6 JANUARY 2014
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With the opening of the runway extension due in the spring of 2014 Biman Bangladesh Airlines is to introduce twice weekly services to both New York JFK and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The services will be flown by two-class Boeing 777s.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive, said: “The Midlands is a diverse region that offers enormous trade and cultural opportunities to carriers looking to widen links outside of the south east, and this is exactly the type of operation that our longer runway has been built to cater for. With a growing number of long haul flights launching from Birmingham, we’re clearly demonstrating the desire by airlines to operate to and from the Midlands and take advantage of our strong catchment, excellent location and transport links, and world class facilities, all available thanks to our major investment programme.”
The Midlands has the UK’s second largest Bangladeshi community outside of London, home to more than 50,000 people from Bangladeshi origin. The New York JFK sector is expected to be particularly popular with Midlanders wanting to reach the city for business and leisure purposes and will complement the United Airlines' daily flights to New York Newark. www.biman-airlines.com
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