Domestic flights resume partially from June 1
Passengers will be able to travel by using their unused tickets with validity until March 14 without any extra charges, says Biman Bangladesh Airlines following the authorities’ announcement to partially lift the ban on passenger flights.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said on Thursday that domestic flights between Dhaka and Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur would resume from June 1. The move came after the government announced that offices and public transport services would resume from May 31.
Flights can be booked online, through travel agents and at the Biman sales centre, Mokabbir Hossain, CEO of the national flag carrier, told Dhaka Tribune.
Unused tickets for until March 14 can be used to travel without any extra charges, which are also fully refundable, he added.
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Following CAAB’s announcement, the private airlines said on Thursday that it would resume flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur on Monday.
In a media statement, it said that CAAB had instructed all passengers to wear masks, gloves and the crew to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while maintaining social distance.
The airlines said it would disinfect its aircraft at the end of every flight. Passengers would have to sanitize their hands and in-flight food service would remain suspended on flights that take less than one and a half hour.