Biman Bangladesh Airlines will spread its wings on Dhaka-Manchester route, the major city of northwest England, by January next year considering huge demand of expatriate British Bangladeshis.
M Mohibul Haque, secretary, civil aviation and tourism ministry, said this while holding a meeting with visiting Mayor of Greater Manchester Andrew Murray Burnham at a hotel in Dhaka.
British High Commissioner to Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson, among others, was also present at the meeting.
The secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given her consent to commence the direct Dhaka-Manchester flight which will benefit expatriate Bangladeshis living in the northern part of England.
Mentioning that currently Biman’s fleet consists of modern aircraft like Boeing’s Dreamliner 787, Mohibul Haque said the national flag carrier will open number of new destinations for ensuring utmost use of its aeroplanes.
Burnham assured that he would extend all-out support to Bangladesh for establishing the direct air connectivity and hoped that Biman will be able to resume its Dhaka-New York flight via Manchester soon.