Gauhati CM urges Bangladesh Civil Aviation Minister to indroduce Dhaka-Guwahati flight

Dhaka: Gauhati Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged upon the Civil Aviation & Tourism Minister of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon to take steps for introducing direct flight between Dhaka and ...

Biman brings down fares to promote air travel

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has brought down its fares to encourage people to travel more by air in this tourist season, according to a Biman press release issued on November 14. Passengers ca...

Thai Airways launches flights to Vienna

VIENNA: Thai Airways has launched flights between Bangkok and Vienna, Austria. Julian Jager, Member of the Management Board of Vienna International Airport, welcomed and congratulated Usanee Sangsingk...

Indigo Partners signs MoU for 430 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

PHOENIX: US' Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. ...

US-Bangla Airlines announces 10pc fare reduction

CHITTAGONG: US-Bangla Airlines has announced 10 per cent reduction of fares on its domestic and international destinations. Tickets have to be purchased at “US-Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel M...

Biman cuts fares to Rajshahi, Chittagong

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines announced fare reductions on Dhaka-Rajshahi and Dhaka-Chittagong routes on November 14. The offer is for Flight BG1491 Dhaka-Rajshahi on November 17 and BG415 on De...

Three- day Int’l Tourism Fair kicks off in Chittagong

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair titled US- Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel Mart 2017 begins at The Peninsula Chittagong hotel in the port city today, November 16. Mayor of Chittagong C...

ANA opens Japanese food hall ‘Sora’ at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: Sora, a Japanese gourmet food hall, opened its doors at Changi Airport Terminal 2 on November 14. The 7,760 sq ft space, which seats about 300 diners, is the largest restaurant across the f...

Etihad celebrates opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi with A380 fly-by

ABU DHABI: Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel-designed museum...

Rolls-Royce launches new app for airline pilots

LONDON: Rolls-Royce has launched a range of new apps to give airline pilots a better insight into their engines. Key features include information relating to oil consumption, operating engines in a va...

International tourism fair begins in Chittagong Tomorrow

A three-day international tourism fair titled US-Bangla Airlines Chittagong Travel Mart-2017 begins in the port city of Chittagong tomorrow, Thursday. Organised by The Bangladesh Monitor, P...

US-Bangla Airlines carried CRP wheel chair

Dhaka: The wheel chair basketball team of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) has left Dhaka for Kathmandu on Monday, November 13, to participate in the 5-day International Basket...

Emirates' US$15.1 billion order for 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Dubai Airshow

Emirates, announced a US$ 15.1 billion commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on the opening day of the 2017 Airshow. The 5-day Airshow began in Dubai today. Sheikh Ahmed said: “Emirates’ ...

Emirates Airline’s profit up by 111% and Group’s by 77% during first half of 2017-18

Dubai: The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates Airline, dnata and others today, November 9 announced its half-year results for 2017-18 ending on September 30, 2017. The Group saw steady revenue growth...

As pilot falls sick, Qatar Airways diverts Trivandrum-Doha flight

Dhaka: A Qatar Airways flight from Indian city of Trivandrum to Doha was diverted to Goa as the pilot fell sick midway to its destination The flight landed at Goa International airport by its First Of...

British Airways revamps Concorde Room at Heathrow T5

LONDON: British Airways has revamped its flagship Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5). The refurbishment to the airline’s exclusive lounge included re-upholstering furniture and adding new fea...

Qatar Airways doubles weight, cuts costs for transporting pets

DOHA: Qatar Airways has more than doubled the weight allowance for domestic pets to travel on the same flight as their owners as checked-in baggage, by increasing the weight limit for pets and their c...

Lufthansa upgrades Bangkok flights with Airbus A380

BANGKOK: Lufthansa has upgraded its Bangkok-Frankfurt flights with Airbus A380 aircraft. By replacing the previous Boeing B747-400 service for the winter timetable, customers not only get to enjoy a m...

IndiGo now says ‘actual culprit’ shot video of passenger assault

NEW DELHI: A new twist to the IndiGo passenger manhandling case emerged on Wednesday as the airline said the apparent whistleblower, who shot the video, was the main culprit in the incident. The ai...

United Airlines flies Boeing B747 one last time

SAN FRANCISCO: United Airlines (UAL) has officially bid farewell to the Queen of the Skies, the Boeing B747. The airline recreated the first B747 flight operated by United in 1970, for the November 8 ...

FedEx signs deal for 50 ATR 72-600 freighters

WASHINGTON: FedEx Express has signed a major contract with ATR for the firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600s plus 20 options. The aircraft will be the first new ATRs to be directly delivered from the fac...

Qatar Airways launches direct service to Turkish city of Adana

Dhaka: Qatar Airways’ has launched a direct flight to Adana, Turkey on November 6, bringing the airline’s total number of weekly flights to 41. With this new route to Turkey’s fifth largest c...

Chittagong and Sylhet included in Emirates and flydubai’s codeshare destinations network

Dubai: Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today, November 7, 2017 announced 16 additional destinations, including Chittagong and Sylhet to which E...

Qatar Airways launches spectacular promotion to celebrate 20th Anniversary

DHAKA: Qatar Airways is celebrating its 20th anniversary by providing incredible fares across both its Economy and Business Class cabins, in addition to offering 20 lucky winners a Privilege Club Gold...

Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Hamburg: Emirates celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg on November 3. Sheikh Ahme...

AirAsia takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo fully assembled in Tianjin

TIANJIN: AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats 186 passengers a...

Fiji Airways launches ‘Resort Check-In’

NADI: Fiji Airways has launched a ‘Resort Check-In’ feature at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island. “We’ve designed this experience so guests simply get to the resort lobby an...

Emirates - the world’s largest flying restaurant, serves over 100 million meals a year

Dubai: Emirates serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class. Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling...

Rifai visits Madagascar, expresses full support

MADRID: Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has visited Madagascar to express the organisation’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s touris...

Singapore Airlines unveils new Airbus A380 cabins

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has unveiled its highly-anticipated new cabin products which will be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month, following an extensive four-year developmen...

Scoot’s agents meet held in Dhaka

Dhaka: Scoot Airlines of Singapore arranged an agent meet in a city hotel in Dhaka today. Mofizur Rahman, General Sales Agent of Scoot in Bangladesh and also the Managing Director of NOVOAIR, Brayan T...

Changi Airport in Singapore opens T4

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport’s brand new Terminal 4 (T4) opened on Tuesday by welcoming passengers of Cathay Pacific and Korean Air. As at 1700 hours on Tuesday, T4 had served 11 flights and about 2...

Qatar Airways Upgrades Maldives Flights with Airbus A350

DOHA: Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to the Maldives. The airline has upgraded its current double-daily A330 service to an A350, with the first A...

Regent Airways sponsors Umpires attire of BPL T20-2017

Dhaka: Regent Airways signed an agreement with K-Sports to brand its LOGO on the umpire’s attire at the BPL-T20 2017. The agreement was signed at the corporate office of Regent Airways . Hanif Za...

2nd International Conference on

Dhaka: The Faculty of Business Studies (FBS), University of Dhaka organized a 2- day long 2nd International Conference on Business and Economics – 2017 with a theme of “Interdisciplinary Solutions...

NOVOAIR becomes Airline Partner of Comilla Victorians

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, Leading Private Airlines of the country,become Airline Partner of Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL)-2017. Mr.A K M Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager of Marketin...

Emirates and Rotary Club implement joint Green Initiative

Dhaka: Emirates in partnership with Rotary club of Dilkusha, Bangladesh, held a joint tree plantation programme in Kolatoli Village of Keraniganj near Dhaka recently. Over 1,000 wood and fruit sapling...

Biman’s Saidpur flight escape major accident

Dhaka: A Dash-8 Q 400 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on a flight from Saidpur made emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday, October 25 morning, The flight BG...

Emirates’ interesting research reveals secret to keeping kids entertained on board

Dhaka: Emirates Airlines has revealed the secret to keeping kids entertained on the plane. The carrier has launched the Child Boredom Quotient(CBQ), to help parents work out exactly when their kids wi...

Singapore Airlines Announces order for 39 Boeing Airplanes

Dhaka: Boeing and Singapore Airlines (SIA) on October 23, formally announced a deal for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, during a ceremony at the White House. The order, previously attributed to an uniden...

AKKUYU NUCLEAR obtained the Limited Construction Permit for Turkey's first ever nuclear power plant

Dhaka: AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, which implements the construction of the first ever nuclear power plant in Turkey received Limited Construction Permit (LCP) from the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK)....

EEPC India’s flagship INDEE event in Dhaka from November 2

Dhaka: EEPC ( Engineering Export Promotion Council) of India, will be organising India-Bangladesh INDEE, a flagship engineering exhibition at International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka from Nove...

US-Bangla Airlines increasing flights

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has announced increase of flights on three international and two domestic routes to provide better connectivity, during its ensuing winter schedule., starting from October 29...

Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch resigns

Muscat: Oman Air, the country's national carrier, has announced that the board of directors has accepted the resignation of CEO Paul Gregorowitsch. Dutch national Paul Gregorowitsch, who previously...

Visit Dubai with Emirates’ Special Offer

Dhaka: Emirates has recently launched a special offer for Bangladeshi passengers traveling to the United States, Canada, Europe or Africa to avail a complimentary 96-hour UAE visa*.First and Business ...

Qantas, Emirates unveil additional network changes

CANBERRA: Qantas and Emirates have unveiled additional network changes under their joint partnership. From March 2018, Emirates will stop flying from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland and instead foc...

SAE becomes fully owned Airbus subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR: Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), an MRO centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and partially owned by Airbus since 2011, has become a fully owned Airbus subsidiary, following the acqui...

Airbus Corporate Jets receives A319neo order

TOULOUSE: Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has received a new A319neo order from an undisclosed customer in Asia that is trading up from a traditional business jet. With the ability to fly eight passeng...

Qatar Airways to increase Seychelles capacity

DOHA: Qatar Airways is to upgrade flights to Seychelles with an Airbus A330 aircraft, starting October 29. The 260-seat A330 aircraft will increase the airline’s current daily capacity by 130 per ce...

First-ever five-star airport hotel of Bangladesh will be in Chittagong

CHITTAGONG: The groundbreaking ceremony of The Peninsula Chittagong Airport Garden, the first-ever five-star airport hotel in Bangladesh, was held at Patenga in the port city on October 8. The hote...

US-Bangla offers attractive fare & better timing to Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines is now offering attractive fare and better timing on its Boeing 737-800 flights to Cox,s Bazar from Dhaka. The airline is now operating three flights a day between Dhaka a...

Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux announce codeshare partnership

Dubai: Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have announced that they will be entering into a codeshare partnership for air cargo transportation. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, E...

First A330-800 gears up to first in 2018

TOULOUSE: As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites ...

Qatar Airways Cargo takes delivery of 13th B777 Freighter

DOHA: Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its thirteenth Boeing B777 freighter. Continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier...

Qatar Airways will launch flights to St Petersburg

DOHA: Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch flights to St. Petersburg, Russia later this year, doubling the Russian routes operated by the airline. The new daily service, which starts on Decem...

The OIC Tourism Minister’s meet in Dhaka postponed

DHAKA: The 10th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM), scheduled to be held in Dhaka from November 12 to 14, 2017 has been postponed. In a letter on October 3 to Bangladesh Minister for Fo...

NOVOAIR hosts Mezban for Chittagong residents

CHITTAGONG : NOVOAIR, one of the leading private airlines in Bangladesh, organized a Mezban for its top clients and elite of the port city of Chittagong. Held on Saturday, the traditional Chittagon...

Qatar Airways launches Two Seats, One Great Offer campaign

DHAKA: Qatar Airways invites passengers to take advantage of its latest “two seats, one great offer” sales campaign, providing First and Business Class passengers a special discount when booking t...

Oman Air winds up its operations from Bangladesh

DHAKA: Oman Air, national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is winding up its operations to Bangladesh with the departure of its last flight from Chittagong WY 312 on October 30. The Airline currently ...

US-Bangla Airlines becomes Title Sponsor of Chittagong Travel Mart 2017

DHAKA: Leading private Airline- US-Bangla Airlines - has become Title Sponsor of the Chittagong Travel Mart-2017, to be held in the port city of Chittagong from November 16, 2017. Premier travel Pu...

Emirates and flydubai partnership announces first codeshare routes

DUBAI: Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today (October 2) announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents. ...

Kolkata in top 100 global travel destinations.

DHAKA: Kolkata has been featured in the top 100 travel destinations globally along with the six Indian cities, according to Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017. The other five Indian ci...

Pilot dies on board Etihad Airways flight to Amsterdam

Abu Dhabi: A pilot passed away while he was operating an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, forcing the flight to divert its path and make an emergency landing in Kuwait. In a state...

Shangri-La to open major MICE hotel in Colombo in November

COLOMBO: Shangri-La Hotel Colombo will be one of the most extensive and versatile events venues in Sri Lanka when it opens in November 2017. The hotel will boast over 3,500 sqm of events space incl...

Etihad Aviation appoints Douglas as Group CEO

ABU DHABI: Etihad Aviation has appointed Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2018. Douglas will join Etihad from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he ha...

Sixth Asian Tourism Fair 2017 on in city

DHAKA: Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, inaugurated the three-day Sixth Asian Tourism Fair 2017 at Bashundhara Convention Centre in the city on September 28. Organised by...

Amadeus confirms check in systems crash at airports worldwide

MADRID: Travellers were left waiting in airports from Singapore to Baltimore on September 28 because of a technical problem with an airline check-in system. Some airports have reported that the issue ...

Emirates SkyCargo obtains revalidation of pharma certification at Dubai hub

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo,cargo transportation division of Emirates Airline has received a revalidation of the European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP) certification for pharma operations at...

World Tourism Day will be observed on Sept 27

DHAKA: World Tourism Day will be observed on September 27 in Bangladesh, as elsewhere in the world, with the theme “Sustainable Tourism-a Tool for Development.” This was disclosed by Rashed Kha...

Qatar Airways to increase flights to Sohar

DOHA: Qatar Airways is to operate four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate of Oman, from October 1. The additional flights to Sohar, which increase the numbe...

