Bahrain Air starts Bangladesh flights
Manama, March 17, 2010
Bahrain Air last night started operations to Bangladesh with a non-stop flight to the capital, Dhaka.
Civil Aviation Affairs, Bahrain Airport Company, airline and Bangladeshi Embassy officials, travel agents and guests attended a ceremony to mark the occasion.
'Initially, we will operate three flights to Dhaka and four to the port city of Chittagong,' said company managing director Ibrahim Al Hamer, who piloted the inaugural flight. 'We may increase the frequency, depending on the loads.'
He said the opening of the Bangladesh route marked an important milestone for the airline.
'This is an important destination for us because there are thousands from Bangladesh in Bahrain who still do not have many options to travel to their homeland.'
He said the carrier plans to carry around a million passengers this year and hopes to break even by 2011-end. Company chief executive officer Dr Osama Alali also spoke.
Bahrain International Airport director Mohammed Tamer Al Ka'abi and embassy counsellor Saiful Islam were present.-TradeArabia News Service