Biman Bangladesh Airlines is likely to launch regular commercial flights on the Dhaka-Toronto route, three days a week, from next June, said State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali Thursday.
Dhaka-Toronto direct flight was a long-standing demand of Bangladeshi expatriates living in Canada, he added while speaking with the media at a city hotel.
Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Lily Nicholas and Air Commodore (Retd) Md Mahbub Jahan Khan, director (corporate planning and training) of Biman, were also present.
Marking Independence Day, Biman will operate a round trip flight between Dhaka and Toronto on March 26. The round trip is an experimental commercial flight. Tickets went on sale on March 19.