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Turkish Airlines to resume flights to Dhaka from Friday

Covid-19 free certificate made mandatory

Update : 16 Jul 2020, 03:32 PM

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, will resume flights on the Dhaka-Istanbul route from Friday.

Turkish Airways Marketing Manager A Sattar Siddique confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.

The airline has scheduled three flights per week on the Dhaka-Istanbul-Dhaka route – Friday, Tuesday and Sunday.

He further said that overseas passengers will have to carry a “Covid-19 free certificate” issued no more than 72 hours before the departure of their flight.

He informed that 25% of seats would be kept evacuate as per the instructions of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and international airways authority ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

After a long hiatus in scheduled international flights, Turkish Airlines on July 1 received the green signal from CAAB to resume commercial flights from Dhaka.

However, the airline on July 7 in a statement informed their passengers about the cancellation of all Dhaka-Istanbul-Dhaka flights till July 15 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Turkish authorities took the decision to cancel the flights upon re-evaluating the current Covid-19 situation.

Turkish Airlines Flight TK-712 is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka at 4:50am on Friday. Later, the flight will leave for Istanbul carrying the passenger from Dhaka airport at 6:20am, the official mentioned.

Similarly, Turkish Airlines Flight TK-712 will leave Istanbul for Dhaka on Monday, Thursday and Saturday every week, while the Flight TK-713 will leave Dhaka for Istanbul on Tuesday Friday, and Sunday every week.

The Turkish Airlines suspended its Dhaka-Istanbul-Dhaka flights back on March 22. A total of 105 passengers were transported from Bangladesh by Turkish Airlines through special flights till now.

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