Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to introduce mobile phone-based ticketing for the convenience of its clients.
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of Biman’s sale, mobile phone app, would enable the traveller to book or purchase ticket of the
national flag carrier instantly from anywhere without any hassle, said officials.
Biman spokesperson Shakil Meraj said: ‘We are developing the app to make it operational within next two or three months.’
Using the app, he said, passenger could book, procure and reserve seat in advance.
Mentioning that people could purchase ticket at local or international currency, Shakil Meraj said: ‘We are working with Dutch-Bangla Bank and Kbank of Thailand for the payment system.’
Besides, Biman has to sign a deal with SITA, a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry especially for ticketing.
‘Hopefully, we would make the deal with SITA within a month for the mobile app-based service,’ he added.
Meraj said the app would be available in goggle play store and apple store for users of both platforms.
‘Not only ticketing, people could also know booking status, flight schedule and different service related phone numbers,’ he said.
Biman is developing the mobile app by own along with the innovation works of a2i of Prime Minister’s Office.
Apart from the mobile app, Biman has been offering online ticket booking service for the customers. In addition, Biman has been selling tickets through own sale centres and countrywide sales agents.
Biman is now running its operation with 10 wide-body and two narrow-body updated and advanced aircraft to 15 international and 7 domestic destinations.
Moreover, Biman has decided to procure three Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft from Canada to strengthen fleet for ensuring smooth operation on domestic and regional routes. In addition, another four aircraft from Boeing, including two 787 Dreamliners, would join the fleet by 2019.
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