PAL aircraft makes technical stop in Bangladesh

MANILA: Philippine Airlines has taken delivery of its second bi-class next generation Bombardier Q400. The 86-seat plane, to be utilised for select intra-domestic routes, departed from Toronto and mad...

Qatar launches ETA system

DOHA: Qatar is to make Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) systemavailable to visitors of all nationalities who hold valid residence permits or visas from either in the United Kingdom, United States...

Rosewood to take over US embassy in London

LONDON: Rosewood has been appointed by global real estate investment firm Qatari Diar to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel located on Grosvenor Square in London’s prestigious Mayfair district. Set...

Gulf Air to increase Istanbul flights

MANAMA: Gulf Air is to increase the number of flights to Istanbul, Turkey by launching a daily service, effective early November 2017. Last year Gulf Air celebrated the 30th anniversary of its dire...

Fourth Boeing B737-800 joins US-Bangla Airlines fleet

Dhaka: The fourth Boeing B737-800 aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:12pm on September 23. Imran Asif, Chief Executive Officer, US-Bangla Airlines...

Food festival held at Green Mall of TSC

DHAKA: Shera Swadey Joy, a food festival patronised by “Clemon,” organised at the initiative of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) with the cooperation of Department of Tourism and Hospitality ...

Bangladesh top source country of Indian medical tourism market

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Maldives are the leading source countries for medical tourists. The three countries together account for around 55 per cent share of the Indian medical touri...

Visa launches concierge app in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Visa has launched concierge mobile app in Singapore that enables cardholders to access a host of services on their mobile phone. Downloadable on iOS App Store and Google Android Store, Sing...

Japan Airlines orders four more Dreamliners

TOKYO: Japan Airlines has ordered four more Boeing B787-8 Dreamliners. The order is valued at more than US$900 million at current list prices, and will expand JAL's Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. ...

Boeing 747s up for auction in China

SHENZHEN: Three Boeing 747s have landed on the auction arm of Taobao, China's leading eBay-like service. The planes have been in storage in the cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen since 2013, after the...

New range of limited edition amenity kits on Qatar Airways

DOHA: A new range of limited edition amenity kits from luxury luggage brands BRIC’S and Nappa Dori have made their debut on board Qatar Airways. BRIC’S limited edition luxury amenity kits come ...

United organises special flight to bid B747 farewell

SAN FRANCISCO: To celebrate the retirement of the Boeing B747, United Airlines Flight 747 from San Francisco to Honolulu on November 7 will be the airline's farewell flight to the B747 fleet. The j...

Indian Food Festival at Four Points by Sheraton from Sept 21

DHAKA: A multiple variety of tasteful foods are ready to take the centre of “The Eatery” restaurant at the “Indian Food Festival” from September 21-30. JW Marriott Kolkata chef Gopal Krishna, ...

Thai Food Festival at The Westin Dhaka

DHAKA: The Westin Dhaka is presenting Thai Food Festival “Exotic Thailand.” The food festival will take place for a week at Seasonal Tastes, the buffet restaurant of The Westin Dhaka, where all th...

Delta to retire all Boeing B747s by year-end

HONOLULU: Delta customers and employees began saying their goodbyes to the airline's Boeing B747 fleet as the aircraft operated its final Tokyo-Narita to Honolulu flight. It then made a rare appearanc...

Airbus delivers first China-made wide-body A330

TIANJIN: Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with Ch...

BPC announces elaborate program to observe World Tourism Day - 2017

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has announced an elaborate program in observance of the World Tourism Day - 2017, which falls on September 27 As part of that program Janab Rashed K...

UNWTO approves Tourism Ethics Convention

MADRID: The member States of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) approved on September 15 an historical document - the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the ...

EFTA takes delivery of first training aircraft

DUBAI: Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) has taken delivery of its first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft in Dubai. These are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that ha...

AirAsia overhauls loyalty programme

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has overhauled its loyalty programme to make it easier for customers to earn AirAsia BIG Points. The Freedom Flyer Programme, powered by AirAsia BIG Loyalty, is based on a member...

Robi, Uber partners to bring innovative digital services

DHAKA: The country’s leading mobile network operator, Robi has formed a partnership with world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, Uber to bring innovative digital services to its customers....

United Airlines increases A350 order

WASHINGTON: United Airlines has increased the number of Airbus A350 aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 aircraft...

Kashmir eyes high-end Bangladeshi tourists

SRINAGAR: High-end travellers from Bangladesh have the economic potential to be Kashmir’s prospective tourists. Tourist arrivals from Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia to Kashmir have witnessed a su...

US-Bangla Airlines to help Rohingya children

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading airlines of the country, has announced its pledge to help Rohingya refugees, specially children. The airline management has decided to donate a portion...

Zurab new Secretary General UNWTO

CHENGDU: Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for the period 2018-...

Uber launches PREMIER in Dhaka

DHAKA: Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, on September 15 announced the launch of PREMIER, an in-app upscale ride option. Riders will now be able to select and enjoy a plush rid...

Qatar Airways will launch flights to Adana

DOHA: Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch direct flights to Adana in southern Turkey. The new thrice weekly service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and...

Bombardier releases 20-year market forecast

OTTAWA: The 100 to 150-seat segment will represent 70 per cent of aircraft needs during the period 2017-2036 with 6,800 aircraft valued at US$580 billion, according to Bombardier’s new market foreca...

Malaysia Airlines signs MoU for 16 Boeing aircraft

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing for 16 airplanes. The MoU converts eight of Malaysia Airlines' existing order for Boeing B737 MAX aircraft in...

US-Bangla Airlines carries diplomats to Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading airlines of the country, carried 40 diplomats from different countries and some Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials to Cox’s Bazar and back on Septemb...

Emirates Celebrates 100th A 380 Delivery With Fare Sale Across Its Global Network

Dhaka: Emirates is celebrating the historic delivery of their 100th flagship Airbus 380 aircraft with a fare sale from Bangladesh to exciting destinations across Emirates global network, such as Dubai...

Airline passengers in Europe can claim 5.5 Billion Euros for flight delays and cancellations

PARIS: Airline passengers in Europe can claim, as many as 5.5 billion Euros for flight delays in cancellations in summer this year. This year’s summer holidays are coming to an end all over Europ...

Tourist arrival continues to grow in Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand expects to enjoy continued growth both in tourist arrivals and tourism revenue during the 3rd quarter of this year. International visitor arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 8....

Banglalink launches PROpaid with two exclusive postpaid packages

DHAKA: Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh has launched PROpaid, an innovative postpaid product for digitally centered individuals and transitioning y...

Babu’s photo show on Paris held at AFD

DHAKA: Photojournalist Fojit Sheikh Babu presented an exhibition of photographs he had taken in Paris at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi in the city recently. Dr Jamal Abu Sayeed of ...

NOVOAIR inducts 4th ATR to its fleet

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, the country's one of the leading private airline, has added one more 68-seater ATR 72-500 aircraft to its fleet, raising its ATR 72-500 model aircraft number to four. The aircraft l...

Emirates cancels Florida flights due to Hurricane Irma

DUBAI: Emirates has been forced to cancel several flights to and from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando as Hurricane Irma sets its sights on Florida. Flights EK213 from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale and EK214...

Irma damages famous Sint Maarten airport

SINT MAARTEN: The award-winning Princess Juliana airport in Sint Maarten in the Carribean has been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. Available images of the famous airport, where planes fly overh...

US-Bangla Airlines offers holiday packages to Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines is offering attractive holiday packages to tourist destinations in Thailand – Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. Credit card users will be able to avail the packages through p...

AirAsia launches red carpet service in Thailand

Bangkok: AirAsia has launched a premium service for passengers in Thailand. The “AirAsia Red Carpet” service allows travellers to use an exclusive check-in counter, enjoy pre-flight food and bever...

TAT launches WeChat App for Chinese visitors

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application for Chinese visitors. The app allows those in China, or Thailand, to ask for tourist informat...

Abdul Khaliq new CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering

ABU DHABI: Abdul Khaliq Saeed has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways Engineering, replacing Jeff Wilkinson, who is leaving the post after 11 years with the company. Saeed h...

Boeing raises forecast for new Airplane demand in China

BEIJING: Boeing has forecast a demand for 7,240 new airplanes in China over the next 20 years, valued at nearly US$1.1 trillion. Boeing's annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released in B...

Changi Airport's Terminal 4 commences operations Oct 31

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport's new Terminal 4 (T4) will commence operations on 31 October 2017. The terminal will feature Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST), a suite of self-service options for departing pa...

Mac Ewan now GM of PARKROYAL Saigon

HO CHI MINH CITY: E J Mac Ewan, has been transferred to the gorgeous and dynamic PARKROYAL Saigon Hotel, in the economically and tourist developing vibrant, Ho Chi Minh City of beautiful Vietnam as th...

Qatar Airways serves fresh Norwegian salmon in First, Business Class

DOHA: A Qatar-based company is using traditional Scandinavian methods to expertly smoke fresh Norwegian salmon, which is now being served on board Qatar Airways flights. Customers flying in the air...

Club Med signs first resort in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Club Med has unveiled plans to open it’s first resort in Sri Lanka. The all-inclusive Club Med Ceylon will be located in Sri Lanka’s South West Province in the small town of Beruwela, a 9...

Sofitel opens tallest hotel in Guiyang

BEIJING: Accor has expanded its portfolio of Sofitel hotels with the opening of the Sofitel Guiyang Hunter in China’s Southwest Guizhou Province. Sofitel Guiyang Hunter, the tallest hotel in the ...

Etihad deploys Dreamliner daily on Amsterdam route

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways has introduced its Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft on its daily service to Amsterdam. The move comes after the carrier operated the B787-9 to and from Schiphol Airport in ...

Dubai chosen as Cathay Pacific's main regional hub

DHAKA: A Cathay Pacific Airways passenger plane takes off at Hong Kong Airport. The carrier has announced a regional management shake-up.Bobby Yip / Reuters A Cathay Pacific Airways passenger plane...

Asia Pacific airlines see strong cargo growth

DHAKA: Preliminary AAPA traffic figures for July show a 3.4% increase in international passengers compared to the same month last year, combined with double-digit growth in air cargo demand. Prelim...

Emirates-sponsored “Stars on Board” cruise offers Arab fans a memorable voyage

Dubai: Emirates carried thousands of fans from around the world to be part of a unique musical voyage with the “Stars on Board” 2017 cruise which took place onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship...

Qatar Airways launches daily flights to Kiev

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched flights between Doha and Boryspil International Airport, near Kiev, Ukraine. Qatar Airways received a warm welcome recently when it launched the first direct flights b...

Bloop ice cream festival at Sonargaon from Sept 3

DHAKA: “Bloop Ice Cream Yummy Fest,” a three-day festival offering unlimited ice cream and lots of fun, will be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka from September 3 to 5. There will be free gam...

Peninsula’s Eid-ul-Azha promotions

CHITTAGONG: Eid Family Package: This Eid-Ul-Azha, let go of all your stress and cherish the holidays at The Peninsula Chittagong. Check-in and out at any time and enjoy a splendid stay with your spous...

AirAsia Group CEO to speak at PATA Youth Symposium

BANGKOK: Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s...

Qatar Airways CEO elected Chairman, IATA Board of Governors

MONTREAL: Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways has been elected Chairman of the Board of Governors, International Air Transport Association (IATA), effective June 2018. The rotating...

Dublin WFS to focus on sustaining airlines’ financial health

GENEVA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2017 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on sustaining airlines’ financial health and speeding delivery of indust...

US Travel Warning for Bangladesh

WASHINGTON DC: The US Department has updated travel warning to reflect the change in the US Embassy in Dhaka’s status to “partially accompanied,” effective August 24, 2017, allowing all spouses/...

CWT releases Connected Traveller Study results

PARIS: Business travellers are bringing more devices and feel more productive with those when they are on the road conducting business, according to the results of a new study conducted by Carlson Wag...

New Saudi budget carrier- Flyadeal to commence flights next month

JEDDAH -(AFP): Saudi Arabia's new budget carrier Flyadeal will start flying next month, as the kingdom seeks to expand air services to boost tourism in a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy....

Hilsha receives certificate as GI product

DHAKA: “At least one famous product from every district of the country will getGeographical Indication (GI) status and will be recognised internationally.” “Just as we proved Jamdani Saree...

New elevated skytrains for Thailand

Bangkok:Bombardier Transportation has announced 2 contracts for its Innovia Monorail 300 system for 2 mass rapid transit lines in Thailand. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin. The...

Qatar Airways signs interline partnership with Vistara

NEW DELHI: Qatar Airways has entered into a new interline partnership with growing, full-service Indian airline Vistara. The interline agreement allows Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel seamles...

Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways sign cargo agreement

BANGKOK: Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways have signed a special prorate agreement (SPA) to strengthen their cargo networks. Amornrat Kongsawat, Senior Director - Cargo and Charter at Bangkok Airway...

Cathay Dragon signs MoU for 32 Airbus A321 neo aircraft

TOULOUSE: Cathay Dragon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The MOU, signed on Au...

Turkish Cargo sees double-digit growth in freight traffic in first half 2017

ISTANBUL: Turkish Cargo continues to increase its share in the global air cargo market with 24 percent year-on-year growth in revenue within the first half of 2017. The Istanbul flag carrier, which...

Irving to facilitate Orbis’ Flying Eye Hospital Program

DHAKA: Irving Aviation Ltd. (IAL) will support the 10th Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) Program, conducted by Orbis International Bangladesh ,as the Logistic Partner. An agreement to this effect was signed ...

NOVOAIR donates medicines for flood victims

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, one of the country's leading private airlines, has distributed emergency medicines among the flood victims in Kurigram and Nilphamari districts. AKM Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager, M...

Qantas targets China with Fliggy

CANBERRA: Travellers are set to benefit from a new agreement between Qantas and Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, which will allow customers to book Qantas flights directly on ...

Macao to host 40th PATA Travel Mart

BANGKOK: Macao is to host 40th edition of the PATA Travel Mart, Asia-Pacific’s premier travel trade show from September 13 to 15, 2017. To be be held at The Venetian Macao, the Mart will offer an ex...

