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Biman Bangladesh Airlines – 12 Reasons to fly with Biman

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national and flagship airline of Bangladesh. It was established in 1972, just some months after the liberation war 1971. It went to operate within a couple of months of establishment. Since then it faced a lot of external and internal challenges. Gradually Biman Bangladesh expanded its fleet and the number of destinations. But the conditions were never out of the problem. Corruption & mismanagement was always affecting the quality of the service of Biman. Finally in 2007 Biman Bangladesh was transformed into a public limited company. Since then it started to take steps to overcome the problems and modernize its services. As a part of the plan, Biman Bangladesh reduced the number of staff & made many new contracts. One of the major contracts was with Boeing for 10 new aircraft with options for 10 more.

Currently, Biman Bangladesh is serving 23 destinations. Among them 15 are international. They are in agreement with 43 countries for transportation. European Aviation Safety Agency has certified Biman Bangladesh Airlines as safe to fly in Europe. Also, Biman Bangladesh has successfully passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit.

There are many reasons why you should use Biman Bangladesh as your travel companion. The reasons are more than Biman being the national airline of our beloved country. Let me enlist some reasons why you should use Biman.


12 reasons to fly with Biman Bangladesh Airlines

  • First of all, Biman is the flag carrier airline of Bangladesh. It is the very first airline in Bangladesh. From the very beginning, Biman represents our beloved country in the sky and abroad.
  • It has a total of 3 hubs. The main hub is Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. The other hubs are Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong, and Osmani International Airport, Sylhet.
  • Biman Bangladesh operates two-class services (J and Y). In the Boeing 777 aircraft, the business class seat arrangements are made in 2-3-2 style. The Economy class has an arrangement of 3-3-3 configuration. The Business class of Boeing 737-800s has luxurious 2-2 combinations. The economy class is arranged in a 3-3-3 style.
  • Biman always ensures the cheapest flights from Bangladesh or to Bangladesh. For example, Dhaka to Kolkata, Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka to Delhi, or vice versa. Biman always provides the best rate possible in the market.
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines is also available for domestic flights in Bangladesh. Dhaka to Sylhet, Dhaka to Chittagong, or Dhaka to Cox's Bazar & vice versa. In domestic flights, Biman is unbeatable in terms of cost and availability.
  • Biman is providing good services in managing business classes. In Biman, you can upgrade to Business Class when you already booked economy class tickets (if available). You can do this with Upgrade Travel Option (UTO). This option comes very helpful to the passengers who would like to travel in business class with marginal cost.
  • As a part of improvement, Biman phased out the vintage F28 and DC10-30 aircraft from its fleet. Now the fleet of Biman Bangladesh includes modern aircraft like Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, Boeing 737-300s, Boeing 777-300ERs, Fokker F28-4000s, Airbus 310-300s, etc. Biman operates its own ancillary at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Also, they have their own maintenance facility at the same place. Biman engineers are here to take care of all the technical and mechanical issues.
  • It has recently introduced the Frequent Flyer Program. From now on, you can earn tiered benefits, lots of special offers, and mileage rewards by flying with Biman Bangladesh.
  • Like many modern airlines, Bangladesh Biman's air tickets are also available in many online travel agencies from where you can buy air tickets online.
  • Biman Bangladesh has upgraded its website and turned it into a world-class website. Now you can book flights, get updates about different offers & contact the dedicated customer service from their official website.
  • Also, you can reserve your seat on their website. Another enjoyable feature is their meal selection options. You can select from regular meals, diabetic meals, or vegetarian meals. Also, there are Asian vegetarian meals, Muslim meals & child meals.

  • BFCC (Biman Flight Catering Center) is one of the popular and successful subsidiaries of Biman. It is responsible for the in-flight meal service of Biman. And the quality of the meal is really good. International airlines like Saudia, Etihad, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Emirates, Dragon Air, China Southern Airlines, and Regent Airways are also happy to enjoy the supply.

We who travel frequently via air routes have many options available. Giant airline companies from different countries are operating in Bangladesh. But don't we need to think from the point of view of nationalism often? Therefore, I believe we should support Biman Bangladesh. Because it is our national airline. Like our nation, Biman has a long history of struggle. In many cases, corruption and mismanagement got the upper hand and as a result, Biman suffered a lot. But now it is a public limited company, and they are trying its best to improve its position. At least their recent steps are showing good signs. In conclusion, Biman Bangladesh Airlines really deserves our support.

By Rahat Muna

Thinker & Designer

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