Posted on: 23 April 2015 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Biman Bangladesh Airlines to the family of Q400 operators following the carrier’s agreement with Smart Aviation Company for the lease of two Q400 NextGen turboprops.
"With Bangladesh's aviation sector experiencing an 8% annual growth rate, the Q400 NextGen aircraft will provide reliable, comfortable and affordable air connectivity to a number of destinations in Bangladesh," commented 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 airline 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.