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Dense fog: 4 Int’l flights diverted, eight delayed at Dhaka airport

Dense fog: 4 Int’l flights diverted, eight delayed at Dhaka airport

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Dhaka- Flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka were disrupted on Sunday due to dense fog.

Four international flights were diverted and operations of eight others were delayed due to dense fog, Group Captain Kamrul Islam, executive director of the airport, told UNB.

Flights of US Bangla Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Vistara Airlines

were diverted while flights of eight airlines--Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Emirates Airlines, Salam Air, Vistara Airlines, Air Arabia, US Bangla Airlines and Biman Bangladesh Airlines- were delayed due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.

On January 8, eight international flights were diverted and operations of seven others were delayed due to the same reason.

Earlier on January 4, an international flight was diverted to Hyderabad in India and operations of seven others were delayed.

On January 3, two international flights carrying passengers from Qatar and Saudi Arabia headed for Dhaka airport made emergency landings at Sylhet Osmani International Airport due to dense fog.