Local insurer compensates families of victims of US-Bangla crash

DHAKA: Families of six more Bangladeshi passengers who died and two who were injured in last March's US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu were handed over compensation by the airline's local insurer on ...

India's Tata Group offers to buy stake in Jet Airways

NEW DELHI: India business giant Tata Group said they are ready to buy a stake in Jet Airways, India’s largest private sector airline currently in financial crisis and unable to pay staffs in full fo...

UAE’s new visa rules for visitors, students take effect Oct 21

Abu Dhabi: The UAE will begin implementing new visa rules for students, visitors, widows and divorcees from October 21, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has confirmed. Under...

Foundation stone laid for new integrated int’l terminal: Guwahati airport to be connected with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Civil Aviation of India has cleared an international air connectivity scheme that will connect Guwahati airport with Bangladesh and six other countries. "The Airport Authorit...

Peninsula Chittagong mulls best business hotel after renovation

CHATTOGRAM: The Peninsula Chittagong is set to jump into a higher pace with a major renovation in process. With the renovation, a world class international standard café will soon be at the heart ...

NOVOAIR daily double flights to Sylhet

DHAKA: The much awaited Daily Double Flight to Sylhet begins from October 28. Currently NOVOAIR operates daily six flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, four flights to Cox's Bazar, four flights to Sai...

New Istanbul airport to only open fully at end of year

ISTANBUL: The opening of Istanbul’s massive new landmark airport looks likely to be delayed until the end of 2018 ‘at the earliest.’ The news comes after the airport’s general manager, Kadr...

Artificial Intelligence to help manage airspace incidents in Dubai

DUBAI: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new artificial intelligence - led programme that will help manage airspace-related incidents. The system, called Integrated Investigation an...

Competition of TV reality show on culinary hunt begins

Dhaka: Competitions of the 14th round of Shera Rondhonshilpi- 2018 and 5th session of the TV reality show on nationwide culinary hunt begins with the hosting of a grooming and briefing session for t...

Air India flight taking off from Trichy hit wall, all 136 on board safe

CHENNAI: A Dubai-bound Air India flight hit the boundary wall of the airport in Tamil Nadu's Trichy on October 12, all 136 passengers and crew on board are safe. The top portion of the airport boun...

Faridur Reza Sagar, 5 others unhurt in chopper crash in Rajshahi

DHAKA: Television personalities Faridur Reza Sagar, anchor Farza Brownia and singer Ferdous Ara escaped unhurt as the helicopter carrying them crash landed in Godagari of Rajshahi on October 11. Ca...

Dhaka Regency Hotel sign MoU with SCCI

DHAKA: The Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SCCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort on October 10. The hotel is agreed to provide best val...

Singapore Airlines launch world's longest commercial flight from October 11

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines will launch the world’s longest commercial flights in October 11, a near-19 hour non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultr...

Omera LPG becomes cooking Partner of Shera Rondhonshilpi-2018 competition

Dhaka: Omera LPG has become the cooking Partner of popular TV Reality Show – Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi Protijogita -2018, being produced jointly by The Bangladesh Monitor, Premier Travel...

Emirates thrills film buffs with over 1,000 movies on board

Dubai: Film fans travelling on Emirates can now look forward to even more choice as ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, reaches a new milestone by offering over 1,000 movies ...

People are the biggest assets for Bangladesh tourism

Dhaka: Bangladesh has a lot of unique things to offer foreign tourists. But the simple, friendly and hospitable people are the biggest assets for development of tourism in the country, according to Ol...

United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers emergency landing at Sydney airport

SYDNEY: A United Airlines plane with 194 passengers and crew landed safely at Sydney Airport after low fuel reserves triggered a mayday call from the pilot. Police called a "full emergency response...

Biman Dash-8 plane emergency landing at Sylhet airport

SYLHET: Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dash-8 plane made an emergency landing amid panic among the passengers at Osmani International Airport, Sylhet on October 3 afternoon. The Sylhet-bound aircraft fr...

US-Bangla fully complies with ICAO norms

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines operates its all the domestic and international flights complying with all the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Imran Asif speaking a...

Emirates’ new destination Edinburgh

Dubai: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh yesterday, October 1. The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down in the Scottish capital just before 3pm ...

Jet Airways flight suffers technical snag at 36,000 feet

NEW DELHI: India’s leading private airlines, Jet Airways flight with over 100 people on board made an emergency landing at Indore airport after one of its two engines failed when the plane was cruis...

Stray dogs breach security of new Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s multi-layered of security at new Islamabad International Airport was breached by stray dogs wandering in the lounge on October 1. The new airport was supposed to the most se...

Boeing 747 Jumbo: ‘Queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel for 50 yrs

LONDON: The Boeing 747 was unveiled to a crowd of thousands on 30 September 1968, constructed especially to build the new plane to fly long-haul flights, with twice as many passengers. From the beg...

NOVOAIR announces attractive holiday packages

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is offering attractive two nights three days’ holiday packages for Cox’s Bazar and Kolkata. Cox’s Bazar package starts from Tk 1,777 and Kolkata package starts from Tk 2,999 per m...

Another nuclear power unit in China with Russian assistance is set for operations

Beijing: Unit 4 of China's Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant being constructed with technical assistance from Atomstroyexpor (ASE), Engineering Division of Rosatom,Russia was brought to minimum controllable...

Vibrant opens 2 more outlets

DHAKA: Vibrant, a popular shoe retailer has opened two more outlets at Banasree and Gulshan Police Plaza in Dhaka, after overwhelming customer’s choice for the shoe brand. Vibrant, a sister conce...

Over 11.38 lakh people associated with tourism sector

DHAKA: Over 11.38 lakh people are directly or indirectly associated with the tourism sector in Bangladesh. The figure will rise to 12.57 lakh in the year 2026. AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Minister of Civi...

All passengers, crew survive Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in lagoon in Micronesia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Dozens of airline passengers were forced to swim for their lives after their plane missed the Chuuk International Airport runway and plunged into a lagoon on a remote island i...

Radisson Dhaka hosts South Asian Food Festival at Spice & Rice

DHAKA: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is hosting a tantalizing food festival, inspired from rich culinary traditions of South Asia from September 27 to 29 at its award winning restaurant Spice & ...

Ryanair cancels 150 flights on Friday due to strike across Europe

LONDON: The troubled Ryanair will once again plunge into transport chaos, as the airlines will cut 150 flights because of strike action across Europe on September 28, amid urges from Brussels to respe...

Emirates introduces new platform for local businesses to reach Dubai-bound customers

Dubai: Emirates launches two new TV channels in their in-flight entertainment system- ice , dedicated to promoting the wide range of activities in Dubai and the UAE. The channels will be on ice in Dec...

Emirates’ First Class Private Suites Win Gold at the FTE Global Awards

Las Vegas: Emirates airline’s fully-enclosed First Class Private Suites, launched in November last year on its Boeing 777 aircraft, has been awarded gold by Future Travel Experience (FTE) in the “...

US-Bangla aircraft makes emergency landing at Chattogram airport

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar flight makes emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport, Chattogram at 1pm on September 26. The Chattogram airport has been closed for all ...

Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport

New Delhi: The 43-year-old actress Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram to narrate the ordeal with a Qantas Airways lady staff member over a cabin luggage, which was deemed as 'oversized' at the check-in c...

Dhaka Regency hosts Taste of Asia

DHAKA: Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort to host “Taste of Asia” in observance of World Tourism Day on September 27. The hotel has arranged an enhanced buffet dinner at Grandiose Restaurant from...

World Tourism Day to be observed on September 27

DHAKA: As in every year, World Tourism Day 2018 will be observed on September 27 with this year’s theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation.” AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviat...

First ever visit to Bangladesh by top Russian bloggers

Dhaka: To project Bangladesh, its tourism potentials in Russia and to impart a new dimension in bilateral relations, four top Russian bloggers arrived in Dhaka on Monday. Their eight-day trip has b...

Thai Lion Air to connect Dhaka-Bangkok from Oct 1

DHAKA : Thailand’s budget carrier Thai Lion Air to launch direct flights daily from Dhaka to Bangkok from October 1 and will offer special introductory fares. The launching of their flight was an...

Nepal appoints Jaya Prada as it's tourism goodwill ambassador

Katmandu: Noted Indian Film actress and a former Indian Parliament member Jaya Prada has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Nepal tourism. A ministerial-level meeting of the ...

Saimon Overseas receives ISO certification

DHAKA: Saimon Overseas Ltd., is the first travel agency of the country to be honoured with ISO certification. Saimon Overseas, is a travel management company, specialised in providing travel relate...

Nepal Embassy Celebrates its National Day in Dhaka

DHAKA: Nepal Embassy in Bangladesh celebrated National Day of Nepal at its Chancery in Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave in Dhaka on September 20. The reception was graced by Nepalese in their tradition...

Jet Airways passengers hurt as pilots 'forget' cabin pressure

Mumbai: More than 30 passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots "forgot" to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways fl...

Flight attendant fired after boyfriend proposed to her mid-flight

Shanghai: Mid-air flight attendant did not understand her boyfriend’s marriage proposal would cost her job. The unnamed flight attendant 'is sacked for causing chaos on the plane' after her boyfrien...

Etihad operates first A380 to the Maldives

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways operated an Airbus A380 jet to the Velana International Airport in the Maldives to mark the opening of the airport’s new runway. The new 3,400 metre-lo...

Singapore Airlines voted best carrier, Qatar Airways second

London: Travellers voted Singapore Airlines the best carrier in the world for the year 2018, according to UK based SkyTrax, which surveys more than 20 million fliers every year. It was also named the ...

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on plane

Dhaka : Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of the jet. Eagle-eyed travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the air...

Singapore Airlines plane with 284 on board hits aerobridge at Changi Airport

Singapore: SIA plane carrying 272 passengers and 12 crew struck an aerobridge at Changi Airport on September 18. The flight SQ178 was scheduled to depart Singapore for Ho Chi Minh City at 9.45 am. ...

Flights resume as typhoon moves on after battering Hong Kong

HONGKONG: Airlines staffs and ticketing agents are struggling to reschedule 2,000 flights either cancelled or delayed after Typhoon Mangkhut slammed through one of the world’s busiest Hong Kong Inte...

Singapore Airlines flight from Melbourne cancelled after pilot failed alcohol test

Singapore: A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Melbourne to Wellington was cancelled on September15, following one of its pilots failed an alcohol test. \Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority...

Two more Boeing 737-800 to join US-Bangla fleet

DHAKA: Two more Boeing 737-800 will join the US-Bangla Airlines to its fleet in November. In a press release, it said that the airline will add fourth aircraft to its fleet to conduct flight operat...

Nearly 1,000 flights cancelled, 13,000 delayed as Florence wreaks havoc with travel

New York: More than 1,300 flights were cancelled on September 13-14 in advance of Hurricane Florence's arrival in the Carolinas, and operations at airports along the coast have been suspended as hurri...

Emirates’ President named Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year

Dubai: Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline has been named “Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year” at the Gulf Business Awards 2018, held on September 10 in Dubai. The regiona...

Emirates and Jetstar Pacific announce codeshare partnership

Dubai: Emirates and Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific (IATA code: BL) have announced a new codeshare agreement on September 4, expanding the existing partnership between the Dubai-based carrier and Jetstar ...

Qatar Airways offers great fares to exciting destinations

DHAKA: Qatar Airways is inspiring passengers to ignite their sense of adventure, or take time out to reconnect with family and friends by planning their next escape to one of the many beautiful, uniqu...

Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai delayed for bomb threat

Mumbai:: Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight were stranded at Mumbai airport for more than 8 hours after a bomb threat on Sep 7 night, according to Indian media reports. Local media quo...

US-Bangla additional flights to Sylhet, Jashore, Saidpur

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, a leading private carrier of Bangladesh has attached additional flights for Sylhet, Saidpur and Jashore on demand from the passengers. The flights for Dhaka-Saidpur and D...

NOVOAIR launches Mobile App and Web Check In Service

Dhaka : NOVOAIR, a leading private airline of the country, has introduced the mobile app and Web Check in service to make ticket purchase and travel process easier and convenient for their valuable pa...

Seven injured in knife attack in downtown Paris

Paris:At least seven people have been injured in Paris after a man attacked people with a knife and an iron bar, local media reports. Initially, the attacker armed with a knife and an iron bar woun...

US-Bangla Airlines increasing flights to Sylhet, Jashore, Saidpur

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading airlines of the country, will be increasing flights on Dhaka-Saidpur and Dhaka-Jashore routes from September 10 to meet the increasing demand from valued ...

Tata Motors launches Nexon in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Tata Motors in partnership with Nitol Motors announced the launch of its compact SUV Nexon in Bangladesh. After Nepal and Sri Lanka, Tata Nexon SUV has been launched in Bangladesh after nine...

Thai Lion Air will commence flights to Dhaka from Oct 1

Dhaka: Thai Lion Air (SL) will commence daily flight on Bangkok-Dhaka-Bangkok route from October 1. The airline will be operating flights in the afternoon and during the night from Bangkok and Dhaka. ...

