• Sunday, Nov 01, 2020
  • Last Update : 03:40 am

Biman to resume flights to KSA from Oct 1

  • Published at 12:56 pm September 22nd, 2020
Biman_Syed-Zakir-Hossain
File photo of Boeing 777-300 ER flying under the banner of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The kingdom also announced that the country will scrap all travel restrictions on air, land and sea transport for citizens on January 1, 2021, it said

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has finally given a green light to Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate flights to and from the country starting October 1, following a five-month suspension due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The national flag carrier announced the development with a statement on Monday. 

“Saudi Arabia has decided to operate Biman's commercial flights from October 1. Landing permission is required before seat allocation can begin. But, landing permission has not been approved. As a result, it is not possible now to announce the flight and to start allocating seats for passengers,” said Biman CEO Mokabbir Hossain in a statement. 


Also Read- Migrant workers block road for tickets to return to Saudi Arabia


The flight will be announced as soon as the landing permission is received and all concerned including the passengers will be informed, he added. 

However, he said that ticket seekers are advised not to crowd unnecessarily at the counter before the flight is announced.

Earlier on September 15, Saudi Arabia announced that it will partially lift its suspension on international flights to allow "exceptional categories" of citizens and residents to travel.

The kingdom also announced that the country will scrap all travel restrictions on air, land and sea transport for citizens on January 1, 2021, it said.

In March, the kingdom suspended international flights to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

56
55
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail