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Formed in 1999 and started operations in 2003. D B A Best Aviation Ltd, an (IPSSL) Group Company. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, cargo jet airplane services.
House 43, Road 1/A, Block J
Baridhara Diplomatic Area
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Bangladesh (People's Republic of Bangladesh), was established in 1971, it covers an area of 143,998 sq km, its population is 122 million, its capital city is Dhaka, and its official language is Bengali.
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The People's Republic of Bangladesh, is located in South East Asia. It is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, the Gangetic plains of India, and the forests of Myanmar. The country is primarily a low-lying plain of about 144,000 square kilometers, criss-crossed by innumerable brooks, streams, and rivers, including the Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, and Karnaphuli. It is a fertile, deltaic land, mostly flat except for a range of hills in the southeast. Much of the land is characterized by wooded marshland and jungle. Although Bangladesh emerged as an independent country in 1971, its history stretches back thousands of years, and it has long been known as a crossroads of history and culture. Hindus, Mongolians, Buddhists, Muslims, and Europeans have, at various times, all exerted considerable influence over the land. Today Bangladesh is a predominantly Muslim country, but one in which people of different religions and cultural backgrounds live in harmony. Agriculture predominates the Bangladesh economy. Major products include rice, jute, wheat, potato, pulse, sugarcane, tea, and tobacco. Jute, tea, seafood, and handicrafts are among the country's primary exports. The industrial sector is growing rapidly, and Bangladesh is gaining an international reputation for products such as garments and leather goods. Bangladesh's climate is subtropical, with temperatures ranging from daytime lows of 8 degrees celsius in the cool season to 40 degrees celsius in the summer. Annual rainfall ranges from 160 cm in the west to 400 cm in the northeast, with heaviest rains during the monsoon (June - September). Autumn (October - November), winter (December - February), and summer (March - May) make up the country's other seasons.
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The airline was established in 1999 as Best Aviation, which had helicopter operations. The company expanded into freight in 2000. Best Air (BEA) was awarded a license for both domestic and international passenger services in 2006. In March 2007, Kuwaiti investment company, Aqeeq Aviation Holdings acquired a minority shareholding.
January 2008: Launched domestic, scheduled, cargo flights.
Starts 737-200 flights between Dhaka and Chittagong. Plans to add more domestic services and eventually international flights.
August 2008: 1 MD-83 (49985, RP-C8018), TransGlobal Airways (TGL) wet-leased, to open new routes from Dhaka to Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Flights to Dubai will be operated four times weekly, whereas Kuala Lumpur will be served three times weekly, via Chittagong. Best Air (BEA) also operates on Dhaka - Bangkok and Dhaka - Colombo - Male routes with its 737-200.
October 2008: Best Air (BEA) launched four-times-weekly, Dhaka - Singapore.
December 2008: World nations currently rated Category 2 by the USA (FAA) under the agency's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program are: Bangladesh, Belize, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Kiribati, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Swaziland, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. The (FAA) rating prevents nation's airlines being allowed to fly into the USA. They have the option to fly to the USA with an airline who is approved under Category 1.
The (FAA) states that a Category 2 rating "may involve a country lacking laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with international standards, or that its civil aviation authority does not meet international standards in one or more areas such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping, or inspection procedures."
MD-83 (RP-C8108) TransGlobal Airways (TGL) wet-leased for service from Dhaka to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "BEA-MD-83-DEC08."
(BEA) has plans for another MD-83, plus a 767 for flights to Sydney (via Singapore), and London.
January 2011: Best Air (BEA) is a privately owned carrier providing scheduled domestic passenger services from Dhaka to Chittagogng and international services to Bangkok, Colombo, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kunming, Male, and Singapore. Plans to introduce service to Dubai. Freight flights are also offered.
Parent organization/shareholders: IPSSL Group (51%); & Aqeeq Aviation Holdings (49%).
(IATA) Code: 5Q. (ICAO) Code: BEA - (Callsign - BEST AIR).
Main Base: Dhaka Zia International airport (DAC).
International destinations: Bangkok, Colombo, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kunming, Male, and Singapore. Plans to introduce service to Dubai.