Dhaka: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has added a brand new Dash 8-400 aircraft to its fleet on November 24. The aircraft is the first of three aircraft purchased on a GTG basis between the governments of Bangladesh and Canada.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has named the aircraft "Dhrubatara", said a press release of Biman. The inclusion of this new aircraft takes the number of total aircraft in its Biman’s fleet to 19.
With the addition of the Dash 8 aircraft to the fleet, Biman plans to increase its flight frequency on domestic and short-haul international routes.
The new Dash 8-400 is a 74-seater aircraft built by De Havilland, a well-known Canadian aircraft manufacturer. Equipped with eco-friendly and state-of-the-art facilities, the aircraft has HEPA filter technology that purifies the air inside the aircraft by destroying bacteria, viruses, and other germs, the release read.
The aircraft will also have more legs pace, LED lighting, and wide windows, it added.