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Private airlines to operate extra flights for Eid-ul-Fitr

  • Published at 08:03 pm June 8th, 2017
Private airlines to operate extra flights for Eid-ul-Fitr
Different private airlines will operate extra flights on various domestic routes before and after Eid-ul-Fitr, for the benefit of those returning home during the annual Muslim festival. In addition to regularly scheduled flights from Dhaka, US-Bangla Airlines will operate 14 more to Rajshahi, 10 to Jessore, 4 to Saidpur and 2 to Barisal from June 15 till before Eid, as well as 4 extra flights from Rajshahi, 3 from Jessore and 1 from Saidpur to Dhaka after Eid, reported BSS. The airlines will also use its wide-bodied 164-seater Boeing 373-800 aircraft and its 76-seater Dash-8Q400 aircraft on the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar-Dhaka route from June 27th, in consideration of heavy domestic tourist traffic to the beachside town throughout the Eid holidays. Furthermore, Novoair, another private airlines, offered special discounts for two domestic routes and announced additional flights on 3 domestic routes during Eid-ul-Fitr. Passengers can travel from Jessore and Saidpur to Dhaka from June 22-26 and return on the same route from June 27- 30 with a minimum fare of Tk2,017 per person. The airlines will also operate an additional daily flight from the capital to Jessore and Saidpur each from June 22-25 and to Cox's Bazar from June 28 to July 2.