Biman Bangladesh Airlines (বিমান বাংলাদেশ এয়ারলাইনস), popularly known as Biman, is the national airlines of Bangladesh. A member of IATA, it flies passengers and cargo to 18 international destinations in Asia and Europe.
It goes to most of the destinations directly or via a stopover. Convenient transfer connections from Dhaka to regional destinations are easily available. Biman is reputed for it’s well-trained and dedicated crew with appreciable safety record.
Biman came into being on January 04, 1972 with a a gift of DC-3 aircraft from Bangladesh Air force. Presently Biman has two 737-800, four DC10-30, three A310-300 and three F28-4000 aircraft in it’s fleet. Biman is in the process of procuring more new generation aircraft such as Boeing 777-300ER, 787-8 and 737-800 for it’s fleet.
The airline’s Reservation and Departure Control System and other communication systems are fully computerized. Biman is now striving to make the airline more attractive to it’s valued passengers by fixing priority on providing more comfort and maintaining schedule regularity.
Biman does entire maintenance work on it’s F-28 aircraft. Biman is also doing C-check, D-check on DC10-30 and A310-300 in it’s hangar complex at Dhaka. Checks, repair and maintenance of one DC10-30, one wide bodied Boeing and two F-28 aircraft can be done simultaneously there.
In addition to it’s own aircraft, Biman’s ground-handling unit also provides support to Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, Saudia, Gulf Air, PIA, Indian Airlines, Dragon Air, Druk Air, etc.at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.
Biman Flight Catering Center (BFCC) has the capacity of producing 8500 meals a day and is providing cuisine not only to Biman but also to Saudia, Etihad, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Emirates, Dragon Air and China Southern Airlines.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Training Center (BATC) has been training its ground, flight service and technical personnel to meet the growing needs of Biman’s manpower,. The center has also been turned into a seat of training and technical seminars for local travel agents and some foreign airlines.
Biman Poultry Complex, a subsidiary of Biman was formed in 1976 and was put into operation in November 1980 to create a profit earning concern to augment the cash flow of Biman. The complex is situated 40 km north-west away from Dhaka City over 75 acres of land at Ganakbari, Savar, Dhaka.
The airline is 100% owned by the Bangladesh government. However, the government is now planning to offer 40% of Biman to foreign airlines, with the intention that the buyer will assume management control of the carrier. A further 9% of the airline will go to employees.
Dark green and red cheatlines on a white fuselage, with the name "Biman Bangladesh" written in green, in English on one side and Bengali on the other.
The name is across the front part of the fuselage. A Bangladesh flag is next to the name. The logo of a stylized white bird flying inside a red circle is located at the tail, with dark green and red lines above and below the red circle.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers the following tips to help speed your way to an on-time departure:
Keep your tickets and passport with visa documents handy
Report to the Biman Bangladesh Airlines check-in counter on-time
Proceed to the security checks, ensuring you are not bringing any prohibited items with you
Proceed to our waiting lounge with tickets and passport readily available for collection
It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at roughly three hours before departure. Please contact your departure airport or a local Biman Bangladesh Airlines office during your reconfirmation to check if check-in times materially differ from our suggested three-hours.
The check-in counter closes at least one hour prior to departure, thus it is imperative that you arrive to check-in for your flight On-time. Under an hour, both the flight and baggage check-in are subject to closure. The gate normally closes 20 minutes prior to departure. This could vary depending on your departure airport.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines staffs are trained to provide quick & efficient check-in. If passengers require any special assistance to their departure gates, we will be happy to escort you to the gate. If your travel takes you through Dhaka, Bangladesh for a connection flight, you will be met by representatives to assist you with flight connections upon arrival in Dhaka.
Always keep your documents handyBefore you leave home to embark on your journey, please make sure that you have your passport, tickets and all of the necessary documents and visas for all countries that you plan to visit.
Bimal Bangladesh Airlines Flights Route to Kathmandu, Nepal
Bimal Bangladesh Airlines Flight Route to Kathmandu, Nepal