Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national airline of Bangladesh, is wholly owned by the Government of the country. The airline's main hub is located at Zia International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Biman Bangladesh Airlines operates domestic services as well as international flights to Asia, and Europe. A member of IATA, the airline came into existence on January 04, 1972, under the Bangladesh Biman ordinance. It initially started its operations with Second World War vintage Dakota, DC-3, which was gifted by Bangladesh Airforce.
The daily flights from Dhaka to Kolkata (India) were started by the airline in April 1972. The service was increased to twice a day service after the airline purchased four Fokker F27s aircrafts from Australia and the Netherlands. Biman Bangladesh Airlines extended its operations to Bangkok, Kathmandu and Dubai in 1974. In order to increase its international service to Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and Karachi, the airline purchased one more Boeing 707 aircraft. It also…
Bellview Airlines started as IATA approved travel agency named 'Bellview Travels Limited' in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1989. The travel agency metamorphosed itself and turned into an airline in October 1992, starting with executive chartered operations with a Yakovlev (Yak-40), which is a regional jet transport aircraft. In 1993, Bellview Airlines commenced scheduled passenger services within Nigeria, using a leased DC-9-30 series aircraft.
It operates scheduled domestic, regional and international charter flights from Lagos. Its main hub is located at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. It holds the distinction of being the first airline in Nigeria to operate Airbus A300-600 aircraft and the first privately owned airline to do so, in Africa. Today, Bellview Airlines and its subsidiary - Bellview Airlines Sierra Leone Ltd - have grown into market leaders in their respective countries - Nigeria and Sierra-Leone.
Bellview currently operates with a fleet of Boeing 737-200 and Boeing…
Philippine Airlines is the oldest national airline of Philippines, with headquarters located at Pasay city. Its major hubs are Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu City. Philippine Airlines is the only airline in the Philippines to be accredited with the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), by the International Air Transport Association.
Founded on 26th February 1921, Philippine Airlines is the oldest airline in the country. It was established by a group of businessmen, headed by one of the most celebrated entrepreneur of Philippines, at that time, Andres Soriano. Andres also became the general manager of Philippines Airlines, at the time of its creation. The air service was presided over by its chairman Ramon Fernandez, a former senator. On July 22, it acquired the franchise of the Philippine Aerial Taxi Company. The same year, in September, Philippine Government invested in the airlines, which paved the way for its…
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