The newly procured Dash8 Q400s arrived today Commercial flights begins from April 06, 2015

Biman_bWith the arrival of Biman’s newly procured two Dash8 Q400s today, Biman Bangladesh Airlines is all set to resume its full-blown domestic operations from 06 April as per earlier announcement and new schedule. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina will formally release the two lease-hold aircraft for commercial operations on 05 April 2015 at VVIP terminal of HSIA, Dhaka.
Earlier, Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed an agreement with Smart Aviation of Egypt for taking two Dash8 Q400s on lease for a period of 5 years from the later. Manufactured by world-famous Bombardier of Canada, Dash8 Q400 is a 74 seat configuration turboprop in a single class.
With effect from 6 April, per week, Biman will operate 6 flights to Cox’s bazar, 5 to Jessore, 3 to both Rajshahi and Syedpur and 2 to Barisal. Furthermore, it will add up to 25 additional frequencies per week on Chittagong and Sylhet. The total number of seats will grow almost 80% weekly to a considerable 14,010.
Under the programme, Biman will operate more than 120 flights per week within the country which will oversee a huge growth in domestic operations by the flag-carrier after a long recession.

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