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Three overseas airways leave Bangladesh for good

Three overseas airways leave Bangladesh. Oman Air, Bangkok Airways, and Thai Smile — shut down their Bangladesh operations closing year as they discovered the route to be commercially unsustainable.The cross has no longer only caused job losses of about 50 Bangladeshis but also income losses for the civil aviation authority and Bangladesh Biman that conducts the floor dealing with works at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, enterprise insiders said. Bangladesh market is not good for them that is way three overseas airways leave.

Oman Air operated on Dhaka-Chittagong route for almost a decade, however, the Middle Eastern provider suspended its operations from Chittagong in May ultimate year and from Dhaka 5 months later.

Bangkok Airways that unfold its wings to Dhaka in 2011 suspended operations in November final year, and Thai Smile, the lower price model of Thai Airways, in July, simply after four months of operations.

“Oman Air shut down its operations in Bangladesh and some different places due to business reasons,” stated Ashraful Kabir, the former county supervisor of the countrywide provider of the Sultanate of Oman.


Another reason:

Rising oil rate in current months has made the commercial enterprise difficult, he said.Kabir, however, stated Oman Air will introduce a less expensive flight from Bangladesh soon.

There are about 30 overseas airways running from Bangladesh. All the carriers are from Asia; no European or American airways have operations here.

Kazi Wahidul Alam, an aviation expert, stated the shutting down of any overseas airline’s operations offers an incorrect message to the rest of the aviation world.

He gave the instance of KLM, the Royal Dutch airline that wound up its operations from Bangladesh a number of years ago.

Lufthansa, which is the biggest German airline, used to be questioning of coming into the Bangladesh market, however, KLM’s selection made them alternate their mind.

“More airlines suggest greater competition, which offers fee benefits to passengers,” stated Alam, a former director of state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines. On the income side, he stated an airline has to pay $7,000 to $10,000 for ground dealing with of every flight, whilst the civil aviation authority earns every other $3,000 to $4,000 by way of rendering different services.
Revenue is additionally generated from cargo handling, he said. For these reasons, three overseas airways leave Bangladesh.

“The authorities need to take the problem seriously. The authorities worried must have sat with the three airways to discover out why they were closing their operations here.”


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