The latest McDonnell Douglas DC-10 will be retired from operational service on 20 February 2014
20 February 2014 is a sad day for Biman Bangladesh Airlines, but also for model lovers McDonnell Douglas DC-10. The last DC-10 aircraft will be retired from operational service after approximately 44 years after the first flight. 446 units were built during the 1968-1988 period.
The last regular flight of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 passenger will be operated on Thursday, February 20, when 2014 BG1015 will take off at 08: 30 from Dhaka heading to Birmingham, UK. The flight is operated via Kuwait and will land at its destination at 16: 20. The price of a ticket for a window seat cost 600 pounds, the rest of the seats being sold at 500 pounds.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has also posted a series of rules for the last commercial flight operated by DC-10 on the Dhaka-Birmingham route.
On the days of 22,23 and 24 February, the plane will rise from the ground for demonstration flights at Birmingham Airport. One-hour flights will be operated at 09: 00, 12: 00 and 15: 00. Rates are 150 pounds for one seat at the window and 100 pounds for the other seats. The last demonstration flight is scheduled for 24 February, 15 time: 00, and tickets are slightly more expensive - 200 pounds for a window seat and 150 pounds for the rest.
Dhaka - Hong Kong with DC-10 Biman Bangladesh Airlines
I looked over the booking schedule and there are very few places for demonstration flights, those from the window being sold out.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will replace McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft with the new Boeing 777-300ER.