BIMAN applies to extend New York Route authority & FY11/12 Planned New Routes

BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines this month issued application seeking permission to amend existing exemption authority.

In 2010, BIMAN gained approval to operate 2 weekly Dhaka – Manchester – New York JFK service with leased Boeing 777-200ER, but this plan did not materialized. Per application, the airline reaffirms its commitment on this route, and seeks to extend this route authority as it is seeking for Boeing 777 aircraft for this service. It plans to start the service as early as May 2011.

In the same document as appendix, BIMAN also outlined future fleet and route network plan. Details as follows:

New York JFK
The airline hopes to operate 2 weekly leased Boeing 777-200/-200ER aircraft for Dhaka – Manchester – New York JFK. Service to switch to Boeing 777-300ER* when the airline receive the aircraft it has on order in November or December 2011

*subject to an upgrade of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to Category-I status by the FAA

FY2011/12 International Planned New Routes
Dhaka – Chittagong – Bangkok (To be launched from 27MAR11)
Dhaka – Chittagong – Doha
Dhaka – Guangzhou**
Dhaka – Dammam^
Dhaka – Guwahati
Dhaka – Male – Colombo** – Dhaka
Dhaka – Manchester – New York JFK**
Dhaka – Milan – Rome* – Dhaka
Dhaka – Paro (Bhutan)
Dhaka – Rome* – Milan – Dhaka
Dhaka – Riyadh^
Dhaka – Sydney

*BIMAN currently serves Rome
**Planned Service resumption
^ Split from triangle DAC DMM RUH DAC service

Guwahati, Male, Manchester, Milan, Paro and Sydney are new destinations for BG

Future Fleet Plan FY2011/12 – FY2015/16
FY11/12 77W 2 772(ER) 2 772 3 D10 2 310 3 738 3 F28 2 ATP 2
FY12/13 77W 2 772(ER) 2 772 3 D10 2 310 3 763 2 738 3 ATP 2
FY13/14 77W 4 772(ER) 2 772 4 310 3 763 2 738 4 ATP 2
FY14/15 77W 4 772(ER) 2 772 4 310 3 763 2 738 4 ATP 2
FY15/16 77W 4 772(ER) 2 772 4 310 3 763 2 738 4 ATP 2

Complete information can be found in the application: DOT-OST-1995-488-0011