Qatar Airways launches Pre-Select Dining service

DOHA: Qatar Airways has enhanced its in-flight dining service for premium class passengers by giving them the freedom to create a personalised dining experience every time they travel on long-haul fli...

Qatar Airways to increase Flights to Dhaka

DOHA: Qatar Airways is to increase flights to Dhaka from two to three flights per day and to Colombo from four to five flights per day, effective September 1. The additional non-stop, daily service...

Delta Cargo can carry Envirotainer RAP e2, IATA

MONTREAL: Following the award of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma logistics Certification in July, Delta Cargo has been approved for the carriage of the Envirotai...

NOVOAIR signs MoU with Premier Bank

Dhaka: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NOVOAIR and Premier Bank. Mes-bah-ul-Islam, Head of Marketing and Sales, NOVOAIR and Mamun Rashid, Executive Vice President, Premier Ba...

Qatar Duty Free opens third Gold Shop at HIA

DOHA: Qatar Duty Free has opened its third Gold shop at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha. The new shop sells a wide variety of gold and diamonds – with pieces ranging from 9ct to 24ct in ye...

US Bangla Airlines to operate additional flights during Eid- Ul- Adha

Dhaka: During the upcoming Eid-Ul –Adha US Bangla Airline has decided to deploy additional flights in various domestic routes, starting from August 29. Pre-Eid additional flights from Dhaka inclu...

Emirates deploys extra flights for the Hajj season

Dubai: Emirates is operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Emirates will be operati...

Shree Airlines launches regional jet service

KATHMANDU: Shree Airlines, the largest operator of helicopters in Nepal, has launched a new regional jet service with Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft. Shree Airlines acquired three CRJ Series aircraft,...

American Airlines to launch new flights to Europe

EUROPE: American Airlines has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Europe with new flights to Budapest (BUD) and Prague (PRG) from Philadelphia, and additional service to Venice (VCE) from Chica...

First Airbus A320 built in US takes flight

US: The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus’ US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley...

255 tourists left hanging in cable car

TAIWAN: More than 250 passengers were left stranded on a cable car ride in Taiwan on Tuesday, following a power outage. A local news paper reports that all cable cars at the Maokong Gondolas, a maj...

Country’s First Ever Co-Branded Titanium Grocery Credit Card launched

DHAKA: Mastercard in partnership with Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) has launched the firs ever co branded Titanium Grocery Credit Card in Bangladesh for Shwapno customers at a ceremony held today at Pan Pac...

Emirates’ new First Class product to be unveiled in November

Dhaka: Emirates’ new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November. Making its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature 6 private su...

NOVOAIR to operate additional flights during Eid

DHAKA: On the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, NOVOAIR will operate additional flights on Saidpur and Jessore routes. Considering the need for safe and comfortable journey during holy Eid of the airli...

Reza made Cathay Pacific’s Country Manager for Bangladesh and Bhutan

DHAKA: Cathay Pacific on August 12 announced that Ahmed Reza has been appointed as the airline’s Country Manager – Bangladesh and Bhutan with effect from August 1. Reza will be responsible for ove...

Qatar Airways launches dedicated 24 hours Customer Service channel on Twitter

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched a bilingual and dedicated 24 hours Customer Service channel on Twitter QRsupport Using the dedicated support handle of QRsupport, passengers can raise their enquiri...

Boeing Board elects Caroline Kennedy as new Director

WASHINGTON: The Boeing Board of Directors has elected Caroline B Kennedy as a new member. Kennedy, 59, served as US Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney. "Ambassador ...

UAE opens temporary air corridor to Qatar Airways

DHAKA: Following a directive from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UAE has “temporarily” opened a new air corridor for Qatar Airways aircraft wanting to land in Doha. T...

Ctg travel agents demand allotment of permanent capping

CHITTAGONG: Several travels agent of Chittagong have asked Malaysian Airlines to allot permanent capping for travel agents in Chittagong. Now travel agents have to call Malaysia Airlines for allotm...

HSIA fire extinguished

DHAKA: The fire that stopped Shahjalal International Airport in its tracks has been put out. It originated from Air India's office on the second floor of the main building around 1:30pm on Friday, Abd...

United apologises for death of dog on flight

HOUSTON: United Airlines has apologized to the owners of dog who died in an aircraft cargo hold during a flight from Houston to San Francisco, the latest death of an animal under the airline's care. ...

Index Holdings, Best Western Hotels and Resorts sign MoU

DHAKA: A MoU and franchise signing ceremony between Index Holdings Ltd, sister concern of Index Companies and Best Western Hotels and Resorts, US was held at the Grand Ballroom, The Westin Dhaka in th...

French Civil Aviation Authority certifies Evoplus

PARIS: An advanced screening and management platform, Checkpoint.Evoplus has been certified by STAC, the French civil aviation authority technical centre. The first solution for multiplexed image a...

Grooming session for participants held in the city

DHAKA: Grooming session for the participants of the Meizan - Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017 TV Reality Show was held today, Monday at the Hotel Abakash in the city. Forty participants, pr...

Cantonese food festival at Radisson Blu Dhaka

DHAKA: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hosts “A Taste of Canton” ,the first ever Cantonese Food Festival in Bangladesh from August 10 to 19, offering food lovers a wide variety of Cantonese delica...

Emirates revamps Onboard Lounge

Dubai: Emirates’ much talked and newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 serv...

Rejoice your precious bond

DHAKA: This Friendship Day, let Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka’s selection of sparkling concoctions infuse a new dimension to get-together with friends at Pool Café. Forget all your worries and tak...

KLM chooses GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software

AMSTERDAM: Honeywell has been chosen to provide fuel-management services across KLM's fleet of 115 commercial aircraft and four Martinair cargo aircraft. Using data analysis, reporting and monitori...

Boeing forecasts demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India

NEW DELHI: Boeing has forecast a demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India, valued at US$290 billion, over the next 20 years. Boeing expects single-aisle airplanes, like the B737 MAX family, will con...

Manzo new WTTC President & CEO

LONDON: The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has appointed Gloria Guevara Manzo as President and CEO. Guevara served as Secretary of Tourism for Mexico and CEO of the Mexican Tourism Board f...

Problems related to Haj will go soon: Menon

DHAKA: All the Haj-related problems, including flight schedule debacle, will be resolved within a day or two, Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism said on August 2. He came up...

Asif Chowdhury nominated for Gusi Peace Prize Award

DHAKA: Asif A. Chowdhury, CEO of Chowdhury Group and Honorary Consul of Chile in Bangladesh, has been nominated for the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize International for his passion and achievements in l...

US-Bangla Airlines to launch Doha operations on October 1

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, a leading private sector airline in Bangladesh , will start regular flight operations on Dhaka-Chittagong-Doha route from October 01, 2017. Initially four flights a week wil...

Novoair announces promotional fares for Dhaka-Chittagong route

Dhaka: Novoair, a leading private sector airline of the country offers special fare on Dhaka-Chittagong-Dhaka route with effect from today, August 1. One way fare on the route starts from Tk. 2,800...

Tourism reporting better, more positive now

Dhaka: When I took over as Minister for Civil aviation and Tourism, I found a lot of negative reporting on tourism, but that is gone. Tourism reporting is better and more positive now. This is defi...

Now airlines to charge for hand luggage

DHAKA: Jet2 has brought in a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not get put in the hold. Prices start at £2.59 per person per bag each way, meaning a couple going away for the weekend wou...

Emirates hosts Afghan female role model in aviation for simulator challenge

Dhaka: Championing the importance of women’s contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz, first Afghan civilian female pilot for a Boeing 777 simul...

Emirates to operate daily service to Khartoum

Dhaka: Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Khartoum from five to seven a week starting 8 August 2017. The two additional flights will operate on a Tuesda...

Biman’s first hajj flight leaves Dhaka

Dhaka: Ranga Provat, a Boeing 777-300 ER of the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 418 pilgrims on board left Hazra Shahjalal International Airport this morning at 7:45 hrs. Rashed Kha...

Master of Tax Management program introduced at DU

DHAKA: Department of Banking and Insurance, University of Dhaka (DU), in collaboration with the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has launched the Master of Tax Management program . Earlier, the degr...

Saudia launches low cost carrier

DHAKA: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced the setting up of a new low cost carrier, known as Flyadeal, which is expected to start operating shortly. Director-general of Saudia Saleh bin ...

Kalutara, Sri Lanka boosts Luxury Resort with Muslim-Friendly Facilities

COLOMBO: Turyaa Kalutara is a 5-star ocean-front hotel in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, that has been awarded a 3-star Crescent Rating based on the Halal-friendly services that are available for Muslim guests....

Jet Airways in expansion spree, adds 96 new weekly flights

MUMBAI: India's second largest airline Jet AirwaysBSE 0.52 % announced on July 18 that it would add 96 new flights on the domestic network during the Monsoon season, including 14 new direct, non-stop ...

Qatar Airways airlifts 330 Holstein cows to Doha

DOHA: Qatar Airways Cargo has transported the country’s first two shipments of 330 Holstein cows from Europe on a Boeing B777 freighter, says a press release. These initial shipments are part of ...

UNWTO Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

DHAKA: Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundat...

Saudia says laptop ban on US flights ends

KHOBAR: A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday. In Ma...

TripZip conducts ‘Don’t Do Campaign’ to protect environment

DHAKA: TripZip, a young start-up, conducted a campaign jointly with Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), to develop responsible behaviour among the young tourists of Bangladesh through “Don’t Do Campai...

Biman passengers to enjoy discount at Apollo hospitals in India

DHAKA : Passengers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will enjoy five percent discount at any branch of Apollo Hospitals chain in India. Nazmul Anam ,Director of Biman Holidays and Group Jithu Jose, Gene...

Emirates and flydubai announce extensive partnership agreement

Dubai: Emirates and flydubai today, July 17 unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will co...

DHL managing Cathay Pacific, and Cathay Dragon's aircraft MRO

HONG KONG: DHL Supply Chain has begun managing all of Cathay Pacific Airways' and Cathay Dragon's aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul logistics activities at their Hong Kong International Airpor...

Emirates’ 41st Dedicated Lounge at Boston Logan Airport

Dhaka: Emirates announced the grand opening of its 41st dedicated lounge located at Boston Logan International Airport on July 13.The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class cust...

Jet Airways ends American Airlines partnership

DHAKA: India’s Jet Airways and U.S. major, American Airlines, this week announced the cancellation of their partnership, following last week’s unconfirmed news that Delta Air Lines is interested i...

Biman to transport 63500 hajj pilgrims in 2017

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will transport 63 thousand 500 hajj pilgrims in this year’s hajj season. This year, 1,27,000 hajj pilgrims are expected to go to Saudi Arabia to perform haj. Acco...

flydubai to roll out new uniform

DHAKA: Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced on July 11, the roll out of a new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation. The new design will be worn by more than 2,500 uniformed staff ac...

Emirates expands free Wi-Fi for economy class passengers

DHAKA: Emirates has expanded its free in-flight Wi-Fi service, doubling the amount of complimentary connectivity it provides in economy class. Effective immediately, all economy class passengers an...

Thailand’s ICAO security audit starts

BANGKOK: International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will make its security inspection in Thailand from July 11-21, as part of its universal security audit programme – continuous monitoring app...

US laptop ban lifted on Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights. Both carriers said they had worked with US...

Photo Exhibition by EBL employee held

DHAKA:A 3-day exhibition featuring 33 photographs by Eastern Bank employees ended at Drik Gallery in the city yesterday,July 8. Hashem Khan, renowned painter, inaugurated the photo exhibition as ch...

Sera Bangalee Award to be conferred on Tommy Miah

KOLKATA: Tommy Miah of The Original Raj, Edinburgh, United Kingdom fame, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Pratyahik Khabar Sera Bangalee Award (The Outstanding Global Bengali Awar...

US-Bangla Airlines will start flights to Doha Sept 1

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s leading premium airline, will be starting operations to its seventh international destination Doha on September 1. Initially four flights will be operated...

Last minute increase of airfare put Hajj agencies in trouble

DHAKA: Last minute enhancement of airfare by the airlines, transporting pilgrims to the Holy Land from Bangladesh, have put the Hajj agencies in trouble as they will have to bear the increased fare. ...

Malindo Air apologises for flight delay due to technical reasons

DHAKA: Malindo Air has experienced flight delay recently as two aircraft were grounded earlier last week due to technical reasons. The airline has insisted the aircraft to be back to operation when th...

Qatar Airways removed from US laptop ban list

DOHA: Qatar Airways has joined two other major long-haul carriers in the Gulf in getting off a US laptop ban list. The airline on July said that with "immediate effect, all personal electronic devi...

NOVOAIR opens sales counter in Motijheel

DHAKA: With a view to ensure better and efficient services to the valued passengers, one of the country’s leading private airlines NOVOAIR, inaugurated its sales counter at Karim Chamber in Motijhee...

China Aviation Supplies to buy 140 Airbus aircraft

BERLIN: China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed with Airbus a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase of a total of 140 aircraft. The agreement comprises of 100 A320 Family air...

Emirates’ double daily service to Brussels soon

Dubai: Emirates will introduce an additional daily flight to Brussels, complementing Emirates’ existing schedule and providing a double-daily service to customers from 29 October 2017. “The n...

Airlines request passengers to carry identity cards

DHAKA: Airlines of the country requested their passengers on July 5 to carry valid identity cards while travelling on their domestic routes. The airlines’ request came following a directive from ...

Divine passengers fly Business Class

XIAMEN: Images of three revered Chinese deity statues went viral on social media after they were seen travelling in business class on a flight from China's port city of Xiamen to the Malaysian capital...

US laptop ban lifted for Emirates flights

DHAKA: Emirates has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States. In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly ...

Turkish Cargo to provide fast connections between Baltic region, Central Asia

RIGA: Turkish Airlines' cargo carrier Turkish Cargo plans to provide very fast connections between the Baltic region and the Central Asia, Africa, Middle East and Far East, the airline's Efe Ozler, Re...

US lifts laptop ban on flights from Turkey

ISTANBUL: A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on July 5, Turkey’s Dogan news agency reporte...

