July 13, 2024

Air China Launches Direct Dhaka-Beijing Flight to Boost Trade

Air China inaugurates direct flights between Dhaka and Beijing, promising to strengthen trade ties and enhance travel convenience.

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Air China has commenced direct flights between Dhaka and Beijing, a significant move aimed at meeting the growing travel demand between Bangladesh and China. The inaugural flight took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on July 10, marking a new chapter in the bilateral relationship between the two nations.

At the inauguration ceremony, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Muhammad Faruk Khan highlighted the potential benefits of this new route. “The direct flight on the Dhaka-Beijing route will add new dimensions to the expansion of trade between the two countries. This connection will provide Bangladeshi citizens, businesspeople, and students with the ease of traveling directly to Beijing,” he stated.

The minister emphasized that the direct flight symbolizes the strengthening bonds of friendship, cooperation, and development between Bangladesh and China. He expressed optimism that the new route would positively impact various sectors, including tourism.

Currently, direct flights operate from Dhaka to Kunming and Guangzhou in China. With the addition of the Dhaka-Beijing route, there are more opportunities for enhanced connectivity. Minister Khan also mentioned that starting July 15, China Southern Airlines would begin operating on the same route, further increasing travel options.

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The minister revealed future plans to launch direct flights from Dhaka to additional destinations in China, aiming to bolster connectivity and facilitate easier travel for both nations’ citizens. This initiative aligns with the broader goal of fostering closer economic and cultural ties between Bangladesh and China.

The introduction of direct flights between Dhaka and Beijing by Air China marks a strategic step in enhancing bilateral trade and travel convenience, reflecting the ongoing commitment to strengthening the relationship between Bangladesh and China.

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