Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of CAAB addressing international flight resumption in a video message from his office in the capital
Dhaka: After almost three months of flight suspension following the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has partly resumed international flight services from today.
The resumption of international air connectivity began today with a Qatar Airways flight which flew in 33 transit passengers to Dhaka from Doha and later departed with 274 passengers, said Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh in a video message today.
As per schedule, initially Qatar Airways will operate three weekly flights to transport transit passengers on Doha-Dhaka-Doha route while the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate one weekly flight on Dhaka-London-Sylhet-Dhaka route, added the Chairman of CAAB.
Rahman further mentioned that already all necessary arrangements have been made to minimise the risks of COVID-19 spread and operate flight services safely without any interruption.
In this context, Rahman urged the concerned officials of the industry as well as passengers to comply with all the health and other guidelines to ensure safe air travel amid the coronavirus outbreak.