The suspension of schedule passenger flights to and from Dhaka leaves HSIA desolated following the coronavirus outbreak -- Photo: Monitor
Dhaka: A total of 214 Canadian nationals stranded in Bangladesh following the coronavirus outbreak left for Toronto from Dhaka on April 14 by a special chartered flight.
The special flight of Qatar Airways left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at around 9:00 pm, an Aviation Security (AVSEC) official of HSIA said.
The Canadian High Commission and Bangladesh government jointly organised the special charter flight for Canadian citizens, mostly expatriate Bangladeshis residing in Canada, who opted to go back home amid the pandemic.
Another special flight carrying Canadian citizens is also scheduled to leave Dhaka on April 16, said an official of AVSEC.
Earlier, citizens of the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Bhutan and different European countries also left Dhaka by chartered flights in the last 15 days, an HSIA official mentioned.