US-Bangla brings back 151 Bangladeshis stranded in Malaysia

- A Monitor Desk Report 13 Jun, 2020 | 706 Views|-+
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.

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