Biman Bangladesh Airlines started operating flights on Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka route on Thursday morning.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inaugurated the flights at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning, according to a press release.
The flights on the Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka route will eliminate the suffering of Bangladeshi students and businessmen travelling to China, said the state minister.
The flight with 177 passengers took off from Shahjalal Airport at 11:00am (local time) and will land at China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport around 4:45pm (local time).
The returning flight from Guangzhou will take off at 7:45pm (local time) and reach Dhaka at 9:30pm (local time).
Passengers can purchase tickets from any sales centre of Biman and its website www.biman-airlines.com or any Biman-approved travel agency, reports UNB.
Passengers are also advised to follow the updated travel advisory provided on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh (http://bd.china-embassy.gov.cn/lsyw/lsxx/) and the website of Biman (https://www.biman-airlines.com/travelAdvisory).