Dash 8-400 model plane (Photo: Collected)
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be adding two brand new Dash 8-400 models to its fleet in February. The two 74-seater aircraft, built by renowned Canadian aircraft manufacturer De Havilland, will arrive in the country by the end of February, officials said.
Tahera Khandaker, Deputy General Manager, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said the brand new Dash 8-400 model will arrive in the two countries by the end of February.
According to Biman sources, 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 last December. On December 26, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the new aircraft. The new aircraft has been named Dhruvatara.
Under the agreement, the other two aircraft will arrive in the country by the end of February. This new model plane is 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 aircraft manufacturer De Haviland, the 64-seater Dash 8-400 aircraft is environmentally friendly and has state-of-the-art facilities. As a result, passengers will be able to travel in comfort and ease.
At present the total number of aircraft in the fleet is 19. Of these, four are Boeing 7-300ER, four are Boeing 6-7, two are Boeing 8-9, six are Boeing 737s and three are Dash 8-400 aircraft. If two new ones are added, the number of planes will stand at 21. Which is the highest of any airline in Bangladesh.
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