'Street Food Market' back again at Four Points Hotel

Dhaka: There is a place that food-lovers would call heaven and it is most probably the “Street Food Market”, lavishly designed for you by Four Points by Sheraton at Gulshan, Dhaka. The walk in ...

Air India pilots lands Airbus on under construction runway in Maldives

New Delhi: An Air India flight 263 with 136 passengers on board landed on an under construction runway at Male airport, Maldives, on September 7. The flight, AI 263 was operating on Delhi-Thiruvananth...

Adelaide SIA’s launch destination for new A350-900

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed Adelaide as the launch destination for its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft. Slated to commence daily operations on December 17, the new A3...

SriLankan launches‘Ready to Fly!’ initiative

COLOMBO: SriLankan Airlines has announced the launch of its new “Ready to Fly!” programme to enhance its world-renowned customer service by providing increased punctuality levels of its flights ar...

Kuwait suspends Wataniya’s licence

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti airline Wataniya has had its licence suspended following a series of flight cancellations that left passengers stranded, a senior government official confirmed on September 5. Dr Je...

Emirates Announces Special Fares across its Global Network

Dubai: Emirates Airline has come up with special fares across its global network to inspire the travelers to visit their favourite cities and explore new destinations. To avail the competitive fare...

Biman inducts Dreamliner 787-8 to its fleet

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina commissioned the country's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, “Akash Beena”, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on September 5. The name Akash Be...

Typhoon Jebi forces cancellation of 600 domestic, international flights in Japan

Tokyo: More than 600 domestic flights and international flights have been cancelled as the country bace for ‘strongest storm in quarter century’ which is expected to graze mainland Japan. Domes...

Europe to scrap Daylight saving time

Brussels: Daylight saving time across Europe will soon put an end changing clocks hours backward and forward. European overwhelmingly expressed frustration and confusion over change of an hour in wint...

Emirates SkyCargo to transport over 500 horses for World Equestrian Games

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has successfully transported the first group of 67 horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 today, September 3. The horses...

SIA introduces mobile boarding passes via Google Pay

SINGAPORE: Customers travelling with Singapore Airlines (SIA) can now have the added flexibility of saving their mobile boarding pass on Google Pay, the digital wallet platform and online payment syst...

NOVOAIR spread wings to Barishal on 1st Sept

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a leading private airline of the country, begins operating flights to Barishal from Dhaka on September 1. The first flight took off from Dhaka to Barishal at 3:30pm and NOVOAIR seni...

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal awarded to eminent lawyer Rafiqul Haque

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) recognised Barrister Rafiqul Haque, an eminent lawyer, and social worker for his contribution to the society and nation at a ceremony held at Ahsanullah ...

PM to inaugurate maiden flight of Akashbeena Sept 5

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the maiden flight of the country’s first Dreamliner 787-8 Akashbeena at Hazrat Shahjalah International Airport in the city on September 5. Afte...

UAE denies report of Houthi drone attack on Dubai airport

Dubai (UAE): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) denied reports on August 27 that the Iranian-aligned Houthis in Yemen had attacked Dubai airport with a drone, and said operations were unaffected. The U...

Emirates introduces new range of toys on board

Dubai: Emirates Airline has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes. The new range of toys will com...

Emirates revamps offering in premium Classes

Dubai: Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO ...

Bangladesh investigator blasts Nepal probe report of US-Bangla plane crash

Dhaka: Bangladeshi investigator Captain Salahuddin M Rahmatullah, who is closely engaged with the Nepali official investigation into the crash of US-Bangla Airlines plane in Kathmandu, termed the find...

British Airways, Air France and KLM to end flights to Iran

London: Two of Europe’s biggest carriers, Air France-KLM Group and British Airways, said they’ll suspend services to Iran, citing the reduced commercial viability of the route in the wake of the l...

Air India captain blames on security, not delay for Hilsa

Kolkata: The captain of the Air India flight that was held up for an hour at Dhaka airport on August 8 has conceded that he did order Hilsa to take it home, but denies the delay was on account of him....

Happy #NationalAviationDay

Dhaka: United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day on August 19. The holiday was established in 1939 unde...

Emirates celebrates a Decade of A380 operations

Dubai : Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 105 million passengers, clocking in...

Biman’s first Dreamliner arrives

Dhaka: “Akashbeena,” the first B787 Dreamliner aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to a water cannon salute at 5:19 pm Sunday. The ai...

Finnair captain was arrested at Helsinki airport for being 1.5 drunk on alcohol test

Vantaa Airport: Finnair confirmed that a pilot who reported for work intoxicated on August 15 at Helsinki Airport was one of its employees. The pilot had a blood alcohol concentration level of 1.5 ...

Kashmir will launch campaign to attract tourists from Bangladesh

Srinagar: The tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir, besides targeting India itself, will focus on attracting foreign tourists from Bangladesh, from where the footfall has witnessed a rise in the re...

NOVOAIR increases frequency to Jashore, Rajshahi

Dhaka: Leading private airline of the country NOVOAIR, is increasing flights to various domestic destinations in response to passengers demand. IT would add one more daily flight to Jashore and ten fl...

British Airways declares mid-air emergency, returns to Gatwick

London:An aircraft of British Airways that had been heading to Ibiza has had to fly back to Gatwick Airport following a mid-air emergency. Flight BA2724 was due to depart this morning at 8.40am, ho...

Benjamin Smith to become Air France-KLM CEO

OTTAWA: Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, Air Canada, has informed the company that he will resign from his position, effective August 31 . He is leaving Air Canada t...

London Heathrow reports busiest day ever

LONDON: London Heathrow airport experienced its busiest day ever on July 29, welcoming almost 262,000 passengers in just 24 hours. Overall, July also reached unprecedented peaks, with over a quarte...

Xiamen Air passenger jet skids off runway in Manila in torential rain

Manila, Philippines: A passenger plane operated by China’s Xiamen Air veered off a rain-soaked runway after landing at Manila’s main airport in the Philippines’ capital, disrupting flight schedu...

Bomb threats ground passenger planes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Greece

Santiago: Nine flights were grounded in South America after bomb threats that have baffled investigators, while in Greece fighter jets were sent scrambling following threats on board a flight from Egy...

Etihad, Emirates to add flights to Toronto

Dubai: Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline both announced that both the UAE airlines will be adding flights to and from Toronto, following an agreement to increase air traffic capacity between the UAE...

Saudi airline hit by system failure ahead of Hajj 2018

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the kingdom prepares to host the annual Hajj pilgrimage is set to take place from August 19-24. "Saudi...

Nuclear Kids made their first appearance with a spectacular stage show in Hungary

Hungary : Under Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation - Rosatom’s International Children’s Creativity Project NucKids-2018, fifty six children from different countries including Bangladesh, Be...

PATA Adventure Travel Mart 2019 in Rishikesh Feb 13

New Delhi: PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) will be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from February 13-15. The announcement was made by Dr Mario Har...

Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Bryan Thompson as new CEO

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports has appointed Bryan Thompson as its new CEO, it announced on August 14. Thompson previously served as senior vice president – Development at Dubai Airports, where he...

Jahangir Hossain, new CEO of Bangladesh Tourism Board

Dhaka: Md Jahangir Hossain, Additional Secretary of Bangladesh Government joined as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) on August 5. Hossain started his professional...

Qantas breaks records on Perth-London flight

Mascot, NSW: Qantas has once again set a new speed record for the Perth to London QF9 Boeing 787-9 non-stop flight, slashing almost an hour off the scheduled flight time. The new record time was se...

Air India grounds 19 aircrafts due to lack of spares

New Delhi: Debt-laden Air India has grounded as many as 19 aircraft, including nine Airbus A321, due to shortage of spares, resulting in a significant loss of revenue to the carrier besides flight can...

NOVOAIR spread wings to Barishal from 1st Sept

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, a leading private airline of the country will begin Barishal flights from September 1. NOVOAIR has scheduled its flight to Barisal four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sa...

Rishi Kapoor calls British Airways ‘racist’

Mumbai: Celebrated Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has called British Airways “racist” after an Indian passenger and his family were allegedly asked to de-board a flight in the United Kingdom. Kap...

Cash strapped Air India delays salaries for 5th month

New Delhi: This is the fifth consecutive month that the Indian national carrier has failed to pay salaries to its employees on time. Generally, the airline disburses salaries by the 30th or the 31st o...

‘Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018’ launched Last date of registration September 20, 2018

Dhaka : Country’s premier culinary talent hunt competition and popular TV Reality Show ‘Meizan Palm Olein Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018’ has been launched, inviting entries from the interested culina...

Emirates introduces Dubai Visa Application service in Dhaka

Dubai: Making travel even more efficient, Emirates has launched a new service for customers in Bangladesh, giving them the option of applying for short stay visas to Dubai at the airline’s ticket co...

Emirates to fly to Toronto five times a week

Dubai: Emirates will introduce two additional flights to Toronto, home to thousands of Non Resident Bangladeshis. The new services will complement its existing schedule and providing even more choice ...

Saudia Airline to suspend Toronto flights amid intensifying diplomatic row with Canada

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's state airline has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada called for the release of detained activists for civil society and women's rights. In the evening of Au...

SalamAir to connect Dhaka-Muscat from August 28

Dhk: SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airlines announced to operate flights to Dhaka from Muscat from August 28, connecting two capitals of Bangladesh and Oman. The airline will operate four direct ...

Italian Food Festival at Long Beach Suites Dhaka

Dhaka: Sagra Italian, an Italian Food Festival begins at Long Beach Suites Dhaka from August 5 to 11, at the exclusive boutique hotel from 6:30pm onwards at the multi-cuisine restaurant, Cozy Sizzler....

Air India returns to Milan after takeoff as passenger attempted to enter cockpit

New Delhi: A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Milan had to return to the airport in Italy almost an hour after take-off after an Indian passenger tried to enter the cockpit. The accused identified...

Jet Airways Riyadh-Mumbai flight aborts takeoff, skids off runway

Mumbai: Jet Airways Flight 9W 523 travelling from Riyadh to Mumbai slipped off the runway after it was aborted during takeoff at the Riyadh Airport on August 3, said an official. The incident affec...

Bangladesh athletes prepare for Asian Games 2018

Dhaka: Bangladesh athletes are preparing for the forthcoming Asian Games 2018 at different training centres in Bangladesh capital. Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina P. Soemarno visits two tr...

Bombardier’s 90-Seat Q400 receives certification

OTTAWA: Bombardier’s 90-passenger Q400 aircraft has received certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. “Wit...

UNWTO Global Summit on urban tourism in Seoul Sept 16

Madrid: Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism on September 16-19 in Seoul. The Summit aim...

SIA’s first A350-900 ULR rolls out of paintshop

TOULOUSE: The first Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines rolled out of the paintshop on Monday. Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraf...

Nuclear and Science Week kicks off tomorrow

Pabna : “Nuclear & Science Week 2018” in connection with the FCD ( First Concrete Day) of the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant ( RNPP) from Sunday, July 15, 2018. Various scientific ...

Rosatom's Nuclear and Science Week Attracts Hundreds of Bangladeshi Youths and Children

Dhaka : “Nuclear & Science Week 2018” organized by Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom in collaboration with Atomstroyexport, general contractor of Rooppur nuclear power plant, Ba...

Biman Bangladesh ink deals for purchase of 3 Canadian Dash-8 plane

Dhaka : Biman Bangladesh Airlines on August 1 signed a deal with Canadian firm Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) under a government-to-government (G2G) arrangement to purchase three aircrafts. ...

Mexico plane crashes near Durango, all 101 passenger, crew survived

Mexico City: Aeromexico plane crashed just after takeoff in Mexico's state of Durango, injuring 85 people, two of whom are in a critical condition on July 31 at 4:00pm. An Aeromexico airliner carry...

Biman to sign agreement to buy three Dash-8

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will formally sign an agreement on August 1 to procure three Dash-8 Q400NG produced by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Inc. Canada government’s Export Developmen...

SalamAir to launch flights to Dhaka soon

Muscat: To increase connectivity with Bangladesh, the Oman's first budget airline SalamAir has drawn plans to launch non-stop flights to Dhaka. According to updated statistics issued by the Nationa...

Biman’s Dreamliners to spread wings from September 1

Dhaka: The first Dreamliner will join the fleet of Biman on August 20 and will be put into service from September 1. The state of the art plane will be in commercial service for four hours in Dhaka-Si...

US-Bangla to operate extra flights ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private airlines in Bangladesh, will operate additional flights in the domestic routes to meet the local demands ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha. From August ...

DHL, The Daily Star honour two businesspersons, two institutions

DHAKA: Two companies and two individuals were honoured on July 27 at the 17th edition of the Bangladesh Business Awards for their extraordinary success and contribution to the economy. M Anis Ud Do...

Emirates wins World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at Skytrax for 14 consecutive years

Dubai: Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for the 14th year in a row at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018, held last week. The airline also secured a service ...

