Bangladesh-India flight frequency to increase

The decision will come into effect from October 15

India and Bangladesh have mutually decided to increase the frequency of flights under the air bubble arrangement from seven to 21 per week.

The decision, which is expected to benefit passengers travelling for medical and business purposes, will come into effect on October 15.

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On August 28, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry in a statement said flight operations between the two countries may resume from September 3 under the Air Bubble Agreement.

According to a CAAB notice, under the air bubble flight arrangement, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair and US Bangla Airlines will fly a total of seven flights each week between Dhaka and various cities of India before the resumption of scheduled international passenger flights.

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The planes will fly with 90% of their total seating capacity, with required 14-day quarantines and PCR tests for all passengers, regardless of whether or not they show symptoms of Covid-19.

Biman resumed the air bubble flights on the Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka route on September 5 and on the Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka route three days later.