Biman makes TK 271.44 crore profit in six months

B ChairmanDHAKA, March,03 2015- The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh
Airlines, has returned to its profit track bagging Taka 271.44 crore during the last six months.

“If we can keep this momentum in next five months, I am sure we will be able to turn the airlines into a profitable one by the end of this fiscal,” Biman Chairman Air Marshal (retd) Jamal Uddin Ahmed told today.

The national flag carrier counted a loss of Taka 10.37 crore in last July but, after that, it came back to its track of making profit.

The airlines made profit of Taka 20.51 crore in August, Taka 123.28 crore in September, Taka 86.79 crore in October, Taka 23.14 in November, Taka 1.81 crore in December and 26.28 in January in the current fiscal, Biman sources said.

Biman Chairman said in every aspect, Biman returned to positive move. It is a result of last five year’s efforts of sending old aircraft to retirement, procuring new aircraft, modernization, austerity measure and stopping operation on loss incurring routes, he observed.

Biman’s Chairman said after assuming office in 2009, he has been trying hard to taking out Biman of its loss making trend.

Ahmed said he sent off 35 years old fuel-guzzler aircraft DC-10-30 and F-28 to retirement for reducing fuel as well as heavy maintenance and handling costs.

He said automation of Biman’s software and brining modernization to its trading system also helped the airlines in making profit.

Biman procured two new aircraft- Boeing 777-300 ERs in February and March as well as leased two Boeing 777-200 ER last year.

Recently, the national airlines signed deal with a company of Egypt to induct two 74- seat Dash8-Q400 aircraft for resuming its full phase domestic flight operation.

Apart from its existing domestic routes between Dhaka and Chittagong and Dhaka and Sylhet, the airlines would operate flights between Dhaka and five domestic stations – Cox’s Bazar, Jessore, Rajshahi, Syedpur and Barisal from April 6 with Dash8-Q400 aircraft, Biman sources said.

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