National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to enter a new era on the eve of its 46th anniversary with addition of two new generation aircraft – Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 – into its fleet.
Two such aircraft will be added to Biman’s fleet this year, announcement for which will come from Biman’s 46th anniversary function today, Biman officials said.
The 20 percent fuel-efficient state of the art technology aircraft will have 271 seats, including 24 business class and 247 economy class.
The aircraft having large windows, calm and quiet cabin and mood light facilities will make flying more refreshing and entertaining, Biman officials added.
Passengers in the aircraft will be able to establish phone contacts with their kith and kins through Wi-Fi connetions even when flying at 43,000-feet altitude.
At the same time, there will be world class in-flight entertainment system, where people will enjoy classic to blockbuster movies, music of different genres, video games, realtime live streaming of nine globally popular TV channels and online shopping facilities, among others.
“Biman wants to expand its operation in 2018 alongside adding two Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 planes,” said Biman’s Manading Director and CEO.
He informed that Biman has taken an initiative to introduce new routes this year like Chinese commercially important city Guangzhou, Sri Lankan capital Colombo and Maldives’ capital Male.
Currently, the state-ruin airlines is operating 15 international and 7 domestic flights with four Boeing 777-300ER, two Dash-8Q400, and one Airbus A330..