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New Route of the Day (26 March 2024): Biman Bangladesh Airlines between Dhaka and Rome FCO

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines inaugurated flights from its Dhaka hub to Rome FCO on Tuesday 26 March. The 7,335-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with the 247-seat 787-8 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition.

Flight BG355 departs Dhaka at 04:00 local time, arriving in Rome FCO at 10:10 local time. The Dreamliner then embarks on its return journey as flight BG356, departing the Eternal City at 11:45 local time, touching back down in the Bangladeshi capital at 00:15 local time the following day.

What they said

Shafiul Azim, CEO and Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said: “As per our market analysis the Dhaka – Rome – Dhaka service will be another popular one like our London, Toronto, and Tokyo Narita routes. We are working on concluding an interline agreement with ITA Airways, the largest carrier in Italy, to get feed passengers from other major Italian and European cities. Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ commitment to expanding its network in Europe is a reflection of the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s commitment to the Bangladeshi expatriate community.”

Biman returns to Rome after nine years

Biman Bangladesh Airlines initially launched operations between Dhaka and Rome FCO back in April 1981 with the route was maintained almost continually until April 2015. The service was discontinued following accumulated losses as the airline deployed a gas-guzzling DC-10 on the route. The carrier was the last commercial operator of the tri-jet, which it retired in 2014.

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The Bangladeshi diaspora in Italy, which is primarily being targeted as a source of passengers for the new service, is large and has increased sevenfold since the carrier last flew to Italy.

Biman Bangladesh plans to further expand operations to Rome FCO as it will use the airport as a refuelling stop on its services between Dhaka and Toronto YYZ. Currently, the carrier utilises Istanbul IST as its stopover point but has signalled plans to transfer to the Italian capital instead.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines now serves three destinations in Europe with Rome complementing London LHR and Manchester.

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