The final journey of an iconic airline will end in Birmingham when a national flag carrier touches down at the city’s airport.

The last commercial flight of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines DC-10 - the only jet of its kind still in service - lands in Birmingham on February 20 to signal the end of the flying career of the carrier’s wide-bodied three-engine jet.

Flight BG1015 will leave host base Dhaka at 8.30am local time en route to Birmingham via Kuwait this flight - arriving in the West Midlands at 4.20pm.

Almost 450 DC-10 jets were manufactured in Long Beach, California, between 1971 and 1988.

Biman managing director Kevin Steele said: “Airlines quietly pull older aircraft from service every day and generally are never seen again. 

"However, as a lover of aviation, I think this retirement is something special and deserves a more fitting send-off to an aviation museum.

Biman is honoured to announce the farewell journey of this workhorse of our fleet and what an exciting send-off it will be.”

Because of overwhelming interest in the aircraft, Biman will also stage a series of one-hour scenic flights from Birmingham onboard the DC-10 on February 22-24.

Biman is set to take delivery of two Boeing 777 aircraft to service its Bangladesh to Birmingham route and onwards to the USA.

Details of the final flight from Dhaka to Birmingham and the scenic trips can be obtained from

Meanwhile, Midlands-based Monarch Airlines will also stage the final flight before retirement of its last Airbus 300 aircraft from Gatwick to Birmingham on April 13.