The Bangladeshi Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has identified 19 areas of widespread corruption in the national aviation sector, including eight at the flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka), the Dhaka Tribune has reported.

The commission's report criticised Biman for corruption related to procurement, lease of aircraft, ticket sales, export and import of cargo, catering, recruitment, and staff transfer.

The other eleven findings related to the work of the Bangladeshi Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and covered maintenance, repair, procurement, property management, construction, development work, the appointment of consultants, recruitment of staff, staff promotions and transfers, lease of airport real estate, and fees for renting billboards.

The report was forwarded to the State Minister for Civil Aviation Mahbub Ali who immediately said that all identified instances of corruption would be harshly penalised.