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Biman to get second Dreamliner in November

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-10-18 5:39:32 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-10-19 10:00:50 AM

Staff Correspondent: Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to get its second Dreamliner in the last week of November this year, said Shakil Meraj, the General Manager (PR) of the airlines.

The number of aircraft will be 16 once the new dreamliner is added to Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

Earlier on August 19, National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines entered a new era as its first Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has chosen its name as Akash Beena.

In 2008, Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a US$2.1 billion agreement with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase 10 new aircraft.

So far, four new Boeing 777-300 and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft were commissioned.

The aircraft will initially be used to operate flights from Dhaka to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

It will provide its passengers with wifi services at a height of 43,000 feet, allowing passengers to browse the internet or connect with their friends and family at any end of the world.

The aircraft will also have in-flight entertainment system through which passengers will be able to enjoy classics or blockbuster movies, music of different genres, and video games and livestreaming of nine world-famous television channels. It will also provide facilities for online shopping, with a credit card or cash payment allowed on the on-board duty-free shop.

The Boeing 787-8, designed to be 20 percent fuel efficient, has a total of 271 seats with 24 in business class and 247 in economy class.

risingbd/Dhaka/Oct 18, 2018/Hasan/AI