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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Acquires 2 Bombardier Q400s

Toronto, Ontario. Biman Bangladesh Airlines (“Biman”), the national flag carrier airline of Bangladesh has added two Bombardier Q400s after signing an agreement with Smart Aviation Company of Cairo, Egypt for the lease of two Q400 NextGen turboprops.

“With Bangladesh’s aviation sector experiencing an eight per cent annual growth rate, the Q400 NextGen aircraft will provide reliable, comfortable and affordable air connectivity to a number of destinations in Bangladesh,” said Kyle Haywood, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Biman. “This agreement represents another important step in our growth journey and fleet modernisation programme, and we are confident that the Q400 NextGen turboprop will be a key asset in helping Biman offer a high level of service to Bangladesh nationals and visitors alike.”

While Biman’s main hub is located at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The Airlines provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as major domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman has air service agreements with 42 countries and currently flies to 16 different countries.

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