ICAO team starts audit of Nepal’s aviation standards

KATHMANDU: A team of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) formally started audit of Nepal's aviation sector from July 4. In an interaction with officials of Civil Aviation Authority of ...

US lifts ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: The United States has lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. Etihad ...

India’s hospitality, travel industry expect initial problems

NEW DELHI: India’s hospitality and travel industry players expect teething issues to crop up at least in the first few months of GST implementation but are not unduly worried, expecting support from...

Aviation security collective global responsibility: AAPA

DHAKA: "Aviation security is a collective global responsibility. We urge all governments, in conjunction with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), to work together more closely with i...

EBL adjudged ‘Best Bank in Bangladesh’ by the Finance Asia

Dhaka: Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO of Eastern Bank Limited, with the trophy of the ‘Best Bank in Bangladesh’ award at the Finance Asia Country Awards for Achievement 2017, held in...

IATA hails US enhanced security requirements

MONTREAL: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require enhanced security measures as an alternative to...

Four accolades for Turkish Airlines at the Skytrax World Airline Awards

Paris: Turkish Airlines has been adjudged Best Airline in Southern Europe at the 2017 Skytrax World Airlines Awards, held in Paris recently. The airline also picked up Best Business Class Onboard Cate...

Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines enter into code share agreements

DHAKA: China Southern Airlines and Etihad Airways’ has signed code share agreement and according to it, will put its ‘CZ’ code on daily services between Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)/Chengdu (CTU...

AirAsia touches down Honolulu, first destination in the US

DHAKA: AirAsia X the long haul unit of the low cost carrier, touched down Honolulu International Airport on Thursday, June 29, following a flight from Kuala Lumpur via Osaka, marking the low-cost carr...

EU will restrict visas for Bangladeshis

BRUSSELS: The European Union states decided on June 23 to restrict visas for Bangladeshis and nationals of other foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum ...

Emirates wins World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at Skytrax Awards 2017

Dubai: Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Cla...

Colombian low-cost airline plans fly passengers standing

Dhaka: VivaColombia- budget airline in Colombia has renewed calls for “standing seats” to be permitted on aircraft to further drive down the cost of flying. VivaColombia is the latest budget ca...

Indian govt. approves second Airport in New Delhi

Dhaka: The Indian government has approved plans to build a new international airport for New Delhi at a cost of INR100 billion (USD$1.55 billion) for the first phase of construction. Noida Internat...

Etihad cuts limousine service beyond Abu Dhabi

Dhaka: Etihad Airways has amended its limousine service, following a review of its use by premium guests across all major markets. The complimentary chauffeur service will only be available at Etih...

Malaysia Airlines orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

DHAKA: Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) have announced an order for 10 737 MAX 10s, valued at $1.25 billion at list prices, at the Paris Air Show says a press release. The an...

Skytrax names Bangkok Airways world’s best regional airline

Dhaka: Skytrax World Airline Awards announced Bangkok Airways as the World’s Best Regional Airline and Best Regional Airline in Asia on June 20 during the Paris Air Show. Bangkok Airways was comm...

NCC courses on hospitality, tourism start at NHTTI

DHAKA: The eighteen-week-long National Certificate Course (NCC) courses on hospitality and tourism was inaugurated at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash on June 19 by Chairman Bangladesh Parjatan Corpo...

Qatar Airways celebrates success at Paris Air Show

DOHA: Qatar Airways is enjoying a week of success and celebration as Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti, met with France’s Minister for Transport, Élisabeth ...

Blake exchanges views with SCCI leaders

SYLHET: A views exchange meeting was held between the leaders of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, at Hotel Roseview in the city...

Malaysia Airlines organises agents briefing

DHAKA: Malaysia Airlines organised an agents briefing at Six Seasons Hotel in the city on June 20 to update them about the airline’s latest products and services over an Iftar. Chan Yoon Khee, Re...

SpiceJet places order for 40 new Boeing aircraft

DHAKA: The Indian private carrier - SpiceJet has confirmed purchase of 40 new 737 MAX 10 aircraft, which is is valued at US$4.7 billion, Twenty of the aircraft are brand new orders while the other 20 ...

Qatar Airways adjudged World’s Best Airline - 2017 by SKYTRAX

DHAKA: Qatar Airways has been adjudged World’s Best Airline-2017 by SKYTRAX. Voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey, the Doha based carrier has now won the ...

Skytrax names AirAsia as world's best low-cost carrier for 9th consecutive time

DHAKA: AirAsia has been named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the ninth time in a row at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The awards, known as the "Oscars of the aviation industry", was...

Emirates to launch third daily service to Brisbane

Dhaka: Emirates will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services. The direct service, to be operated on a B777...

Airbus reveals plans for new version of its double-decker jet-A380

DHAKA: European plane maker Airbus has revealed plans for making a new version of A-380. The new , to be known as “A380 plus” will feature a new cabin layout with space for approximately 80 extra ...

UNWTO condemns US travel restrictions on Cuba

Madrid: The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) expressed its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States administration to restore travel restrictions with...

Boeing launches B737 Max 10

Paris: Boeing has maintained the pressure on Airbus, its main rival, with the launch of the biggest version yet of the B737 short-haul jet. The world's largest commercial aircraft maker announced p...

OBE for Tommy Miah

LONDON: Chef and restaurateur Mohammad Ajman (Tommy) Miah has received an OBE for services to charity and to the hospitality industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. OBE stands for Officer of the M...

96 pages colorful Monitor Eid Digest is published.

Dhaka : 96 pages colorful Monitor Eid Digest is published. Get your copy from nearest News-stand or call 01714225136 Price Tk. 100 ...

Turkish Airlines hosts Iftar mahfil for trade partners, major clients

DHAKA: Turkish Airline hosted an Iftar Mahfil, followed by Dinner on June 14 at the Ball Room of the Westin Dhaka. A large number of trade partners and valued clients of the Airline attended the Mahfi...

Eid Vacation at Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View!

CHITTAGONG: Stressed from the rush of daily life and need to reconnect with your family? Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View has the perfect Eid vacation planned for those desperate to spend some qual...

Emirates hosts Iftar Mahfil for its top Agents

DHAKA: Khalid J. Hasan Emirates Area Manager in Bangladesh hosted an Iftar Mahfil, followed by Dinner for its top productive agents on June 13 at the Le’ Meridien Hotel, Dhaka. Representative fro...

Regent Airways extends supports to police officer for fearless services

Dhaka: Regent Airways has offered complimentary air tickets to Sub-Inspector Faruk Hossain of Gulshan police station for his fearless services in Holey Artisan incident on July 1 last year. He was the...

World's Largest cruise vessel sets sail for the first time

Dhaka: World's largest cruise ship - Symphony of the seas, belonging to Royal Caribbean started, sets it's sail for the very first time on June 10. This cruise ship is measuring about 230,000 tons ...

Jet Airways to offer one stop service to Mexico

Dhaka: Jet Airways has signed a new agreement that will allow Indian passengers to connect to Mexico. The Mumbai-based airline has penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aeromexico that wi...

Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars

Dhaka: Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE. The new fleet, featurin...

Emirates SkyCargo Commences Freighter Service to Luxembourg

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international cargo airline, has operated the first of its scheduled weekly freighter service to Luxembourg on 12 June 2017. Emirates SkyCargo’s freig...

IndiGo & SpiceJet announce special monsoon fares, starting INR 799

Dhaka: Indian private airlines - IndiGo and SpiceJet have announced monsoon special offers where you can book flight tickets for prices as low as Rs 799. IndiGo has announced a Sale across its netw...

FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar as planned FIFA chief

Dhaka: FIFA president Giovanni Infantino has said that he believes the ongoing diplomatic crisis between the Gulf states will not affect the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Infantino said he was confident...

Shahjalal Airport to have new Terminal by 2021

DHAKA: Hazrat Shahjalal Int. Airport, Dhaka to have a new Third Terminal by 2021. Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has signed an agreement with four consulting firms for the expansion of ...

One Bangladeshi, two Indians become millionaires at UAE raffle

Dhaka: One Bangladeshi and two Indians became millionaires in the UAE last week after emerging winners in separate raffle draws in the country. Jamal Hossain Bahar Habib Ullah Majumder from Banglad...

US-Bangla to introduce Boeing service in Dhaka- Cox’s Bazar route

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines, leading private sector carrier will operate Boeing 737-800 in the the Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar-Dhaka route , starting from June 27. The new service will replace one of the two ex...

Iran sending food supplies to Qatar

Dhaka: Iran is sending at least 100 tons of food supplies to Qatar by plane every day to Doha, following the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors. Shahrokh Noushabadi, the...

Gulf Air CEO Maher Salman steps down

Dhaka: Maher Salman Al Musallam, CEO of Gulf Air has resigned from his position, according to a statement released by the company. After serving as Deputy CEO since 2012, Musallam was named CEO onl...

Biman offers special fares during Eid holidays

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers special fares during the upcoming Eid-ul- Fitr festival. During the period from June 19 to 26 ,pssengers traveling to Dhaka from Rajshahi, Syedpur, Jessore,Bari...

Sylhet Chamber organizes Iftar mahfil

SYLHET : Khandker Shiper Ahmed, President, Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and others offering Munajat at an iftar mahfil, organized by the chamber at the Amanullah Convention Center in...

Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View hosts iftar party for unprivileged children

CHITTAGONG: Robin Edwards, General Manager and Brigadier General Humayun Bakht (Retd), Managing Director of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View exchanging greetings with the children at an iftar party, h...

US continues to illegally subsidise Boeing: WTO

Brussels: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on June 9 found that the United States has continued to illegally subsidise aircraft manufacturer Boeing, causing significant harm to its European competit...

Qantas to host 74th IATA AGM in Sydney

Cancun: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qantas will host the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The event will attract the top lea...

Radisson Blu Dhaka management team takes Iftar with underprivileged children

Dhaka: On June 8, Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden's management organised an iftar gathering with 80 underprivileged children supported by A Free School - an organisation which provides free education ...

Qatar Airways signs corporate deal with the University of Dhaka

Dhaka: Qatar Airways has signed a corporate deal with the University of Dhaka at a simple ceremony on Wednesday at the Vice-chancellor’s office. The Agreement was signed by Prof. Kamal Uddin, Treasu...

Fly NOVOAIR to Jessore, Saidpur during Eid for Tk 2017

Dhaka: On the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, NOVOAIR is offering special discounts for two domestic routes to their passengers. The airline also announced additional flights in three domestic routes. ...

US- Bangla Airlines announces additional flights before and after Eid

DHAKA: Leading private sector carrier, US-Bangla Airlines to meet up the increased pssengers’ demand , announces 30 additional domestic services, starting from June 15, before holy Eid-ul- Fitr fes...

Biman offers special fare during Ramadan

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is offering discounted fares for both economy and business class travel in the the domestic sector. The offer remains valid until June 18, 2017. Economy class fares...

SIA signs Buckingham Palace Declaration

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce’s Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildli...

Maersk unable to ship Qatar bound cargo from UAE

London: Maersk can no longer transport goods in or out of Qatar after Arab countries imposed restrictions on trade with the tiny Gulf state and the company is looking at alternative shipping routes. ...

Goh new Chairman of IATA BoG

Cancun: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-...

IATA chief calls on countries to restore Qatar air links

Cancun: The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday urged Gulf countries that have cut ties with Qatar to restore air links with the country, warning of major travel disr...

Qatar Airways flights grounded as four nations close airspace

Dhaka: Dozens of flights, mostly of Qatar Airways, were grounded across the region on Tuesday Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft...

Vinay Dube appointed CEO of Jet Airways

Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, on May 31 announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dube's appointment was approved b...

LankaBangla appoints Shahriar as the Managing Director

Dhaka: Khwaja Shahriar has been appointed as the Managing Director of LankaBangla Finance Limited. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Deputy Managing Director of the company. Shahriar...

Saudi Arab & UAE airlines suspend all flights to and from Qatar

DUBAI: Most of the major airlines on the Arabian Peninsula have announced they will stop flying to Qatar as the Gulf crisis deepens. All Qatari airlines have been banned from Saudi airspace. The Ki...

Emirates begins services to Croatia

Dhaka: Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb on June 1, to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board...

Saudia halts flights to Doha

DOHA: Saudi Arabian Airlines in a twitter post today afternoon announces its decision to suspend flights to Doha, without giving any reasons. Saudia becomes the 4th airline after Etihad, Emirates a...

BD national budget 2017-18 made air travel costlier

Dhaka: Air travel from Bangladesh to various countries in the world except SAARC region is going to be costlier, as per proposal in the national budget 2017-18. The budget has proposed tax hike on ...

Emirates follows Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

UAE: Diplomatic rift between Gulf Arab states with Qatar deepens further with Emirates’ decision to suspend flights to and from Qatar.The Dubai-based airline said on its website today that flights w...

Etihad to suspend flights to, from Qatar from Tuesday

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways said it will suspend all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning until further notice. The last flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha will depart at ...

PATA reaffirms support to Paris accord on climate change

BANGKOK: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has reasserted its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris...

Emirates unique environment friendly aircraft cleaning technique

Dubai: Emirates uses the environment friendly ‘aircraft drywash’ technique to clean its aircraft ,that has enabled the airline to save millions of litres of water every year a. As indicated by the...

India to introduce land port entry visa

Brahmanbaria: India will introduce land port entry visas to Bangladeshis, said Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, on June 3. He said this while talking to reporters on ...

Sriwijaya Air to connect Dhaka – Jakarta

Dhaka: Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesia Airline, based in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta will start its operations to Dhaka by later part of this month. This has been stated by one of the sp...

IATA launches RampVR, first virtual reality training tool for ground operations

Bangkok: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Hand...

Sonargaon Hotel hosts Iftar party for unprivileged children

Dhaka: Leading five star property-Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel hosted an Iftar party for the unprivileged children of the city on Monday May 31, 2017 at its Grand Ballroom. More than five hundred child...

MAS to upgrade reservation system

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has invested in a new passenger reservations system and will upgrade systems during the weekend of June 10. This new technology will enable the airline to meet pa...

