Biman Bangladesh’s brand new Dash 8-400 joined the fleet on Tuesday. At about 15:33 local time, the narrow body of the 74-seater Dash 8 400 landed in Dhaka. The Canadian Bombardier’s Dash 8 Q400 aircraft named ‘Dhrubotara’ was ferried from Canada with the Candian ‘C-GNMO’ registration. Biman Bangladesh mentioned that after rising flight frequencies on domestic routes and short-haul International routes, the Dash-8 would assist the National Flag Carrier.
Additional Dash 8 400 to join the fleet
On August 1, 2018, Biman Bangladesh accepted and signed a deal to buy the three brand-new Dash 8-400 aircraft. The remaining Q400s are scheduled to get delivered in January 2021, while they were initially expected to enter the fleet in mid-2020 but were delayed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs sanctioned a proposal by the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry authorizing Biman Bangladesh Airlines to purchase three aircraft from the Canadian Commercial Corporation on November 15, 2016.
The fleet size of the Dash 8 Biman Bangladesh Aircraft
Biman Bangladesh currently operates two dry leased Dash 8 aircraft registered as ‘S2-AGR’ and ‘S2-AJW,’ operating mainly on domestic and short-haul international routes.
Direct flights to Cox’s Bazar from Sylhet
Biman said in a statement that the national flag carrier recently undertook the step to begin flights on the Sylhet-Cox’s Bazar route because of the need and growth of domestic tourism. Biman expects to establish a link between the tourist hotspots of Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar for the accelerated promotion of economy and commercial development.