Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume its flight operation to Manchester in the United Kingdom from November 2 with its newly purchased Boeing aircraft — Palki, a top official said.

The 463-seater new generation aircraft will start its journey from 2nd November this year with a fight to Manchester, the state-run Biman’s Managing Director (MD) Muhammad Zakiul Islam told reporters at its headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The authority had suspended flight operation to the destination for more than two years due to aircraft crisis.

Mr. Islam said they will be able to operate flights on long-haul routes Dhaka-London-Dhaka and Dhaka-Rome-Dhaka immediate after receiving another Boeing aircraft, named ‘Arun Alo. “We are hopeful that we’ll receive the plane around mid November,” he noted.

The Biman will get 10 aircrafts following an agreement signed with the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing of USA.

BBN/SSR/AD-27Oct11-10:12 am (BST)