US-Bangla offers ‘Fly and Stay Free’ in Bangkok

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private sector airlines of the country, has extended “Fly and Stay Free” in Bangkok offering to explore the Thai capital, Travel together and get o...

British Airways cancels all its flights, following a serious IT glitch

Dhaka: In an unprecented move, British Airways has canceled all its flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure causing serious dislocation of travel plans of ...

Sadique Ahsan joins Marino Royal Hotel as General Manager

Dhaka: Renowned hotelier Sadique Ahsan has joined Marino Royal Hotel in Uttara as its General Manager. Marino Royal is part of Marino Hotel Group, which also runs Marino Uttara and Marino Banani, know...

Tourism in the United States registers 11 pc decline

New York: Tourism in the United States has dropped 11 percent since October last year, according to a new study released by Foursquare’s CEO Jeff Glueck. The company used real-time data to track ...

Prems Collections starts its journey

‘Dhaka: “Prem’s Collections” opened its doors in the city on May 25 to reach modern, tasteful and varied lifestyle products to the doorsteps of the consumers. Tofail Ahmed, Minister for Com...

PATA recognizes individuals for responsible development of Tourism

Negombo, Sri Lanka: The Pacific Asia Travel Association has recognized a number of individuals for their significant contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia...

Largest new airport project in Istanbul annouced by Turkish government

Dhaka: Turkish government has announced a brand new airport in Istanbul, set for completion in October 2018. Upon opening, all scheduled flights flying into and out of Istanbul Atatürk Airport wil...

Singapore Airlines becomes first Asian carrier to offer TSA Pre-Check

Singapore: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have partnered to offer customers travelling from US airports expedited security screening procedures under the...

Fearing fresh attack, UK government shuts down tourist spots

London: Some of the most popular tourist attractions in London had been shut down on Wednesday after the U.K. cautioned against another terrorist attack. Several members of the military had also been ...

Jet Airways to introduce third daily flight between Mumbai- London Heathrow

Mumbai: Indian Private Airline Jet Airways on Wednesday announced the introduction of its third daily non-stop flight to London Heathrow from Mumbai, with effect from October this year. The new fli...

Emirates to fly all A380 services to Beijing and Shanghai

Dhaka: Emirates will provide an all-A380 service to Beijing and Shanghai, when the second daily flights to both the destinations will be operated by the super jumbo Boeing from July 1, replacing the c...

Shiper Ahmed new President of Sylhet Chamber

SYLHET: Khondker Shiper Ahmed has been elected as the new president of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for the next term ( 2017-19). Renowned businessman Shiper is also the Sylhet Repre...

Mosaddique to serve Biman for second term

Dhaka: The appointment of AM Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, has been renewed for a further period of one year. His term was scheduled to have ended this mont...

United States likely to lose $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures In 2017

New York: There was a loss of $185 million in business travel bookings in one week following Brexit and then the Trump Administration’s first travel ban. . It was followed by a second travel ban, wh...

Langkawi to host PATA Travel Mart 2018

Negombo: Langkawi island of Malaysia is to host Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2018 . Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of the Association announced this on May 21, during the PATA Annual Summi...

Cathay Pacific to shed 600 jobs

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways on Monday said it's laying off about 600 staff at its head office in Hong Kong, against the backdrop of fierce competition from the low cost airlines. Nearly a third ...

India reduces GST on air travel by 1pc in Economy class from July 1

New Delhi: Indian government has decided to reduce GST on conomy class air travel by 1 pc, with effect from July 1, 2017 . Passengers will now pay 5 pc GST, instead of 6pc paid earlier. However, fo...

India hotels doomed by huge tax hike

India: The hospitality industry in India is perturbed and irked by a 28 percent tax to be imposed under the Good and Services Tax (GST) on hotels, where the tariff is above Rs 5,000. This will hurt...

EBL Cardholders to get interest- free installments on Biman’s fare

Dhaka: M. Nazeem A. Choudhury, Head of Consumer Banking of Eastern Bank Ltd ( EBL) and Mohd. Ali Ahsan, Director of Marketing and Sales, Biman Bangladesh Airlines exchange deeds in Dhaka recently. EBL...

Saudi Arabia announces first female to lead an airport

Riyadh: The board at Dammam Airports Company has named Hind al Zahid to lead the company as Executive Director this week. Her appointment makes her the most senior female aviation executive in the reg...

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers sumptuous Iftar experience

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, an iconic destination for business and leisure travellers, is offering a sumptuous Iftar experience to celebrate this year's Holy month of Ramadan. Embark on a g...

Biodiversity conservation can ensure sustainable tourism

Dhaka: Biodiversity conservation and blue economy can ensure sustainable tourism development. Istiaque Ahmad, Secretary, Ministry of Environment of Forests (MoEF), said this while addressing a worksho...

Regent Airways spreads wings to Doha

Dhaka: Country's one of the private sector carrier Regent Airways has added Doha, capital city of Qatar in their international network. Doha is Airline’s second destination in the Middle East, after...

Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017 launched

Dhaka: Country’s premier culinary talent hunts competition and popular TV Reality Show ‘Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017’ has been launched, inviting entries from the intereste...

UNWTO to help Bangladesh implement capacity building programmes

Chittagong: In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9 per cent more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gat...

Emirates’ signature Iftar service for Ramadan

Dhaka: Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on May 27 to coincide with the start of the holy month. These special meals will be available to passeng...

NOVOAIR offers EMI based holiday Package for Cox’s Bazar.

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a leading private sector airline offers holiday packages for Cox’s Bazar, for which customers will be allowed to pay in 6 Equal Monthly Installments ( EMI ). The EMI will be as low a...

FSIBL Donates Taka 5 Crore to PMs Trusts

Dhaka: Alhaj Mohammed Abdul Maleque, Vice-Chairman and Syed Waseque Md. Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited(FSIBL) handing over cheques for Tk. 5 crore, to the Prime Minister ...

EBL donates Tk 4 crore to PM’s Trust and Foundation

Dhaka: M. Ghaziul Haque, Chairman of Eastern Bank Ltd ( EBL), and Mir Nasir Hossain, Director of the bank, handing over cheques for Tk. four crore to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a simple ceremony ...

Baby born on Emirates flight

Dubai: A woman passenger gave birth to a child on a Paris-bound Emirates A380 flight on Friday, May 12, confirmed the Airline’s Spokesperson on Sunday. The flight EK075 took off from Dubai Intern...

Dhaka Regency celebrates Mothers Day

Dhaka:Shahid Hamid FIH, Executive Director of Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort cutting a cake with women colleagues of the hotel in celebration of Mother’s day, today, May 14. ...

PATA Bangladesh Chapter honours 15 industry heroes and organisations

Dhaka: Fifteen travel, tourism, aviation, media and hospitality industry heroes and organisations of the country were honoured at PATA Night , hosted by PATA Bangladesh Chapter at Dhaka Regency Hotel ...

NOVOAIR BPGA Cup golf tournament winners awarded

Dhaka: The prize giving ceremony of the “NOVOAIR BPGA Cup 2017” golf tournament was held at Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka recently. Bangladesh Professional Golfers Association (BPGA), organised the f...

Biman offers special fare to Bangkok

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines announces an all inclusive return fare to Bangkok, which starts from Tk. 20,060. Besides, Passengers will be offered 30 kg and 40 kg baggage allowance in economy an...

Emirates third daily Service to Brisbane from Dec 1

Dhaka: Emirates announced that it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017.The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First...

Singapore Airlines invests more than SG$ 100 m in Vistara

Singapore: Singapore Airlines has invested more than SG $100 million in Indian carrier Vistara, twice the amount initially planned, reports a local daily. The airline is 'encouraged' by Vistara's p...

Uber grows double digits in Dhaka, the fastest in Asia

Dhaka: Uber, the ride sharing app, is growing in Dhaka by double digits both on driver and rider side, over the last five months. And it’s the fastest growth for any city in Asia. Uber was launch...

Air India to launch nonstop flight between Delhi, Los Angeles from September

NEW DELHI:. Air India is planning to launch a nonstop flight from New Delhi to Los Angeles from September. The move following a huge success of its San Francisco nonstop with people lapping up this di...

Emirates Group Posts US$ 670 million Profit for 2016-17

Dhaka: The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates Airline and dnata and their susididiaries, today May, 11 announced its 29th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion, despite a turbulent...

Honour for Kamrul Islam

Dhaka: Md Kamrul Islam, Deputy General Manager, Public Relations, US-Bangla Airlines, has been awarded crest of honour by Swadhinata Sangsad for his contributions to country’s aviation sector in the...

First-ever UNWTO event in Bangladesh May 15

Dhaka: Bangladesh is going to hold the first-ever annual event of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) this month considering it as notable global recognition on tourism potential ...

EBL SKYLOUNGE at Chittagong Int’l Airport

Chittagong:The well acclaimed EBL SKYLOUNGE service is now available at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city of Chittagong. Md. Showkat Ali Chowdhury, Director, Eastern Bank ltd (EBL)...

Captain Ishtiaque elected Regional EVP of IFALPA

Dhaka: Captain Ishtiaque Hossain, a Commander of Boeing 777 in Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been elected as the Executive Vice President of International Federation of Airline Pilots Association ( IF...

Qatar Airways takes over Emirates’ as Sponsor of FIFA World Cup through 2022

Dhaka: FIFA has signed with Qatar Airways as a sponsor through 2022 when the World Cup is staged in the Gulf nation.The airline is filling the sponsorship category, vacated by Dubai-based carrier Emir...

Indian visitors to US spends over $13 billion in US in 2016

New Delhi: Indian visitors to the United States have spent more than US $13 million last year according to a US report in the travel and tourism sector. An official of the US embassy in New Delhi has ...

US-Bangla launches flight to Bangkok

Dhaka: Leading private sector airline of the country, US-Bangla Airlines has further extended their international network with the launch of flight to Thai capital Bangkok from May 3. Initially flight...

Malaysia Airline to launch A380 pilgrimage unit

Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines is to launch a A380 pilgrimage subsidiary, but still needed to figure out reconfiguration costs with Airbus, airline CEO, Peter Bellew said on May 5. The Malaysia Airline c...

Emirates and EBL sign a partnership deal

Dhaka: Emirates airline partnered with Bangladesh’s leading new generation financial institution, Eastern Bank Ltd, (EBL), to offer an exclusive rate on flight tickets for EBL VISA, MasterCard credi...

Turkish Airlines to provide laptops to Business class passengers

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines on May 6, said it would offer laptops to business-class passengers, following ban by Britain and the United States on carrying large electronic devices on board from certain co...

Diamond World’s Dhanmondi, Mirpur outlets celebrate anniversary

Dhaka: The Dhanmondi and Mirpur outlets of Diamond World celebrated their second and third anniversary respectively on April 4. Dilip Kumar Agarwala, Director, FBCCI, Managing Director, Diamond Wor...

PIA to suspend its flight between Karachi-Mumbai

Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) hinted that it may suspend its Mumbai-Karachi flight with effect from May 11, against the back drop of the growing tensions between India and Pakistan. Sou...

Chinas C919 passenger jet successfully completes its maiden flight

Shanghai: The first large Chinese-made passenger jet took on its maiden flight on Friday, May 5 after 2.00 pm from Pudong international airport in the commercial hub Shanghai amid cheers by thousands ...

HSIA cleaners honoured for their honesty

Dhaka: Md Nazibur Rahman, Senior Secretary, Internal Resources Department and Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR) honoured cleaners Abdul Qader and Almas Hossain on April 3 with crests and certi...

Severe turbulence with Aeroflot flight to Bangkok leaves 27 passengers seriously injured

Bangkok: At least 27 people - including three babies - suffered major injuries including suspected broken bones in the carnage, which happened with an Aeroflot flight, en route to Bangkok from Moscow....

Emirates SkyCargo’s Rosie touches down in Barcelona for The ‘Day of the Rose’

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter aircraft A6-EFL, also nicknamed Rosie because of her rose decal, made a special appearance in Barcelona on the occasion of ‘The Day of the Rose’. The Catalan...

NOVOAIR- BPGA Cup professional golf tournament kicks off

Dhaka, April 30: Afour-day NOVOAIR- BPGA Cup professional golf tournament begins at the Dhaka’s Kurmitola Golf Club on this morning. The tournament organized by Bangladesh Professional Golfers Asso...

Man taken off aircraft for wanting to use toilet

Milwaukee: A man was taken off from a Delta Air Lines flight after he insisted on going to the bathroom as the plane awaited takeoff. A video emerged of the April 18 incident aboard a Milwaukee-bou...

Asian Tourism to represent Bangladesh Monitor in Chittagong

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Monitor has appointed the Asian Tourism Int’l (ATI), a leading tourism service provider as their representative for the Chittagong region. It is the second representative offic...

Commerce Minister urges MoCAT and CAAB to upgrade facilities at HSJIA

Dhaka: Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed, MP urged upon the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to seriously look into upgrading the facilities and ser...

EBL declares 20% Cash and 5% Stock Dividend at the 25th AGM

Dhaka: The 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) Shareholders was held today, Thursday 27 April, 2017 at Spectra Convention Centre Limited (SCCL), Gulshan-1 in the city. M...

Radisson Chittagong offers 2 days Cash Deal for Port Expo 2017

Chittagong: Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View, the only premier luxury five star business hotel in the port city, has launched an exclusive offers only for the Port Expo 2017. “Port Expo Banglades...

Ahsan Babu promoted as DSM of Biman

Dhaka: Md. Ali Ahsan Babu has been promoted to the position of Director Sales and Marketing (DSM) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with immediate effect. Prior to this, he was serving as in-charge in the ...

Qatar Airways to launch 26 new destinations in a year

Dhaka: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has announced plans for start flying to 26 new destinations this financial year and this, he described as a record, for any carrier in the world. The Doha-ba...

Emirates Wins Best Airline Worldwide at the 2017 Business Traveller Awards

Dhaka: Emirates won four accolades including Best Airline Worldwide at the ‎Business Traveller Middle East 2017 Awards held on April 23. At a ceremony attended by key travel industry executives, ...

DAM receives AGFUND International Prize

Geneva: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has been awarded with the 2015 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) Prize for its outstanding contribution in the field of Alleviation of Unemployment among...

