Biman’s all-women crew flight for women’s day
02:53 PM, March 08, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:45 PM, March 09, 2017

Biman’s all-women crew flight for women’s day

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National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines today operated an all-women crew domestic flight in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.

The flight, a Boeing 737-800 with 80 passengers destined for Sylhet, left Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:50am and made a round trip.

Shakil Meraj, general manager of Biman’s Public Relations, told The Daily Star that the all-women crew flight is slated to make the return flight around 3:00pm.

The flight was led by Captain Tania Reza and First Officer Sarwat Siraj Antara.

The aircraft landed at MAG Osmani Airport around 2:30pm and headed back to Dhaka at 3:20pm, our Sylhet correspondent adds quoting Hafiz Ahmed, general manager of the airport.

It made a safe landing with 160 passengers at 4:00pm, Biman spokesperson Shakil added.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon lauded the move before the flight’s departure from Dhaka and said it was a “proof of women empowerment”. 

 

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