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Biman passengers vandalize airport as flight delayed

  • Published at 01:24 am June 3rd, 2019
A Bangladesh Biman plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International AirportRajib Dhar
File photo of a Bangladesh Biman plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Two Biman flights were cancelled on Sunday that was bound for Syhlet BG-405 and BG-406. Six other flights were delayed for Saiudpur and Jessore.

The weather yesterday caused many disruptions including many flights being either grounded or rerouted, with passengers of Biman's Sylhet bound flight vandalizing the domestic terminal at  Hazrat  Shahjalal International Airport, on Sunday at around 10am.

Two Biman flights were cancelled yesterday that was bound for Syhlet BG-405 and BG-406. Six other flights were delayed for Saiudpur and Jessore.

Airport Armed Police Battalion's Duty Officer Tanvir said: "Because BG-601 of Bangladesh Biman was scheduled to fly from Dhaka to Sylhet at 4:30pm but because it was rescheduled, passengers got frustrated and started vandalizing the domestic terminal."

A passenger who was present said, the flight was rescheduled from Dhaka to Sylhet at three times at 9:30am, 10:30am and later at 3:00pm. "People got angry and began to break things when the last reschedule was announced," he added. 

General Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Shakil Meraj said: "The flights were rescheduled because of turbulent weather and people's safety is first priority. It was not right of passengers to vandalize the airport."