Biman Strike
Bangladesh Airlines Strike


9 January 2013 Strike over after management agree to workers  demands in writing. Management has 15 days to institute demands. 

7 January 2013 Biman employees threaten strike as from tomorrow. Flights to Manchester and London Heathrow, Rome and NYC may be delayed. Call them. See article at BDNews

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, based in Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
Lots of old planes expect delays and cancellations. 
For safety reason airline is banned in Europe and USA. Financially strapped airline has a contract with Boeing for ten new aircraft. 

The annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah Al Mukarramah for the Hajj is undertaken by thousands of Bangladesh's predominantly Muslim population.

Biman is the sole Bangladeshi airline permitted by the government to provide flights for pilgrims to King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah.

Every year, the commencement of these flights is inaugurated by high ranking government officials, including, at times, the Prime Minister.

London–Dhaka route, Jet Airways, China Eastern Airlines, China Air,
Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air India,  United Airlines, GMG Airline, Qatar Airways, and Royal Bengal Airlines, Kingfisher, Etihad

Who else is on strike today?
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So last year
 16 April 2012 No strike today, but chairman has to answer questions by parliamentry group

6 April GMG Airlines suspends operation.

4 April 2012 Cabin crew and other airline employees from from Binman will strike for 48 hours starting Monday 16 April 2012. They want chairman fired along with the board of directors. This looks entertaining. 
Info came from Gulf Times 

Old stuff
7 Jan 2011 Biman pilots face charges
10/30/2010  Biman pilot strike over.
10/28 Flight delays up to 27 hours, passengers left in the lurch

10/26 Bangladesh Airline Biman, pilots strike

Bangladesh countrywide general strike Monday 7 February, 2011 bring cash if flying into Shahjalal, Shah Amanat or Osmani airports ATM's maybe empty.

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