Airfare to Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Visitors are encouraged to dress conservatively and should keep in mind that alcohol is not served in traditional restaurants. Top attractions include Lalbag Fort, the National Museum and expat clubs, for a taste of foreigner culture.
Airfare to Dhaka will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Kolkata, India. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. And although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Biman Bangladesh is the national airline. However, Air Bangladesh, Bismillah Airlines, Singapore Airlines and other airlines also stop in Dhaka, although Air Bangladesh is currently on an EU blacklist.
The most expensive air tickets to Dhaka are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Kolkata, India and traveling overland to Dhaka via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Dhaka, check out BootsnAll’s Dhaka Travel Guide.