Biman Bangladesh Airlines is all set to start operating direct flights
from Dhaka to Toronto and from there to New York by Air Canada from
October this year.
“We’ll start operating flights in the winter schedule according to
the Air Agreement between Bangladesh and Canada,” Mokabbir Hossain,
managing director and CEO of Biman, told UNB.
There are two schedules in international routes – Winter and Summer,
he said adding that the winter schedule starts in October.
If passengers want to go to New York from Bangladesh,
they can go from Toronto, said Hossain adding, “In that case,
we’ll charge the passengers for a second destination to New York.”
According to an agreement with Air Canada, they will take Biman passengers to any destination from Toronto.
“Biman will carry passengers from Dhaka to Toronto only,” Hossian said.
Asked about the number of flights in a week on Dhaka-Toronto route,
Biman’s MD said according to the Air Agreement, minimum three flights will be operated.