DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to start operating direct flights from Dhaka to Toronto and from there to New York by Air Canada from October this year.
The national flag carrier airline will also start operating flights to several other destinations including direct flights from Dhaka to Japan’s Tokyo soon.
Mokabbir Hossain, managing director and CEO of Biman, said: “We will start operating flights in the winter schedule according to the Air Agreement between Bangladesh and Canada.”
According to agreement, minimum three flights will be operated, he said.
“There are two schedules in international routes - winter and summer, he said, adding that the winter schedule starts in October.
If passengers want to go to New York from Bangladesh, they can go from Toronto, said Hossain, adding: “In that case, we’ll charge the passengers for a second destination to New York.”
According to an agreement with Air Canada, they will take Biman passengers to any destination from Toronto. “Biman will carry passengers from Dhaka to Toronto only,” the Biman CEO said.
Biman will also operate flights to Japan soon as there is an existing agreement between Bangladesh and Japan in this regard, Hossain said.
Flights to Tokyo will start when Japan opens the international route, he added.
BDST: 1415 HRS, JULY 3, 2020