A brand new aircraft, Dash-8, has joined the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Wednesday evening.
Around 5:45 pm, the aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of Dhaka, where State Minister for Civil Aviation Mahbub Ali received it formally, read a press release.
This is the second one of the three aircraft that Bangladesh has recently bought from Canada under a government to government (G2G) deal. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself named the latest aircraft as 'Akash Tori.'
In an immediate response, State Minister Mahbub Ali said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to modernise the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. As a part of the modernisation process, the new aircraft, Akash Tori, has arrived here today."
He also disclosed that the third aircraft is scheduled to reach the country on 4 March.
With the latest one, the number of Biman's aircraft reached 20, of which 15 are of its own while the rest are on lease.
Biman will now increase the flight frequency on its domestic and short-haul international routes, in addition to providing the customers with more improved in-flight service, said the state minister.
The 74-seater aircraft is built by De Haviland, a well-known Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
Equipped with eco-friendly and state-of-the-art facilities, the aircraft has HEPA filter technology that completely purifies air inside the aircraft by destroying bacteria, viruses and other germs in just 4 minutes, to facilitate a lively, comfortable, safe and enjoyable journey for all the passengers.