Boeing Delivers Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ First Direct-Purchased Next-Generation 737-800
SEATTLE, Nov. 24, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Biman Bangladesh Airlines today celebrated the airline's first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800 as part of the country’s national airline’s fleet modernization plan.
“We are extremely satisfied with the Next-Generation 737-800 which has earned a worldwide reputation for its reliability and operational efficiency,” said Kyle Haywood, Managing Director & CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “Biman Bangladesh is on target to expand and modernize its fleet as well as offer our passengers a superior onboard experience.”
As part of the first phase of its fleet modernization plan, the Dhaka-based airline currently operates a total of six Boeing 777s and two Next-Generation 737-800s. With this delivery, Biman Bangladesh Airlines adds one additional 737-800 and has four 787 Dreamliners on order.
Boeing is very proud of Biman Bangladesh’s confidence in our products and we are certain the 737-800 will support the airline’s fleet modernization and operational efficiency goals,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president, Sales, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes “We look forward to continuing this partnership well into the future.”
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