Sri Lanka tops in civil aviation safety in South Asia

Colombo: Sri Lanka has been placed on the top in civil aviation safety by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Sri Lanka has shown 88.57 per cent of overall Effective Implementatio...

IndiGo begins daily Dhaka-Kolkata flights from Aug 1

Dhaka: India’s largest low cost carrier IndiGo announced to start Dhaka-Kolkata daily flights from August 1. The budget airlines at a press meet at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on July 24 explaine...

Dhaka airport opens after 2 hrs of Thai Airways mishap

Dhaka (July24): Bangladesh main international airport was temporarily closed after Thai Airways (TG 321) flight from Bangkok to Dhaka experienced a mishap while approaching in monsoon rain. Accordi...

Tofail urges Japan to lift travel alert

Dhaka: Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has urged the Japanese government to withdraw the alert imposed on its citizens travelling to Bangladesh. “No logical ground is prevailing now, so...

Westin wins Best Continent Luxury Business Hotel Spa Award

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Westin Spa of The Westin Dhaka has been awarded “Best Luxury Business Hotel Spa in Asia” at 2018 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards. The event took place at Galgorm Res...

Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia 2018 will boost tourism

Dhaka: The Indonesian cities Jakarta, Palembang are all geared up for the 18th edition of the Asian Games 2018 to be held from August 18 to September 2. Indonesia is hosting this mega sports event for...

Bangladesh Monitor accords reception to Shahid Hamid PATA’s first Bangladeshi Executive Board Member

Dhaka : The Bangladesh Monitor, Premier Travel and Tourism fortnightly of the country hosted a reception, July 21, 2018 at Pan Pacific Sonargoan Dhaka, in honor of Shahid Hamid FIH, on being elected t...

Singapore Airlines won the “World's Best Airline” award

London: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has won the “World's Best Airline” award at the Skytrax's World Airline Awards this year, which is recognised as the aviation industry’s equivalent to the Oscars...

Cathay Pacific launches Hong Kong-Seattle flights

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways, Asia’s largest international passenger airlines will start long-haul destination to Seattle, United States next March, and launches more new routes to avoid direct...

NOVOAIR to operate additional flights during Eid holidays

Dhaka: NOVOAIR will operate additional flights to Saidpur, Jashore and Rajshahi routes on the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Adha from August 17 to 21. Considering the need for safe and comfortable journe...

Emirates Opens First Dedicated Airport Lounge in Cairo

Dubai: Emirates unveiled its 42nd dedicated lounge across its global network at Cairo International Airport (CAI) last week. The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class customers...

Biman’s Dreamliners on display in Farnborough air show

Farnborough: The first of four Boeing 787s for Biman Bangladesh Airlines has taken part in the flying display at the Farnborough air show in the afternoon of July 17. The aircraft on display ‘Aka...

Dhaka-bound Saudi flight diverted to India due to medical emergency

Ahmedabad, India: A Saudi Airlines flight from Riyadh to Dhaka had to make an emergency landing due to a medical reason in Ahmedabad, India on July 16. A Dhaka-bound flight of Saudi Arabian airline...

US-Bangla Airlines celebrates 4yrs of operation

Dacca: US-Bangla Airlines celebrates four years of service since 2014. A leading private airline in Bangladesh started its operation, with its maiden flight from Dhaka to Jashore on July 17. US-Ban...

Aminur Rahman, a pioneer travel trade personality expires

Dhaka: Aminur Rahman, the pioneer travel trade personality in Bangladesh, has expired of old age at Apollo Hospital on July 16. He was 89. He started his travel trade business in 1973 when he found...

Biman’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough shows

Dhaka: The first of four Boeing 787s for Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be taking part in the flying display at the prestigious Farnborough Air Show, England from July 16 – 22. The 2018 Farnborou...

Brief fire incident at Shahjalal Airport from short circuit

Dhaka: A fire has erupted at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport's departure terminal in Dhaka, filling the area with smoke and leading the authorities to evacuate passengers halting immigration se...

Ryanair made emergency landing due to loss of cabin pressure

Dublin: A number of passengers received medical attention after a Ryanair flight #FR7312 from Dublin to Croatia was forced to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt. The flight to the coastal city ...

Oxygen emergency on flight linked to 'co-pilot's e-cigarette'

Hong Kong: An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft after cabin oxygen levels dropped has been linked to a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette during the flight, according to China's aviation regulat...

Mango festival at Peninsula Chittagong

Chattogram: To celebrate the taste and flavour of the summer season, The Peninsula Chittagong is back with a culinary rejuvenation bringing the taste in a platter and making extra ordinary dishes come...

Dhaka Regency summer celebration packages

Dacca: Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort, a new generation upscale hotel conveniently located in the Bangladesh capital, has arranged two new convenient room packages for its city guests during summer se...

New Indian Visa Application Centre at Jamuna Future Park inaugurated

Dhaka: The new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Jamuna Future Park (JFP) began its function. Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his Bangladesh counter...

Biman Hajj flight begins

Dhaka : The first Hajj flight of Bangladesh Biman Airlines took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with 419 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The Biman Bangladesh Airlines fli...

Biman Hajj flights begins from July 14

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines, first Hajj flight begins from July 14. The inaugural Hajj flight BG-1011 will depart from Dhaka at 07:55am. Minister for Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism ...

Emirates Engineering’s success in reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR

Dubai: Emirates Engineering has successfully completed the reconfiguration of the second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet. The conversion of the aircraft from three to two cabin classes was exec...

Additional security measures for international flights to United States

WashingtonDC: Effective from June 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires additional security measures for all international flights to the U.S.A. This results in extra sc...

Malaysia Airports kicks off annual shopping campaign

Kaula Lumpur: Malaysia Airports officially launched its annual shopping campaign with more than US$5 million worth of prizes up for grabs. Themed ‘Licence to Win’, this year’s contest runs fr...

Emirates Skywards launches mobile travel app Emirates Skywards GO

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has partnered with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app for members. The app is a mobile travel companion tha...

India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035

Kolkata: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said India will need at least 1,000 planes in the next few years as it prepares a comprehensive and integrated plan for 2035 to boost the sector. "To ...

Malaysia Airlines' new A350 aircraft debut flight to London

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) commenced its inaugural A350-900 service from KL to London with a send-off ceremony at the KL International Airport (KLIA) on July 9. MAS will commence its new...

Turkish Airlines to buy 20 Airbus wide-body aircraft

Miami: Turkish Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft with an option to acquire five more. The agreement was endorsed at the Élysé...

Sixth turboprop aircraft joins NOVOAIR fleet

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, the country's leading private airline has added another 68-seater turboprop ATR 72-500 model aircraft, raising its aircraft number to six in its fleet. The aircraft landed at Hazrat...

India rejects Chinese request to allow its carriers add more flights on the India-China route

New Delhi: India has rejected the Chinese government’s request to allow its carriers add more flights on the India-China route after strong opposition from Indian carriers which felt that the move w...

Uber insurance policy for riders, drivers

Dhaka: Uber has announced insurance policy for passengers/riders and drivers to provide a secured feeling while they are on a trip. The insurance policy which is aimed for supporting the passengers...

Steps taken to improve connectivity with India

Kolkata: Bangladesh and India have taken steps to ensure easy and hassle-free travel for the tourists visiting the two neighbouring countries. AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviation and T...

Emirates pioneers web virtual reality technology on emirates.com

Dubai: Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualisation...

India's Zoom Air mulls int'l ops to Myanmar, Bangladesh

India : Zoom Air (India) (Delhi Int'l) is planning to launch its maiden international services connecting Kolkata Int'l and Guwahati in India's North-East with each of Chittagong in Bangladesh and Yan...

NOVOAIR offers Holiday package for Kolkata

Dhaka: NOVOAIR is offering attractive Holiday Package for Kolkata starting from BDT 16,888 per person. To facilitate the valuable passengers, NOVOAIR has signed agreements with four five star hotel...

Airbus to miss A320neo goal on Pratt engine troubles

Toulouse, France: Airbus SE will miss its delivery target for Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo narrow-body jets this year, after problems with the engines caused an almost three-month halt in shipm...

2 Singapore Airlines tickets for $1 is fake

Singapore: Do not fall for unverified fare promotions, contests, e-mails and calls that claim to be from the Singapore Airlines, the carrier warned its customers on Saturday (June 30). The airline ...

Emirates Skywards’ My Family programme to allow 100% pooling of Miles

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, frequent flyer programme of the Emirates Airline has revamped its family offering to provide a richer, more rewarding programme called ‘My Family’. Family members can now...

My Emirates Pass to give travellers more options to explore UAE this summer

Dubai: Emirates is giving customers more opportunity to explore Dubai and the United Arab Emirates with the return of its signature pass this summer. ‘My Emirates Pass’ turns the Emirates boarding...

Delhi, Mumbai airports among least punctual claims global ranking report

New Delhi: Whereas, the best performing global airline was Panama’s Copa Airlines with an on-time performance of 88.2 per cent, followed by Australia’s Qantas Airways with 85.7 per cent. Mumbai...

Nepal Airlines takes delivery of its first widebody aircraft, an A330

Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines, a state-run airlines, has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A330s, which it will lease from Portuguese lessor Hi Fly. These will be in addition to its two existing A...

US-Bangla Airlines, LankaBangla Finance signs MoU

Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines and LankaBangla Finance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the head office of LankaBangla Finance on June 27. Under the MoU, MasterCard and VISA card members of...

New Airbus transport aircraft BelugaXL sports whale’s grin

Toulouse: The Airbus BelugaXL, a massive transport plane, made a presentation on June 28, its nose cone making it look like a whale. Airbus employees, 20,000 of them, voted on one of six looks and the...

Jet Airways says new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to reduce costs

Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s biggest full-service carrier said its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will enhance efficiency and reduce costs, a move that is likely to help the airline bring down losses...

Emirates SkyCargo opens up new trade lane to South America

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will be adding Santiago, Chile to its network of cargo destinations from 5th July 2018. Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth dest...

Plane crashes into building in Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India: A chartered plane crashed in Mumbai on June 28 afternoon, with reports saying at least five people are feared dead in the incident. The plane crashed in an open area in the thickly popu...

Bangladesh keen on air connectivity with Bagdogra to boost tourism, trade

Darjeeling: Bangladesh government is eager to establish air connectivity to Bagdogra for improving trade and tourism with North Bengal (West Bengal), Nepal and Bhutan. Bangladesh high commissioner ...

Jet Airways commences 2nd service between Dhaka-New Delhi

Mumbai: Jet Airways has commenced an additional flight between Dhaka and Delhi with effect from June 26. The planned expansion - including a four-day-a-week operation on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays ...

Emirates Flight Catering builds world’s largest vertical farming facility in Dubai

Dubai: Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and Crop One will co-invest US$40 million to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. ...

Australia restricts on powders in carry-on baggage on international flights

Sydney: Australian government has announced new restrictions on some powders in carry-on baggage on international flights starting 30 June. The restrictions also apply on domestic flights departing fr...

Flavours of Rajasthan at Le Méridien

Dhaka: Le Méridien Dhaka invites to discover the authentic flavours and colours of Rajasthani (India) spices and reenergize the day at Royal Cuisine with the inspired creations by our guest Chefs fro...

Etihad Airways may cancel an order for 25 Boeing 777X

Chicago: The Abu Dhabi-based airline operator Etihad Airways is struggling with financial problems and wants to adjust the fleet plans for the future. Etihad lost a great deal of money on its in...

Actor Michael Rapaport prevents passenger from opening door mid-flight

Houston: Actor and comedian, Michael Rapaport, who currently stars in the Netflix show Atypical, prevented a passenger from opening an airplane emergency exit mid-flight last weekend. Director of F...

Virgin America’s Final Flight

New York: Virgin America: What it was like on the Airline’s final flight. It’s the dawn of a new era. Farewell, Virgin. Goodbye। It was the end of an iconic brand, the US’ first startup airlin...

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by flying Boeing 777 aircraft goes viral

Islamabad: Maryam and Erum Masood, pilots at Pakistan International Airlines, became the first sisters to pilot 777s simultaneously who flew the Islamabad-Gilgit flight. Maryam Masood and younger s...

AirAsia pilot allegedly puts AC on full blast to deboard passengers

Kolkata: Bagdogra bound AirAsia flight courted another controversy, when some passengers got into an altercation with airline staff over deboarding them after the flight was delayed by over four hours...

Qantas to Increase Jakarta, Singapore flights

Canberra: Qantas will operate additional Airbus A330 flights on its Sydney-Singapore and Sydney-Jakarta routes from December 2018 to meet increased demand. From December 14, 2018, a third Sydney-Si...

Air India unveils revamped premium class, expects revenue rise by 20%

New Delhi: The revamped premium class has been christened as “MaharajahDirect” and the airline is expecting to boost its revenue to Rs 6.5 crore per day from the existing Rs 4 crore it nets from t...

