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16 hajj agencies fail to send any pilgrim

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Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon talks to reporters at the Ashkona Hajj Camp office in Dhaka on August 14, 2017 following a meeting with top officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at its Balaka office at city’s Kurmitola. 
As many as 16 hajj agencies are yet to send a single pilgrim to Saudi Arabia despite getting visas of hajj pilgrims for their “negligence”, said Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon.
The minister also said 15,000 intended hajis also did not get visas so far due to the irresponsibility of a section of hajj agencies.
He said this while talking to reporters at the Ashkona Hajj Camp office in Dhaka following a meeting with top officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at its Balaka office at city’s Kurmitola.
Menon said stern actions will be taken against the hajj agencies who have failed to send pilgrims and ensure visas for hajj pilgrims.
“We will not tolerate any hajj agencies that have showed negligence, non-cooperation and created obstacles in sending hajis to Saudi Arabia,” he said.
He vowed to take legal actions against the responsible hajj agencies.
Menon informed reporters that Biman will apply to Saudi Arabia for extension of pre-hajj flight operation deadline from August 26 to August 28 to ensure sending all pilgrims.
“If necessary, Biman will cut a few number of flights or suspend its operation on different routes including Dubai, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur and Muscat,” he added.

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Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon talks to reporters at the Ashkona Hajj Camp office in Dhaka on August 14, 2017 following a meeting with top officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at its Balaka office at city’s Kurmitola. 
As many as 16 hajj agencies are yet to send a single pilgrim to Saudi Arabia despite getting visas of hajj pilgrims for their “negligence”, said Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon.
The minister also said 15,000 intended hajis also did not get visas so far due to the irresponsibility of a section of hajj agencies.
He said this while talking to reporters at the Ashkona Hajj Camp office in Dhaka following a meeting with top officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at its Balaka office at city’s Kurmitola.
Menon said stern actions will be taken against the hajj agencies who have failed to send pilgrims and ensure visas for hajj pilgrims.
“We will not tolerate any hajj agencies that have showed negligence, non-cooperation and created obstacles in sending hajis to Saudi Arabia,” he said.
He vowed to take legal actions against the responsible hajj agencies.
Menon informed reporters that Biman will apply to Saudi Arabia for extension of pre-hajj flight operation deadline from August 26 to August 28 to ensure sending all pilgrims.
“If necessary, Biman will cut a few number of flights or suspend its operation on different routes including Dubai, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur and Muscat,” he added.

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Feasibility study on to upgrade Syedpur airport to international standard
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A  portion of  the   boundary  wall of  the  Syedpur Airport  have  been badly damaged  due  to onrush of  waters  as  the   ongoing  flood inundated  vast  areas  of  northern  district  since last week. However,  flight  operation  was  normal  as  the runway  was safe. 
Meanwhile, Feasibility study has  been initiated  on to upgrade Syedpur airport into international standard. In the meantime for the expansion for of the runway land acquisition formalities have also been started and for which Nilphamari district administration is doing the needful.
While contacted Managing Director of the airport Saheen Ahamed said Japan International Co-operation Agency would provide financial support for the project.
Security measures have been tightened in the airport. Fencing with barbedwire round the airport has already been completed. Close circuit camera (CC) has been installed and heavy armed guards have been deployed.
Sources said passengers in the airport have increased manifold as this is the lone airport of Rangpur Division and its adjacent areas. As many as five flights of different airlines including Biman Bangladesh (BB) are being conducted in Syedpur Dhaka route everyday which is not even enough to accommodate ever increasing number of air travelers.
Uttara EPZ, proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Syedpur, Boropukuria Coalmine and Electricity generation plant, Syedpur Railway workshop and so on increased the potentiality of the airport to convert it into international standard. Moreover increased financial integration among the subregional countries of Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal increased the importance of the airport to make it a regional air transport hub.

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A  portion of  the   boundary  wall of  the  Syedpur Airport  have  been badly damaged  due  to onrush of  waters  as  the   ongoing  flood inundated  vast  areas  of  northern  district  since last week. However,  flight  operation  was  normal  as  the runway  was safe. 
Meanwhile, Feasibility study has  been initiated  on to upgrade Syedpur airport into international standard. In the meantime for the expansion for of the runway land acquisition formalities have also been started and for which Nilphamari district administration is doing the needful.
While contacted Managing Director of the airport Saheen Ahamed said Japan International Co-operation Agency would provide financial support for the project.
Security measures have been tightened in the airport. Fencing with barbedwire round the airport has already been completed. Close circuit camera (CC) has been installed and heavy armed guards have been deployed.
Sources said passengers in the airport have increased manifold as this is the lone airport of Rangpur Division and its adjacent areas. As many as five flights of different airlines including Biman Bangladesh (BB) are being conducted in Syedpur Dhaka route everyday which is not even enough to accommodate ever increasing number of air travelers.
Uttara EPZ, proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Syedpur, Boropukuria Coalmine and Electricity generation plant, Syedpur Railway workshop and so on increased the potentiality of the airport to convert it into international standard. Moreover increased financial integration among the subregional countries of Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal increased the importance of the airport to make it a regional air transport hub.

