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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 09 December 16-31, 2014  
     
 
 

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Regent Airways announces additional frequency to Kuala Lumpur
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Regent Airways has announced additional flights to the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur on every Tuesday from December 23, 2014. This is the 5th frequency of a week to Malaysia with 126-seat state of the art New Generation B737-700. During Winter Schedule flights will depart Dhaka at 23:20, reach Kuala Lumpur at 05:20 and the return at 06:20 will reach Dhaka at 08:20 in the morning. Kuala Lumpur is a favourite destination for Bangladeshi and passenger load in this secto. More...
Etihad Airways celebrates 11 years of operation
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Etihad Airways has just celebrated its 11 years of operation and by this time, I am proud to say that it has become one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation." Hanif Zakaria, General Manager Bangla-desh, Etihad Airways, said, "Etihad has received a range of awards that reflect its position as one of the world's leading premium airline brands, including the 'World's Leading Airline' at the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive y. More...
US-Bangla Airlines announces 7pc discount for FFs
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : US-Bangla Airlines has announced 7 per cent discount on tickets for Freedom Fighters and members of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Police, BGB, Coast Guard and Ansar for the month of December. To avail this offer they will have to come directly to their own sales points, except airports, with their original identity cards and their photocopies. The airline is now operating four flights on Dhaka-Chittagong route, one on Dhaka-Jessore route, on. More...
Thai Airways wins Top TTG Travel Award 2014
_A Monitor Report Bangkok : Viroj Siriho-racha, Vice President of Sales and Distribution Regional Department for Thai Airways on behalf of THAI management recently accepted the TTG Travel Awards for Best South-East Asian Airline and Best Airline Business Class at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014 ceremony and gala dinner. The event was held at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Conventions Centre at Central World, where over 500 guests and award recipients were in attendance. TH. More...
Dr Mubin joins United as Executive Chairman
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Dr AK Abdul Mubin, a former Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, has joined United Airways (BD) Ltd as Executive Chairman with effect from November 1. "While I'll look after the technical aspects of the airline, Dr. AK Abdul Mubin will deal with issues with the government, administrative issues, day to day affairs, revenue and HR of the airline," said Captain Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Direc-tor, United Airways (BD) Ltd. "I hope to take . More...
Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s
Dhaka : Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates' free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline's service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly. Emirates currently offers Wi-Fi connectivity on 86 aircraft - on board all of its 56 Airbus A380s, as well as on 30 of its Boeing B777s. A comprehensive retrofit programme is also underway to install Wi-Fi capability across the rest of its fleet. On 51 of Emirates' A380s, the first 10MB of data is. More...
NOVOAIR Victory Day Cup Golf Tournament 2014 held
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Leading private airline NOVOAIR for the third time hosted Victory Day Cup Golf Tournament-2014 at The Army Golf Club from December 11 to 13. A total 473 golfers of the country participated in the tournament in five different categories like: Junior, Woman, Senior, Veteran and Regular. Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, ndu, psc graced the occasion as chief guest, Group Captain Mofizur Rahman, Managing Director, NOVOAIR and high official NOVOAIR and Army Golf Club wer. More...
Turkish Airlines reports nine-month net profit up 87pc
-A Monitor Report Istanbul : Turkish Airlines has reported a nine-month net profit of TRY1.55 billion (US$685 million), up 87 per cent compared to the year-ago period. Sales revenue rose 33 per cent to TRY18.4 billion, producing an operating profit of TRY1.47 billion for the first nine months of 2014. Third-quarter net profit stood at TRY1.37 billion and third-quarter operating profit was TRY1.15 billion, up 38 per cent year-over-year. During the first nine months of 2014, Turkish Airlines tr. More...
German Christoph Mueller to lead MAS out of problems
-A Monitor Report Kuala Lumpur : A German will be in charge to lead Malaysia Airlines next year. Malaysia Airlines has picked the current CEO of Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, Christoph Mueller, a German national as its future CEO as the airline struggles to recover from its two devastating disasters this year, it was announced recently. The appointments by Khazanah Nasional Bhd in the restructured Malaysia Airlines Systems Bhd (MAS) are part of efforts to lay strong foundations for the future. More...
Avian Aviation Academy celebrates 1st anniversary
Avian Aviation Academy celebrates 1st anniversary -A Monitor Report Dhaka : Avian Aviation Academy celebrated its first anniversary on December 14 at a simple ceremony. The Academy was founded by Atharul Islam, former Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Wg Cdr (Retd) Dr ATM Nazrul Islam and M Masudur Rahman, Managing Director, Galaxy Flying Academy. On the occasion, Managing Director and Head of the Training Dr ATM Nazrul Islam informed that the academy received its CAAB ap. More...
Board of Airlines Representative hosts Golf Tournament
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : The first ever BAR Bangladesh Golf Tournament, organised by Board of Airlines Rep-resentative (BAR), took place at Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka on December 13. Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, attended the gala award ceremony as chief guest. 88 players, all personally-invited from member airlines of BAR, participated in the tournament. M.S. Zahedee, who scored 70 and Bonnie Young with a score of 77, finished first in men's and women's categ. More...
 
 
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