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Competition ramps up in Bangladesh, as Kingfisher flies in

29-May-2009

Bangladesh operates an essentially protective aviation policy. A less than enthusiastic short-term open skies trial in late 2007 did little to stimulate traffic and growth has subsequently been subdued. This has not prevented a range of foreign airlines being willing to enter the Bangladesh market, which is very attractive, given the large Bangladeshi diaspora of workers and wealthy professionals and its huge and concentrated local population - despite the country's chronic poverty. [1123 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines - In search of a strategic partner
  • Biman's fleet modernization on the way
  • United Airways (BD) stretches its wings
  • GMG to go to the market for capital

Graphs and data:

  • Bangladesh capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 25-May-09
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