National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has launched the first flight on the Dhaka-Guangzhou routes on Thursday.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali inaugurated the flights at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) this morning.
The flights on the Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka route will eliminate the sufferings of Bangladeshi students and businessmen traveling to China, said the state minister.
The flight with 229 passengers took off from Shahjalal Airport at 11am (local time) and will land in 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.
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).