Abu Dhabi airports sleeping facility for transit passengers

Abu Dhabi: Working in close collaboration with Aerotel of Plaza Premium Group, Abu Dhabi Airports has launched a new airport transit sleeping facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Located in...

Bangladesh pavilion wins best award at Korean fair

Dhaka: Bangladesh Pavilion has won "The Best Booth Operation Award 2018" out of 55 Pavilions from 35 countries for its exceptional holistic presentation in the 33rd Korean World Travel Fair-2018 (KOTF...

NOVOAIR 10% discount on tickets thru Apps

Dhaka: Enjoy 10 percent discount on air tickets, exclusive through NOVOAIR mobile APPs and customer should use promocode NOVOAIRAPP. NOVOAIR's mobile apps lets customer book and manage your travel ...

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Jet Airways

Seattle: Jet Airways becomes first airline in India to operate the new, more efficient 737 jet and delivery is first of 150 737 MAX airplanes for Jet Airways. Boeing and Jet Airways celebrated the ...

Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has taken delivery of the third of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s it has on order on 13 June. The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer cu...

Emirates offers complimentary ice cream at Dubai Airport

Dubai: This summer travel season, Emirates is serving complimentary ice cream to all its customers at Dubai International Airport. Ice cream cups will be given out at the Terminal 3 departure and tran...

Cathay Pacific becomes second operator of the A350-1000 widebody

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has become the second airline in the world and first in Asia-Pacific to take delivery of the Airbus A350-1000. The delivery flight of B-LXA took off from Airbus’s Toulou...

Flights from the UK could be grounded after BREXIT

London: Thousands of flights from the UK could be grounded after Brexit if no emergency aviation contingency deal is put in place before Britain leaves the European Union next March. It comes amid ...

Indigo to launch daily flights on Dhaka-Kolkata route from Aug 1

Gurgaon: India’s growing private airlines, Indigo, will commence daily flights on Dhaka – Kolkata route and many onward convenient connections inside Indian cities from August 1. The daily flig...

Boeing expands its footprint in aerospace engineering in India

Bengaluru: Boeing announced in Bengaluru on its expansion of engineering and technology centre and said it would accommodate another 1,000 new employees to drive aerospace innovation. Boeing India ...

Saudi Arabia World Cup 2018 team plane catches fire in mid air after 'bird flies into engine'

Moscow: Saudi Arabia's official team plane caught fire in mid air as they travelled to their World Cup match on Wednesday. The Green Falcons, who fell to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Russia o...

Touchscreen technology is coming to airliner cockpits

Seattle: Between phones, computers, ATM machines, and other kinds of electronics, it’s no question that touchscreen technology has changed the way the world functions. Even some cars can practically...

Qatar Airways launches flights to Bodrum

Doha: Qatar Airways has launched non-stop flights between Doha and Bodrum, Turkey. The flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport mark the airline's sixth gateway in Turkey and third new Turkish route in just ni...

IHG launches new upscale hotel brand ‘voco’

London: InterContinental Hotels Group has launched “voco,” a new upscale hotel brand. voco will focus primarily on conversion opportunities and will strengthen IHG’s offer in the US$40 billion u...

United Hospital services open during Eid holidays

DHAKA: During the upcoming long Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, United Hospital will remain open to continue to provide treatment to patients. The Emergency Department will remain open 24 hours to provide Co...

First Sharia airline by Bangladeshi-British entrepreneur

London: Bangladeshi-British businessman Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, says he has always dreamed of launch his own airline – and he’s spotted a gap in the market. The 32-year-old says he first dreamt u...

Queen’s Birthday Honour for top hotelier

LONDON: The founder of Apex Hotels has been awarded an OBE for services to the Scottish tourism industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018. Norman Springford founded the company in 1996 with...

Malaysia Airlines drops plans to reconfigure A380s

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has scrapped plans to reconfigure its six A380-800 into high-density, all-economy layout seating up to 700 passengers but continues to proceed towards the establishment...

Long Beach Suites launch FIFA Burger

Dhaka: Long Beach Suites Dhaka launched the FIFA Burger event, which will be available during the period of FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Cozy Lounge along with some other exciting offers. Legendary F...

Emirates boosts flights during Umrah season

Dubai : Emirates Airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from 12 June to 24 June to meet the increased demand, during the busy Umrah se...

Emirates host Iftar Mahfil for media

Dhaka: Emirates Airlines in Bangladesh hosted an Iftar Mahfil followed by dinner for media persons from newspapers, private television channels, online news agencies and leading media personalities on...

FIFA Fever and Eid Celebration at Dhaka Regency

Dacca: Dhaka Regency Hotel is all set with a host of culinary and exclusive offers for guests to immerse themselves in the thrills of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. When the world-over football fan...

Another healthy financial year in prospect for aviation industry

Sydney: Despite challenges the aviation industry predicts healthy financial year in 2018, it is clear from the industry’s financial position is likely to remain robust for a 4th consecutive year. ...

Turkish Airlines hosts Iftar Mahfil

Dhaka: Turkish Airlines, in association with GSA Aeromate Services Ltd. held an Iftar followed by dinner on June 7 at Westin Hotel at Gulshan, Dhaka. Productive travel agents in Bangladesh, Turkish...

Emirates offer to Experience Eid in UAE

Dubai: Emirates, leading passenger airlines in the Gulf offers visitors to celebrate Eid in Dubai, and says, there is lots to do for everyone. What's more, with “My Emirates Pass”, you can acce...

Air France unions call for 4-day strike at end of June

Paris: Unions at Air France called for a four-day strike starting June 23 over a continuing pay dispute that prompted the resignation of parent company Air France-KLM’s chief executive last month. ...

Monitor Eid Digest 2018 is out

Dhaka: For third consecutive year, The Bangladesh Monitor published “Eid Digest” 2018 on world of fashion, boutique, jewellery, footwear, travel and tourism, hotel and resort, spa and fitness, and...

Emirates launches flight to London Stansted

Dubai: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) yesterday, June 8 , 2018. This brings to 10 the number of daily flights between Dubai...

Etihad suspension of flights to Dhaka

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways announced suspension of flights to and from Dhaka to Abu Dhabi from October 1. However, for passengers to and from Dhaka, Etihad Airways will continue flights with codesha...

Seven-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia begins

Doha: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins t...

Air India to hike excess baggage charge from June 11

NEW DELHI: Air India will hike excess baggage rate (EBR) on its domestic flights from Rs 400 per kg to Rs 500 per kg from June 11. Among Indian carriers, AI offers the highest free baggage allowance- ...

Flight delays expected as Singapore restricts airspace during Trump-Kim summit

Singapore: Travellers arriving at and departing from Singapore during the planned US-North Korea summit is likely to result in delays as airspace would be restricted at one of Asia’s busiest airport...

Emirates SkyCargo set to expand footprint in the UK

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is gearing up to facilitate more trade between the UK and the rest of the world by adding London Stansted and Edinburgh to its global networ...

Uber launches insurance programme

DHAKA: Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ridesharing company, announced on June 6 the launch of a first-of-its kind insurance programme for riders and driver partners. The policy will provide both...

Emirates plans A380 services to Osaka, Japan

Dubai: Emirates plans to introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka in Japan on 28 October 2018,subject to government approval . The A380 will replace the 777-300ER aircraft ...

NOVOAIR Eid offer fare at BDT 2018

Dhaka: On the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitre, NOVOAIR, a growing private commercial airlines offered special discounts for three domestic routes to their valued passengers. Passengers can travel fro...

Moving towards a plastic-free future

Dhaka: Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern at the time. The theme for the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollu...

US-Bangla special Eid holiday fare offer

US-Bangla Airlines offer special fare during Eid holidays Dhaka: US-Bangla, the largest private carrier in Bangladesh announce special offers for passengers during Eid-ul Fitre holidays during June...

Johor to trump Singapore at tourism

Johor: The Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark scheduled to open end June in Johor, Malaysia and another major project on the anvil as Malaysia’s new government looks toward benefiting the people “fi...

Sonargaon offers Qawwali & Sehri Buffet

Dhaka: For the very first time, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is presenting Sehri Nights with Qawwali. On this Thursday and Friday (7 – 8 June), the Sehri Nights invites to experience Live Qawwali ...

Novoair offers 10% discount during Eid

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of the leading private airlines of the country, has announced 10 percent discount on the ticket price during the Eid. To avail this offer, the passengers will have to purchase tick...

IATA 74th AGM begins in Sydney

Cancun, Mexico: A 3-day long International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) sponsored by Qantas Airlines begins in Sydney One of the most prestigious events on...

Hospitality Hub Iftar held

Dhaka: An Iftar reunion of Hospitality Hub has been held on May 27, followed by dinner at Platinum Suites, Banani, Dhaka. Nearly 72 participants attend the Iftar program from 27 different hotels of...

Biman title sponsor of Bangladesh-Afghanistan T20 series

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has become the title sponsor for the upcoming T20 Cricket Series between Bangladesh vs Afghanistan has began in Dehradun, India from June 3 to June 7. The series is...

Foreign language training for tour guides concluded

Dhaka: A closing ceremony of Foreign Language based Tour Guide Training Course organized by Bangladesh Tourism Board was held at Modern Language Institute auditorium on June 3. The Board to empower...

Regent Airways - SELFIE CONTEST

Dhaka: Regent Airways, a private carrier in Bangladesh announce SELFIE CONTEST and the Winner will be decided according to the number of Likes on Facebook posts. So who’s posts will get highest numb...

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Madrid, Spain: Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, May 30 to June 1). Organized by the World Tourism Organizati...

Singapore Airlines launch world’s longest flight to New York

Singapore: A marathon flight of nearly 19 hours is launching in October — and there’s something familiar you won’t see on board. Tickets have already gone on sale and will be the world’s lo...

PATA elects new executive board

BANGKOK: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano Univ...

Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh

Dubai: Emirates will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018. Edinburgh becomes airline’s second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and ...

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes booked for violating aviation norms

Bengaluru, India: Air Asia, CEO, Tony Fernandes and several others have been booked for allegedly violating civil aviation norms while securing international flying licenses. Fernandes is accuse...

Emirates starts scheduled A380 service into Hamburg

Dubai: Emirates today, May 29 introduces the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to Hamburg, which becomes the 49th destination on Emirates’ global network, served by its highly popular f...

Sri Lankan plane with 240 on board hits runway light at Cochin

Cochin: A SriLankan Airlines plane with 240 people on board hit a runway light at the Cochin Airport after getting caught in cross wind while landing reports said on May 27. Fortunately, an acciden...

NOVOAIR will operate extra flights during Eid

DHAKA: NOVOAIR will operate additional flights to Saidpur, Jashore and Rajshahi routes on the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Considering the need for safe and comfortable journey during holy Eid vac...

Cola-Cola launch month-long Ramadan campaign

Dhaka: Celebrating 55 years of Coca-Cola in Bangladesh and on the occasion of Ramadan this year has launched ‘Taste The Sehri’ and ‘Bashay Iftar’ campaign. Food lovers of Dhaka will be able...

NOVOAIR will operate additional flights during Eid

Dhaka: Bangladesh leading private carrier, NOVOAIR, will operate additional flights to Saidpur, Jashore and Rajshahi route during the holy occasion of Eid holidays. Considering the need for safe an...

Blue Sky, inflight mag of US-Bangla Airlines published

Dhaka: Blue Sky, a quarterly inflight magazine of US-Bangla Airlines, is published and available in all domestic and international flights. The second issue of the second quarter of current year ha...

Asif, Awal new EAMs of Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, one of the leading five-star properties in the country, has recently promoted Asif Ahmed as Executive Assistant Manager, Finance and MA Awal, Director of Sales and ...

Shahid Hamid elected Executive Board member of PATA

Dhaka: Shahid Hamid, FIH, Executive Director of Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resorts has been elected as Executive Board Member of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). For the first time, Bangladesh ...

Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad review missing MH370 search contract

Kuala Lumpur: The previous Malaysian administration had agreed in January to pay Houston-based Ocean Infinity up to $70 million, if it found the missing plane during a search in the southern Indian...

96.4 Spice FM radio receives YouTube award

Dhaka: 96.4 Spice FM radio channel recently received “Silver Creator Award” from YouTube. YouTube provides this special recognition to channels who receive 100,000 subscribers. This award was...

Austria signs Bangladesh aviation agreement

Dhaka: Austrian Transport minister Norbert Hofer, and Bangladesh Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Shajahan Kamal, have signed an aviation agreement and plans Vienna expansion to begin cargo a...

Sonargaon hosts Iftar for orphans

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, in Dhaka organised a children’s Iftar party on May 21 at Grand Ballroom. More than five hundred children, mostly orphans and disadvantaged children from dif...

Saudia emergency landing at Jeddah Airport

Jeddah: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flight #SV3818 from Medina (Madinah) to Dhaka was diverted in mid-flight to Jeddah for an emergency landing after nose landing gear malfunction. Saudia Ai...

