Domestic flights will start operation from July 15 to July 23 as the government has decided to lift the ongoing hard lockdown for nine days ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has given permission to operate flights on Tuesday.Two private airlines including US-Bangla Airlines and Novo Air will operate domestic flights from July 15.
Novo Air will operate 6 daily flights each from Dhaka to Chattogram, Syedpur, and Jashore, 4 from Dhaka to Barisal, 3 from Dhaka to Sylhet, 3 from Dhaka to Rajshahi and 2 from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar from July 15 to July 22 in compliance with health guidelines.
US-Bangla Airlines have decided to operate 5 daily flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, 2 from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar, 7 from Dhaka to Syedpur, 6 from Dhaka to Jashore and 4 from Dhaka to Sylhet, Barisal and Rajshahi.
However, the state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines has not made any decision yet in this regard.
Earlier, domestic flights were restricted, only passengers of international routes could board the flights.