Govt decides not to operate commercial flights to KSA

Staff Correspondent

21 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Govt decides not to operate commercial flights to KSA

Bangladesh has decided to cancel all commercial flights with Saudi Arabia as Biman Bangladesh Airlines did not get permission from Saudi government for operating regular flight, Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Senior Secretary Md Mohibul Haque said.

However, chartered flights to Saudi Arabia from Dhaka will remain continued.

Md Mohibul Haque on Sunday told the journalists that Saudi government has not given permission to Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate regular flights.

Considering the fact, Bangladesh will inform the Saudi government of cancelling commercial flights through foreign ministry, said Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary.

It is mentionable that Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) gave permission to Saudi Arabian Airlines to operate two weekly flights from Dhaka.

The airline is scheduled to resume flights from Dhaka from September 23.

As Biman did not get permission to operate flights to Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh decides to keep stop commercial flights between the two countries.

Commercial flight operation between the two countries has been remained off since March due to the coronavirus.