Biman Bangladesh orders two Boeing 737-800s

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has confirmed an order for two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s, with purchase rights for two additional 737s. “Today marks a progressive step forward for Biman,” said Dr. M. A. Momen, managing director and CEO of Biman. “Our fleet consolidation with Boeing airplanes is based upon a partnership that combines aircraft efficiency, reliability and in-service support to maximize our competitiveness - something we need to drive forward to be an instrumental part of the country’s economic growth and development.”

Biman also recently announced an order for four 777-300ERs and four 787-8s with purchase rights for four more of each model type. The airline currently connects Bangladesh with 18 countries around the world, and has agreements in place that will allow it to serve a total of 42 countries as it implements its growth plan.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which began as a government-owned national carrier in 1972, became Bangladesh’s largest public limited company in 2007. The purchase of Boeing airplanes represents the largest capital expenditure in the country’s history.