Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) will retire its A310-300 fleet from active scheduled service at the end of the Hajj season in September an airline official has disclosed. An Overview of Biman To Retire A310s By 4Q.
Speaking to The Nation newspaper, the official said S2-ADF (cn 700) and S2-ADK (cn 594) would be replaced with two B737-800s secured on sixty-month dry lease contracts.
The carrier had planned to replace the A310s with either two B777-200s/(ER)s and one B777-300(ER) or one B737-800 and one B777-300(ER). However, those plans were abandoned after the carrier’s board voted to focus more closely on the regional Asian market as opposed to the long haul market.
Biman currently operates four B737-800s, two B777-200(ER)s (leased from EgyptAir (MS, Cairo Int’l)), four B777-300(ER)s, and two Dash 8-400s on scheduled passenger flights throughout Bangladesh domestically as well as to the UAE, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Nepal, India, Malaysia, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Oman, and Myanmar.
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