Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Emirates, a Dubai based airline, observed 25th anniversary of its operations to Bangladesh on Thursday by arranging a simple ceremony at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

Air Commodore Mahmud Hussain, ndc. psc, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, was the Chief Guest on the occasion, while Satish Sethi, Emirates Area Manager in Bangladesh, was present.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Sethi thanked the people of Bangladesh for choosing Emirates as their preferred carrier and requested their continued patronization in the years to come.

Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, Air Commodore Mahmud Hussain congratulated Emirates on reaching the milestone and urged airline to keep providing Bangladeshis with such high service standards.

To mark the special day five Economy Class passengers travelling on EK583 from Dhaka to Dubai were upgraded to Business Class through a lucky draw. All passengers travelling on this flight were presented with flowers and thank you cards.

BBN/SSR/AD-28Oct11-1:35 am (BST)