Biman’s second Dash-8 ‘Akaashtori’ arrives


DHAKA, Feb 16, 2021 (BSS) – Second of three brand new Dash-8 aircraft ‘Akaashtori’ today reached at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) this afternoon.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali was present at HSIA to receive the aircraft, a press release said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina named the aircraft as ‘Akaashtori’ purchased from Canada’s De Havilland under G2G (Government to Government) arrangement.

Mahbub said after adding these aircrafts to the fleet, the national flag carrier will be able to enhance flight frequency in domestic and short-haul international routes.

As per directives of the Prime Minister, a total of 13 state of the art aircrafts, including 12 brand new Boeings and a Dash-8, have already been added to the fleet, he said.

Civil aviation and tourism secretary Md. Mokammel Hossain, Biman chairman MD. Sajjadul Hasan, Civil aviation authority Bangladesh chairman Air vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman and Biman’s Managing Director and CEO MD. Mokabbir Hossain also present on the occasion, among others.

On December 27 last year, the first Dash-8 aircraft was added to the national carrier’s fleet and the third one will arrive here on March 4, 2021.