Biman to bring stranded Bangladeshis from London on June 13

- A Monitor Desk Report 06 Jun, 2020 | 551 Views|-+
Dhaka: The Bangladeshi government has arranged another chartered flight from London on June 13 to bring back the country's citizens stranded in the UK due to the suspension of schedule passenger flights following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chartered flight of the flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will depart from London Heathrow at around 10:00 am (London local time) carrying the Bangladeshi citizens, according to a press release of Bangladesh High Commission in the UK.

The airline will maintain social distancing for the seat arrangements in the flight while tickets have been priced at GBP 600 for Economy Class and GBP 1435 for Business, read the release.

The high commission has urged all passengers to register through the Bangladesh High Commission London link – https://forms.gle/qFXRvriFCLUUVV857 – to secure their seats in the flight.

Earlier on May 11, the government brought back 114 stranded Bangladeshi nationals to the country from the UK by a special flight of Biman.

Apart from the UK, Bangladesh so far brought back stranded Bangladeshis from India, US, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives and Singapore amid the coronavirus outbreak.

All schedule international passenger flights to and from Bangladesh, except for China, are suspended since March 16 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The government, however, resumed flights on three domestic routes, from Dhaka to Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur, from June 1.

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