Country Report Bangladesh January 1996 Main report

Transport & Communications: Bangladesh Biman makes a reduced profit

The national airline, Bangladesh Biman, made a profit of Tk60m ($1.5m) in the fiscal year 1994/95. Profits were down from Tk68m the previous year, the result of difficult trading conditions, including a plague scare in Calcutta which led to a cancellation of all flights to that city for its duration. In 1994/95 Biman carried 1.25 million passengers, up by 8.3% on 1993/94, and 30,000 tons of cargo, up by 21.9%. Biman flies to 27 international destinations using five DC-10-30s and to seven domestic destinations using two ATPs and two Fokker-27s. In 1996 two new airbuses (A-310s) will be added to the fleet.

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