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4th Dreamliner added to Biman fleet

  • Published at 08:55 pm September 14th, 2019
File photo of Rajhanshi Collected

It has 271 seats -- 24 of business class and 247 of economy

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has added a 4th Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to its fleet.

The aircraft, Rajhangsha, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 4:40pm on Saturday after concluding a 15-hour journey from Seattle in the United States, said Biman Manager (Public Relations) Tasmin Akhter.

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Biman Managing Director Capt Farhat Hasan Jamil welcomed the aircraft with water salute in the afternoon.

Rajhangsha was scheduled to arrive on Thursday but was delayed as Boeing, a US aircraft manufacturer, sought a further 48 hours to deliver the aircraft.

With the inclusion of the new one, the number of aircrafts of the national flag carrier has risen to 16.

Biman struck a deal with Boeing in 2008 to purchase 10 aircrafts from it, and has received all of them -- four new Boeing 777-300ERs, two 737-800s and four 787-8 Dreamliners.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has chosen the names of four Dreamliners - Akash Beena, Hansabalaka, Gangchil, and Rajhangsha.

Rajhangsha has 271 seats -- 24 belonging to business class, and 247 belonging to economy class.