Shahjalal Airport resumes flight operations after seven hours

United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Published: 11:32, Jan 16,2020 | Updated: 11:35, Jan 16,2020


Flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport resumed on Thursday morning after seven hours of suspension due to fog.

Beni Madhab Biswas, deputy director of Dhaka airport, said that flight operations had resumed after the fog lifted at around 9:51am. A US-Bangla flight bound for China’s Guangzhou took off at that time.

Earlier, flight operations at Dhaka airport remained suspended since 3:00am due to dense fog.

The airport authorities were forced to divert two flights – one of them to Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport.

Thick fog often disrupts operations at the country’s airports during winter.

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