Australia to arrange 3rd special flight from Dhaka in next month

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 11:58, May 21,2020


Australian High Commission in Bangladesh said that they needed to re-schedule the special flight, initially scheduled for May 28, and were currently working with the airline to arrange a departure in the second week of June.

The high commission said that they would provide further details to everyone who had confirmed their interest in the third flight as soon as they could confirm them.

There is currently a shortage of quarantine accommodation in Victoria. Melbourne and Adelaide are the only airports permitted for special flights from Dhaka, said the Australian Mission in Dhaka.

The third special flight from Bangladesh would help more Australian citizens return home.

‘Due to the ongoing flight suspension, we are considering arranging a third special flight to Colombo to allow passengers to travel by commercial means to Melbourne,’ said the high commission in a message.

The high commission said that they needed a minimum of 120 full fare passengers to ensure the flight goes ahead.

It said that they could not guarantee that they would be able to organise any further special flights following the departure of the third flight.

The flight was only open to Australian passport holders, Australian permanent visa holders and their spouses, legal guardians or children.

At this stage most scheduled passenger flights to and from Bangladesh remained suspended.

The flight suspension is planned to last until May 30, but it has been extended a number of times and may be extended again, said the high commission.

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