Domestic flights to resume from June 1, intl flights suspended until June 15

Muktadir Rashid | Published: 18:49, May 28,2020 | Updated: 01:02, May 29,2020


The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on Thursday announced that flights on four out of seven domestic routes would be operated from June 1 while the existing suspension on the scheduled flights on international routes was extended for two more weeks.

In an instruction, the CAAB chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman stated the domestic flight would be operated in a limited scale following the health instruction and CAAB policies.

The civil aviation and tourism ministry in a separate statement said that flights would be operated from Dhaka to Chattogram, Sylhet, and Saidpur.

It has been two months and five days that flights on the domestic route remained suspended.      

The authorities also said that they extended the suspension of all international and domestic flights until June 15, aiming to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom would come under the restriction.

But special flights, air ambulance, emergency landing flights, and cargo flights would remain out of the purview of the ban.

On March 15, the country suspended on-arrival visas for all countries for two weeks from March 21 and the suspensions were extended several times.

The authorities also suspended flights on the domestic route from March 25.

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