Queen Elizabeth does not need a passport to travel

London: Queen Elizabeth of England is a globe totter. In her lifetime she has travelled all over the world. But she has no passport, as she does not need one to travel. Yes, that’s right, her Maj...

Malindo Air obtains IATA membership

Kuala Lumpur: Malindo Air, recent winner of CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, celebrated another new milestone as the airline received its International Air Transportation Assoc...

Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2017 begins in city

Dhaka: The largest International travel event of Bangladesh titled “Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2017” was inaugurated at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC), on April 2...

Fly to Coxs Bazar at Tk 4,000

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is offering attractive special offer to Cox’s Bazar. Fares start from Tk 4,000 per person. To avail this special offer minimum four persons must to travel together, bookings must be m...

Virgin Trains becomes partner of Int’l Indian Chef of the Year competition

London: Virgin Trains has announced it will partner with the International Indian Chef of the Year Award, which is now in its 16th year. The award, which celebrates the cuisine of India and is open to...

United boots man, fiancée from flight en route to their wedding

Houston: A Utah couple said they were booted Saturday from a Houston flight bound for Costa Rica, where they’re getting married, after they changed seats without permission, in the latest public rel...

Biman’s special offer during BBTTF

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will offer 20 percent discount on six international routes during the three-day international tourism fair titled "Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair (BBTTF)" sc...

Biman signs agreement with a multinational software company

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has signed an agreement with the German based multinational software company `Everjobs’. Director Administration of Biman Md. Mominul Islam and Country Manager of Ev...

Sri Lanka will host PATA Annual Summit 2017 next month

Colombo: Sri Lanka is hosting the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit 2017 which includes the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium from May18-21. The four-day e...

Kingfisher’s Mallya arrested in London

New Delhi: Business tycoon Vijay Mallya, accused of defaulting on loans worth crores, has been arrested in London and will be produced in a metropolitan court today, according to NDTV. India had in...

India liberalises medical visa rules for Bangladeshis

Dhaka: India has liberalised rules for medical visas for Bangladeshis in an effort to further strengthen people-to-people ties between the two countries. From now on, Bangladesh nationals visiting ...

SIA passengers can now get free digital magazines

Singapore: Passengers using the Singapore Airlines mobile app can now get free digital magazines on their device. Powered by SITA DigitalMedia using Adaptive technology, the new feature is available o...

B737 Max 9 completes first test flight

Renton: The Boeing B737 Max 9 completed its first flight on April 13. The first 737 Max 9 flight marks the beginning of a comprehensive flight-test programme that will ultimately lead to certification...

Airbus’ BelugaXL sections arrive in Toulouse

Toulouse: The first large sections of Airbus’ next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse, France following a five-ni...

71 Alliance factories complete Corrective Action Plans

Dhaka: Seventy-one 71 Alliance factories have substantially completed their Corrective Action Plans—and we expect this number to more than double within the next few months. In addition, 73 per c...

PATA Responsible Tourism Confce, Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain

Bangkok: The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently ...

Global air transport industry continues on successful path

New York: The global air transport industry continues on its successful path, marked by strong growth especially in certain emerging markets, and healthy consolidation in more mature regions. While ai...

NOVOAIR’s special offer for the Boishakh

Dhaka: Leading private sector airline NOVOAIR in observance of Bengali New Year has announced 12 per cent discount for its frequent flyer program -SMILES members on its domestic routes for the entire ...

Emirates named Best Airline in the World

Dhaka: Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. In addition to that the airline won 4 other awards including...

Sonargaon Hotel brings the complete flavor of Bengali New Year

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, has undertaken elaborate programme for a celebration of Pohela Boishakh – the Bengali new year. The new year programme features Boishakhi Mela, traditional Ben...

Amari Dhakas colourful Pohela Boishakh arrangement

Dhaka: City’s one of the star property Amari Dhaka is all set to greet the Bengali New Year in a complete traditional style. A bustling hub of activities buzzing with entertainment along with biosco...

Dusit Intl expands global footprint with first hotel in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, is set to expand its global footprint once again with the opening of DusitPrincess Dhaka, the company's...

US-Bangla Airlines celebrates 1,000 days

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, leading private sector carrier of the country celebrates 1,000 days of successful operations today, April 11, 2017 In a message on the occasion Mohammad Abdullah Al – M...

UAE airports forecast 6.3pc passenger growth this year

Dubai: The UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3 per cent, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), despite...

Bimans special Boishakhi offer

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has announced special fares to select domestic destinations on the upcoming Bangla new year for a period up to April 30, 2017. All inclusive fares from Dhaka to Sye...

Emirates to Provide Special Privileges to GP STAR Customers

Dhaka: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, joins hands with Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone operator, Grameenphone, to bring special offers for GP STAR customers. Khalid J. H...

Filipino shrine to courage will be a tourism zone

Philippines : The historic Mount Samat National Shrine of Valor in this town will be converted into a tourism enterprise zone, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) announce...

Tourists on e-Visa can now stay in India for up to two months

NEW DELHI: India’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that foreign tourists visiting India on the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) will now be entitled to stay in the country for up to two months and enjoy doubl...

Laptop ban will send militants to other airports: Akbar Al Baker

DUBLIN: Militants would be able to get around a ban on carrying large electronic items into the cabins of planes bound for the United States by travelling from cities not impacted by the ban, Qata...

US-Bangla Airlines flies to Bangkok from May 3

Dhaka: The leading private sector carrier of the country US-Bangla Airlines expands its international network with the introduction of four weekly flights to Bangkok from May 3. Flight in the Chittago...

Singapore Airlines signs corporate Agreement with University of Dhaka

Bangladesh: Singapore Airlines has signed a corporate Agreement with the University of Dhaka on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the office of Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Treasurer, Univers...

Faeez named 2017 PATA Face of the Future

Bangkok: Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and co-founder of the travel booking engine Tripfez, was on March 30 named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism...

Dhaka Travel Mart concludes with transactions over taka fifty million

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airways Dhaka Travel Mart-2017 concluded on April 1 welcoming 15,000 plus visitors and transacting about Tk. 50 million worth services and products. During the fair, airlines and t...

Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View appoints Farhan as Asst. Director, Sales & Marketing

Chittagong:Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View has appointed Farhanul K. Chowdhury (Farhan), as Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing. Farhan has over 12 years’ experience in Core Sales & Ma...

Three-day International Tourism fair kicks off in the Capital

Dhaka: March 30, 2017 - A three day international tourism fair under the style US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2017 begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel today. Rashed Khan Meno...

Le Meridien Dhaka to hold Arabic Food Fiesta

Dhaka: Le Royal, the loyalty programme of Le Méridien Dhaka, will hold Arabic Food Fiesta, curated by Chef Monir and the Chefs of the World, from March 30 to April 6, 2017. ...

Fly Kolkata at BDT 2,777 per month

Dhaka : NOVOAIR is offering attractive Holiday Package for Kolkata starting from at Tk. 2,777 and Cox’s Bazar at Tk. 1,999 per month per person on EMI facilities on Dhaka Travel Mart-2017. NOVOAIR a...

US-Bangla Airlines attractive offers at Dhaka Travel Mart 2017

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the Title Sponsor of Dhaka Travel Mart-2017 (DTM-2017), is offering 15 percent discount on its fares on all local and international routes of the airline. Tour packages w...

Three new A380 destinations, three continents, one day

Dhaka: Emirates on March 26 celebrated the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same...

Qatar Airways plans to buy 100 aircraft to launch an airline in India

Doha: Qatar Airways plans to order 100 new aircraft before end of 2017 to launch a new airline in India. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker on March 28, also said the company plans o...

Biman offers 20% discount during Dhaka Travel Mart - 2017

Dhaka: National Carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will offer 20% off on economy class airfares on six international routes of their network, for visitors of the international tourism fair – Dhaka Tr...

International Tourism fair begins in the Capital on March 30

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair under the style US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2017 will begin at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Thursday, March 30. Rashed Khan M...

Colourful Pohela Boishakh at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: On this April 14, Boishakhi colors will adorn Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden where the hotel will celebrate the joyous occasion of Pohela Boishakh!! The hotel will be a backdrop of glimmeri...

Dhaka Regency is on verge of Celebrating Bengali New Year 1424

Dhaka: In celebration of the biggest Bangla festivity “Pahela Boishakh 1424”, Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort has arranged an array of opportunities to celebrate the Bengali New Year with feast and...

Amari Dhaka celebrates Earth Hour 2017

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka, as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) took part on March 25 between 8:30 to 9.30 pm in Earth Hour - the world’s largest global climate change event. Earth Hour’s...

The Westin Dhaka goes dark to shine a light on climate action

Dhaka: The Westin Dhaka went dark to shine a light on climate action with Earth Hour 2017. The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on March 25 at 8:30 p.m. local ...

NOVOAIR will fly daily to Kolkata

Dhaka: Country's one of the leading private sctor airlines NOVOAIR will operate daily flight between Dhaka and Kolkata from April 1, 2017 . The Airline also plans to reschedule flight timing on the ro...

Airline introduces Laptop and Tablet Handling service for US flights

Dhaka: Emirates introduce complimentary Laptop and Tablet Handling service to beat the electronics carry-on ban by US. This will enable passengers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just be...

Le Meridien Dhaka offers 26pc discount on March 26

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka, which infuses local flavours with global taste, is inviting its guests to celebrate The Independence Day with 26 per cent discount on Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Latest R...

Cathay Pacific to shed 30% of HQ manpower

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific will cut up to 30% of its administrative staff as it begins a streamlining exercise aimed at improving its overall cost-base as well as corporate agility. Hong Kong-based ...

US imposes ban on carrying computers & I-Pads on board airlines of several Muslim countries

Washington, DC: Starting from Tuesday March 21 United States has barred passengers on flights originating in several Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device larger than a cellpho...

Emirates kicks off International Day of Happiness with simple surprises

Dhaka: Emirates marked International Day of Happiness yesterday, March 20 with small surprises for its customers and employees to spread a little extra joy to their daily lives. Across its boarding ga...

US-Bangla Airlines will start operations to Bangkok on May 3

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, the country’s leading premium airline, will start operations to its sixth international destination Bangkok on May 3. Initially four flights will be operated to Bangkok...

Maliha Quadir one of Young Global Leaders of 2017 from South Asia

Dhaka: Maliha M. Quadir, Founding Managing Director, Shohoj Limited, has been recognised by World Economic Forum as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2017 from South Asia, whose startup Shohoz.com ha...

EBL hosts Women Banking Customers meet

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) organized an event on Empowering Women through Banking and Customer Meet Program for its Women Banking Customers, held today, March 19, at its ZN Tower Office at Guls...

IATA Cargo Handling Manual launched

Abu Dhabi: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo h...

Speakers suggest making Pohela Boishakh Festival a tourism product

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Monitor organised an open discussion programme on Pohela Boishakh preparations at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel today, March 18. Representatives from over twenty organisations,...

BA owner launches LEVEL

London: International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching LEVEL - a new low cost longhaul airline brand that will take to the skies in June 2017 with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco...

MENA expected to receive 195 million intl tourists by 2030

Dhaka: UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market will be held on April 24 in the Dubai World Trade Centre of United Arab Emirates. The Forum, an official event of the Internationa...

Iran Air inducts its first A330-200

Dhaka: Iran Air has inducted a new A330-200, the first of 45 A330 Family on order. The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a f...

Thai Smiles starts Chittagong flights on Mar 26

Chittagong: Thai Airways is coming back to Chittagong again. Thai Smile Airways, sister concern of Thai Airways International, will be serving Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport from March 26. ...

Emirates Celebrates 30 Years of operations in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is celebrating 30 years of connecting Bangladesh to the world. To mark the milestone, the airline hosted a reception attended by local medi...

Emirates Touches Down in Newark via Athens

Dhaka: Emirates commenced daily passenger service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Dubai International Airport, via Athens International Airport on March 12. Newark becomes Emirates...

NOVOAIR signs agreement with NHTTI

Dhaka: Parvez Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal, National Hotel and Tourism Institute (NHTTI) and AKM Mahfujul Alam, Marketing and Sales Manager of NOVOAIR exchanging documents after signing a deal at the NH...

Taste of Australia at Radisson Blu Dhaka from March 17

Dhaka: The premium hospitality property in the city will Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka will host a food festival “Taste of Australia” from March 17 to 26 at their Water Garden Brasserie Restaur...

US-Bangla launches Pick and Drop Service for Business Class passengers

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, in a first in the aviation history of the country, has introduced Pick and Drop Service for the airline’s Business Class passengers. The airline is extending the servic...

Around the World In 90 Days

Dhaka: Celebrating the rich intercultural diversity, the “Around the World In 90 Days” Food Festival invites you to join us at the Xchange for 90 days from 1st of March 2017. Come enjoy delicio...

Qatar Airways plans to launch a fully owned Airline in India

Dhaka: Qatar Airways on March 8, announced to launch a fully owned airline in India with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, said its Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker This will be the first airline ventur...

Dubai implements new baggage rules

Dubai: Dubai Airports is now accepting bags only with flat surfaces, according to new Baggage Rules implemented on March 8. In a statement, Dubai Airports authority said, “The new rule will see b...

Biman gets Mominul Islam as new Director Admin

Dhaka: Mominul Islam has been appointed as the Director Admin (Acting) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. He has been serving as the General Manager in the same department since 2011. Islam joined the B...

NHTTI Organises Food Safety and Hygiene Carnival

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) organised a Food safety and Hygiene Carnival at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash in the city on February 7, A total of 104 trainees fro...

An all women crew flight by Biman on the womens day

Dhaka: To celebrate the international women’s day the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate a special flight from Dhaka to Sylhet. Flight BG 603 with a Boeing 737-800 will solely be ...

Women make up to 44% of Emirates’ workforce

Dhaka: Emirates is giving centre stage to its women employees on the International Women’s Day. Women make up close to 44% of the airline’s workforce and have been an integral part of the success ...

Thai Airways waives ticket change surcharge

Bangkok: Thai Airways has issued a waiver on the ticket change surcharge and arranged for staff to assist passengers connecting to flights at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport's ...

