Biman Bangladesh

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Biman is the national carrier of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The corporate body is 'Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd' while the trading name is Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Biman is a member of IATA. Incorporated in Bangladesh, it came into being on January 04, 1972 initially with a Second World War vintage Dakota, DC-3, a gift from the Air force.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd the national flag carrier of Bangladesh has started its journey from scratch virtually with no aircraft, no ancilliaries. It came into operation immediately after the war of independence. Despite many odds on its journey towards a long and challenging way to progress, Biman has been able to establish its reputation as an airline of welcome smile and an ocean of hospitality.

Biman now carries the nation's flag to South Asia, South-East Asia and Far-East, Gulf and Middle-East region and Europien. A steady progress has been made with better services ensuring increased passengers. To make Biman passengers feel "once Biman always Biman" the airline has recently brought in some qualitative changes in its service concept. Biman has been aiming in achieving the goal of being truly international commercially viable airline of the region with its warmth and friendliness, care, safety record, traditional hospitality and comfort of the services it offered.

Biman is now paying attention to making, the airline more attractive to the traveling people by fixing the priority on two objectives. One is to provide more comfort to the passengers and the other is to maintain schedule regularity. The airline has already brought some qualitative changes in its ground and in-flight services. Biman has built its own ancillary and maintenance facilities. Presently Biman does entire maintenance work on its F-28 aircraft. Biman is also doing its own C-check, D-check on DC-10-30s and Airbus A310-300 in its wide body hangar at Dhaka. Checks, repair and maintenance of one DC-10-30, one wide bodied Boeing and two F-28 aircraft can be done at a time in Biman's own wide body hangar.

The airline's Reservation and Departure Control System and other communication systems have been fully computerized. Biman is continuously making effort for office automation in order to improve the traffic productivity. It is also making effort to introduce Computerized Revenue Accounting in order to raise real revenue. In addition to Biman's own aircraft, the experienced ground-handling units also providing support for number of foreign airlines at Zia International Airport (ZIA).

Keeping pace with trends and technology of the time coupled with a perspective plan for the future which embraces all aspects of an international airline and overall improvement in situation, the carrier is now confidently looking forward to the future.


Biman Bangladesh
BALAKA, Zia International Airport
Kurmitola Dhaka - 1229

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