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NOVOAIR will operate additional flights during Eid

On the holy occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha, NOVOAIR will operate additional flights to Saidpur and Jessore route.
Considering the need for safe and comfortable journey during holy Eid of our valued passengers, apart from existing schedule, daily 2 additional flights will be operated to Saidpur and daily 1 additional flight to Jessore during 30th August to 1st September.
Currently NOVOAIR operates daily four flights from Dhaka to Chittagong. two flights to Cox’s Bazar, two flights to Jessore, one flight to Sylhet, two flights to Saidpur and one flight to Kolkata.
For Details Please call 13603 or visit www.flynovoair.com

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On the holy occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha, NOVOAIR will operate additional flights to Saidpur and Jessore route.
Considering the need for safe and comfortable journey during holy Eid of our valued passengers, apart from existing schedule, daily 2 additional flights will be operated to Saidpur and daily 1 additional flight to Jessore during 30th August to 1st September.
Currently NOVOAIR operates daily four flights from Dhaka to Chittagong. two flights to Cox’s Bazar, two flights to Jessore, one flight to Sylhet, two flights to Saidpur and one flight to Kolkata.
For Details Please call 13603 or visit www.flynovoair.com

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Boeing board elects Caroline Kennedy as new director
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The Boeing board of directors has elected Caroline B. Kennedy as a new member.
Kennedy, 59, served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney.
“Ambassador Kennedy brings to the Boeing board professional, diplomatic and global perspectives that are highly valued in our rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive global business environment,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “Her diversity of experience and accompanying insights will broaden and strengthen our board in its deliberative and oversight roles for the company.”
She will serve on the Boeing board’s Audit and Finance committees.

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The Boeing board of directors has elected Caroline B. Kennedy as a new member.
Kennedy, 59, served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney.
“Ambassador Kennedy brings to the Boeing board professional, diplomatic and global perspectives that are highly valued in our rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive global business environment,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “Her diversity of experience and accompanying insights will broaden and strengthen our board in its deliberative and oversight roles for the company.”
She will serve on the Boeing board’s Audit and Finance committees.

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Emirates’ new First Class accomodation be unveiled in November

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Emirates’ new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November. Making its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature 6 private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing 8 private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on its existing 777 fleet.
In addition to the entirely redesigned First Class product, Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER will also boast a range of other new features in the Business and Economy Class cabins. 
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Our products and services across cabin classes are continually improved and enhanced. But what our customers will see on Emirates’ new 777s starting from November, will be a much bigger revamp that takes our onboard experience to the next level.”
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777, flying 162 of these modern, efficient wide-body aircraft to six continents from its hub in Dubai. 
The airline pioneered the private suite concept on commercial flights in 2003, establishing a new standard for First Class travel. Emirates’ track record of successful innovations that have raised the bar for the industry in terms of inflight customer experience include: Shower Spas and the Onboard Lounge onboard its A380 aircraft, unparalleled entertainment on demand in all classes with its award-winning ice system, and inflight connectivity through in-seat text, email and telephone services, as well as mobile and wi-fi services.

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Aviation Repport
 
Emirates’ new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November. Making its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature 6 private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing 8 private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on its existing 777 fleet.
In addition to the entirely redesigned First Class product, Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER will also boast a range of other new features in the Business and Economy Class cabins. 
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Our products and services across cabin classes are continually improved and enhanced. But what our customers will see on Emirates’ new 777s starting from November, will be a much bigger revamp that takes our onboard experience to the next level.”
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777, flying 162 of these modern, efficient wide-body aircraft to six continents from its hub in Dubai. 
The airline pioneered the private suite concept on commercial flights in 2003, establishing a new standard for First Class travel. Emirates’ track record of successful innovations that have raised the bar for the industry in terms of inflight customer experience include: Shower Spas and the Onboard Lounge onboard its A380 aircraft, unparalleled entertainment on demand in all classes with its award-winning ice system, and inflight connectivity through in-seat text, email and telephone services, as well as mobile and wi-fi services.

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