Novoair offers Cox's Bazar, Kolkata holiday packages

Dhaka: Bangladesh leading private carrier, Novoair, is offering holiday packages of two nights and three days, including air fare and hotel accommodation, in Cox's Bazar starting from BDT 9,777. ...

Expo Freight Limited begins weekly air freight from Dhaka to New York

Dhaka : Expo Freight Limited, also known as EFL has started its weekly air freight from DAC to New York in collaboration with Qatar Airways from May 13. The exclusive freighter will carry only EFL...

SilkAir to merge with Singapore Airlines

Singapore: SilkAir, Singapore Airlines' regional wing, will be merged with its parent brand after undergoing a major cabin upgrade, Singapore Airlines announced on Friday (May 18). Singapore Air...

Singapore Airlines reports 150% jump in profit

Singapore : National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA), on May 17 topped market expectations by reporting a 148 per cent rise in full-year net profit to the highest level since 2011, as passenger...

More than 100 killed, 3 survivors pulled out in Cuba Boeing 373 crash

Havana: More than 100 people were killed on May 18 when a Boeing 737 passenger jet on a domestic flight in Cuba crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. Accord...

ACI Motors launches new Yamaha bikes

DHAKA: Two new model of Yamaha motorcycle, Yamaha FZS Double Disc and R15 V3, in Bangladesh have been launched on May 14 by ACI Motors Limited, Bangladeshi entrepreneur. The two motorcycles had ...

India's Zoom Air mulls flights to Bangladesh, Myanmar

New Delhi: India’s leading domestic carrier, Zoom Air, is planning to launch its maiden international services connecting Kolkata Int'l and Guwahati in India's North-East with each of Chittagong ...

Amadeus - Thai Airways joint FAM trip

Dhaka: Amadeus – GTD Bangla Pvt Ltd and Thai Airways International organized an agents FAM trip to Thailand from 17 – 21 April 2018. The objective of this trip was to share a glimpse of the wid...

NOVOAIR offers Cox’s Bazar, Kolkata holiday packages

DHAKA: NOVOAIR is offering attractive two nights three days holiday package for Cox’s Bazar. Package starts from Tk 9,777 per person which includes air fare and hotel accommodation. These package...

Irving Aviation Ltd. signing MoU with Meghna Bank Limited

Dhaka: Manager of Irving Aviation Ltd. Pintu Bhattacharjee and Senior Executive Vice President of Meghna Bank Ltd., Mohammad Imdadul Islam exchange documents after signing the MoU for EMI facility ...

Emirates provides special Ramadan service

Dubai: Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month .Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on...

Emirates Skywards Miles management made more convenient

Dubai: Members of Emirates Skywards, loyalty programme of Emirates Airline now can more easily redeem reward flights and earn travel and lifestyle rewards. They now can buy, gift or transfer Miles to ...

Mystic Middle Eastern Style Iftar at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, an iconic destination for business and leisure travelers, is offering a sumptuous ‘Mystic Middle Eastern Experience’ during Iftar to celebrate this year’s Hol...

BTB, CBT Bangladesh train food vendors

DHAKA: “Healthy food in a clean environment,” an awareness and training programme, involving local restaurant workers and food vendors of Rabindra Sarobar, Bangabandhu Museum and Jatiya Sangsad Bh...

Mother’s Day Celebration at Dhaka Regency Hotel

Dhaka: Moms are multi-tasking superheroes. And, now and again, they deserve a break from everyday responsibilities to unwind over tea and titbits, relax with the family over a sumptuous dinner that...

Novoair celebrates Mother's Day

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. May you all have many joys and happy moments to cherish and celebrate. Happy Mother's Day #NOVOAIR #FlyNOVOAIR #VQ #F...

Srilankan Airlines holds Road Show to Colombo at USD 400 from Dhaka

Dhaka: SriLankan Airlines, National Carrier of Sri Lanka introduced a new fare starting at USD 400 + Taxes to Dhaka-Colombo-Dhaka. SriLankan Airlines launches “Now Fly to Colombo at USD 400”...

Emirates post a profit of US$ 762 million for 2017-18

Dubai: Emirates Airline, the main concern of Dubai based Emirates Group records a profit of US$ 762 billion for the year 2017-18. The profit shows staggering 124% growth over the previous year. The...

How Bangladesh became SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon 9 customer

Washington: When it comes to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the company’s most daring customers have been NASA and satellite fleet operator SES. Now add Bangladesh to that mix. NASA was SpaceX’...

Domestic tourist expenditure in China hit $679 billion in 2017

Beijing: In 2017, Chinese tourists made 2.8 billion trips within the country compared to 136.5 million outbound trips. The trend reflects in tourist spending, as total outbound tourist expenditure ...

Emirates SkyCargo transports 4 lakh tonnes of perishables last year with Emirates Fresh

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has recorded a successful year of transporting perishables with Emirates Fresh- the air cargo carrier’s specialised portfolio of solutions...

Radisson Blu Dhaka celebrates Mother’s Days

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel will host an event to celebrate Mother’s Day on 13 May at the hotel. Mother’s are the embodiment of life and nurturing in our lives. With the com...

Bangladesh high court ask to formulate guidelines for airline fare

Dhaka: The High Court on May 7 asked the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to frame rules to fix prices of airline tickets, cancellation fees and other ...

Aviation Minister says lethargic, incapable staffs of Biman should quit

Dhaka: Voicing disappointment over poor luggage handling at the country’s premier airport, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal on May 8, suggested cutting jobs of aged and incap...

Dhaka to see six new upscale international hotels

Dhaka: Bangladesh capital, Dhaka is set to welcome half a dozen new upscale international hotel chains over the next couple of years, brought about by the growing influx of business travellers to B...

Sri Lankan airline special promotion for Ramadan

Colombo: Sri Lankan airlines, currently the largest carrier in Sri Lanka, has introduced a special promotion for passengers travelling from Seenu Gan (Gan Island), during the Holy month of Ramadan,...

20 Best-selling Travel Products on Amazon

New York: When it comes to peer reviews, you can’t beat the world’s biggest online retailer. So when Amazon puts an item on one of its best-selling lists (which are updated hourly, by the ...

Jet Airways celebrates silver jubilee

Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s premier full service international airline celebrates the momentous milestone of 25 glorious years of service on the 5 May 2018. Credited with transforming the fac...

Scoot joins HighFlyer programme

Singapore: Corporate members of Singapore Airlines’ HighFlyer programme can now earn HighFlyer points when flying on Singapore Airlines (SIA) or SilkAir itineraries with connections onto Scoot. C...

BRAC Bank’s shareholders approved 25% stock

Dhaka: The shareholders of BRAC Bank Limited approved 25% stock dividend for the year 2017 and enhancement of authorized capital to BDT 20,000 million at the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of th...

Day-trip down history lane around Chennai

Chennai: The ancient city, Chennai is surrounded by forts and sites that are waiting to be explored in just an easy day’s ride Chennai can boast of being in close proximity to quite a few lan...

US-Bangla to launch USB Express courier services

Dhaka: USB Express, a sister organisation of a leading private carrier of Bangladesh, the US-Bangla Airlines, will soon launch a global standard courier services for domestic and international mark...

India projected to be 2nd fastest growing nation for passenger traffic

New Delhi: By 2022, passenger traffic in emerging economies would touch 5.4 billion, slightly ahead of advanced economies at 5.3 billion. India has been projected to be the second fastest growin...

Cebu Pacific sets target of 22m passengers

MANILA: Cebu Pacific,is a Philippine low-cost airline has set a target of flying 22 million passengers in 2018, aligned with the increase in domestic and international inbound tourists. The target is ...

Gulf Air takes delivery of first Dreamliner

MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has taken delivery of its first Boeing B787 Dreamliner. The airplane is extra special as it also debuts the carrier's new livery. ...

SITA to upgrade Saudia’s IT infrastructure

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has selected SITA to support its strategic expansion plans by introducing a modern IT infrastructure across 200 of the airline’s offices located in 100 cities...

Jet Airways introduce 2nd flights from Dhaka to Delhi

Dhaka: India’s leading private carrier Jet Airways, introduces second non-stop frequency from Dhaka to New Delhi from 25 June. The reschedule four-times a week flights will depart Dhaka at 3:1...

Private warehouse at Benapole port will boost Indo-Bangla trade

Dhaka: Trade bodies and businesspersons demanded warehouses at the Benapole Land Port by private investors for adequate storage of imported and export goods. Businesses recommended that the Bang...

Vietnam urges direct air connectivity with Bangladesh

Sydney: Vietnam has expressed its keen interest to establish direct air connectivity with Bangladesh. Vietnam Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh expressed her country's desire on April 28 while ...

Prof Dr. AK Azad Khan felicitated by Ibrahim Cardiac

Dhaka: A reception programme was organized Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) to felicitate Prof Dr. AK Azad Khan, recipient of the prestigious national award “Shadhinata Pada...

IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh resigns, co-founder Rahul Bhatia named interim CEO

GURUGRAM: Aditya Ghosh's resignation from the post of President of IndiGo will be effective from July 31, 2018 while he will cease to be the Director with effect from April 26, 2018. InterGlobe ...

Shangri-La signs luxury hotel in Bahrain

BAHRAIN: Bahrain Marina Development Company has appointed Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as the hotel management company of a luxury hotel and waterfront villas located in Bahrain Marin...

World Pilots Day 26 April 2018

Felicitation on World Pilots Day, 26 April 2018 ...

Subway will close over 500 U.S. stores this year

New York: Subway Restaurants, the world’s most ubiquitous dining chain, will continue closing U.S. stores as it expands internationally. With its commitment to customizability and the catchy $...

Qatar Airways to expand fleet with 11 new planes this year

DOHA: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker announced on April 24 that the airline will add 11 new planes to its fleet this year as it prepares to launch 16 new destinations in 2018 and 2...

US-Bangla Airlines connects Dhaka with Guangzhou

Dhaka: First time in Bangladesh aviation history, the country’s leading premium airline, US-Bangla Airlines connects Bangladesh with China on April 26. The flight will connect Dhaka with Guang...

China biggest spender in travel abroad

Madrid: China consolidated its leadership as the biggest spender in travel abroad in 2017 with US$258 billion in expenditure (+5 per cent in local currency), according to the latest UNWTO World Touris...

‘London Calling with Mastercard’ launched to celebrate Ramadan

Dhaka: Mastercard launched its ‘London Calling with Mastercard’ campaign, along with Lifestyle and e-commerce offers in celebration of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. The...

Iran plans to promote Tabriz ‘Capital of Islamic Tourism’

Dhaka: In synchronisation of Iranian city of Tabriz as “Capital of Islamic Tourism”, Iran Cultural Centre in Dhaka said that in with the ‘Tabriz 2018’, in East Azerbaijan Province they will...

Britain’s aerospace industry will outlast Brexit

London: There is more optimism about the long-term future of the UK’s aerospace and defence industries than some recent headlines might suggest. Rightly so, as the UK is one of the best places in...

Amari Dhaka lavish Iftar fiesta

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka will offer feasts featuring exclusive examples of Arabic Iftar and Suhoor specials at Amaya Food Gallery throughout Ramadan month. The dishes are selected and prepared conside...

Brazilian Week held at Dhaka Regency

Dhaka: Dhaka Regency Hotel, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil, has hosted “Brazilian Week” food and cultural festival during April 21 – 25 at all-day dini...

Over 1mi Wi-Fi connections on board Emirates in March

Dubai: Emirates has set a new record with over 1 million Wi-Fi connections made on board its flights in March alone. The connections were mainly made over mobile devices with over 94% of users connect...

3-day Indonesian trade, cultural fair begins on 26 April

Dhaka: For the first time in Bangladesh, the Indonesian trade expo and cultural festival INDONESIAFAIR 2018 will be held in Dhaka on 26. Around 45 Indonesian exhibitors will showcase diverse consum...

First tri-nation bus service flagged off from Dhaka

Dhaka: First trial of bus service on Bangladesh-India-Nepal route rolled out from Dhaka, what is seen as a major development in cross border transport service among the three nations. Trial-run...

Shiper Air Service Anniversary Celebrated in New York

New York: Shiper Air Service, a travel trade agency in United States celebrated its first anniversary in New York. Sipar Air Service, is one of the successful travel agencies of Bangladesh, with...

Global aircraft industries eyes emerging aviation of China

Beijing: China has been seeing signs of recovery in its business aviation industry with global players gearing up to boost their presence in the market. "More frequent business activities stimul...

State of the art New Islamabad Airport ready from May 3

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s capital aerodrome, the New Islamabad International Airport is the largest airport of country having state-of-the-art equipment and technology will become operational on May ...

Lufthansa flight declares mid-air emergency over UK

London: The Lufthansa LH428 flight from Munich in Germany to Charlotte, US made a U-turn over Scotland after making the emergency May Day call. A Lufthansa flight heading to the US declared an eme...

Indian carrier SpiceJet, IndiGo leads

New Delhi: Indian domestic airlines leaps by 28% growth in passengers flown during March from a year-ago period, data released by the aviation regulator showed. Indian carriers carried 11.6 million...

