Direct flights to Italy are starting

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to start Dhaka-Rome-Dhaka direct flight. The inaugural flight will leave Dhaka for Rome at 3:30 pm on Tuesday.

Through this, the flight between the two countries is starting again after a long nine years. The first flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was launched on April 2, 1981 in Rome, Italy. Due to various problems, the flight on Dhaka-Rome route was stopped on 6 April 2015.

According to Biman Bangladesh sources, Rome is going to be Biman’s third destination in Europe. Bangladesh Biman currently operates flights to London and Manchester.

From April 1, flights from Dhaka to Rome will depart every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and arrive at 9:30 a.m. local time. The return flight will depart Rome at 10:45 AM local time for Dhaka, arriving at 11:45 PM.

On this route, the minimum one-way fare in economy class is fixed at 64 thousand taka and two-way fare is 1 lakh 4 thousand taka. This will be Biman’s 23rd route.

Aviation analysts say that this route can be profitable for the airline if passengers can be transported from various European countries besides Rome.

Aviation analyst Kazi Wahidul Alam said that if only flights to Rome are conducted, some passengers may be found in Rome. But if you want to operate flights to other cities, you have to sign a cooperation agreement with the aviation authorities there.

Until 2005, Biman Bangladesh Airlines operated flights on about 31 routes in Asia including Europe, America, Japan, Middle East. These flights were operated by old and leased aircraft. Due to the inability to reconcile the costs with the income, the flights of many routes were closed.

Currently, 21 state-of-the-art aircraft including 787, 737, 777 Dreamliners of 16 Boeing companies have been added to the aircraft fleet. Apart from this, it is also planned to buy 10 new aircraft