A general meeting of UK Biman Approved Travel Agents Association was held on 12th March 2015 in Whitechapel. The speakers at the meeting demanded the immediate start of Sylhet –Dhaka- London direct flight without change of aircraft in Dhaka.
The Minister for Civil Aviation and tourism Rashed Khan Menon had said last year that direct flight might start by February this year as the refuelling work would have been completed by then.
At present there are four flights of Boeing 777 (BG 028, 036, 052,028) leaves Sylhet 07.00am early morning for Dhaka where passenger need to change aircraft. The association has urged to use these flights to operate direct to London via Dhaka without changing aircraft.
Guests who were present at the meeting included Chairperson Sami Sanaullah of Travel link; Vice Chairman Helal Uddin Khan; Vice Chair Shomsul Hussain of Hussain Travel; General Secretary Ashique Rahman of Imran Travels; Harun Miah of Kushiara Travels; Mudir Chowdhury of Travel link; Helal Mukhles Alam of Aerolex Travels; Tuasir Ali of Surma Travels; Muzirul Haque Shumon of Air Express Travels; Azad Ahmed of Samad Overseas; Mohammed Muhibur Rahman Helal; Abdul Karim Goni, Editor of Bangla Mirror and others