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12:00 AM, August 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:50 AM, August 20, 2019

PM to inaugurate ‘Gangchil’ on Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ‘Gangchil’ on August 22.

After the inauguration at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11am, Gangchil will fly for Dubai at 5pm on the day, Managing Director and CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Capt Farhat Hassan Jamil said yesterday.

The third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was added to Biman’s fleet on July 25.

In 2008, Biman signed a deal to purchase 10 aircrafts from Boeing. Of these, Biman has already received four new Boeing 777-300ERs, two 737-800s, and three 787-8 Dreamliners.

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