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PM to inaugurate 3rd Dreamliner 'Gangchil' Thursday

PM to inaugurate 3rd Dreamliner 'Gangchil' Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 'Gangchil' on Thursday. After the inauguration by the Prime Minister at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:30am, 'Gangchil' will fly for Abdu Dhabi in its maiden flight at 5:30pm on the day, said Taslima Akhter, manager (Public Relations) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Wednesday, reports UNB. The third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was added to the Biman's fleet on July 25. In 2008, Biman signed a deal to purchase 10 aircraft from US aircraft manufacturer Boeing. Of these, Biman has already received four new Boeing 777-300ERs, two 737-800s, and three 787-8s Dreamliner. Gangchil has 271 seats -- 24 business class and 247 economy class ones. The business class seats can be flattened to 180 degrees straight.

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