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Challenges for growth in Bangladeshi aviation industry

7-Jul-2011

The growth of international traffic and tourism to/from Bangladesh is facing continued challenges in 2011. National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy, weighed down by a considerable debt burden. Bangladesh is also struggling to upgrade its infrastructure and tourism facilities to attract international visitors, with inbound tourism remaining flat in 2010. [4055 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Biman Bangladesh reports loss of USD11.1m in 2010
  • Loss of more than USD11m in FY2009/10
  • Severe financial crisis, borrowing funds to pay salaries
  • Delivery of two B777s in 2011
  • Expanding international network with limited success
  • United Airways Bangladesh revenue and profits surge in 3QFY2011
  • GMG sees opportunities for ‘quality oriented local airline with a global reach’
  • Destiny Group purchases 80% stake in Best Air
  • Indian carriers ramp up capacity to Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh finalises selection of site for Bangabandhu Airport

Graphs and data:

  • Bangladesh capacity share by carrier type (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • Bangladesh fleet (at 04-Jul-2011)
  • Bangladesh key economic indicators: 2007 to 2014F
  • Bangladesh capacity (seats per week, to/from/within) by carrier (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • Biman Bangladesh domestic route network: Jul-2011
  • Biman Bangladesh international route network: Jul-2011
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines fleet profile: Jul-2011
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines international capacity by region (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines top ten international routes (seats, 04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • United Airways fleet profile: Jul-2011
  • United Airways Bangladesh international capacity by region (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • United Airways Bangladesh top ten international routes (seats, 04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • United Airways route map: Jul-2011
  • GMG Airlines domestic network: Jul-2011
  • GMG Airlines international network: Jul-2011
  • Bangladesh international capacity (seats per week as % of total) breakdown: Week commencing 04-Jul-2010
  • Bangladesh international capacity (seats per week as % of total) breakdown: Week commencing 04-Jul-2011
  • GMG Airlines fleet status: Jul-2011
  • GMG Airlines international capacity by region (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • Bangladesh to India (seats per week, one way, 30-May-11 to 25-Dec-11)
  • Bangladesh international capacity by region (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • Bangladesh airport: Key information
  • Bangladesh international vs domestic capacity share (04-Jul-2011 to 10-Jul-2011)
  • Bangladesh airports
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