Biman issues RFP for 777 wet-leases

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has issued a request for proposals for two Boeing 777-200ERs on wet-lease.

The flag carrier says it wants a 12-month wet-lease on two 777-200ERs with an option to extend the lease by three months. It also wants an option to have its own pilots operate the aircraft after the first six months.

The airline has set a tentative commencement date of September this year.

Biman recently added a 777-200ER on lease from Portugal's EuroAtlantic Airways and told ATI in May it would be seeking to lease more 777-200ERs.

Biman Bangladesh needs 777s because it faces increased competition and has come to the conclusion it can no longer compete on routes to Europe and North America with McDonnell Douglas DC-10s.