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Biman resumes direct Rome flight

Biman resumes direct Rome flight

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to resumes its direct Dhaka-Rome-Dhaka flight early hours of Wednesday (Mar 27) after nine years as its third European destination after London and Manchester aspiring to serve large number of expatriate Bangladeshi community residing in Italy. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister M Faruk Khan inaugurated the opening flight virtually at a ceremony held at at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday night while the inaugural flight is schedule to depart Dhaka at 3:30 a.m. On the occasion, Parliamentary standing committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism Sajjadul Hasan spoke as the guest of honor, while Biman's Managing Director and CEO Shafiul Azim chaired the event, local media reported.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary M Mokammel Hossain, Biman's board of directors chairman Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman and Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Antonio Alessandro spoke as the special guests.

Faruk Khan said Bangladesh Airlines has taken a plan to expand its routes in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's vision to turn Bangladesh as an aviation hub. He said the planning of Biman's route expansion to different cities in Europe is a reflection of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's commitment to the expatriate Bangladeshis.

Between Mar 27 and Mar 31, flight BG-355 will depart Dhaka every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 a.m. local time and reach Rome at 7:00 a.m. local time. From Apr 1, the flight will take off from Dhaka on every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 a.m. as per the summer schedule and arrive at the capital of Italy at 9:10 a.m.