China Southern Airlines will start a Dhaka-Guangzhou flight on August 2. Gao Bo, China Southern Airlines’ Bangladesh representative, said all the processes have been completed and they have already started to sell tickets in Bangladesh.
Gao Bo said, "We couldn’t open the flight on July 5 because the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authorities didn’t complete concerned formalities on time which led to the delay."
According to Gao Bo, there will be 3 flights at the beginning. "We fly from Guangzhou to Dhaka on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and fly from Dhaka to Guangzhou on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We will sell the return tickets from Dhaka-Guangzhou with some concession for the first two months. The total price of a Dhaka-Guangzhou return ticket with tax is 38,000 taka (about $543). After two months, the price will increase by around $50."
The aircraft plane flying Guangzhou-Dhaka is a Boeing 737-800 and the flying time is around three and a half hours. Our illustration is of Zia airport in Dhaka.
China View reported Mofizur Rahman, managing director of Novo Air and Bangladeshi General Sales Agent of China Southern, as saying the economic relationship between China and Bangladesh has developed a lot during the last few years, and more and more Bangladeshi businessmen are doing business with China.
He said, "Every year more than 10,000 Bangladeshis go to the Canton Fair. It will be easy for the Bangladeshi participants to go to the Canton Fair when the Dhaka-Guangzhou route opens."
In 2005, the China Eastern Airlines landed in Bangladesh with the opening of the Dhaka-Kunming flight.