2 new aircraft to be added to Biman’s fleet in Feb
Published: 12:42 PM, 14 January 2021 Updated: 01:59 PM, 14 January 2021
‘Dhrubotara’ aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is adding two state-flag brand new aircraft of Dash 8-400 model to its fleet. The 74-seater aircraft, built by de Havilland, a leading Canadian aviation manufacturer, will arrive in the country by the end of February.
Tahera Khandaker, deputy general manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said the first of three Dash 8-400 aircraft purchased on a G2G basis between the governments of Bangladesh and Canada was added to Biman’s fleet in December. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the new aircraft ‘Dhrubotara’ on 27 December,” she added.
Under the agreement, the remaining two aircraft will also arrive in the country by the end of February. These new model planes are being imported keeping in mind to operate short-distance flights inside and outside the country. With the addition of this new plane, flights will be operated on domestic routes as well as short-haul destinations outside the country.
Built by renowned Canadian aviation manufacturer de Havilland, the 74-seater Dash 8-400 aircraft is environmentally friendly and has ultramodern facilities. As a result, passengers will be able to travel in comfort and ease.
The total number of aircraft in the fleet is 19. Of these - 4 are Boeing 777-300ER, 4 are Boeing 787-8, 2 are Boeing 787-9, 6 are Boeing 737 and 3 are Dash 8-400. If two new ones are added, the number of aircraft will stand at 21 - which is the highest of any airline in Bangladesh.