Bodies of four evacuees reach Dhaka

The bodies of four Bangladeshi expatriates, three of whom had died while being evacuated from the strife-torn Libya, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on late Wednesday and Thursday night, airport officials said.
The bodies of three evacuees, who had drowned in the Mediterranean as they jumped off the

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Biman to fly in evacuees

Libya returnees demand compensation
Biman Bangladesh is going to fly home the Bangladeshis stranded at Egypt borders with Libya.
“From March 13, Biman will operate five flights a week till the repatriation finishes,” Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister GM Quader yesterday told The Daily Star over the phone.
The flights will pick the Bangladeshis from Alexandria on its way from London and Jeddah, he

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Biman to get two aircraft soon

Two more new aircraft will be added to the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh fleet in the second half of the year to carry passengers, said Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister GM Quader yesterday.
Quader also said the government has a plan to purchase a total of 10 new passenger carrying aircraft within 2019 to be gradually added to the current fleet of eight international passenger

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Biman’s hiked fare re-fixed

Fearing losses, the national carrier backtracks from its recent decision
As fare hike on international routes proved to be a mistake for Biman Bangladesh Airlines, it backtracked within a couple of weeks slashing the increased fare on 15 of the 19 routes by almost 60 percent.
Biman’s tickets to different international destinations will cost less, but it will still be higher than it was charging a few weeks ago

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Biman, GMG raise ticket prices

Cite fuel oil price hike as reason
The state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines and private GMG Airlines last week raised their ticket prices on a number of local and international routes by $5 to $100.
Officials of the airliners said the ticket prices were increased as they raised fuel surcharge following recent hike in jet fuel price on the international

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