Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate its last flight of DC-10 from Dhaka to Birmingham on February 20, 2014. This is not only the previous flight from Bangladesh but also the last operational passenger DC-10 flight worldwide.
Douglas DC-10 aircraft started to spread its wing in the skies in 1971, and in total, 446 DC-10 aircraft have been made since then. Biman’s last DC-10 was one of the last products that came off Long Beach, California, in 1988.
After long years of operational passenger flight service in Bangladesh, this aircraft reached the age of retirement, and Biman Bangladesh considered that it deserved a more fitting send-off to an aviation museum. On this bitter-sweet event of the retirement of the world’s last DC-10, the national flag carrier announced a farewell journey from Dhaka.
According to Biman Bangladesh sources, on or about Feb 14th, this three-engine wide-body will be withdrawn from scheduled service and prepped by engineering for its final flights. The last commercial flight will be on tomorrow when flight BG1015 will take to the sky at 0830 from Dhaka en route to Birmingham in the UK. Flying via Kuwait, this flight will arrive in Birmingham the same day at 1620. As per the Biman site,
Priced at only ₤ 600 (plus taxes) for a window seat or ₤ 500 plus taxes for all the other seats, we have kept the pricing minimal to ensure the flight is accessible to as many as possible.
But that is not its final operation. Biman is going to operate a scenic flight from Birmingham airport. For this scenic flight, aviation enthusiasts will have to pay ₤150 for a window seat and ₤100 for an aisle seat. To facilitate the passengers to enjoy the scenic beauty of Birmingham easily, Biman will sell only the window seats and aisle seats to interested passengers for this particular flight.