Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate today the last flight of the world's last passenger McDonnell Douglas DC-10, to Birmingham via Kuwait.
With only 22 passengers, the 314-seat three-engine jet will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:30am.
Biman has made special arrangements to bid farewell to the legendary workhorse. DC-10s have been the backbone of the Biman fleet since August 1983.
“With a mix of pride and relief, we'll bid farewell to our last DC-10,” Biman CEO Kevin Steele said recently.
DC-10 logged its maiden voyage for passengers 43 years back on August 5, 1971 with an American Airlines round trip between Los Angeles and Chicago.
Biman will operate three scenic tours a day for three days from February 22 in and around Birmingham after the last scheduled flight.
Each flight will make room for 144 flyers.
Kevin told The Daily Star on February 9 that tickets for the scenic flights are nearly sold out, with about an 80 percent load factor, which will be very profitable for the company.