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Biman to restart Kolkata air bubble flights Sunday

  • Published at 08:31 am September 4th, 2021
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Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka flights to resume three days afterwards

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume Bangladesh-India air bubble flights on the Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka route from Sunday and the Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka route three days later.

The flights will restart within the air bubble agreed between the two countries before the resumption of scheduled international passenger flights.

The national flag carrier airline will operate flights on the Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka route two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) and two days per week (Sunday and Wednesday) on the Dhaka-Delhi-Dhaka route, according to Tahera Khondoker, deputy general manager (public relations) of Biman.

On September 2, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) accepted the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry's proposal to resume Bangladesh-India air bubble flights from September 4.

Also, it accepted the proposal of resumption of air bubble flights with "seven frequencies”. However, a proposal of allocation of 10 frequencies is in place for consideration.

Frequencies simply denotes the number of flights to be included under the bubble each week.


Also Read - Bangladesh agrees to resume air bubble flights to India


Under the present seven frequencies arrangement, India has informed Bangladesh that three of its operators have been allocated the flights each week – three for SpiceJet and two each for Air India and IndiGo.

What Biman have announced so far would indicate that Bangladesh has some frequencies left over. 

Irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination, any passenger travelling from India will have to complete a 14-day strict home quarantine.

All other related provisions, including the requirement of a mandatory RT-PCR test, will apply to such passengers as mentioned in the air transportation circular issued on August 16, which may be amended from time to time, according to CAAB.

However, the carriage of passengers can be restricted to 90% of the total seating capacity of the aircraft used, it said.

In addition to the requirement to the category of passengers, suggested in its previous letter issued on August 4, CAAB proposed including "passengers with business visa" – namely to help airlines crew to travel to India for simulator training.

On August 29, the Indian government extended its suspension on international scheduled commercial passenger flights to and from India till September 30.

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