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Founded on January 4, 1972, Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh. Commonly referred to as Biman, this airline offers international passenger and cargo services to its destinations with having air service agreements with 42 countries. Biman airline has its main hub at Shahjalal International Airport (in Dhaka) and secondary hubs at Osmani International Airport (in Sylhet) and Shah Amanat International Airport (in Chittagong). Its headquarters, Balaka Bhaban is situated in Kurmitola, Dhaka. Annual Hajj flights, transporting tourists and non-resident Bangladeshi workers, migrants and its activities of its subsidiaries form a significant part of Biman Bangladesh airline’s business.
Biman Bangladesh Airline has a fleet of 319 aircrafts, including Boeing and Airbuses. It solely offers its services to 185 destinations and operates 298 passenger Routss, including 71 international, 15 regional and 212 domestic Routss. Moreover, in collaboration with Star Alliance member airlines, its service extends to 1,328 destinations in 195 countries. Biman Bangladesh Airlines has recently launched a frequent-flyer programme, named "Biman Loyalty Club" in November 2013. The programme offers rewards such as tiered benefits, mileage bonuses, lounge access, extra baggage and priority check-in at airports.
Biman Bangladesh Airline Top Flight Routss
The flight network of Biman Bangladesh Airline is very fine that its Routs network extends all through Bangladesh & Subcontinent, Europe, Middle East and Asia from its main hub - Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. It serves 22 cities in 16 countries across the globe. The top domestic Routss covered by Biman Bangladesh Airline are Dhaka to Chittagong, Dhaka to Sylhet. Apart from this Biman Bangladesh Airline operates its flights in various cities of Asia, including Kathmandu, Delhi, Kolkata, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The airline also serves to various European cities like Rome, Frankfurt and London. In the Middle East, it serves to top destinations like Kuwait, Bahrain, Riyadh, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Muscat. Biman Bangladesh Airline covers various other destinations across the globe as well.
As per the Baggage allowance policy of Biman, passengers are allowed to carry up to 7 Kg as carry-on hand baggage with dimensions (length, width and height) which should not exceed 115 cm. For Checked baggage, international flyers that fly from Bangladesh are allowed to carry 20 Kg (in Super Saver and Saver category) and 25 Kg (for Flexible category) of Economy class, while for Business Class, 30 Kg is allowed for Saver and 35 Kg for Flexible category. In the case of International flyers to Bangladesh, for Economy Class, 40 Kg is allowed (for Super Saver & Saver) and 45 Kg (for Flexible category). For Domestic flights in Bangladesh, 20 Kg is allowed for Economy class passengers and 30 Kg is permitted for Business Class passengers. Moreover, it should be noted that Currency, precious metals, negotiable instruments, jewelry, securities, personal identification documents and other items of value are best carried with the passengers in the cabin.
Biman Bangladesh Airline Facilities and Services
Biman Bangladesh Airline provides excellent facilities to its passengers and makes their journey a joyful experience onboard. Biman Bangladesh Airlines staff has a well-trained staff that will leave no stone unturned to make your onboard journey a fun one. The airline serves delicious food which is prepared by Biman Flight Catering Centre (BFCC) in its menu. At million feet of height, the airline provides well managed entertainment channels. Both audio and video are provided for passengers on most of the flights along with an onboard library available for passengers to read a wide variety of publications, comprised of various newspapers and magazines. Apart from that, passengers are also offered the in-flight magazine called Bihanga, this bi-monthly magazine is being published by Indian company Maxposure. Biman has recently launched its in-flight duly free sales on 1 March, 2014 which is branded as Biman Boutique. From Biman Boutique, you can buy various products including perfumes, cosmetics, jewelleries, watches, children's gifts, chocolate and tobacco.
Biman Bangladesh Airline Check-in
For passenger travelling through Biman Bangladesh Airlines and departing from Dhaka need to arrive at the airport three hours before departure time of the flight. Or else, you can contact a local Biman office during reconfirmation to check if check-in times materially differ from the mentioned three hours. It is very important that you reach at check-in counter flight on-time. The counter closes 1 hour before departure of the flight. The boarding gate normally closes 20 minutes before the departure. However, it may vary according to your departure airport.