• Monday, Sep 27, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:17 pm

Bangladesh, India planning limited flight operation

  • Published at 10:57 pm August 4th, 2021
plane-flight-airport
Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Very limited number of flights will be operated initially, if the final decision is taken by both sides, says an official

Bangladesh and India are examining the feasibility of resuming flight operations between the two countries on a very limited scale as the Covid-19 situation is gradually improving in India.

An inter-ministerial meeting was held on Wednesday as there was a request from India to examine the situation for the resumption of limited flight operation.

Mashfee Binte Shams, secretary (East) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that very limited flights will be operated initially - like one or two flights a week - if the final decision is taken by both sides, reports UNB. 

"Gradually, the frequency of flights can be increased," she said, adding that the same restrictions like along the border will be imposed and people would be allowed to travel under the same categories. 

Mashfee further said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will look into the summary of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh based on the inter-ministerial meeting and it will be forwarded to Indian authorities.

Group Captain Imranur Rahman -- director (flight standard and regulations) of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said that they have continued discussions with Indian aviation authority. India has already shown interest but the final decision is yet to be made. 

CAAB has sent a letter to its Indian counterpart mentioning that flights may be resumed on some certain conditions like only allowing Covid-19 vaccinated passengers on board and following IATA Health Safety Standards, sources said.

Primarily four flights can be operated to India weekly. Passengers who have urgency like treatment will be allowed to travel. 

On April 14, CAAB suspended flights with India to curb the infection of the Covid-19. Later, the civil aviation regulatory body revised its flight suspension regulations several times with other countries.

However, flight operations was kept suspended with India for worsening Covid-19 situation. 

99
Facebook 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