PM Hasina inducts Dash 8-400 aircraft in Biman’s fleet
Publish- December 27, 2020, 11:51 AM
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Update- December 27, 2020, 01:14 PM
National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines got a new Dash 8-400 aircraft to help it expand operations in the short-range, including domestic and South Asian destinations.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday formally inducted the Canadian 74-seater aircraft named ‘Dhurbatara' through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban.
Biman procured three Dash 8-400 aircraft under the G2G (government-to-government) agreement between Bangladesh and Canada. The first one has been inducted today while two others will be included in a couple of months.
The opening function of the new aircraft was held at the VVIP terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport where State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali was present with other Biman officials.
Prime Minister Hasina has named the new aircraft like the other new planes which have already been added to Biman’s fleet.
Earlier, the national flag carrier received the first Dash 8-400 aircraft out of three made by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.
According to a Biman press release, the Dash 8-400 aircraft equipped with eco-friendly and state-of-the-art facilities arrived on November 24.