MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8744 posts, RR: 12 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3151 times:
Is there a market for NYC-Bangladesh flights? With a population of over 400K in the NYC area alone, I could see the potential for flights, but in the end would a carrier like DL be able to make a decent profit on a JFK-Dhaka run? What are your thoughts concerning this?
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3151 times:
There's probably a market...but most of the traffic will be VFR (Visiting Friends & Relatives).
Unfortunately, Bangladesh has not experienced the high-tech revolution to the extreme that parts of India have undergone - and business traffic is what is driving the boom in flights to India. Until such time as it does, Bangladeshis in New York will have to rely on one-stops via places such as DXB or LHR.
Also very sadly, the stories of Biman's reliability and maintaining a flight schedule are NOT encouraging, and very few other airlines fly long-distance routes from Dhaka or Chittagong.
Here's a link to an article on Zia International Airport at Dhaka: