Biman Bangladesh Airlines to resume its two flights per week on Sunday and Wednesday from Sylhet via Dhaka to London Heathrow. Presently, the carrier operates only one flight a week since utilization was reduced mostly during the latest outbreak. The flights are said to commence with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from October 25. Biman has just begun London flights with a Boeing 787 at the beginning of 2020.
Biman Managing Director Mokabbir Hossain said beginning in august this year they remain to wait for the circumstance with Covid-19 is becoming normal for direct flights for London. Biman’s flight to that route, mostly during a pandemic, would not be economically feasible, he repeated.
Earlier this year, nevertheless, a Department of Transport team from the United Kingdom was planning to attend Sylhet airport for a comprehensive audit. Nevertheless, due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, the delegation could not come, and this prevented the attempts to restart regular flights from Sylhet to London.
The Manchester operation, currently not operating till March 31, 2021, has not been modified.
Biman Bangladesh Financial Situation
Biman Bangladesh operates the Boeing 737-800, 777-300Er, 787, and Dash 8 aircraft with 18 fleet sizes.
Bangladesh’s national flag carrier still appears to be a loss from the late 1990s to the present; however, this became disclosed in FY2018/19 during the 12th annual Meeting (AGM) of Biman in December reports USD32 m net profit.
After the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suffered a loss with over USD One billion, and the volume of loss increases every day. On April 30, Sonali Bank authorized a loan of USD One billion one hundred seventy-nine million five hundred with restrictions to Biman Bangladesh Airlines, while Biman requested USD One billion seven hundred sixty-nine million three hundred seventy-five thousand following the financial crisis.
The facet behind the Biman Bangladesh financial crisis is corruption and improper planning in the route it operates.