BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines W13 Operation Changes as of 24JUN13: FINAL DC10 Service Scheduled in Dec 2013

As per 24JUN13 GDS timetable/inventory display, BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines has updated its planned Winter 2013/14 schedule, from 01DEC13. The new schedule sees the retirement of DC10, which final flight tentatively scheduled on 01DEC13. The airline is to receive additional 2 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft during this season. Planned changes as follow.

Dhaka – Chittagong – Abu Dhabi eff 02DEC13 4 weekly service operated by Boeing 777-300ER, replaces DC10. Business Class service to be offered
BG027 DAC1805 – 1850CGP1950 – 2325AUH 77W x267
BG028 AUH0125 – 0800CGP0900 – 0945DAC 77W x137

Dhaka – Dammam eff 05DEC13 Service to operate nonstop in both directions with Boeing 777-300ER, replacing Riyadh stop on inbound. Overall frequencies reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
BG049 DAC2050 – 0010+1DMM 77W 24
BG050 DMM0140 – 0930DAC 77W 35

Dhaka – Doha eff 02DEC13 Service increases from 2 to 3 weekly, A310 operating
BG025 DAC2100 – 2350DOH 310 13
BG026 DOH0120 – 0900CGP1000 – 1045DAC 310 24

BG026 on inbound flight will no longer operates Doha – Dubai – Chittagong – Dhaka routing, which currently operates 1 weekly

BG051 DAC2100 – 2350DOH 310 5
BG052 DOH0120 – 0900ZYL1130 – 1210DAC 310 6

BG052 on inbound flight will no longer operates Doha – Dubai – Sylhet – Dhaka routing

Dhaka – Dubai eff 01DEC13 Boeing 777-300ER enters operation, replacing Airbus A310/DC10. 2 of 4 weekly service originates from Chittagong instead of Dhaka
BG045 CGP2255 – 0225+1DXB 77W 26
BG046 DXB0355 – 1025CGP1125 – 1210DAC 77W 37

BG047 DAC1845 – 1930CGP2030 – 2359DXB 77W 47
BG048 DXB0130 – 0800CGP0900 – 0945DAC 77W 15

Dhaka – Hong Kong eff 02DEC13 Boeing 777-300ER replaces DC10/A310. Business Class service to be offered
BG078 DAC1200 – 1745HKG 77W 1
BG078 DAC1200 – 1745HKG 310 5

BG079 HKG1945 – 2200DAC 77W 1
BG079 HKG1945 – 2200DAC 310 5

Dhaka – Kathmandu eff 01DEC13 4 weekly service to be operated by Boeing 737-800 only, replacing mix of A310/Boeing 737
BG701 DAC1230 – 1340KTM 737 x246
BG702 KTM1440 – 1610DAC 737 x246

Dhaka – Kuwait City eff 02DEC13 Service increases from 3 to 4 weekly with A310
BG043 DAC1920 – 2230KWI 310 6
BG043 DAC2050 – 2359KWI 310 134

BG044 KWI0140 – 0930DAC 310 245
BG044 KWI0010 – 0800CGP0900 – 0945DAC 310 7

Dhaka – Muscat eff 01DEC13 Boeing 777-300ER replaces DC10/A310. 2 of 4 weekly service operating as nonstop from Dhaka on outbound, replacing Chittagong stop
BG021 DAC2220 – 0130+1MCT 77W 37
BG022 MCT0300 – 0915CGP1015 – 1100DAC 77W 14

BG021 CGP1000 – 1310MCT 77W 26
BG022 MCT1440 – 2055CGP 77W 26

Dhaka – Riyadh eff 03DEC13 All service to operate nonstop in both directions with Boeing 777-300ER, replacing Dammam stop on outbound. Overall frequencies reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
BG039 DAC0135 – 1505RUH 77W 247
BG040 RUH0700 – 1500DAC 77W 247

Dhaka – Rome eff 06DEC13 1-stop service converts to nonstop once again, as Boeing 777-300ER replaces Airbus A310
BG055 DAC1300 – 1810FCO 77W 5
BG056 FCO2010 – 0950+1DAC 77W 5

From 17FEB14, service increases to 2 weekly (Day 15)

BIMAN, the sole operator of the tri-engine aircraft, plans to end DC10 passenger operation on 01DEC13 tentatively. Tentatively scheduled FINAL DC10 service on following routes are:
Dhaka – Chittagong – Abu Dhabi 30NOV13 (AUH departure 01DEC13, operating Abu Dhabi – Sylhet – Dhaka)
Dhaka – Chittagong – Dubai 27NOV13 (DXB departure 28NOV13)
Dhaka – Chittagong – Muscat 27NOV13 (MCT departure 28NOV13)
Dhaka – Hong Kong 29NOV13
Dhaka – Kuala Lumpur 30NOV13

Planned FINAL DC10 operation is subject to change, pending on the delivery of additional Boeing 777-300ER.

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