Le Meridien Dhaka offers 20pc discount on International Womens Day

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 to honour the pride and achievements of women globally. As a global brand, Le Méridien Dhaka, salutes the contribution of w...

Asian Fusion Food Court

Dhaka: The Asian Fusion food court is a unique combination of cuisines offering a new, tantalizing experience of diversity from the Far Eastern Region – the style and delicacy of Thai and Japanese c...

Spring Dream Deals up to 30% off!

Chittagong: Save up to 30% off retail rate on your next stay in Chittagong! Gather your family or friends and prepare for a show-stopping getaway to the Port City Chittagong and enjoy this Best Ava...

Third Boeing B737-800 of US-Bangla Airlines arrives

Dhaka: The third Boeing B737-800 of US-Bangla Airlines arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on March 1. The joining of the 164-seat aircraft including eight in Business Class to its fleet...

Tourists in India get free SIM cards

New Delhi: Indian Tourism Ministry is offering free SIM cards for tourists’ upon their arrival in India on an e-visa. India took this tourist-friendly innitiative when the Ministry of Tourism, al...

Tourism industry in Oman set to receive investments of $1.17 billion by 2026

Dhaka: Investment in Oman’s tourism sector set to hit $1.17 billion by 2026, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).The total contribution of travel and tourism in the sultanate is...

SriLankan inducts Airbus A320neo to its fleet

Colombo: SriLankan Airlines has inducted the first of its latest Airbus aircraft on February 27. This will help enhance its exceptional service standards for passengers and serve to align its fleet to...

Emirates to Unveil Enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge at ITB Berlin

Dhaka: Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin ...

Emirates to Offer Services to Phnom Penh

Dhaka: Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July 1 this year, subject to Govt. approval with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration. Outb...

Spicejet starts Dhaka-Kolkata flights from March 23

Dhaka: Spicejet, a low cost carrier of India, will start Dhaka-Kolkata flights from March 23. The airline is offering introductory fare of Tk 4325 one way, all inclusive. The airline will operat...

Seven passengers flown standing on board a PIA flight

Dhaka: Seven passengers flown a PIA flight from Karachi to Medina on January 20, standing all the way, as the 409 capacity aircraft was overbooked by seven passengers. In a serious breach of safety...

Southwest Airlines makes emergency landing as unusal odor engulfed aircraft

Dhaka: A Southwest Airlines, on its way from Denver to Chicago, Midway Airport, had to make an emergency landing following an ‘unusual odor’ had been spread inside the cabin on February 23. The...

Five major airlines accused of violating passengers right

Passenger flight schedule Dhaka: The five major international airlines have been accused of violating the consumer law of EU by not paying almost 200,000 passengers, their rightful compensation, which...

Lonely Planets Best Business Hotel 2017 award for Le Meridien Dhaka

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka has won Lonely Planet Travel & Lifestyle Leadership Awards 2017 in the category of “Best Business Hotel” on February 14. The globally renowned travel magazine “Lone...

Tibet eyes 25 million tourists in 2017

Dhaka: Tibet expects to welcome more than 25 million tourists this year, approximately 9% more than it received in 2016. The region’s Tourism administration revealed the target this week, along w...

Emirates Awards Return Air Tickets to Raffle Draw Winners at Rotary Dist. Conference

Dhaka: Rafiqul Islam, Emirates’ Finance and Administration Manager in Bangladesh, handing over a return Economy Class ticket to the raffle draw winners at the two-day Rotary International District 3...

Kuwait Airways increases flights to Dhaka

Dhaka: Kuwait Airways has increased frequencies to and from Dhaka from daily flights to nine flights a week with effect from February 18 to take advantage of the strong demand for outbound travel to K...

National Certificate Courses on six tourism, hospitality subjects start at NHTTI

Dhaka: Eighteen-week-long National Certificate Courses on six tourism and hospitality subjects started at National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC)...

Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after suspicious note found in toilet

Istanbul: A Turkish Airlines flight, bound for Toronto from Istanbul, had to be evacuated on February 18, after a suspicious note was found in one of its toilets. One of the cabin crew found the wo...

Havas becomes Robi’s media agency

Dhaka: Havas Media Bangladesh has become the media agency for the country’s leading mobile phone operator, Robi. This was announced at a press conference at The Westin Dhaka on February 18. Mahta...

Lifetime Achievement award for Hakim Ali

Chittagong: HM Hakim Ali, a pioneer in tourism and hospitality sector in Bangladesh, has been honoured with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Un...

Special Indian visa camp held at Dhaka cantonment

Dhaka: Indian High Commission here organised on December 18 a special visa camp for family members of serving and retired Armed Forces personnel at Sena Malancha of Dhaka Cantonment. The visa camp ...

Biman organises workshop on Aviation Reporting

Dhaka: National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines organized a day long workshop on “Aviation reporting with emphasis on Biman operations” on February 16 at Bangladesh Airlines Training Centre (BAT...

Le Meridien Dhaka to showcase Bengali food on Ekushey

Dhaka: Le Meridien Dhaka will join to celebrate the International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2017. On this occasion, the hotel will showcase traditional Bengali food at “Latest Recipe”...

Tourism has turned into a social movement, says Menon

Dhaka: Tourism has turned into a social movement. Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, said this while addressing a press conference at Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) office in ...

Tourism growth has to be socially, environmentally sustainable

Dhaka: Tourism is starting to emerge as an industry in the country, but still there is lot to be done to claim our rightful share of (international) tourists. And this tourism growth has to be economi...

Cabinet okays death penalty for barring flight operation

Dhaka: The Cabinet, on Monday February 13, gave final approval to the drafts Civil Aviation Act-2017 with provision of death penalty or life-term imprisonment and maximum penalty of Taka five crore on...

Emirates SkyCargo celebrates Valentine’s Day in own style

Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, for the first time in its history has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead o...

TAT offers e-Learning to Bangladesh’s travel agents

Dhaka: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be training the travel agents of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India online. The e-Learning Programme the most efficient way to become Thailand Speci...

Malindo Air offers amazing savings

Dhaka: Malindo Air is offering amazing savings to passengers purchasing online return air tickets to Asian five destinations with City Bank cards. Economy Class air tickets to Kuala Lumpur are avai...

Sangsinkeo named as THAI acting president

Bangkok: Thai Airways International (THAI) has appointed Ms. Usanee Sangsingkeo as acting president, effective February 10. Sangsingkeo, executive vice-president of THAI’s aviation business unit,...

Emirates diverts over 60 flights last year for medical emergencies

Dhaka: Emirates Airline handled more than 60 flight diversions due to medical emergencies during 2916. During the period the airline operated more than 194,000 flights. A single flight diversion ca...

NOVOAIR arranges click, post, win and fly contest

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading airlines in the domestic sector, has arranged a photo contest – click, post, win and fly. Intending participants will have to send their photographs at NOVOAIR ...

Sonargaon floating restaurant opens at Pagla

Dhaka: Bangladesh is a riverine country. Different tourism facilities can be provided centering on rivers. Mary Anderson Restaurant was a reflection of this. Sonargaon floating restaurant has been add...

PATA invites submissions for Gold Awards

Dhaka: Individuals and organizations associated with the tourism industry who have been contributing towards the promotion and development of the travel sector especially in the Asia Pacific area are ...

Triune Group Indian partner BUZZ Communications Celebrates 10 Years

Dhaka: BUZZ Communication, a leading Public Relations advisory company in India celebrates a decade of their services today, February 9. The company is a partner of Triune Group, one of the oldest and...

New airline takes to the Indian sky

New Delhi: Delhi-based new airline- Zoom Air prepares for its launch on February 12. The Airline, received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on February 3, 2017 is planning to start flying fr...

Emirates introduces blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Dhaka: Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Econ...

Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka 2017

Dhaka: Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Dhaka 2017 takes on a new exciting journey under the guidance of Executive Chef Jed Archdeacon. Love is in the Water Garden Brasserie, Feast on Chef Shakers...

Ramadan Bazaar space for rent

Chittagong: Right from the beginning of Holy month of Ramadan, Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View is introducing Ramadan Bazaar at the hotel’s Lobby and would like to invite everyone who is interested...

Mouthwatering steak for beef loving Chittagong

Chittagong: Are you craving for a tender and juicy steak? Dine in at Mezetto of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View as the hotel brings you and your friends a premium "Steak Festival Menu" from February ...

Become member of Radisson Ctg’s Prestige

Chittagong: Become member of Prestige, the exhilarating new dining loyalty programme of Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View. As a member of Prestige, you will enjoy benefits including special recognition...

Jet Airways announces third quarter profit of Rs. 156.3 cr.

Delhi: With increased traffic and improved business efficiencies, Jet Airways Group has registered a third quarter profit of Rs. 156.3 crore for seventh successive quarter, for the period ending Decem...

US-Bangla Airline will start flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore March 1 and 9

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private sector airlines in the country, will start flights to Kuala Lumpur on March 1 and Singapore on March 9. From March 1, flights for Kuala Lumpu...

Emirates opens access to its premium lounges at Dubai International Airport

Dhaka: Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regar...

Saudia introduces a new level of luxury

Jeddah: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced its latest collaboration – First Suite – to make its passengers’ journeys the most enjoyable with a unique selection of travel essentials. Wi...

$100m cooperation agreement bonds Etihad & Lufthansa

Abu Dhabi: As recently as last year, Lufthansa Group and its European and U.S. peers stood united against “the subsidized evil from the Middle East”. Fast forward to this week and Etihad Aviati...

AI grounds woman pilot, cabin crew for failing alcohol test

New Delhi: One woman pilot and another cabin crew member of Air India were grounded for three months after they failed a pre-flight alcohol test. The crew members, who have been taken off from flyi...

Trump travel ban done and over for now

Seattle: Federal Judge James Robert in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order today stopping US President Trump’s executive order banning citizens from certain Muslim-majority count...

3-day Int’l tourism fair begins in the capital on March 30

Dhaka: A three-day international tourism fair titled “US-Bangla-Monitor Dhaka Travel Mart (DTM) 2017” will be held at Ballroom of the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel, Dhaka from March 30. The fourteen...

India extends walk-in visa facility to eight IVACs

Dhaka: India has further eased the visa process for Bangladeshi travellers by extending the scheme for walk-in tourist visas with confirmed journey tickets to eight Indian Visa Application Centres (IV...

Emirates Signs Corporate Deal with University of Dhaka

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced special privileges for the faculty members , officials of the University of Dhaka (DU) and members of their families. Privileges include special discounted fares ...

Bangladesh one of three largest int’l tourist source markets of India

New Delhi: Bangladesh, US and UK were the three largest international tourist source markets of India in 2016, according to new data released by India’s Ministry of Tourism. India welcomed a tota...

AirAsia breaks through 50m passenger barrier again

Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia broke through the 50 million passenger barrier again in 2016, as demand for its short-haul flights continued to flourish. The low-cost carrier group boarded a total of 56.59m ...

Govt. plans to impose 'bed tax' for hotel rooms in London

London: The government is planning to implement a ‘bed tax’ of five percent of the room tariff on 2100 hotels, spread across London city . Once implemented , it could add around £3.40 to the hot...

Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens

Dhaka: Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport of New York Metropolitan area via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on 12 March 2017. Th...

Ispahani Group Chairman Ali Behrouze passes away

Dhaka: The chairman of Bangladesh's one of the oldest business conglomerates MM Ispahani Group has passed away. Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani breathed his last early morning on January 23 while being tr...

Three shortlisted for 49pct stake in Srilankan Airlines

Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has further shortlisted from nine to three the list of prospective strategic partners for national carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int’l) , State Enterpr...

Myanmar to develop new tourism destinations

Yangon: Myanmar is keen to develop new tourism destinations. Minister of Hotels & Tourism, U Ohn Maung, is trying to attract funding for proposed tourism projects. It is disclosed that the Merg...

Le Meridien Dhaka to hold Indian Food Promotion

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka has arranged three-day Indian Food Promotion at Latest Recipe from January 25 to 25. The promotion aims to enhance the local and international culinary experience of the g...

Etihad Airways introduces twice daily services to Dusseldorf

Dhaka: Etihad Airways with effect from March 26 will introduce one more daily flight to Düsseldorf from Abu Dhabi, to make doubly daily service This would provide greater choice to local passenger...

PIA becomes first to fly B737-800 aircraft in Pakistan

Karachi: Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, wet leased by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from a Turkish operator, were put into operation from January 20. No other airline in Pakistan is currently us...

Nepal Airlines to lease 2 A330-200s aircraft

Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines has decided to lease two Trent772B-powered A330-200s from U.S. lessor and MRO specialist, AAR Aircraft Sales & Leasing. The A330s will replace the carrier’s two agei...

PBSUS and PATA Foundation unveil book on Haor Baul Songs

Dhaka: Pally Baul Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (PBSUS), a nonprofit cultural organization in its efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of Bangladesh jointly with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PAT...

Conakry Turkish Airlines’ 296th destination

Istanbul: Turkish Airlines will start flights to Conakry, the capital city of Republic of Guinea, on January 30. It will be the 51st destination served in the African continent. With the inaugurati...

Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Nice on July 4

Paris: Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Nice on July 4. The airline will operate five-weekly services from its home and hub Hamad International Airport, Doha. The route will be served by...

Job cut & revamps are on cards for Cathy Pacific

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways seeks new path with job cuts and revamp. Changes at Asia’s biggest international airline "will start at the top" and the carrier will eliminate some positions as...

Malindo Air targets 10m passengers in 2017

Kuala Lumpur: For 2017, Malindo Air has set a target of doubling its passenger traffic from 5.6 million in 2016 to 10 million. “We are planning to double our flight frequency to Jakarta and Bali ...

Passport of Singapore most powerful in Asia

Singapore: The Singapore passport is now the strongest in Asia, in terms of the number of countries its holders are able to access without a visa. According to the latest report by Passport Index, ...

Emirates welcomes Bangladeshi Rotarians on board

Dhaka: Emirates airline has announced special privileges for the Rotarians of Bangladesh. Rotarians and their family members will enjoy special discounted fares while traveling with Emirates to variou...

