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114 return from London, 235 leave for Seoul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:20, May 11,2020 | Updated: 00:55, May 12,2020

 
 

A Bangladesh Biman flight carrying 114 Bangladeshis landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from London at 9:40am.

Biman’s deputy general manager Tahera Khondokar confirmed this, but she could not give details of the passengers and who were bearing the expense the flight.

‘We just issued the tickets,’ said Tahera, adding, ‘the flight was charted by the BAF Welfare Trust’.

The Inter Services Public Relations assistant director Noor Islam said the flight was charted by the Trust, but no more information was available for now.

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangtha citing a press release of Bangladesh High Commission in London reported that Bangladesh government special chartered flight, BG 4041, departed London at 7:45pm London time on Sunday for Dhaka carrying Bangladeshis who were stranded in the United Kingdom since suspension of flights between Dhaka and London.

Most of the returning passengers were students from Bangladesh, it added.

The high commission in London has already provided all the passengers with a health certificate based on their health assessment so that they would be directed to home quarantine only.

Group Captain Touhid-ul Ahsan, director of HSIA, said Lion Air, Air India and Korean Air departed from the airport on Monday. Of the flights, Korean Air ferried 235 passengers from Bangladesh.

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