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Biman’s Dhaka-Toronto direct flights from July 27

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to launch direct flights from Dhaka to Toronto on July 27.

 The national flag carrier said the passengers can buy tickets from any of Biman’s sales centres, Biman-approved travel agencies, the airline’s website and call centres. However, those residing in Canada cannot yet purchase tickets from travel agencies.

Biman made the announcement in a press release recently.

The state-owned airlines launched an experimental commercial flight from Dhaka to Toronto on March 26. After that, the airlines changed dates several times for the launch.

On June 1, Biman’s Managing Director Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal said that flights would be starting from June 28. But now the date has been deferred by one month to July 27. After the launch, two flights will be operated on the Dhaka-Toronto route every week - Sunday and Wednesday.

The state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be used on the Dhaka-Toronto route.

 Flight BG 305 will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Toronto every Wednesday at 3:30 am (Bangladesh time). The plane will land in Turkey’s Istanbul at 9 am (local time) for refuelling. It will depart from Istanbul after an hour's break and arrive in Toronto at 1:55 pm (local time).

 On Sundays, flight BG 305 will leave Dhaka at 3:00 am and land in Istanbul at 8:30 am (local time) for refuelling. The flight will depart from Istanbul at the end of an hour's break and reach Toronto at 1:25 pm (local time).             A flight from Toronto will leave for Dhaka every Wednesday at 7:30 pm (local time). The plane will fly continuously for 16 hours without any break and land at Dhaka airport at 9:30 pm (local time) on Thursday.

 Every Sunday, another plane will depart from Toronto at 9:00 pm (local time) and reach Dhaka at 11:00 pm (local time) on Monday.

 Passengers travelling from Dhaka to Toronto will get a 15 percent discount on the original fare of the tickets (both one-way and return) if they purchase them by July 20.

However, passengers who will purchase departure tickets (both one-way and return) from Canada within July 20 will receive a 25 percent discount on the original fare. 

To make use of the discount, passengers have to travel between July 27 and August 20. If they decide to travel after August 20, they will only receive a 15 percent discount.

Ticket prices may vary slightly depending on the exchange rate. An additional 10 percent discount is available on ticket purchases after using the promo code BGWEB2022 on Biman’s website.