Biman orders three new Q400 turboprops

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has ordered three new Bombardier Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), in a firm order valued at approximately US$106 million (at list prices).

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said A M Mosaddique Ahmed, managing director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighbouring countries.”

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said Bombardier’s VP sales Asia Pacific, François Cognard.

Cognard added: “Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, vice-president of business development and sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

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