Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines is to operate a chartered flight from Dhaka to Delhi on June 10 to repatriate 45 Indian seafarers stranded in Bangladesh due to the travel ban following the coronavirus pandemic.
The stranded Indian seafarers are currently stationed in the port city Chattogram.
A brand new ATR 72-600 of US-Bangla will take off from Dhaka at 9:00 am and land at 12:30 pm in Delhi (local time) in collaboration with the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh Foreign Ministry, Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority and Indian Civil Aviation Authority.
Mumbai-based Sea Dogs Marine Services Pvt Ltd is the overall in-charge of repatriating the 45 Indian seafarers.
Earlier, US-Bangla operated special chartered flights from Chennai and Bangkok to Dhaka to bring back 3,000 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in the respective cities. The carrier also repatriated 26 Taiwanese nationals from Dhaka to Delhi.
US-Bangla Airlines plans to operate this special flight from Dhaka to Delhi in compliance with all the health and safety guidelines as directed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.