157 Bangladeshis return from Maldives


10th July, 2020 08:02:07 printer

157 Bangladeshis return from Maldives

A total of 157 stranded Bangladeshi citizens returned from Maldives while 16 Indian sailors, stuck here due to COVID-19 pandemic, were repatriated to Guwahati through separate chartered flights on Friday.

A chartered Boeing 737-800 aircraft of local carrier US-Bangla airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA)  carrying 157 Bangladeshi nationals from Maldivian capital Male at 6 pm, the airline officials said.

Earlier, Novoair, another local airline, left HSIA for India this noon carrying 16 stranded Indian sailors while the flight landed at Indian northeastern city Guwahati at 1:18 pm local time, according to the airline sources.

This is the first time a direct flight was operated between Dhaka and Guwahati, the capital of Assam.