Biman to operate 16 additional flights for bringing back illegal Bangladeshi workers from Kuala Lumpur

Sun Online Desk

5th December, 2019 04:51:36 printer

Biman to operate 16 additional flights for bringing back illegal Bangladeshi workers from Kuala Lumpur

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate 16 additional flights on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur route to bring back several thousand Bangladeshi migrant workers by December 31.

The national flag carrier will operate the flight between December 12 and 31 alongside the regular flights as per the instructions from the civil aviation and tourism ministry.

Earlier on December 2, the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare requested the civil aviation ministry to operate additional flights to bring back home the undocumented Bangladeshi workers from Malaysia under the amnesty programme of Malaysia government— “Back for Good”.

The timeline for taking the advantage of the amnesty for undocumented workers is scheduled to end on December 31.

The illegal migrants, who have been given amnesty under the programme by the Malaysian government, are now facing tremendous problems there due to scarcity of air tickets and high fare.


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