Fastjet to sell Zimbabwe unit to survive until 2021

November 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Fastjet to sell Zimbabwe unit to survive until 2021

Asianmail Desk Fastjet Group announced plans on November 27 to dispose of its Fastjet Zimbabwe (FN, Harare Int’l) unit to a consortium led by the group’s biggest shareholder, Solenta Aviation Group, for USD8 million, so that the South Africa-based but London-listed firm can stay afloat until 2021. It blamed persistent […]

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flydubai to wet-lease four B737s from Smartwings

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flydubai to wet-lease four B737s from Smartwings

Asianmail Desk flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int’l) has announced in a press release that it will wet-lease four B737-800s from Czechia’s Smartwings (Czechia) (QS, Prague Ruzyne) between December 14, 2019, and January 25, 2020. “The continued grounding of our MAX aircraft has had a significant impact on our operations with a […]

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Biman Bangladesh eyes restart of perishable exports flights to Europe

November 28, 2019 10:53 am
Biman Bangladesh eyes restart of perishable exports flights to Europe

Asianmail Desk Biman Bangladesh could restart carrying fruit and vegetables to Europe after a three-year absence, under pressure from Bangladeshi exporters.  From the first week of January the carrier is deploying a 787-9 on the Dhaka-London-Manchester route, and the airline is holding talks with traders’ group the Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetables & Allied Products […]

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Journos worried over death threat to peer

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Journos worried over death threat to peer

Senior Correspondent Dhaka Reporters Unity and Crime Reporters’ Association Bangladesh expressed deep concern over the alleged threat to Rafiq Majumder, senior reporter of Jagonews24.com, a leading online news portal, for publishing a news. DRU President Ilias Hossain and general secretary Kabir Ahmed Khan in a joint statement demanded that the […]

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ACC sues 4 Biman officials on graft allegations

November 26, 2019 11:31 am
ACC sues 4 Biman officials on graft allegations

Asianmail Desk The Biman officials were accused of engaging in corruption while recruiting cadet pilots The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against three directors and a general manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on graft allegations. The officials are Biman Managing Director AM Mosaddique Ahmed, Director (Admin) Partha Kumar […]

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