More news on Biman Bangladesh’s final DC-10 operations, as it prepares to withdraw the final scheduled service of this class of aircraft.
Before it wings off to retirement, it will have more flights to do. As well as covering flights to Kuwait, it will also be flying to Hong Kong on Tuesdays:
BG078 DEPART DAC 13:00 ARRIVE HKG 19:00 BG079 DEPART HKG 20:30 ARRIVE DAC 22:30D Operates Tuesday only until 11th February 2014 Booked Equipment: McDonald Douglas DC-10 From 18th February, Booked Equipment: Airbus A310
But all good things have to come to an end, and so Biman has confirmed that
- The DC-10 is going to be donated to an Aviation Museum either in the EU or the USA (a change from the USA)
- The last DC-10 flight will operate from Dhaka to Birmingham UK via Kuwait for a technical stop on 20th February, departing DAC at 08:30, arriving BHX 16:00. Tickets will be available through the Biman Website
- Biman will operate “Scenic Tours” from Birmingham airport (BHX) on
- Saturday 22nd February
- Sunday 23rd February
- Monday 24th February
- Flights will operate 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00 hours on the days above operating Birmingham to Birmingham, operating for an hour.
- Tickets will be bookable by Biman’s website
- The last flight will also be sold by Ian Allen Travel too (24th February, 15:00)
- Biman will be selling DC-10 and F28 memorabilia too closer to the date
Tickets are due to go on sale on the 14th January 2014. Prices have not been announced – although I’m hoping they’re “reasonable” (as your writer wouldn’t mind a ride on one!).
So, why has Birmingham Airport UK been selected for this? It seems its to foreshadow a new service from Birmingham Airport, connecting it to Dhaka and to New York-JFK. The service has no start date, as it is currently awaiting the runway extension of Birmingham Airport to be completed
Still, I’ll be looking forward to seeing this bird in my local skies…