The Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to resume direct flights from Dhaka to Tokyo from December this year.
Biman suspended its Dhaka-Tokyo route in 2006, deeming it not commercially viable. Now, given the increased business ties and tourist movement between the two countries, Biman has decided to resume it, Biman officials said.
“Biman now has 15 aircraft, including three brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. It is capable of operating direct flights on this route. Also, movement of tourists between the two countries has increased significantly,” Tasmin Akter, the public relations manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, told.
The issue was also discussed during a bilateral meeting between Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono at the state guesthouse Meghna recently.
“Minister Kono appreciated the decision to operate direct flights on the Dhaka-Tokyo route. Both ministers were happy and appreciated the decision,” said Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Press Secretary Jun Saito at press briefing in Hotel Sonargaon.