Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) will add a further two unspecified Boeing aircraft, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the media during a welcome ceremony for the carrier's fourth B787-8.

"Three more Dash planes are coming soon [on firm order from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada]. But we have found out that Boeing is looking to sell two planes quickly. Someone ordered the aircraft but didn't take them. But we will take them instead," Sheikh Hasina said.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the Bangladeshi flag carrier currently operates two Dash 8 turboprops, six B737-800s, four B777-300(ER)s, and four B787-8s.

Sheikh Hasina said that the airline will use its fourth B787-8 to launch flights to Manchester Int'l.

She also added that the country will invest in cargo facilities at Dhaka and will subsequently add two freighters to Biman's fleet.

There is currently only one active freighter jet registered in Bangladesh, a B737-200(F) operated by SkyAir (S8, Dhaka).