He also said security has been beefed up at all airports in the country. During the signing ceremony, Mr Harold Huang mentioned his company’s expertise and experience in building various international airports around the world including Beijing International Airport in China. Meanwhile, sources said, due to the renovation work at the Sylhet airport, Biman’s Sylhet-Dubai direct flight was also suspended on October 25 – only one and a half years after it started operation. 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Biman had suspended direct flights to London from Sylhet in 2011 due to a lack of adequate modern facilities at the airport. Travellers on the Sylhet-London route have been facing difficulties since Biman’s direct flight from Sylhet to London was suspended, they have to take a connecting flight from Sylhet to Dhaka, and then board another aircraft to go to the UK. This flight operation was suspended because it was hampering the construction of the runway extension at the airport, the sources added. Biman Bangladesh Airlines Oct 2020 London routing changes. After the construction of an ultramodern terminal building, a cargo building, a modern ATC tower, taxiway, apron and a modern fire station ends, passenger capacity of Sylhet Osmani International Airport will be increased to 2,000,000. All Rights Reserved. Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, the state minister for civil aviation and tourism, who initiated the project, said: “Around 80-90% of people travelling on this route (Sylhet to London) are from Sylhet. The return flights used to take off again for the two United Kingdom routes after arriving in Dhaka via Sylhet. The direct flight of Biman from Sylhet to London will resume operation in April next year.”, Welcoming this decision, Abdul Jabbar Jalil, president of the Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB)’s Sylhet region unit, said: “We want direct flights from Sylhet to not only London, but to all other destinations in the world. Why networks are reporting different Electoral College totals for Biden and Trump? 8/C, FR Tower, Panthapath, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh. The flight is expected to benefit 500,000 people of Sylhet-origin living in the UK After eight long years, a direct flight operation of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Sylhet to London is expected to resume in April 2020. Later, the Biman authorities stated they would resume the direct flight from Sylhet to London on February 1, 2012, but they never followed through on that commitment. Why networks are reporting different Electoral College totals for Biden and Trump? Expansion of Osmani International Airport has also been started which will be completed at a total cost of Tk 2,760 crore. Copyright Ⓒ 2012-2019. State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inaugurated the direct flight from the airport on Sunday. Published: 05 Oct 2020 02:35 AM BdST Updated: 05 Oct 2020 02:35 AM BdST Biman Bangladesh Airlines has resumed direct flights on Sylhet-London route after nine years amid the coronavirus pandemic. Biman had discontinued the direct flight at the time claiming bad weather, caused by fog, at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. Dissatisfied by this move, ATAB leader Abdul Jabbar Jalil said: “In this situation, we are not sure if the direct flight from Sylhet to London will be resumed in 2020.”. 8/C, FR Tower, Panthapath, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh. Bangladesh cable operators take Star Group channels off air, Vistara launches flights to Dhaka amid pandemic, Navana, Strategic Finance & Investments sign agreement, Mobile money transaction volume rises to over Tk 1,500b in July-Sept, BGMEA demands 10-year blocked account facility, Nordic countries keen to invest more in Bangladesh, Khulna city to get $160m ADB loan for sustainable sewerage system, Dhaka's fifth bid to buy spot LNG in January, 36 textile mills accused of misusing import duty benefit, Cox’s Bazar to get dried fish processing industry. The authorities restarted a single flight on the Dhaka-London route a week from Aug 10. Biman suspended its London flights after Jul 16, 2020 amid the pandemic as the number of travellers declined. Why networks are reporting different Electoral College totals for Biden and Trump? However, earlier this year, a team of UK’s DfT was supposed to visit the Sylhet airport for an overall inspection. All Rights Reserved. The refuelling facilities at the airport, which was upgraded to international operations in 1998, was later inaugurated in March 2016. Sylhet Today 24 is the best online Bangla news portal providing news of Sylhet, Bangladesh and international news 24 hour live. Other higher officials of CAAB and BUCB were present on the occasion. 2A Media Limited. Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Member (Management and Planning) Air Commodore Md. In the meeting, CAAB proposed to DFT about resumption of direct flights on the Sylhet-London route while appraising the UK team regarding the steps, and preparations taken by the Bangladeshi aviation authority to curb the spread of Covid-19. Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has signed an agreement with Beijing Urban Construction Group Ltd (BUCG) for the construction of a new terminal at the Sylhet airport. The Tk 21.16 billion project include construction of a terminal building, a cargo building, an ATC tower, taxiway, apron and a modern fire station, reports UNB. Biman had suspended direct flights to London from Sylhet in 2011 due to a lack of adequate modern facilities at the airport. The state minister said major development work is underway at all international and domestic airports of the country under the leadership and supervision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Osmani International Airport was built during British rule of the Indian Subcontinent, partly to check Japanese aggression from Burma.The airport was formerly known as Sylhet Civil Airport but was renamed after General M A G Osmani, Commander in Chief of Independence War of Bangladesh as well as of Muktijuddho in 1971.. unb news - unb news Update- April 19, 2020, 11:18 PM The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) on Sunday signed an agreement with a Chinese company for constructing a new terminal building at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. Biman had discontinued the direct flight at the time claiming bad weather, caused by fog, at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Sunday signed an agreement with a Chinese company for constructing a new terminal building at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. Khalid Hossain, DIG of Sylhet Range Mofiz Uddin Ahmed and President of Sylhet Metropolitan Awami League Masuk Uddin Ahmed, among others, also spoke at the programme. All modern security equipment including fire alarm systems, dual view scanning machine, ETD, under vehicles scanning system have already been installed at Sylhet Osmani International Airport to ensure security, he also said. 'Worrying calls for violence' prompt Facebook to remove rapidly growing pro-Trump group, Johnson appeals for unity as England enters new lockdown, Election: Trump campaign loses legal fights in Georgia and Michigan, vows Nevada lawsuit, Trump, Biden supporters stage protests across US, as vote tally trickles in, Please read our Comment Policy before posting. Live: Biden holds edge as US election goes down to wire, Biden says he will win presidency, calls for patience as votes are counted. Biman Bangladesh Airlines has inaugurated direct flights on the Sylhet-London-Sylhet route from Osmani International Airport route to ease the air travel of residents and British expatriates. Updated: 05 Oct 2020 02:35 AM BdST, The BG-001 flight with 238 passengers on board took off from Osmani. Staff Reporter Published: 4 October 2020, 11:28 AM | Updated: 4 October 2020, 11:31 AM Biman Bangladesh Airlines today inaugurated Sylhet-London-Sylhet direct flight. Posted 21 September 2020 06:00. Published at 11:32 pm April 19th, 2020 ... a modern ATC tower, taxiway, apron and a modern fire station ends, passenger capacity of Sylhet Osmani International Airport will be increased to 2,000,000. Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, chairman of CAAB and Mr Harold Huang, country head of BUCG, signed the bilateral agreement at CAAB’s headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday morning. 05:55 PM, October 13, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:59 PM, October 13, 2020 Sylhet’s Osmani Int’l Airport getting improvements Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport. KM Abu Taher Chowdhury, secretary of advocacy group Voice for Justice UK, called Biman’s decision to suspend direct flight operation from Sylhet to London “outrageous.”. After eight long years, a direct flight operation of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Sylhet to London is expected to resume in April 2020. Blue Water Shopping City, 8th Floor, Zindabazar, Sylhet. The Biman authorities has not given any specific reason as to why it has taken so long to resume the direct flight operations from Sylhet to London. The BUCG will implement the public works at the Sylhet airport under the “Sylhet Osmani International Airport Extension (1st phase) Project” with an expenditure of Tk 2,116.51 crore. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operates both service. Your Trusted online news portal. State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inaugurated the direct flight from the airport on Sunday. All Rights Reserved. He also said everyone working at the airport should always be ready to prevent and deal with any kind of accident.

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