Biman Bangladesh Airlines
|Airline||Biman Bangladesh Airlines||Major Routes||Shahjalal International Airport to/from London Heathrow Airport, King Khalid International Airport, Hamad International Airport, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Shah Amanat International Airport, Suvarnabhumi International Airport.|
|Official Site||http://www.biman-airlines.com/||Check-In Counter||
|Year Established||1972||Main Destinations||London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Kathmandu, Yangon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kolkata.|
|Frequent Flyer Program||Biman Loyalty Club|
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the flag carrier and national airline of Bangladesh, first established in 1972 as Air Bangladesh.
Biman Bangladesh started operations after the independence of Bangladesh, focusing at first on domestic services linking Dhaka with other main cities. The airline now flies to a number of destinations across Asia and to the UK.
Economy Class passengers with Biman Bangladesh may bring two pieces of checked baggage of up to 20kg per piece. Business Class passengers with Biman may bring two pieces of checked baggage of up to 30kg per piece.
Dimensions for checked baggage with Biman Bangladesh must be under 158cm in total (length + width + height added together.)
Passengers flying in Economy Class with Biman Bangladesh may bring one piece of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg. Business Class passengers may bring two pieces of carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
Dimensions for carry-on baggage with Biman Bangladesh must be within 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers excellent on board services to its air ticket holders. They offer delicious snacks, meals and beverages depending on the duration of the flight, air ticket class and the time of day. Medical issues like allergies to certain foods are also taken care of by Biman Bangladesh Airlines as long as at the time of purchasing an air ticket a special request was made.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers complimentary in-flight meals on most of their flights with a selection of snacks and beverages to choose from. Special meals can be booked in advance for religious purposes and various other reasons.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has also launched its in-flight bi-monthly magazine known as Bihanga. It has also started in-flight duty-free sales branded as Biman Boutique which include duty-free products like perfumes, cosmetics, jewelry, watches, children’s games, tobaccos and so on. Biman Bangladesh Airlines has recently launched Amenity Kids for children on board, which is a pack that includes coloring books, stationery, dolls and a jigsaw puzzle. These exclusive services are only offered to air ticket holders flying with Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 777 has the latest in-flight entertainment facilities. All seats are fitted with personal touch screen displays, loaded with movies, songs and games. The live flight information and high resolution moving maps are available in Bengali and English.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines currently uses Terminal 4 at London Heathrow (LHR) for both departures and arrivals.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has a frequent flyer and mileage program called the Biman Loyalty Club which allows passengers to earn miles and points. Air miles earned can be used to buy flights, for flight upgrades and other services such as lounge access and priority boarding. Miles earned with Biman are valid for a period of two years.
Biman Bangladesh is not part of any global airline alliance and points cannot be shared between other airlines.
Air ticket holders should check-in at the airport counter 45-120 minutes before the departure of both international and domestic flights.
In association with the German e-ticketing company, Hahn Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has launched the e-air ticket service. It enables customers to purchase an air ticket online and enables air ticket holders to check-in online thus avoiding long queues at check-in counters at the airport. This service also allows air ticket holders to select their preferred choice of seat or make special requests.