Saudia’s budget carrier to lease six planes

Riyadh: Flyadeal, Saudi Arabian Airlines’ budget carrier, will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said, a sign that the European plane maker might again have pipped Boeing in the race to wi...

Next summer Cathay Pacific to increase Toronto service

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has recently announced that it will increase the frequency to Toronto, from 24 June, with the addition of four weekly flights. The start of the increased service will see ...

Nepal Airline to boast domestic aviation by Chinese aircraft

Kathmandu: Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier of Nepal, has decided to procure Chinese aircrafts to boast domestic market of the country. A four-member Nepalese team has dep...

Birds killed to make landing of flights in New York safer

New York: Nearly 70,000 birds have been killed since 2009 to make flights safer for New York City area, but it doesn’t appear to have reduced bird strikes. The birds that have been killed include...

AI will launch female-only seats to fight groping

New Delhi: Air India will female-only seats in aircrafts with an aim to combat midflight assault allegations for women, especially those who fly alone. The special seating arrangement would be avai...

Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Hong Kong following glitch

Dhaka:An Etihad Airways flight bound for Abu Dhabi had to make emergency landing at the airport in Hong Kong after the flight encountered a mechanical glitch onboard on January 11. The Etihad airwa...

NHTTI introduces five Diploma Courses

Dhaka: National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) has introduced five diploma courses today at a ceremony held at Hotel Abakash in the city today, January 16, 2017. Newly introduced courses...

Emirates to Launch Daily Flights to Croatia

Dhaka: Emirates will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb ,the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017. The new southeast European destination ...

With plan to expand operation SpiceJet order 100 new Boeing planes

New Delhi: SpiceJet, Indian budget airline, has agreed to acquire 100 new MAX 737 aircraft from Boeing, with an option for 50 more, as part of its expansion plans in the world's fastest growing aviati...

VietJet Air to go for massive network expansion

Ho Chi Minh City : VietJet Air, largest private airline of Vietnam is planning for expanding operations to China, Australia and Russia. The Airline accordingly has ordered over 200 aircraft of Airbus...

Muhith inaugurates Shiper Meet, Greet and Assist service

Sylhet: AMA Muhith, Minister for Finance, formally inaugurated Shiper Meet, Greet and Assist service at Osmany International Airport here on January 11. “It’s a good initiative. Bangladeshi and...

Biman Board reconstituted

Dhaka: Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourismin a circular issued on January 11 has formed a new Board of Directors of the national carrier – Biman Bangladesh Airlines for 2017. The newly formed B...

Biman Awarded in Malaysia

Dhaka: National carrier Biman has won the prestigious `Foreign Airline of the year-2015’ award from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia. The award was given by the KLIA Management fo...

Etihad Airways extra flights kick off

Abu Dhabi, (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ) : Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Riyadh route with effect from February 1, 2017y effective 1February 2017. The extra serv...

Biman employee sets example of honesty

Dhaka: A non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) has got back his money left on the seat pocket of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft because of the honesty of a Biman official. Purser Mohammad Ashraf Al ...

New York most hashtagged city in Instagram posts

New York: New York City has been ranked first with over 68 million posts, with London, Paris, Dubai and Istanbul making it to the top five, according to a new report by Hashtag the World. The repor...

Travel chaos in Europe due to heavy snowfall and subzero temperature

Brussels: Heavy snowfall couples with sub-zero temperatures in Europe have caused several deaths in a number of countries, including Poland, Italy and Belgium. This has also caused major disruption...

Tourist arrival to Istanbul down in 2016

Istanbul: In just ended year 2016,the percentage of foreign tourists travelling to Istanbul has seen a major drop of 25.9 percent as compared to the previous year as reported by the Istanbul Culture a...

Emirates’s New Year Offer for Bangladeshi Travelers

Dhaka: Bangladesh, 10 January 2017 – New Year, new adventures. Emirates is making it even more attractive for travelers from Bangladesh to say “hello” to new destinations and experiences in 2017...

Japan to built fastest-ever bullet train

Tokyo: Japan has started building a new ultra-high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Nagoya – 10 years ahead of its scheduled launch .Local media reportsthe ultra highspeed train - Chuo Shinkanse...

2016 registers a growth of 6% in Air travel

Dhaka: International air travel has registered a growth of 6% during the year 2016. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a large number of people have traveled with airli...

Qatar Airways’ popular Travel Festival is back

Dhaka: Qatar Airways’ popular Travel Festival is back and has been significantly enhanced for 2017, inviting world travellers to take advantage of a number of exceptional deals across the airline’...

BBQ at Four Points by Sheraton’s Panash

Dhaka: In this soothing winter, Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka is bringing some hotilicious items at its signature restaurant “Panash.” Panash is the roof top restaurant located at the Four Poin...

Couple exchanges wedding vows at 35,000 feet on board Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong: Cathay Dragon provides its passengers with superior levels of service at every stage of their journey – and on January 6 made one couple’s flight from Shanghai all the more special, wit...

Qatar Airways to unveil new Business Class seat at ITB Berlin

Doha: Qatar Airways will unveil the much-awaited new business class seat at ITB Berlin in March. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group said that the new seat would be across the f...

Oman Air voted ‘World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’

Muscat: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, was voted "World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class" at this year's World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony. Since commenci...

Nepal Airlines to operate direct flights to Seoul

Dhaka: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has announced a direct service between Kathmandu and Seoul- the capital of South Korea. NAC also plans to extend its services to Tokyo as well, after the direc...

Turkish Airlines launches flight to Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has announced the launch of services to Kharkiv, second largest city in Ukraine from March 30, 2017. The Airline has an extensive network of 295 destinations in 119 countries. ...

Air India sale begins, to last till April 20

Mumbai: Air India, the national carrier of India, launched a sale offer on January 6, offering flight tickets at the cost of a train journey on all routes on which the famous Rajdhani Express train op...

AirlineRatings.com names top 20 safest airlines

Canberra: Airline rating organisation AirlineRatings.com has named top 20 safest airlines for 2017 from the 425 it monitors. Qantas has been adjudged as the world's safest airline for the fourth year ...

Tourism earns record US$3.5b in 2016 for Sri Lanka

Colombo: Tourism has brought a record US$3.5 billion to Sri Lanka’s exchequer in 2016, seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, a government minister said. But industry sources expre...

Latest Airbus A320 joins Bangkok Airways’ fleet

Bangkok: Capt. Tipparat Pakpoomsin, Director – Flight Operations, Bangkok Airways, together, with pilots received the airline’s latest Airbus A320 at Suvarnabhumi Airport recently. The Airbus 3...

JFK airport transformation to cost $10b

New York: Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York on January 4 unveiled a $10 billion plan to revamp John F. Kennedy International Airport. The plan also includes improvement of roads and mass transit. Lo...

IATA advises Indian govt. to consult users before raising airport, navigation charges

New Delhi: The Indian government should have consulted the stakeholders before increasing airport and navigation charges, International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Blair Cowles, Regional...

US-Bangla Airlines receives “Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award-2017”

Dhaka:Md. Kamrul Islam, Deputy General Manager of US-Bangla Airlines receives the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award-2017 on behalf of the company from Professor Dr. Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor of...

IFALPA lauds professionalism of Biman pilot

Dhaka: International Federation of Airlines Pilot Association (IFALPA) has praised Captain Nawshad Ataul Quayum of Biman Bangladesh Airlines for showing extraordinary professional skill and efficiency...

Jet Airways increases capacity to Bengaluru, Chennai, Kuwait and Jeddah

Dhaka: Jet Airways has deployed Airbus A330s from Mumbai to Kuwait, Jeddah, Bengaluru and Chennai this month, boosting capacity by 50% in some cases. Airbus A-330s, configured in two class, features 1...

Half of world population made air travel in 2016

Dhaka: A total of 3.7 billion passengers took scheduled flights in 2016 –which amounts to almost half of the global population. A preliminary data, released by the International Civil Aviation Or...

BA flight makes emergency landing following gas leak

London: The pilot of a flight of British Airways was forced to make an emergency landing after a suspected leak of noxious fumes inside the cabin affected the health of a crew member of the flight. Re...

Drunk pilot fired for trying to fly a jet in Indonesia

Dhaka:, ‘Citilink’- The budget airline of Indonesia, has fired a pilot after he showed up in a drunken state to fly a jet on December 28. The authorities also informed that two other senior execut...

Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Dhaka: Emirates Airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments. Commenting on 2016, Sir Tim Clark, P...

Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in LATAM Airlines

Dhaka: Doha based Qatar Airways says it has purchased a 10-per cent stake in Chile's LATAM Airlines Group for $608 million on December 28. LATAM was created when Chile's LAN took over Brazil's TAM ...

Oman Air launches new baggage piece concept in January 2017.

Dhaka: This change will help Oman Air to standardise and in many cases reduce the charges currently in place for additional baggage. All passengers travelling Oman Air from the launch of this new c...

UNWTO announces 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Dhaka:The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Su...

Biman protests publication of concocted news item

Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines has protested the publication of false and concocted news items in two newspapers and served legal notices on those newspapers. A press release issued on December...

BURGER KING rolls outthird outlet in Uttara

Dhaka :BURGER KING franchise partner Bangla Trac has launched its third outlet in Dhaka with the opening of a new restaurant located in Plot-16, Sector-9, SonargaonJanapath, Uttara on Thursday. Guests...

Korean Air to use stun guns on disturbing passengers

Dhaka: South Korean airline Korean Air revealed on December 27 that in order to manage the in-flight disturbances, the airline will let the crew members to “readily use stun guns” on the problemat...

Emirates Group releases 6th Annual Environmental Report

Dhaka: The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, has published the sixth annual environmental report in Dubai recently, outlining the Group’s environmental performance for the fi...

Thai Airways increases flights from January 1

Dhaka: Thai Airways International, which now flies daily to Dhaka, will be increasing its frequencies to 11 from today (January 1 ). This was disclosed by Satit Dumrerng, General Manager-Banglades...

153 trapped adventure travellers rescued from broken cable cars in Italy

Dhaka: Alpine emergency officials had to rescue 153 trapped people from broken down swinging cable cars inside a ski resort in northern Italy after they stayed hanging in mid air for seven long hours ...

US-Bangla receives ‘Best Private Airlines in Bangladesh-2016’ award

Dhaka: The country’s one and only recognised premium airline, US-Bangla Airlines Ltd has received “Best Private Airlines in Bangladesh-2016” award for 98.7 per cent on-time performance, inflight...

Jet Airways flight skids off runway at Goa

Goa: A Jet Airways flight with 161 people onboard, including the flight crew, skidded off the runway while attempting to take off from Goa airport in India on Tuesday, December 27 December, morning. 1...

Airlines in India to charge extra for choice of seats

New Delhi : Airlines in India will be charging extra for preferred seats as they look to increase their ancillary revenues amid fierce competition. Charging extra for choice of seats in flights, in...

Turkish Airlines registers growth in major categories

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has reported strong growth across a number of categories for the period of January-November 2016, in comparison with the same period last year. Available Seat Kilometres (AS...

Cathay Pacific enters into codeshare with Air Canada for reciprocal mileage accrual

Dhaka: Cathay Pacific and Air Canada on December 23, announced they have finalised a strategic co-operation agreement that will enhance travel services for Cathay Pacific customers when travelling wit...

Emirates pampers its premium passengers with luxurious in-flight amenities.

Dhaka: Travelers who can afford to splurge thousands of dirhams on premium airline seats can now look forward to more luxurious pampering in the sky. As competition in the airline industry heats up...

Biman flight makes safe landing at HSIA

Dhaka: Fight BG 122 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Muscat to Chittagong made a safe landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Thursday morning despite burst tires in the whee...

India imposes penalty for aircraft with empty waste tanks

Dhaka: In an effort to address the menace of aircraft waste being ejected on to unsuspecting residents below, India’s National Green Tribunal has introduced a INR 50,000 fine for offending airlines....

THAI resumes flights to Moscow

Dhaka: Thai Airways has resumed flights to Moscow, less than two years after they were suspended. They will now operate four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) using a 292-...

Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Tbilisi

Dhaka: Qatar Airways now operates four direct flights toTbilisifrom Doha’s Hamad International Airport, in addition to the existing seven weekly flights that operate viaBakuin Azerbaijan. Operate...

Monitor honours four heroes in travel and hospitality industry

The Daily Star news: Bangladesh Monitor has recognised four individuals for their contribution to the development of the country's travel and hospitality industry. They were honoured at the silver ...

Fog triggers cancellation of London flights, causes Christmas chaos

Dhaka: Thick fog is threatening to trigger a great deal of travel chaos during the upcoming Christmas period since several flights are getting delayed and also cancelled for the second day. The meteor...

Singapore Airline increases flights to Dhaka, Asia Pacific destinations

Singapore: Singapore Airlines will increase its services to several Asia Pacific destinations next summer and as part of its expansion plan SIA will increase services to Dhaka from daily to 10 flights...

Emirates commences daily flights to Fort Lauderdale

Dubai : Emirates launched its 11th destination in the United States with the start of a daily nonstop passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on December 15...

US-Bangla increases its frequencies to Muscat

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines has increased its flights to Muscat from its present four flights to six a week , with effect from December 18, in response to the growing demands from passenger traffic on t...

Etihad Airways starts restructuring, job cuts as growth slows

Dhaka: Etihad Airways PJSC will eliminate jobs across several units, highlighting the pressure on carriers in the Persian Gulf to adapt to slowing growth after years of aggressive expansion. The Ab...

ME’s Muslim travellers spend $60 billion annually

Dhaka: The GDP impact of the world’s Muslim tourism sector exceeded US$138 billion in 2015. The industry generated 4.3 million jobs and contributed more than $18 billion in tax revenue. These are...

Etihad confirms launch of European leisure carrier

Dhaka: The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) board has approved plans to create a European leisure airline with Germany’s travel empire, TUI AG. Tipped to be named Blue Sky, it is planned to have up to...

Pilots faked fuel crisis to cut queue

Dhaka: Pilots of at least three Indian flights, including one operated by market leader IndiGo, lied to air traffic controllers about being short on fuel to get priority landing at an airport, accord...

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