ( AGM) of Federation of Asia Pacific Air Cargo Associations (FAPAA) will be held on July 26 and 27 , 2019 at Radisson Blu D...

Jul 22, 2019 Gulf Air and Pan Pacific Sonargaon to jointly organise Spanish Night

Dhaka: Gulf Air has joined hands with Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel to jointly organise a 3-day ‘Spanish Night’ to offer authentic culinary delights from Spain.To be held from July 25 to 27 at t...

Jul 22, 2019 Himalaya Airlines begins flight operation to Dhaka

Dhaka: Himalaya Airlines, the private carrier of Nepal has started fight operations between Kathmandu and Dhaka today, July 22 with Airbus A-320 landed at Shahjalal International Airport at 1310 hrs. ...

Jul 20, 2019 Acting Nepalese Ambassador urges to increase connectivity with Bangladesh

Dhaka: Dhan Bahadur Oli, Acting Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh announced the launch of Dhaka-Kathmandu direct flights on July 18 at the embassy.The acting ambassador highlighted the huge potent...

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 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...