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Birmingham will benefit from a new long-haul service to both New York and Bangladesh from spring 2014.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will begin operating twice-weekly flights between Dhaka, Birmingham and New York’s JFK airport next year using a Boeing 777 with both economy and business classes. United currently flies between Birmingham and New York’s Newark airport.
The airport said this new long-haul route was being made possible by the impending opening of its £40 million runway extension.
Birmingham’s chief executive Paul Kehoe said: “The Midlands is a diverse region that offers enormous trade and cultural opportunities to carriers looking to widen links outside of the south-east, and this is exactly the type of operation that our longer runway has been built to cater for.
“With a growing number of long-haul flights launching from Birmingham, we’re clearly demonstrating the desire by airlines to operate to and from the Midlands and take advantage of our strong catchment, excellent location and transport links.”
A starting date for the Biman service has not been announced yet and tickets will go on sale in January with prices from £100 plus taxes one-way between Birmingham and New York, and £150 plus taxes one-way between Birmingham and Dhaka.