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April 26, 2012

BIMAN FY2012 New Route/Aircraft Delivery Plan

by JL
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Update at 0740GMT 26APR12

BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines in early-April 2012 has issued an application with the US Department of Transportation, seeking permission to amend existing exemption authority for its New York JFK service. In the 112-page application, the airline once again outlined planned new routes as well as future aircraft delivery dates.

Planned New/Resumption Routes
Dhaka – Al Ain
Dhaka – Bahrain – Kuwait – Dhaka*
Dhaka – Chittagong – Bangkok^
Dhaka – Chittagong – Yangon
Dhaka – Dubai – London Heathrow^
Dhaka – Dubai – London Heathrow – Dubai – Sylhet – Dhaka^
Dhaka – Guangzhou**
Dhaka – Dammam^^
Dhaka – Guwahati
Dhaka – Kunming
Dhaka – Male – Colombo** – Dhaka
Dhaka – Manchester – New York JFK***
Dhaka – Paro (Bhutan)
Dhaka – Riyadh^^
Dhaka – Sydney
Dhaka – Barisal
Dhaka – Jessore
Dhaka – Rajshahi – Saidpur – Dhaka

*BIMAN already serves Kuwait at present time
**Planned Service resumption
***Subject to Bangladesh being upgraded to Cat-I safety rating by US FAA
^ This route has been cancelled on temporary basis
^^ Currently operating as Dhaka – Dammam – Riyadh – Dhaka

Al Ain, Guwahati, Kunming, Male, Paro and Sydney are new destinations for BG

Planned Aircraft Delivery 1 aircraft per month, on following months
Boeing 737-800: Feb 2015, Mar 2015
Boeing 777-300ER: Oct 2013, Nov 2013
Boeing 787-8: Oct 2019, Nov 2019, Jan 2020, Feb 2020

Read more from [2012], BIMAN

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