Mehtabrahman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 228 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1430 times:
Silk Air, a sister concern of Singapore Airlines, is commencing flights to the beautiful port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh from the 31st of March 2002.
The flight frequency will be 3 times a week.
Having contacted an official of Silk Air in Singapore to enquire why the airline had chosen to fly an unknown place in the international destination arena like the city of Chittagong, Shareen Song of Silk air wrote,'Our decision to offer air links to Chittagong is in tandem with our mission to develop new routes to the region out of Singapore.' However, she also informed that Silk Air is still awaiting written approvals from the Bangladesh civil aviation authorities to finalise the flight schedules.
Chittagong, the principal port city of Chittagong, and the commercil capital of Bangladesh is connected to Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah and Calcutta, and soon plans to commence flights to Yangon, Bangkok, and Singapore.
Mehtabrahman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 228 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
Thank you for all the queries...
Tsentsan, I will notify you shortly on what aircraft Silk Air will be flying to Chittagong once I contact the Silk Air representatives again.
Docpepz, initially, I was quite confused myself why Silk Air planned to travel to Chittagong as far as the passenger market is concerned, but I believe it is for the following reasons :
1. to convert the city of Chittagong into a tourist paradise...believe me, the city is very beautiful, completely untouched, yet quite modern. And the airport is breathtaking!
2.A lot of Bangladeshis travel to Singapore for tourism every year. Singapore Airlines operates about 6 flights every week between Dhaka(the capital) and Singapore Changi.
3. After the recent discovery of huge gas reserves near Chittagong, a handful of foreign investors have been pouring in to Bangladesh. Maybe, Silk Air will act as a bridge for entrepeneurship and trade between the two countries!
4. Last but not the least, Singaporeans will easily be able to avail the pleasures of travelling to one of the best cities of South Asia, the city of Chittagong!!!!
9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
Great news! Thanx for informing us Mehtabrahman!
I guess it's the tradition of Silkair...afterall most of the places flown by MI are some places that maybe most people won't even know it exsists or so! Anyways good news for the airline industry and for Silkair!
Mehtabrahman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 228 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
Thanks for all the posts, guys...
and thanks to Silk Air too, for highlighting Chittagong in the international arena of flying!! I hope Silk Air is successful in their endeavour, and their new venture brings them both fame and tons of money in the future!!
And by the way, Biman is probably restraining from commencing a Chittagong-Singapore flight probably because they have such a huge shortage of aircrafts...such a pity, isn't it?