Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the officials of the state-run airlines to improve the passenger services to retain the reputation of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
She issued the directives while commissioning of a new aircraft, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, to the Biman fleet at a ceremony at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday.
The American made long-haul twin-engine jet airliner was named Gangchil to fly to Biman’s international routes. The mid-size wide-body airplane is third of its kind inducted to the national flag-carrier.
Inaugurating the jetliner, Hasina called for proper maintenance of it.
“I’ll like to request all to take care so that the aircraft can fly properly spreading its wings,” she said calling the induction a yet another milestone for the national flag carrier.
Hasina inspected inside the aircraft and talked to its pilots and crew members.
The ceremony was attended among others by State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali, and senior officials of the ministry and the airlines.
In 2008, Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a 2.1 billion dollar contact with Boeing to purchase 10 new aircraft. The US company has delivered four 777-300ER’s and two 737-800’s and three Dreamliners to Biman.