Biman Bangladesh Airlines has placed an order of $106m to buy three new Bombardier aircrafts.
On Monday, François Cognard, vice-president of sales of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for the Asia Pacific region, confirmed the matter in a statement.
Biman signed a purchase agreement of three new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircrafts with the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the order is valued at $106 million.
François Cognard, in his statement, said, “We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft.”
“The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes.”
AM Mosaddique Ahmed, managing director and CEO of Biman Bangladesh, said, “We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations”.
“With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”
“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.”