AirAsia opens office in Sylhet

Sylhet: AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline has opened Passenger Sales Agent (PSA) office in Sylhet on April 22. The PSA office was formally inaugurated by Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun, Executi...

Airline regulators call for emergency inspections of Boeing 737 engines

Dhaka: Regulators expected to require inspections sooner, and of more engines, than previously proposed. U.S. and European aviation regulators concurrently imposed emergency inspection requirem...

Rhythm Tours and Travel celebrates Bengali New Year

DHAKA: Rhythm Tours and Travel Ltd, GSA of Ethiopian Airlines in Bangladesh, celebrated Bengali New Year 1425. Rhythm Tours and Travel officials distributed sweets among productive travel agents in...

US-Bangla contradicts preliminary Kathmandu air crash probe report

Dhaka: Top US-Bangla Airlines officials said there are contradictions in the preliminary report by the Nepal’s commission charged with investigating the airplane crash in Kathmandu. “Despite...

Delta flight makes an emergency landing in Atlanta due to smoking engine

Atlanta: A Delta plane flight returned to Atlanta airport after take-off on April 18 evening due to a smoking engine. Delta Air Lines Flight 30 from Atlanta to London Heathrow departed and short...

Messi becomes Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

MADRID: The UNWTO has appointed Lionel Messi as an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. Messi has won a total of 30 titles with FC Barcelona, including eight Spanish Leagues, four Champion Leagues and ...

Arabian Travel Market 2018 opens in Dubai

Dubai: Arabian Travel Market 2018 opens on April 22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Celebrating its 25th year, the four-day event will showcase the largest exhibition of regional and global hot...

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka presents ‘Tantalising Thai Week’ from April 23

DHAKA: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka will organise a week long “Tantalising Thai Week” from April 23 - 28. Discover the most popular dishes of Thailand such as Pad Thai (Stir Fried Noodles), Tom ...

World’s first undersea residence to open in Maldives

Male: A luxury Maldives resort is about to take the sleeping under-the-sea phenomenon to a whole new level in hotel industry. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is building a $15 million two-stor...

Bangladesh has potential for adventure tourism

Dhaka: Bangladesh, like other neighboring countries for adventure tourism is equally a unique place for potential youth travelers looking for fun and excitement. The country has a lot of potenti...

Qatar Airways to provide gate-to-gate internet onboard

DOHA: A recent decision by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will allow Qatar Airways to provide gate-to-gate internet connectivity onboard. Previously, an internet connection was...

Christian Dior opens boutique at HIA

DOHA: Parfums Christian Dior has opened a boutique for passengers travelling through Qatar Duty Free (QDF) at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The new Maison Christian Dior boutique, located in t...

Sonargaon Hotel presents Thai Week

Dhaka: Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka will organize a week-long “Tantalizing Thai Week” from April 23 - 28. Discover the most popular dishes of Thailand such as Pad Thai (Stir Fried Noodl...

OBHAI adds 650 CNG-rickshaws to its fleet

DHAKA: Ride sharing service OBHAI Solutions Limited, popularly known as OBHAI, has added 650 CNG-rickshaws to its existing fleet in a move to strengthen its services. The CNG drivers and owners sig...

3-day International Tourism Fair ends Saturday in Dhaka

Dhaka: The country’s three-day international tourism fair organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) begins in the capital Dhaka on Thursday (April 19). Tour Operators Associati...

dnata awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice

Dubai: Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory...

Messi to promote Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain: Considered by many the best football player of all times, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Lionel Messi as U...

DHL launch global e-commerce fulfilment platform

London: DHL Parcel and DHL eCommerce have launched a global e-commerce fulfilment platform and new fulfilment centre in Britain. The logistics and delivery giant said that its new IT platform pr...

Southwest Flight 1380 victim's death attributed to impact trauma

Philadelphia: Tens of thousands of feet above the earth, the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die. As Southwest flight cli...

Media Role Stressed on Disseminating News on Flight Safety

Dhaka: Aviation experts recommended that a national crisis management team and combined emergency response plan should be in place for handling aircraft accidents and emergencies. The speaker pl...

NOVOAIR tickets now available in mobile app

Dhaka: NOVOAIR, one of Bangladesh leading private airlines, to enable purchase of tickets from mobile phone has introduced a mobile apps for the convenience of the passengers. Any passengers ca...

Emerging Business Aviation Hub Promises 'Cost Effective' London Alternative

London : In order to head in and out of London, high net worth individuals – ranging from big business owners to celebrities of repute, oil sheikhs to global financiers – often prefer to use priva...

Southwest airplane with 149 aboard makes emergency landing at Philadelphia Airport

Philadelphia: One passenger died and seven others were injured Tuesday morning when a Southwest Airlines plane flying from New York to Dallas apparently blew an engine in midair, breaking a window, se...

US-Bangla Airlines offers discounts at BTTF-2018

DHAKA: US-Bangla Airlines is offering attractive discounts at Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair-2018 (BTTF-2018), being organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB), at Bangabandhu In...

Biman offer bargain discount for Tourism Fair

Dhaka : To popularise the national flag carrier, the Biman Bangladesh Airlines is offering 20 percent discount on six international routes to boost tourism. The promotional offer will be available ...

New era of partnership between EBL and DEG

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) and Germany‘s development finance institution - DEG have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the beginning of a new era of partnership . EBL Man...

Sabre upgrading travel agencies to new Red Workspace

WASHINGTON: Sabre is in the midst of a major initiative to upgrade travel agency customers worldwide to the new Sabre Red Workspace, the company’s intuitive point-of-sale tool for travel agencies. ...

Airbus A321LR flies 4,750 nm in 11 Hours

TOULOUSE: The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321 jetliner recently underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight from Mahé in the Seychelles islands to Toulouse, France – covering a ...

Changi Airport appoints consultants for T5

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed the Master Building Consultants, comprising three teams, that will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the develop...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group rebrands to Radisson Hotel Group

DHAKA: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has rebranded to Radisson Hotel Group. The new name, Radisson Hotel Group, capitalises on a strong partnership between Radisson Hospitality, Inc. (formerly Carlso...

Emirates SkyCargo introduces solution for rapid transport of aircraft parts

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has launched Emirates AOG – a new airfreight product designed for transporting aircraft parts quickly across the globe. Every day, spare...

dnata to acquire Qantas' catering businesses

Australia: Global air services provider dnata, a concern of Dubai based Emirates Group has signed an agreement to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses. The agreement is subject to approval from th...

Eurocontrol warns airlines of air strikes

BRUSSELS: The international air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in the next...

PPSH offering Baishakhi special room package

Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel (PPSH), Dhaka is now offering Baishakhi Room Package. The package includes accommodation for two persons. Choice of complementary buffet breakfast at Café Bazar ...

Khazana offers guests ‘Opar Bangla Mahabhoj’

Dhaka: To welcome and celebrate the “Shuvo Nababorsho,” Khazana is offering their guests with special Opar Bangla Mahabhoj for lunch and dinner. “Opar Bangla Food Festival’ at Khazana will ...

AirAsia debuts new Mirus Hawk slimline seats

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia is the launch customer for the Mirus Hawk, a new slimline seat that combines aircraft cabin innovation with the best of racing engineering. The Economy Class seat - made from ...

Etihad Airways cuts 195,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways eliminated around 195,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2017, thanks to a wide range of fuel-saving initiatives across its network. Following a number of improveme...

Airbus A350-1000 equipped with new safety feature

TOULOUSE: The first Airbus A350-1000, which was delivered to launch operator Qatar Airways in February, is equipped with a new safety feature that will now be standard across all A350-1000s. Called...

Turkish food festival starts at The Westin Dhaka

DHAKA : Turkish Food Festival – Turkish Flavours has started at The Westin Dhaka. For a week, the food festival is taking place at Seasonal Tastes, the buffet restaurant of The Westin Dhaka, wher...

Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba

Turkish : Airlines has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Aqaba, the carrier’s second destination in Jordan after Amman. Aqaba flights will be operated three times a week. Round trip fares ...

Singapore budget airline Scoot returns Changi with bomb threat

Singapore : A flight operated by budget airline Scoot on April 5, escorted back to by fighter jets, after a passenger allegedly made a bomb threat, police and the airline said. It had taken off fro...

Business travel policies still skeptical of premium economy

Brisbane: The steady growth in the adoption of premium economy class by travellers is still to be felt in the corporate travel market as most companies are yet to incorporate it into their company tra...

AAI expands SITA’s baggage management solution to 15 Airports

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which manages 126 airports across India, has expanded SITA’s baggage management solution to 15 airports. SITA’s BagManager will provide the air...

Air China to launch Beijing-Houston-Panama flights

BEIJING: Air China will launch flights between Beijing and Panama City via Houston on April 5, 2018. The Beijing-Houston-Panama City route will be operated with Boeing 777-300 ER (Extended Range) wide...

Emirates SkyCargo flies champion horses across the globe

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported leading equines for a variety of championship events across the globe. In the last four months, the carrier has transported ...

Ice rink opens on Maldives beach

MALE: The Jumeirah Vittaveli recently inaugurated the first ice rink in Maldives with a celebrity performance by Russian Evgeni Plushenko, a former Olympic Gold medalist figure skater. The eco-frie...

Peninsula holds Premier Cricket League

Chittagong : The Peninsula Chittagong in association with Confidence Cement organised “Confidence Cement - Peninsula Premier League 2018” on March 2 at MA Aziz Stadium in the port city. The cricke...

NOVOAIR will operate four flights to Saidpur from April 1

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, one of the leading airlines of the country, will operate four flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to Saidpur from April 1. Flight VQ961 will depart HSIA at 07...

Seminar on safe air travel held in city

DHAKA: A seminar on “Safe Air Travel: Impediments and Solutions” was held at Scholars’ Inn of State University of Bangladesh (SUB) in the city on March 27. Inaugurated by Dr AM Shameem, Chair...

Seminar on Riverine Tourism held in Dhaka

Dhaka: A Seminar on Riverine Tourism: Bangladesh Perspective was held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka on side line of the ongoing international tourism fair US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart ...

3- Day Int’l Tourism fair kicks off in Dhaka

Dhaka : A 3-Day International tourism fair ‘US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2018’ begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel toady. A.K.M. Shajahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Avia...

Biman offers 20pc discount at Dhaka Travel Mart-2018

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national carrier, is offering 20 per cent discount on Economy Class return tickets from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon, Kual...

NOVOAIR organises aviation safety seminar

DHAKA: An aviation safety seminar titled “Safety Assurance: Grassroots Approach” was organised by NOVOAIR on March 20 at Bangladesh Airlines Training Center (BATC) auditorium. The same was prev...

Manchester Airport scraps free drop-off lanes

MANCHESTER: Manchester Airport is axing its free drop-off lanes - leaving people having to pay, or use a shuttle bus. Passengers being dropped off at Manchester Airport by car will soon face a choi...

3-day International Tourism Fair begins in the capital March 22

Dhaka : A 3-day International Tourism Fair begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Thursday, March 22. A.K.M. Shajahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism will formally in...

Emirates Skywards marks milestone with 20 million members

Dubai: Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has reached 20 million members of which over 70,000 are from Bangladesh. In an average month, Emirates Skywards we...

Biman resumes direct cargo flights to London

DHAKA: National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumed direct cargo flight to London on March 14 nearly two years after the UK authorities had imposed an embargo. Flight BG001 of Biman Banglades...

Air Asia to go double daily from Dhaka

Dhaka: AirAsia will go double daily from Dhaka soon. Datuk Kamarudin bin Meranun, Air Asia Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, said while inaugurating the sales office at Banani in the capital on March...

US Bangla Aircraft Catches Fire on Arrival at Kathmandu Int’l Airport

Kathmandu: A Bombardier Dash – 8 Q400 aircraft of US Bangla Airline caught fire, after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground, near the Tribhuvan International ...

Air India launches non-stop flights to Tel Aviv on March 22

NEW DELHI: Air India will launch non-stop flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv, Israel on March 22. The airline will operate the route with Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft three times per week every...

India will need 1,750 new aircraft over next 20 years

NEW DELHI: India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Marke...

Biman holds discussion on Int’l Women’s Day

Dhaka: A special discussion meeting was organised at Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ Balaka head office on the occasion of International Women’s Day. AM Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, ...

Qatar Airways Platinum Partner of Bayern Munich

BERLIN: Qatar Airways has signed a five-year partnership agreement the German football team FC Bayern München AG (Bayern Munich). Under the new agreement, the airline becomes an FC Bayern München pl...

AI to revolutionise baggage management

GENEVA: The smart use of technologies such as artificial intelligence is expected to revolutionise the management of baggage over the next decade, promising to make mishandled bags an increasingly rar...

STB, CLIA to develop cruise tourism in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the cruise industry’s global trade organisation, have entered into a new three-year partnership aimed ...

Inmarsat, ESA to upgrade air traffic management over Europe

BRUSSELS: Inmarsat has signed a major contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop satellite communication services that will enable 4D trajectory air traffic management in European airspa...

