Biman Bangladesh Airlines has ordered three new Bombardier Q400 turboprops after signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).
Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines chief executive officer, A M Mosaddique Ahmed said: “We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. 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.”
Bombardier vice president of sales in Asia Pacific, François Cognard 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. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”