PM inaugurates Dreamliner Akashbeena

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Dhaka, September 05: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday launched the first-ever dreamliner of Bangladesh Biman at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport aimed at making the national flag carrier more vibrant.The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, landed in the airport on August 19, is waiting to fly for Kuala Lumpur commercially.

The state-run airlines brought Boeing 787 Dreamliner having modern technology and facilities.

The national flag carrier has 15 aircraft in its fleet, which would enable Biman to enter a new era of modern aviation.

The aircraft will initially be used to operate flights from Dhaka to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in its first month, after which it will be considered for flights to New York and Canada.

It will provide its passengers with WiFi facilities at an altitude of 43,000 feet, allowing passengers to browse internet or connect with their friends and family at any end of the world.

The 271-seat Boeing 787-8 has been designed to be 20 percent fuel efficient than the other aircrafts.

In 2008, Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a US$ 2.1 billion agreement with Boeing to purchase 10 new aircrafts, of which Sunday’s Dreamliner was the seventh.

The remaining three are slated to join Biman’s fleet by November this year and two more by September in 2019 respectively.

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