The Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to introduce direct flights from Chattogram to Kuwait from October 30.
Initially, the Biman will operate one flight a week on this route. The flight will depart Shah Amanat International Airport at 8.45am (Bangladesh local time) every Wednesday for Kuwait via Dhaka.
Abdul Mannan, assistant manager of Biman Bangladesh, Chattogram, said: "More than 1,00,000 Bangladeshi expatriates, who are from Chattogram, live in Kuwait. This flight will facilitate them to come home directly from Kuwait. The expatriates will go to Kuwait via Dhaka."
"A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will operate on this route. This is the latest aircraft which has been added to the fleet of the national flag carrier recently," he said.
The national carrier is currently operating seven international flights from Chattogram. These are Chattogram-Jeddah-Chattogram, Chattogram-Madina-Chattogram, Chattogram-Muscat-Chattogram, Chattogram-Abudhabi-Chattogram, Chattogram– Dubai–Chattogram, Chattogram-Doha–Chattogram, and Chattogram-Kolkata- Chattogram. With the introduction of the Kuwait-Chattogram flights, the number of Biman's international flights operated from the port city will stand at eight.
Nurul Absar, finance manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Chattogram told The Business Standard that passengers will get free Wi-Fi service in the flight on the route.
When contacted, ABM Sarwar-E-Zaman, airport manager of Shah Amanat International Airport, said, "By introducing the flight the Bangladeshi expatriate in Kuwait will be benefited and at the same way the Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the Chattogram airport will also be benefited."