Biman cancels flights on five international routes till Feb 28

Sun Online Desk

13th January, 2021 10:28:41 printer

Biman cancels flights on five international routes till Feb 28

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has extended its flights suspension on five international routes till February 28 considering the country's Covid-19 situation.

The routes are Manchester of United Kingdom, Medina Saudi Arabia, Kathmandu of Nepal and Kuwait City of Kuwait, according to a message posted on the national flag carrier's website on Tuesday.

However, flights on the other routes will operate normally.

It will decide to start the flight operations on those routes after improvement of the situation, the national flag carrier said.

From March 21, the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) had shut down all domestic and international flights in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

On June 1, CAAB permitted operation of all domestic flights maintaining social distancing and following health guidelines after over two-month-long suspension.

In line with the government and CAAB's decision, international flights from the country then resumed on June 16, except five routes, after nearly three months of suspension aimed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.