Dhaka: The national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to receive the 4th and last Boeing 787 Dreamliner named Rajhangsha on September 12.
The new Dreamliner equipped with ultramodern technology will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the afternoon. With the induction of the new Dreamliner, the number of aircraft in Biman's fleet will reach 16.
The latest Dreamliner will be welcomed at Dhaka airport with water canon salute. A team of Biman's representatives have reached the Delivery and Operations Center of Boeing at Everett, Seattle to bring the aircraft in Bangladesh.
Biman signed a contract with the American aircraft manufacturing company Boeing back in 2008 to purchase 10 new aircraft. Already 4 Boeing 777-300 ER, 2 Boeing 737-800 and 3 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft have been inducted to Biman's fleet.
All the Dreamliners Akashbina, Hangshabalaka, Gaangchil and Rajhangsha have been named by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself.
The Prime Minister is going to induct the latest Dreamliner to Biman's fleet on September 14 at 11 am.
Rajhangsha has 271 seat capacity, 24 in Business Class and 247 in Economy. The Business Class seats features 180 degree reclined facility and fully flatbeds.
Following the expansion of fleet, Biman is going to launch operations on new routes, Dhaka-Medina from October 28 and Dhaka-Guangzhou from November. Also, the airline is planning to launch flights to Manchester, Colombo, Male, Tokyo and New York.
As part of expansion, Biman has bought three new Dash 8-Q400 from Canadian Commercial Company. These will be inducted to Biman's fleet by March or June next year.