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Biman cancels seven more domestic flights

  • Published at 07:06 pm May 10th, 2019
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S2-AGQ-Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 lies on the grass at Yangon Airport on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Collected

The flights have been cancelled as a Boeing 737 has been grounded for repair, while the Dash-8 aircraft involved in the Myanmar crash has become ineffective

In light of Tuesday's crash in Myanmar, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has grounded seven flights on domestic routes from Friday to Monday, Biman General Manager of Public Relations Shakil Meraj confirmed.

Earlier on Thursday, Biman canceled three of its flights. 

“Seven flights have been cancelled on the Dhaka to Syedpur, Sylhet, Jessore and Rajshahi routes, till Monday," he said.

The flights have been cancelled as a Boeing 737 has been grounded for repair, while the Dash-8 aircraft involved in the Myanmar crash has become ineffective.

Every year, Biman operates additional flights on domestic routes during Eid, to serve those who are commuting home. According to Shakil Meraj, Biman are set to hire two Boeing 737 aircraft to handle the added pressure after the grounding of the two aircraft.

One of the aircraft are set to join the Biman fleet on Friday, while the other will join on June 10.

"Once the two new aircraft join the fleet, there should be no problems for passengers," Shakil Meraj said.

On Tuesday, 19 people—including a child and the plane’s two pilots—were injured when a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Yangon International Airport.