Thursday, January 25, 2007

GMG Airlines launches Dhaka-KL service

KUALA LUMPUR – Bangladesh's private airline, GMG Airlines, started its thrice-weekly flights from Dhaka to here yesterday, eyeing 22,000 passengers yearly.

The airline was confident the number could increase to 60,000 if it was granted rights to daily flights, said Manjit Singh Malli, general manager of Carnival Travel, GMG's general sales agent.

This is because Malaysia is a popular family holiday destination for the Bangladeshis as it has numerous tourist attractions and is know as a halal food hub.

GMG is the third foreign airline to land in Kuala Lumpur in the new year, the other two are Russia's Transaero and UAE's Etihad.

Source : Travel Weekly
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