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Sun 28 Mar 2010 02:34 PM

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Bangladeshi airline launches Abu Dhabi-Dhaka link

GMG Airlines begins twice weekly service to UAE capital, and could increase capacity.

Bangladesh’s largest private operator, GMG Airlines, has begun twice-weekly services between Abu Dhabi and its home hub in Dhaka.

“The Dhaka–Abu Dhabi route is becoming increasingly popular with businesses, students, families and migrant workers, and we are confident that we will see strong demand on the initial two frequencies we will be launching,” said Ajith Weerasekera, the airline’s chief commercial officer.

“In fact, GMG Airlines is already assessing the opportunity to scale up capacity once flights commence, by deploying the larger B767-300ER on this route.”

The link with Abu Dhabi is GMG’s eighth international destination, and its second in the UAE behind Dubai.

“The addition of GMG Airlines to our roster of operators utilising Terminal 2 further enhances Abu Dhabi International Airport’s ability to serve the significant number of passengers travelling between the UAE capital and the sub-continent; we look forward to working closely with our latest airline partner,” said Ahmad Al Haddabi, senior vice president of airports operations for Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

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