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Biman Bangladesh Reapplies For US Services  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Biman Bangladesh Airlines reapplied with the DOT for permission to resume services to the United States which have been dormant since 2006.

The carrier which in January 2010 had applied for similar authority but failed to commence services now advises it plans to begin twice weekly DAC-MAN-JFK flights utilizing leased 777 aircraft in May 2011.

Additionally the carrier states that subject to an upgrade of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to Category-I status by the FAA, the airline plans to convert the flights to its own 777-300ER equipment due for delivery in November 2011.

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User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10007 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
the airline plans to convert the flights to its own 777-300ER equipment due for delivery in November 2011.

Let's wait for their 77W's to actually arrive at the airline and operated by them before we start talking about any route operated with those aircraft. In any case it is good to see them wanting to reapply for U.S. flights. Let's hope they will get the permission to fly to/from the U.S. That's another question...

A388


User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

will it ever be anything but a loss-making route flown just for prestige/ego?

User currently offlinedanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1820 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

Call me a sceptic, but I will only believe this when it touches down in MAN. This saga has run on far too long now.


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User currently offlinecwalt From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Interesting to see a non-stop service between Dhaka and Sydney is also slated to be introduced.

User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1644 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Quoting cwalt (Reply 4):
Interesting to see a non-stop service between Dhaka and Sydney is also slated to be introduced.

What in god's name is the driving force behind this? Surely loads can't support a 777 service, is it cargo?



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 5):
What in god's name is the driving force behind this? Surely loads can't support a 777 service, is it cargo?

It's Biman...we can't really expect them to have any logical reason for wanting to operate anything that they do.



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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3686 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Didn't they just return a leased 77W?


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6672 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 7):
Didn't they just return a leased 77W?

No, that was a 772/ER.

Loooking forward to seeing BG back in the USA and hope to try them on JFK-MAN eventually......just hope that they DO take delivery of the 77Ws later this year.

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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1342 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
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Quoting cwalt (Reply 4):
Interesting to see a non-stop service between Dhaka and Sydney is also slated to be introduced.
Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 5):
What in god's name is the driving force behind this? Surely loads can't support a 777 service, is it cargo?

Heaps of South Asian students studying in universities in Sydney and Melbourne, perhaps?


User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1644 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 6):
It's Biman...we can't really expect them to have any logical reason for wanting to operate anything that they do.

Haha so true!! Flew them several times back in the early 2000s...never, ever, again!!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
Heaps of South Asian students studying in universities in Sydney and Melbourne, perhaps?

But that's tradtionally very low yielding traffic, not enough to make a route of that length work, right?



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1342 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
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Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 10):
But that's tradtionally very low yielding traffic, not enough to make a route of that length work, right?

Let's not forget the other south asian communities living in Sydney/Melbourne currently having to fly via Asian or Middle Eastern carriers to get to their final destinations. This would be the first South Asian carrier to fly there is a while, is it not? (Heard that Sri Lankan is planning to fly to Toronto, though can''t recall if Sydney is the works as well)


User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 7):
Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 5):
What in god's name is the driving force behind this? Surely loads can't support a 777 service, is it cargo?

It's Biman...we can't really expect them to have any logical reason for wanting to operate anything that they do.

Haha ... it's my home airline. But I have to agree with you guys. We won't see any "logical" reasoning from the Biman management until it is actually managed by guys who know anything about airline management.  

Not just students, Sydney (and Melbourne) has an incredible amount of South Asians who have emmigrated to Australia in the last decade or so ... thousands and thousands. Might be low-yield traffic ... but the volume is there. SIA and MAS are making hefty business from this crowd.


User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Getting back to the topic - it'll be great to see a DAC-MAN-JFK flight again. The traffic is there - but whether Biman will be able to make money from this route, is a big unknown. I'll wait to take the flight until the 77W arrives.

User currently offlineFlyingsottsman From Australia, joined Oct 2010, 567 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Quoting cwalt (Reply 4):
Interesting to see a non-stop service between Dhaka and Sydney is also slated to be introduced.

Hey we will see AI come to MEL before Biman goes to Sydney, can not see a SYD or a MEL service comming any time soon or the future.


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