Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked Bangladesh’s national airlines to enhance efficiency to turn the airlines into a modern one.
She made the instruction on Wednesday commissioning of state of art craft called “Dreamliner”, a long- haul jet plane manufactured by Boeing company to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
“I want you to work with utmost sincerity so that the organisation (Biman) doesn’t earn any bad name and Bangladesh’s reputation remains upheld,” Hasina told the ceremony of the craft commissioning.
She herself named the new aircraft “Akashbeena”.
Earlier, Biman Bangladesh Airlines added Palki, Arun Alo, Akaashpradip, Rangaprobhat, Meghdoot and Mayurpankhi to its fleet.
“These large and most advanced aircrafts are a wonder of the sky which have enhanced Biman to the equals of internal standard airline,” Hasina said.
She said the government has made a purchase agreement to acquire another three Dash-8 Bombardier aircrafts with Canada to increase domestic connectivity.
Sheikh Hasina asked the Biman staff to particularly give proper attention to passengers so that they can quickly complete their immigration formalities and get luggage.
“The process will have to be expedited by using modern technology so the passengers could quickly leave the airport,” she said.
The prime minister herself chose the name for the 271-seat Boeing 787-8, a long- haul, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airline, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
The Boeing company described the aircraft to have “unparalleled fuel efficiency and range flexibility” offering its passengers “an experience like none other in the air, with more comfort and less fatigue”.
The Prime Minister also asked to give importance to aviation and airport security issues.
She said few countries which previously slapped sanctions on Shahjalal International Airport on security grounds were withdrawn the ban with improved security system of the country’s maiden aviation facility.
The premier said after assuming office made massive development of country’s all airports including the premier Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as improved connectivity is very important for any country.