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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 15 March 16-31, 2015  


Etihad's Airbus A380, featuring The Residence, to take flight to New York
-A Monitor Report Abu Dhabi : Etihad Airways announced on March 4 the airline's new Airbus A380 service takes flight beginning December 1, 2015 for guests travelling between New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and the airline's Abu Dhabi home. The A380 features The Residence by Etihad, the airline's ultra-luxurious and private three-room suite in the sky, a first in commercial aviation. James Hogan, Etihad Airways' President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The United S. More...
Bhutan Airlines' flights to Dhaka before end of the year
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Bhutan Airlines, the only private airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan, will operate regular flights to Dhaka before the end of the year. The flights will be operated in the Paro-Dhaka-Bangkok route thrice a week at the initial stage. Flights will be operated by Airbus A319/320 with twin class configuration - Business and Economy. This was stated by Phala Dorji, Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Airlines while talking to The Bangladesh Monitor at thelaunching ceremony he. More...
NOVOAIR launches attractive holiday packages to Cox's Bazar
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : NOVOAIR has launched attractive holiday packages to Cox's Bazar, the tourist capital of the country where lies the world's longest unbroken sea beach. To promote Cox's Bazar among holiday makers, especially to family travellers NO-VOAIR desig-ned this value added package programme with the best hotels, e.g., Sayeman Beach Resort, Ocean Paradise Hotel and Resort, Seagull Hotel, Long Beach Hotel and Praasad Paradise Hotel and Resort in Cox's Bazar. A two-nights pack. More...
Emirates eyes 50 to 70 Airbus or Boeing long-haul jets
Berlin (AFP) : Emirates Airlines is considering the purchase of up to 70 twin-engine Airbus A350s or Boeing B787s, Company President Tim Clark said in Berlin March 5, which would bolster the carrier's long-haul fleet. Clark remained vague on the number and maker of twin-engine wide-body planes, but said the acquisition was part of Emirates' efforts to increase its share of the traffic on the world's long-haul routes. "Possibly it will be 50 to 70, but we still have to decide," Clark said durin. More...
Jet Airways starts testing mobile boarding passes
_A Monitor Report Mumbai : Jet Airways has partnered the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India (BCAS) and the Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) and started testing mobile boarding passes on select flights from the Bangalore airport. The pilot project kicked off on select flights from Bangalore to Mumbai and New Delhi from February 12. During the trial phase, passengers can use the digital barcoded boarding pass on their mobile phones to enter the airport, and can board flights direct. More...
Oman Air to launch services to Dhaka from August
_A Monitor Report Muscat : Oman Air will launch services to three exciting destinations this spring. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman will fly from Muscat to Singapore and Goa from the March 29 and to Dhaka from August 2015. Oman Air's new service, operated using its flagship A330 aircraft, will offer four flights per week between Muscat International Airport and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Tickets are available for purchase and can be booked now from OMR 186.9 return . More...
Cebu Pacific flies 16.9m passengers in 2014
_A Monitor Report Manila : The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, flew 16.9 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 17.5 per cent from 14.4 million passengers flown in 2013. On average, CEB flights were 84 per cent full during the year. CEB achieved notable passenger growth in both domestic and several international markets, with increased presence in the Middle East and Japan, and entry into Australia. The Cebu Pacific Air group increased flights to domestic markets, as its newly . More...
Nepal Airlines fleet renewal underway with delivery of first A320
-A Monitor Report Kathmandu : Nepal's national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320 aircraft sporting a new striking company livery and equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices as the airline moves to an all Airbus jet fleet. Following a handover in Hamburg, the aircraft was welcomed at a ceremony attended by government and airline officials at its home base on arrival in Kathmandu. With its home - base in Kathmandu, the A320 was. More...
Air Arabia will launch flights to Sylhet from Mar 29
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Air Arabia (PJSC), the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost carrier, will be launching flights to Sylhet from Ras Al Khaimah from March 29. Initially the airline will operate three flights a week to the Holy City with Airbus A320 aircraft configured in 168 Economy Class seats. Air Arabia started flights to Chittagong in 2007 with three flights a week and now operates three flights daily and often flying extra sections. The airline started flight. More...
Tofael takes over as Head of Operations, Passenger Sales, Oneworld Aviation
-A Monitor Report Dhaka: Tofael Ibna Soleiman has taken over as Head of Operations, Passenger Sales of Oneworld Aviation Ltd, GSA of Air Arabia in Bangladesh. Tofael, who has experience of over 15 years in the travel trade, was the Regional Head of Galileo in Kazakhstan, was overseeing the operations of Nepal as well. . More...
Air India restructuring focuses on continued fleet renewal
-A Monitor Report New Delhi : That Air India is in a terrible financial state is not news. The airline has been posting losses since 2007 when the Indian government merged the two state-owned companies, Air India and Indian Airlines. This merger had a devastating impact on performance, both operationally and financially. Because of political wrangling, bureaucracy and management incompetence, Air India took years to integrate its domestic sister airline. Other projects, such as its early effor. More...
Qatar Airways doubles number of movies, TV shows on board
_A Monitor Report Doha : Qatar Airways announces expansion of its inflight entertainment offering including an exciting line up of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies. Qatar Airways has announced that it will double the number of movies and television shows on board over the coming months, increasing the choice of entertainment channels from 950 to 2,000. This comes on top of the already wide selection of more than 200 audio options and 50 games to entertain both children and adults duri. More...
Delta pays Georgia employees US$450m in profit-sharing
_A Monitor Report Atlanta : Delta Air Lines is paying its employees in Georgia a total of US$450 million in profit-sharing bonuses, the company said. The airline has about 32,000 employees in the state, up from about 25,000 in 2008 before its acquisition of Northwest Airlines. The airline's workers in Georgia will get a significant share of the US$1.1 billion in total profit-sharing Delta is paying to its nearly 80,000 employees around the world. "The total payment in Georgia will be US$450 m. More...
Turkish Airlines set to challenge Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways
-A Monitor Report Istanbul : The name Dubai World Central reflects the emirate's ambition to be at the crossroads of global air travel. Istanbul is seeking the same thing. Turkish Airlines aims to almost double its fleet to 450 aircraft by 2023, up from its current 263. By the end of this year, it plans to operate 300 jets. Such growth lays down a challenge to the region's big three of Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, which are competing to establish international hubs in D. More...
US-Bangla Airlines Biman sign MoU
-A Monitor Report Dhaka: US-Bangla Airlines and Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Balaka head office of the latter on March 5. Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director, US-Bangla Airlines and Kyle Haywood, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective orhganisations. Under the MoU, US-Bangla Airlines will be supplying 15 crew members to Biman including Captain, First Officer and cabi. More...
Mihin Lanka offers EBL cardholders free accommodation in Colombo
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) cardholders travelling to Colombo on Mihin Lanka Airlines will enjoy three nights' free accommodation at Global Tower Hotel in the city and complimentary airport transfer by AC Private Car. M Nazeem A. Choudhury, Head of Consumer Banking, EBL and Aruna Ratnayake, General Manager, Mihin Lanka Airlines in Bangladesh signed an agreement to this effect in Dhaka recently. M Khorshed Anowar, Head of Direct Business, EBL, KDM Sampath, Country Man. More...
- Etihad launches Fast & Furious 777 aircraft in Los Angeles
- Emirates opens Los Angeles Airport Lounge
- Terminal 1 Expansion at Abu Dhabi International
- Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Security 2015 Forum in Bangkok to Discuss Oil Transportation Security in South Asian Waters
- Solar Impulse- Swiss solar powered plane flew over Bangladesh Thursday
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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