Dhaka: The largest private carrier US-Bangla Airlines has brought back 151 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in Malaysia due to the coronavirus pandemic by a special flight on June 12.
The Bangladeshis nationals the carrier brought back included students and tourists.
The special flight took off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Dhaka at 3:50 pm local time with the passengers on June 12. It landed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 5:40 pm.
Earlier, another US-Bangla special flight repatriated 43 Malaysian nationals and permanent Bangladeshi expats from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur at 8:50 am on the same day.
US-Bangla Airlines has operated the special flight on the Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka route in collaboration with the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Malaysian Embassy in Bangladesh.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many Bangladeshis are stranded in different provinces of Malaysia for over three months. US-Bangla Airlines has lent its hand to bring them back in collaboration with the governments of both Bangladesh and Malaysia.