Qatar Airways outlines expansion plans at ITB Berlin

BERLIN: Qatar Airways used the opening day of ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel trade show, to outline the airline’s expansion plans for 2018-2019. New destinations to be lau...

Ban Ki-moon to be PATA Annual Summit keynote speaker

SEOUL: Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations, is set to be the opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018). The event, hosted by the Korea Tourism Organi...

Atlantis Opens Resort in Sanya

SANYA: Atlantis has opened its first resort in China. Located on the Haitang Bay National Coast, Atlantis Sanya joins the flagship Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort &...

Challenger 350 completes steep approach certification

LONDON: Bombardier's Challenger 350 aircraft is progressing towards steep approach certification, allowing operators to perform landings under strict conditions, including the steep 5.5-degree approac...

Dive with a Purpose

MALE: Carpe Diem Maldives has extended its Dive with a Purpose trips to include coral reef and marine biology research with internationally acclaimed Marine Biologist Steven Weinberg. As part of th...

Boeing designs in flight prayer space for Muslim travelers

Seattle: Boeing has designed a prayer space concept that provides a private zone for religious passengers to practice their beliefs without the need to remove rows of seats. Boeing is planning to do s...

Ace Airline Executive Ibrahim Ali passes away

Dhaka : Ibrabim M. Ali, General Manager, Sky Bridge International, GSA China Eastern Airways has expired last night while he was asleep (Inna lillahe wa inna lillahe rajeun). He was sixty nine. An ...

Emirates SkyCargo transports KhalifaSat space satellite

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported KhalifaSat- the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre ...

Bombardier Global 7000 aircraft mock-up in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Bombardier's full-scale mock-up of its eagerly anticipated Global 7000 aircraft is now on display in Singapore, offering guests a rare opportunity to experience the aircraft's spaciousness ...

Finland Partner Destination of ITB China 2018

BEIJING: Finland has been named as the Partner Destination of ITB China, scheduled to take place from May 16 to 18. Around 50 delegates from Finland, which has a strong presence on the show floor, ...

Vietjet moves operations to Changi's T4 March 6

SINGAPORE: Vietjet will move its operations at Changi International Airport in Singapore from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4 (T4) on March 6, 2018. The forthcoming shift in operation will help to reduce ...

Exciting water rally at Hatirjheel to mark Jute Day

DHAKA : A colorful water rally with 100 traditional boats was held in the capital’s scenic Hatirjheel, as part of the government’s ongoing campaign to make use of jute and jute products popular, a...

Dhaka Regency celebrates Premier Club Members Night - 2018

Dhaka : Dhaka Regency, one of the leading five-star hotels in Dhaka, organized Premier Club Members’ Celebration Night 2018 at its Celebration Hall on March 1. The Premier Club Members along with Fo...

NOVOAIR signs MOU with Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Dhaka: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between NOVOAIR Limited and Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC. Mes-bah-ul-Islam, Head of Marketing and Sales, NOVOAIR Limited and Najith Meewanage,...

Sabre announces Sandeep Shastri to lead Travel Network Business in South Asia

Singapore: Sabre Corporation - the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has announced the appointment of Sandeep Shastri as the new regional director, South Asia, within the T...

Meridiana to rebrand as Air Italy

MILAN: Meridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has entered a new phase of growth and development with a new identity as Air Italy. Qatar Airways owns 49 per cent of AQA Holdi...

Biman Golf being held in Chittagong

CHITTAGONG: Biman Bangladesh Airlines Golf Tournament 2018 is being held at Shaheen Golf and Country Club on the banks of river Karnaphuli on February 23 and 24. Some 175 golfers from different gol...

Fly Biman only at Tk. 2000

Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines announces a very special fare of Tk. 2,000, inclusive of all applicable taxes and surcharges for one way travel in Dhaka- Sylhet- Dhaka and Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka routes. ...

Adelaide hotels benefit from The Ashes

CANBERRA: Adelaide reported the highest hotel performance levels among the five Australian markets to host The Ashes cricket series from November 2017 to January 2018, according to STR. From Decemb...

Emirates A380 returns to Houston

Dubai: As part of Emirates’ recent readjustment to its US services the airline will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston and Dubai from 1 June 2018.Emirates will also launch a new non-st...

SendGold app launching next month

SINGAPORE: SendGold, a Gold-as-a-Service app that enables physical gold investment and payments in a digital environment, on February 19 announced the March 2018 launch of its app in Singapore. Wit...

Biman launches ‘Holidays Wing’

DHAKA: The web portal of Biman Holidays, the holiday wing of national carrier, Biman Bangladsh Airlines, was launched on February 19. Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ndu, psc, (Retd), Chairm...

IATA recognises Sabre as NDC Level 3 capable

MONTREAL: Sabre has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as NDC Level 3 capable. By granting Sabre “NDC capable” Level 3 status under the NDC certification program...

Oman announces new visa rules

MUSCAT: Oman is implementing changes to its application process for tourism and express visas, the eVisa Oman Twitter account said. Citing the directorate of public relations at Royal Oman Police, ...

Dhaka Half Marathon 2018 in city on Mar 2

DHAKA: Dhaka Half Marathon 2018, co-organised by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and supported by Basecamp Bangladesh Ltd and Zanala Bangladesh Ltd, will be held at 6am on March 2. This was d...

Sonargaon’s Valentine offer valid till Feb 28

DHAKA: Valentine’s Day does not seem to end at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. The hotel’s Valentine’s Special Room Package offer is valid till February 28. Accommodation for two persons, choice...

Qatar Airways acquires Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

DOHA: Qatar Airways has acquired the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, further expanding the portfolio of its hospitality division, Dhiafatina Hotels. The Sheraton Melbourne joins a growing list of disting...

Saudia no longer depends on govt. subsidies

Jeddah: Saudia, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, is now entirely self-financing, according to a senior executuve of the airline. Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser, Director General of Saudia, said t...

UK lifts ban on direct air cargo airlift

Dhaka: The United Kingdom has lifted the ban on direct air cargo airlift from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with immediate effect. The withdrawal came nearly two years after the UK ...

Biman offers one-way fare of Tk 2,000

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is now offering Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet one-way fare of Tk 2,000, including all taxes and surcharges. The airline will be conducting 59 flights a week on ...

Meghalaya Governor Inaugurates 'Friendship Gate'at Dawki border

Dawki: Ganga Prasad, Governor, Meghalaya inaugurated the "Friendship Gate" on February 13 constructed with an aim to have a Wagah-like beating retreat ceremony for Bangladesh and Indian border guards....

Hierro, new UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

MADRID: International football star Fernando Hierro has been named Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in a meeting held recently at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with its Secretary-General, ...

Emirates Group Signs MoU with the Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India

Dubai:The Emirates Group, and its affiliated entities including flydubai, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to establish a framework for col...

Bangkok Airways revamps mobile app

BANGKOK: Bangkok Airways has revamped its mobile app. In this new version, passengers are able to book a flight with preferred-seats, make special requests such as life insurance and meal-requests, ch...

Bangladesh top tourist source country of India

Dhaka: Bangladesh has emerged as the top tourist source country of India during the month of January 2018, beating the United States. Bangladesh contributed 16.4 per cent of India’s total foreign to...

NOVOAIR opens sales office in Rangpur

Rangpur: NOVOAIR has opened its own sales office in Rangpur for giving better services to the passengers of Rangpur and adjoining areas. The sales office of Rangpur was formally inaugurated by Depu...

71 die in Russian passenger plane crash

MOSCOW: Seventy-one people on board died in a Russian passenger plane crash near Moscow on February 11 minutes after taking off. It is one of the country's worst ever aviation disasters. Investigat...

Star Alliance creates Digital Services Platform

FRANKFURT: Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step in an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services. The platform was developed and implemented in conju...

Regent will operate daily flights to Jessore

Dhaka: Regent Airways, one of the leading airlines of the country, will operate daily flights to Jessore from February 20. Flight RX0763 will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at ...

Cathay Pacific teams up with Pure Yoga to help passengers relax

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has recently introduced a new health and wellness programme for all of their passengers. The airline has teamed up with Pure Yoga to create a six part mini-series that passen...

MALAYSIA LAUNCHES VISIT MALAYSIA 2020 PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism and Culture, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz launched the Visit Malaysia 2020 promotion campaign for the first time during the ASEAN Tourism F...

“The UK is going to lift the direct cargo flights ban from Bangladesh shortly”

Dhaka: The direct Dhaka-London cargo transportation is expected to resume shortly as Britain is going to lift the ban, it had imposed on Bangladesh in March 2016. “…we are on the verge of resum...

Feel Valentine’s sensations at Radisson Blu Dhaka

Dhaka: Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is preparing itself to offer a retreat of love and ecstasy for lovers everywhere. The premium restaurants, Water Garden Brasserie, Sublime, Spice & Rice, ...

Kansai Int'l Airport trials SITA’s ‘Kate’

KANSAI: Kansai Airports, the operator of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITAMI), is conducting a trial of SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk, called Kate. Kate ...

Singapore, US expand civil aviation cooperation

SINGAPORE: The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently deepened their long-standing cooperation in civil...

TTF 2018 attracts 687,783 visitors

BANGKOK: This year’s Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) 2018, held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok, from January 17 to 21 attracted 687,783 Thai and foreign visitors, up 8.64 per cent on the 2017 event. ...

Biman MD & CEO visits Singapore Air Show

Dhaka: Biman Managing Director & CEO A.M. Mosaddique Ahmed is now attending the Asia’s largest Air Show and Aviation Leadership Summit being held 06-09 February 2018 in Singapore. Today (Wedn...

3rd ICTA 2018

Dhaka: After profound success of the first two conferences in 2010 and 2012, Bangladesh Textile Today joins hand with The Textile Institute Bangladesh Section (TIBS) to organize ‘The 3rd Internation...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at the Blu!

Dhaka: This year your Valentine’s Day would be like a dream! Radisson Blu is here for you with its enthralling offers to make your Valentine’s Day more special with your beloved, friends and famil...

Rediscover Love at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka: Amari Dhaka brings you the perfect luxury packages on this Valentines for you & your loved ones. Starting with the flagship restaurant Amaya Food Gallery, it brings you a sumptuous rang...

Emirates SkyCargo launches freighter services to Maastricht of Netherlands

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is expanding its footprint in Europe with the launch of new scheduled freighter services to Maastricht starting 6 February 2018. Maastricht ...

“Beautiful Anger” at Gallery Twenty One

Dhaka: “Beautiful Anger”, an art & craft exhibition has been inaugurated last day at Gallery Twenty One, Dhanmondi. This is a solo exhibition of Artist Rubina Akhter. This exhibition exh...

Tourism helps increase friendly ties between nations

Dhaka: Tourism industry helps increase friendly relations and cooperation between nations, that was why fostering tourism was a must for the development of the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Valentine’s Day at The Westin Dhaka

Dhaka: Seasonal Tastes at the Westin Dhaka will offer special Valentine’s Day buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a diverse presentation of the most exquisite cuisines from around the world at B...

NOVOAIR Cup-Golf Tournament-2018

Dhaka: The prize giving ceremony of “NOVOAIR Cup Golf Tournament-2018” was held at Savar Golf Club on the concluding day of 3rd February 2018. President of SAVAR golf club and General Officer C...

Qatar Executive takes delivery of fourth Gulfstream G650ER

DOHA: Qatar Executive has taken delivery of its fourth Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft. The latest aircraft delivery makes Qatar Airways the world’s largest owner-operator of Gulfstream G650ERs...

1,062 cos taking part in Singapore Airshow 2018

SINGAPORE: There are 1,062 companies from 50 countries and regions participating at the Singapore Airshow 2018, one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. The event f...

16 Saudi restaurants will hire women for initial trial

RIYADH: The Council of Saudi Chambers is reportedly preparing plans to ‘feminise’ the kingdom’s restaurant sector by limiting roles to Saudi women. The project forms part of government effort...

Zhu new UNWTO Executive Director

MADRID: Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO has appointed Zhu Shanzhong as Executive Director of UNWTO. Zhu, a Chinese national, began his two-year term on January 1, 2018. Prior to h...

Honeywell to offer FANS testing

PHOENIX: Honeywell launched a new Future Air Navigation System (FANS) testing capability as part of its GoDirect Datalink services. The new built-in tool will give operators using GoDirect Datalink...

United to install Smart Runway, Smart Landing, IntuVue

CHICAGO: Multiple Honeywell cockpit technologies have been selected by United Airlines to outfit its new fleet of more than 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. The flight deck package will include the fi...

New Biman Board formed

Dhaka: Biman Board of Directors for the year of 2018 has been reconstituted vide circular issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism on January 24. Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ...

Sabre global leader in best fare flight search options

MUNICH: A wide-scale GDS study conducted across 18 countries by Dr. Fried & Partner, a leading marketing and consulting firm, has found that Sabre consistently delivers the lowest fares with a lar...

