Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday commissioned Bangladesh Biman’s first ever Dreamliner, a state-of-the art aircraft of US-based multinational Boeing company, asking the operators of the national flag carrier to enhance their reputation offering better services.
‘I want you to work with utmost sincerity so that the organisation (Biman) doesn’t earn any bad name and Bangladesh’s reputation remains upheld,’ the prime minister told the commissioning ceremony of the craft, which she herself named Akashbeena.
Sheikh Hasina asked the Biman staff to particularly to give proper attention to the foreign, local passengers and expatriates Bangladeshis could quickly complete their immigration formalities and get luggage.
‘The process will have to be expedited by using modern technology so the passengers could quickly leave the airport,’ she said and simultaneously asked all concerned to give more importance to aviation and airport security issues.
The prime minister herself chose the name for the 271-seat Boeing 787-8, a long-haul, mid-size wide-body, the twin-engine jet airliner.
The Boeing company described the aircraft to have ‘unparalleled fuel efficiency and range flexibility’ offering its passengers ‘an experience like none other in the air, with more comfort and less fatigue’.
Civil aviation and tourism minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal was present at the function as the special guest held at the VVIP Terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Chairman of Biman’s board of director Muhammad Enamul Bari and civil aviation and tourism secretary Md Mohibul Haque also spoke at the function, while Biman managing director and CEO AM Mosaddique Ahmed delivered the welcome address.
Ministers, PM’s advisers, parliament members, the chiefs of three services, foreign diplomats and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.
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