Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman’s frustrating legacy of misadventures

That Biman is a highly corrupt institution that thrives on shameless plundering of public money is no secret.

Plane Purchase: ‘Airbus’s second proposal far better than the first’

Biman’s outgoing Managing Director and CEO Shafiul Azim said the Airbus’s second proposal to sell its aircraft to the national flag carrier was far better than the first one.

Biman’s self-sabotage will not just hurt itself

Its U-turn on Airbus purchase decision raises fresh concerns

Biman and The GolfHouse join hands to promote golf

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The GolfHouse to support the country's golf and golfers.

Biman U-turns to buy Airbus planes

In 3 days reconstituted evaluation body finds purchase viable after old committee gave the thumbs down

‘Govt meddling in airlines monitoring’

The inspection and monitoring of flight operations of carriers, especially Biman, is hindered by “government involvement”, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has found during a recent inspection.

Biman ignored its board in hiring pilots

Minutes of Biman’s 269th board meeting held on January 18, 2022, show the board approved recruitment of three captains for its Boeing 777s but the carrier hired eight.

Biman Flight: Plane returns to Dhaka after crack in windshield

An aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines heading for Saudi Arabia had to return to Dhaka and make an emergency landing as a windshield of the Boeing 787-9 cracked mid flight.

Biman passenger dies on board

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was diverted to Kolkata early today as a passenger fell sick

January 4, 2024
January 4, 2024

Biman to buy Tk 1,000 crore equipment, body cameras for ground staff

The cameras will be used to stop pilferage of valuables from luggage

November 14, 2023
November 14, 2023

Passenger ‘Dies Mid-Flight’: Biman does not land, carries on for 9 hours

A Biman passenger fell ill and died two and a half hours into a flight to London from Sylhet on Monday but the plane did not make an emergency landing and flew for nine more hours to the UK.

August 10, 2023
August 10, 2023

There's no saving Biman from itself

Government must take steps to fix how the flag carrier is being run

August 8, 2023
August 8, 2023

Biman to resume Dhaka-Guangzhou flights

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to resume direct flights from Dhaka to China’s Guangzhou from September 14. 

July 5, 2023
July 5, 2023

European countries to be closer for Biman flyers

Biman is going for codeshare and interline agreements with Gulf Air and Japan Airlines and this will allow its passengers to go to destinations the two carriers serve.

June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023

Lopsided deal to cost Biman over Tk 1,000cr

Biman has violated procurement rules to hire a vendor for its online ticket sales and reservation services, and this will lead to Biman losing over Tk 1,000 crore in 10 years, according to a recent audit report by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh.

May 13, 2023
May 13, 2023

Sudan Conflict: 262 back from ‘city of horror’

Mohammad Shahadat, 29, was earning a decent living from his laundry in the Sudanese capital Khartoum until an armed conflict beginning on April 15 plunged the Northeast African country into a civil war.

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023

Escape from Khartoum horrors

Ali Sheikh had to leave home with his family after being confined there for around two weeks amidst a civil war in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

May 8, 2023
May 8, 2023

Biman’s Airbus plan rests on shaky ground

Why expand cargo-carrying capacity without first utilising existing planes?

May 8, 2023
May 8, 2023

Attack on Biman server forced delay in salary payments

Around 4,000 employees of Biman did not get their salaries for the months of March and April on time as the authorities are yet to fully restore the server, which was attacked by ransomware on March 18

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