Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
7:00 AM 4th January 2022

Bangladesh Returns To Manchester Airport

The North of England has been given an aviation boost with the return of long-haul flights to Bangladesh out of Manchester Airport.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines have re-commenced services to Dhaka and Sylhet and will fly twice a week until 28th March on the state-of-the art Dreamliner aircraft.

Demand is expected to be high – thanks to business and economy class cabins – among the 55,000 people a year who currently travel from Manchester Airport’s catchment area to the two destinations. Plus, there are 600,000 people who travel to Biman’s onward network.

The North has one of the most vibrant Bangladeshi communities and the return of this service will prove hugely popular with those looking to connect with friends and family in their homeland.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said:
“There has been significant demand for a direct service to Bangladesh for many years, so when the route returned in 2019 it was greatly received. It is therefore really positive news to see it return as the aviation sector begins its road to recovery.

“Manchester Airport is the UK’s gateway to the North of England and within our catchment area there are many long-standing Bangladeshi communities for whom this will make a massive difference.

“There is also a great number of northern companies who trade with Bangladesh, and many more with a desire to do so, meaning this route is a real boost for them and will unlock and enable many business opportunities.”

Return economy flights start from £680 and business class from £1,796. Flights operate on Fridays and Mondays.

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