Dhaka - On August 18, Biman Bangladesh Airlines took possession of the first of four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ordered. The aircraft was configured to accommodate 24 passengers in Business class and 247 in Economy.

As of September 1st, the Bengali carrier based at Dhaka-Hazrat Shahjalal Airport will deploy the aircraft first on Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore routes for crew training purposes.

After completing crew training, Biman will put its first Dreamliner in service for Guangzhou in China, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Sydney in Australia. Manchester, Rome, New York, Tokyo or Hong Kong will be the next destinations in the long term.

The airline now has four 737-800, two 777-200ER, four 777-300ER, and two Bombardier Q400.

The operator expects the remaining three Dreamliner in November this year, and then in October and November 2019.