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Disappearance of Airasia flight

Questions over aircraft safety

FOLLOWING the disappearance of the AirAsia flight to Singapore on Sunday, all our hopes are pinned on the ocean and land areas being scoured for any sign of the aircraft and its passengers -- areas much smaller compared with the year's earlier tragedy of the lost Malaysian Airways plane. AirAsia flight QZ8501 with 162 people, departing from Surabaya, lost contact following the last communication between its pilot and air traffic control two and a half hours after taking off at...

Ebola Measures

Airlines asked to provide details of passengers

As part of a stepped up Ebola screening programme, all airlines have been requested to make enquiries on every Bangladesh-bound flight to identify passengers from West African countries.  The request was made during a coordination meeting among the representatives of airlines, immigration police, health officials and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh in Dhaka last night. The disease has killed over 4,500 people so far, mostly in West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. A passenger arriving from the region will...

Discount bonanza for festivals

Financial service providers, airlines, electronics retailers, clothing brands and motorcycle manufacturers have come up with generous discounts and gifts in the lead-up to the Eid and Puja festivals. MasterCard, an American multinational financial services corporation, is offering discounts of up to 35 percent on purchases at upwards of 240 outlets and up to 22 percent at a host of restaurants in Dhaka, Chittagong and a couple of other major cities, its Country Manager Syed Mohammad Kamal said. Furthermore, all MasterCard-holders can...

Biman employees lay siege chairman’s office for over 1hr

Biman employees lay siege chairman’s office for over 1hr

A section of Biman Bangladesh Airlines employees today laid siege to the office of its chairman at Balaka headquarters in the capital for one and a half hours today over a 14-point charter of demands relating to their job and benefits. The employees of the national flag carrier began to gather in front of...

US said to warn airlines on possible shoe-bomb threat

US said to warn airlines on possible shoe-bomb threat

US airlines have been warned by the federal Department of Homeland Security about credible threats that shoe bombs may be used to attack commercial passenger jets, an agency official said. The department told airport screeners to check passengers’ shoes for traces of explosives, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to talk publicly about an...

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