SIA makes changes to Australia-NZ flights

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled plans to launch flights that will connect Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. The new service will be introduced as...

Winter Pitha Festival at Pan Pacific Sonargaon

DHAKA: Come and delight your taste buds by indulging in some of our specially handcrafted pithas this winter season during the Winter Pitha Festival at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka January 25 to 31. ...

Boeing B787-10 receives FAA’s ATC

WASHINGTON: The Boeing B787-10 Dreamliner has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awardin...

Thailand set to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018

BANGKOK: Thailand will host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between January 22-26, at the Chiang Mai Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) under the theme “ASEAN-Sustainable Connectivity,...

MAS launches A350 flights to London Heathrow

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has launched Airbus A350-900 flights between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow. Malaysia Airlines' A350 has a total capacity of 286 seats, with four in First Class, 3...

Spain-second most popular tourism destination

Dhaka: Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The number of inte...

London, Hong Kong next destinations for SIA’s newest A380

SINGAPORE: London and Hong Kong will be the next destinations to be served by Singapore Airlines’ newest Airbus A380 aircraft. Starting February 16, 2018, the aircraft, which features the airline...

Bombardier debuts Global 7000 mock-up in Dubai

DUBAI: The Global 7000 aircraft mock-up is on display at the flagship Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai from January 11 to February 3. The full-size mock-up made its debut in the Middle East to showc...

Cathay Dragon launches Nanning flights

NANNING: Cathay Dragon has launched four flights per week between Hong Kong and Nanning, China. The new service, which complements Cathay Dragon’s existing three weekly flights to nearby Guilin, is ...

Airbus deliveries up 4.36pc last year

TOULOUSE: Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than fou...

HIA welcomes 120m passengers in less than four years

DOHA: Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar has welcomed 120 million passengers since beginning operations on May 27, 2014 and the end of 2017. In 2017, HIA report an increase in cargo of 14.5...

Emirates announces special offer for travel from Bangladesh

Dhaka: Emirates is making it even more attractive for travellers from Bangladesgh to enjoy new destinations and experiences in 2018. For a limited time, travellers can avail of special offers on Econo...

Emirates SkyCargo wraps up 2017 on a positive note

Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, completed a year of strong growth in 2017. The air cargo carrier’s robust performance was underlined by the introduction of specialised cu...

Air travelers hit severely due to road blockade on airport highway

Dhaka : A large number of air travellers through Hazrat Shajalal International Airport (HSIA)—both outgoing and incoming—underwent tremendous sufferings including missing flights on January 10. ...

Turkish Airlines orders three Boeing B777Fs

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has ordered three Boeing B777F freighters. The order comes just weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand it...

Amadeus to trial @flightbot in Thailand

BANGKOK: Amadeus has developed an AI-powered bot in partnership with GoHero.ai. The bot, named @flightbot, will be piloted in Thailand, where Amadeus will be testing the bot with Thai travel agencies ...

NOVOAIR celebrates successful five years

DHAKA: NOVOAIR, one of the popular airlines of Bangladesh, on January 9 celebrated successful completion of five years of commercial operation. On January 9, 2013, NOVOAIR started its flight operation...

‘Global Travel Boutique’ is back

DHAKA: Qatar Airways is delighted to announce its first global sales campaign of the year, the popular ‘Global Travel Boutique,’ offering passengers amazing discounts across all of the award-winni...

Airbus Rolls Out First A321neo ACF

HAMBURG: Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground tests pr...

10th confce of OIC Tourism Ministers in city from Feb 5

Dhaka: The 10th conference of the Tourism Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) will be held in the city from February 5 to 7. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugu...

Govt very keen to promote tourism in Sylhet region

Sylhet: The government is very keen to promote the tourism sector in Sylhet region and has allocated Tk 200 crore for development of roads in Jaflong, work on which will start soon. Lifting of boul...

World’s new tallest hotel to open in Dubai

DUBAI: Dubai will become the home of the world’s new tallest hotel in the coming weeks as the Gevora prepares to opens its doors. The emirate already held the record for the world’s tallest hot...

Thousands of flights across the US affected by extreme weather

New York: Thousands of flights to and from New York have either been cancelled or delayed due to a massive winter “bomb cyclone” which hit the US East Coast on January 4. Thousands of flights a...

Turkish Airlines aims 74m passengers, sales revenue US$1.8 b in 2018

Istanbul: Turkish Airlines plans to carry up to 74 million passengers in 2018. In a dispatch to Istanbul Stock Exchange on January 4, said that “the total number of passengers carried is targeted to...

BA signs codeshare deal with China Southern

LONDON: British Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. The deal enables travellers to book seats on China Southern Airlines flights to four destinations in China – Sh...

AirlineRating.com realeases 20 safest airlines in the world

New York : AirlineRatings.com has released a list of 20 safest airlines in the world. The publication's editors selected the carriers from a pool of 409 airlines. AirlineRatings do not name a "safe...

Jet grounds two senior pilots over fighting in the cockpit

NEW DELHI:Jet Airwayshas grounded two of its senior pilots for fighting inside the cockpit on aLondon-Mumbai flighton January 1. The flying co-pilot of the flight allegedly slapped the lady captain...

Shahjahan Kamal to head Ministry of Civil Aviation

Dhaka: A K M Shahjahan Kamal, a veteran leader of the Awami League and Member of the Parliament from Laxmipur -3 constituency is taking over as the Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism (MoCAT). Kam...

Dhaka rings in the New Year with Uber

DHAKA: Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ridesharing company, has released data on how Dhaka has relied on its services on New Year’s eve. Even on one of the busiest nights of the year for Uber,...

Bombardier launches cost-per-flight hour service

OTTAWA: Bombardier has launched a new cost-per-flight hour service. The new Smart Services offering is available to both entry-into-service customers and all existing Bombardier business jet operators...

EBL launches artificial intelligence based Chatbot in Banking service

Dhaka: Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) has launched country’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based banking chatbot titled ‘EBL DIA’ (EBL Digital Interactive Agent) - where anyone can interact with EB...

Emirates ends 2017 on a high note

Dubai: Emirates is concluding another banner year of growth and innovation, marking significant milestones across its fleet, network, and product innovation initiatives, cementing its position as a ma...

Vroom Membership Card for Vehicle Related Services launched

Dhaka: Vroom Services Limited (Vroom) have launched Vroom Membership Card for all vehicle related services through mobile app (Vroom App) and 24/7 Vroom Call Center. This is the first of its kind excl...

Air Arabia plans summer flights to Bodrum

Sharjah: Air Arabia has announced it will begin a new seasonal route to Bodrum, Turkey next year. The Sharjah-based carrier will fly to Bodrum three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ...

Philippine Airlines makes history with first polar flight

MANILA: Philippine Airlines made history earlier this week, operating its first ultra-long polar flight from Toronto, Canada nonstop to Manila - the first-ever crossing of the Polar region by a Filipi...

Singapore Airlines to increase flights to Cape Town

CAPE TOWN: Singapore Airlines is to increase flight frequency to Cape Town, South Africa. From March 26, 2018, Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights to Cape Town via Johannesburg, up from the ...

Cathay Pacific bans smart bags

HONG KONG: Effective January 1, 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon airlines. Smart bags are a...

Jet Airways announces attractive 10-day fare offer

DHAKA: Jet Airways, as part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, has announced an attractive 10-day fare offer that will allow guests from Bangladesh to book tickets at special prices to 10 select des...

Airbus ‘powers on’ Iron Bird

TAUFKIRCHEN: The CityAirbus programme has reached an important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “Iron Bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. CityAirbus is a mult...

HSIA passengers now require to report four hours before departing time for check-in

Dhaka: Air travellers, departing through Hazarat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) are now required to report at the check-in counter at least four hours before departure time. Civil Aviation ...

Changi handles 60m passengers this year

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group celebrated the crossing of yet another milestone on December 18, recording 60 million passenger movements in 2017, a first in a calendar year. With more than 60 mill...

Etihad will end flights to Tehran Jan 24

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways will scrap flights to Iran and Uganda next year, the latest routes to be dropped as it pursues a strategy review. The Abu Dhabi airline, one of the three Gulf super connec...

Emirates to launch third destination in London from June 2018

Dubai: Emirates on December 20 announced that it is to launch a new daily route from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) on 8 June, 2018. Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate ...

SIA to introduce new pricing structure Jan 20

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be introducing a new airfare pricing structure next month, with revisions to advance seat selection, frequent flyer programme mileage accrual rates, bagg...

Raffles Singapore closes for restoration

SINGAPORE: Raffles Hotel Singapore bid farewell to its last guest as the hotel commenced the third and final phase of its restoration on December 13, 2017. The last guest was Mr Heinz Reiff, a Raff...

Lost In Las Vegas at The Peninsula Chittagong!

Chittagong: The Peninsula Chittagong is bringing the fabulous Las Vegas to Chittagong. Known for their exclusive ravishing events, The Peninsula Chittagong is proudly displaying their theme party Lost...

Holiday Retreats at Le Méridien Dhaka

Dhaka: As the holiday spirit begins in December, Le Méridien Dhaka has geared up for a series of extravagant events and promotions to celebrate the seasons Christmas and New Years’ Eve. The fest...

Ispahani Mirzapore now ‘Best Local Brand’ in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Ispahani Mirzapore, the leading tea brand of the nation, won the ‘Best Local Brand’ award across all categories in ‘Best Brand Award 2017’ and also won the ‘Best Brand Award’ in the...

Make it a Jolly Christmas holiday with Amari Dhaka

Dhaka: The month of December rekindles the mood for festivals as the jingling of the bells draw closer – an indication of the nearing Christmas. At Amari Dhaka, we celebrate Christmas with a host of...

BD top the record number of tourists to New Delhi in November 2017

New Delhi: New Delhi, the capital on India hosts highest number of foreign tourists in November. Most of these visitors are from Bangladesh. During the month of November 2017, a total of 2.14 lakh ...

Emirates celebrates holiday season with special Christmas treats

Dubai: Emirates is spreading the festive joy with treats across all cabin classes this December. Customers travelling for the holidays will enjoy several Christmas specials both on the ground and on b...

Sleep by Design Therapy for guests

BANGKOK: 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has created Sleep by Design Therapy for guests. The two treatments in the programme, now available at 137 Pillars properties in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, are Sl...

Rolls-Royce celebrates entry into service of Trent 1000 TEN engine

LONDON: Rolls-Royce recently celebrated the entry into service of its Trent 1000 TEN engine. The engine is designed to power all variants of the Boeing B787 Dreamliner family, including the new B787-1...

Nahid Sultana from Dhaka wins Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017 title

In an exciting Grand Finale, Nahid Sultana from Dhaka Division was crowned as the Meizan-Malaysian Palm Oil Shera Rondhonshilpi 2017. Humaira Binte Shafi and Saima Hasan both from Rangpur division ...

ATR 72-600 flight simulator receives EASA certification

PARIS: ATR has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at ATR’s Paris Training Centre. The brand new FFS wa...

Emirates supports ESPN on Athlete Documentary Series

Dubai: Emirates has collaborated with ESPN to produce ‘Flying the Flag’, a four-part documentary mini-series following the inspirational stories of four athletes in the UAE as they prepare to comp...

IHG Hotels in Japan earn record fourth Michelin Star

TOKYO: The stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels in Japan, with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its restaurant trophy cabinet. ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel in th...

Oman to host UNWTO-UNESCO Culture and Tourism confce

MUSCAT: The 2nd UNWTO -UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference will take place on December 11 and 12 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Minist...

Narita Airport orders 20 CTX 9800 DSi EDS

TOKYO: Narita International Airport Corporation in Japan has ordered 20 high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening. Narita is the main international airpo...

ACBL to organise Aviation Club River Cruise on Dec 22

DHAKA: Aviation Club of Bangladesh Ltd (ACBL) will organise the Aviation Club River Cruise on December 22. The programme will be exclusively organised for aviation industry professionals and their ...

Schulz to succeed Leahy at Airbus

TOULOUSE: Airbus has appointed Eric Schulz as Executive Vice President, Chief of Sales, Marketing & Contracts for the company’s Commercial Aircraft business. He will join Airbus at the end of...

Exciting new Italian offerings at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka: At the beginning of November 2017, renowned Italian Chef Marco Bosciani visited Amari Dhaka to give a taste of authentic Italian cuisine to food enthusiast. His rustic style of cooking was well...

Lufthansa's brand new Business Class cabin

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa has unveiled the concept for its brand-new Business Class. The new Business Class cabin will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out scheduled...

Emirates appoints new Sales Manager in Bangladesh

Dhaka : Emirates airline has announced the appointment of Mohammed Mohijur Rahman (Javed) as the new Sales Manager for its operations in Bangladesh. Javed, who recently held the role of sales mana...

Sylhet Chamber and Airline club jointly hold workshop on Airline career

Sylhet: A workshop on career in Airline sector, organized by Airline club of Sylhet, in association of Sylhet Changer of Commerce and Industry, was inaugurated on Friday, November 23 at the conference...

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