Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka), the national flag carrier airline of Bangladesh, is becoming a new Bombardier Q400 operator. The airline has confirmed it has signed an agreement with Smart Aviation Company (Cairo, Egypt) for the lease of two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.
While Biman’s main hub is located at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet (see map below).
Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Smart Aviation’s Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SU-SMI (msn 4368) is pictured at Sharm el-Shekh Airport in Egypt.
Smart Aviation (Company Cairo) has taken delivery of two new Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft. SU-SMH (msn 4367) was accepted on September 16 and SU-SMI (msn 4368) followed on September 22. The two new turboprops will be used on domestic and regional flights. The aircraft were ordered in August 2010.
The company launched charter operations on May 3, 2007 with a single 10-seater Cessna Citation Sovereign jet aircraft.
The company, which is partially owned by EgyptAir, is the first corporate jet operator in Egypt to cater to businessmen, politicians, executive air travelers and medical services.
Smart Aviation Company (subsidiary of EgyptAir) (Cairo) has signed a firm order to acquire two Bombardier DHC-8-400 (Q400) turboprop aircraft, and has also taken options on an additional three aircraft.
A corporate jet aircraft charter operator since its founding in May of 2007, Smart Aviation has formed a commercial airline subsidiary and will use its Q400aircraft to launch scheduled and charter services to complement its corporate aircraft activities throughout the Middle East