The government has decided to resume international flight operation in a limited scale from June 16 after nearly three months suspension for coronavirus outbreak.
“We will resume Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Dhaka-London-Dhaka route and have given permission to Qatar Airways to initially operate three weekly flight on Dhoa-Dhaka-Doha sector in condition of carrying only transit passengers after June 15,” Civil Aviation and Tourism Senior Secretary Mohibul Haque told today.
The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) has taken all preparations to operate the international flight following the health guideline of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
According to the decision Biman will operate a weekly flight on London route. If Biman get enough passengers, it will operate daily gradually as like as the previous regular schedule.
The government would like to reestablish air connectivity with the outer world in a limited scale, sources said. Currently flight operation remains open with China only.
According to the the government decision, all the returnee Bangladeshis passengers would have to be sent to a 14-day institutional quarantine if they fail to show COVID-19 negative certificate at the airport on their arrival here.
Meanwhile, the CAAB issued a circular regarding the decision, saying that airlines must follow its health guideline of ensuring hygiene and social distancing while operating the international flights.
Meanwhile, different countries, including India, the USA, the UK, India, Japan, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Bhutan, Myanmar and different European countries so far operated several special chartered flights amid the flight suspension to repatriate their citizens from here.
Bangladesh government also facilitated chartered flights to bring back its nationals from a number of countries, including India, the USA, the UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.