Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ‘Gangchil’ on August 22 (Thursday).
After the inauguration by the Prime Minister at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:00am, ‘Gangchil’ will fly for Dubai in its maiden flight at 5:00pm on the day, Managing Director and CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Capt Farhat Hassan Jamil said on Monday.The third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was added to the Biman’s fleet on July 25.
In 2008, Biman signed a deal to purchase 10 aircraft from US aircraft manufacturer Boeing. Of these, Biman has already received four new Boeing 777-300ERs, two 737-800s, and three 787-8s Dreamliner.
Gangchil has 271 seats -- 24 business class and 247 economy class -- The business class seats can be flattened to 180 degrees straight.