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Biman's maiden Toronto flight returns Dhaka

Biman's maiden Toronto flight returns Dhaka

Biman Bangladesh airlines much talked maiden direct Dhaka-Toronto-Dhaka flight returned Dhaka on Wednesday (Mar 30) after successfully completion of world's second ultra long range flight.

National flag carrier operated the test commercial flight by its 'Sonartori', a Boeing Dreamliner 787-9, marking Bangladesh's Independence Day and Birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a Biman press release said.

On Mar 26, Biman's maiden Toronto flight took off Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and reached the Pearson International Airport after non-stop flying of 18 hours and 35 minutes, which is marked as world's second ultra long range flight by the aviators.

Earlier, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali inaugurated the direct commercial flight on Mar 26 night.