Bangladesh government extends flight suspension to April 7
The Bangladesh government on Saturday extended the suspension scheduled passengers flights from all countries to Bangladesh except China, Thailand, Honk Kong and the United Kingdom from March 31 to April 7 amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The government on March 21 suspended passenger’s flights from all countries to Bangladesh expect China, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom until March 31 amid the spread of coronavirus.
Mohammad Sohel Kamruzzaman, an assistant director at Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh, said that domestic flights would also remain suspended until April 7 but special cargo flights and cargo flight would be flying as usual.
All scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft departing from Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Maldives and India will not be allowed to land at any international airports of Bangladesh.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines already suspended flights on all its 17 international routes and seven domestic routes.
Biman managing director and chief executive officer Md Mokabbir Hossain on Friday said that Biman’s flights to London and Manchester were suspended for a week from March 29.
Dhaka-based US-Bangla Airlines and Chinese airlines China Southern are operating flights to and from China.
Cathay Dragon Airlines suspended its flights until June 1 and Thai Airways to and from Bangkok until May 30 due to passenger shortage.
US-Bangla is currently operating one flight in a week. (Source: New Age)