DHAKA, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A new Dash 8-400 aircraft has joined Bangladesh's national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
A ceremony in the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka marked the commissioning of the aircraft.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the aircraft in the ceremony by joining through a video conference.
She expressed the hope that its induction to the Biman fleet would further enhance the national flag carrier's capability to operate flights to more new destinations.
Hasina chosen the name of the new Dash 8-400 aircraft -- "Dhrubatara".
Biman has decided to procure three Dash 8-400 aircraft under the G2G (government-to-government) agreement between Bangladesh and Canada.
The first one has been inducted Sunday while the others will be included in the fleet next year.
With the inclusion of the new Dash 8-400 aircraft, the number of aircraft of the national flag carrier of Bangladesh rose to 19 including four Boeing 777-300ER, four Boeing 787-8, two Boeing 787-9, six Boeing 737 and three Dash 8-400. Enditem