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Biman resumes flights on more int’l routes

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has resumed flights on several different international routes after one and a half years of suspension due to the coronavirus situation.

The national flag is also going to operate a direct flight on the Saidpur-Cox’s Bazar-Saidpur route from October 7. 

The flight, BG 592, will depart from Saidpur for Cox’s Bazar every Thursday at 9.30 am. Flight BG 536 will return, leaving Cox’s Bazar for Saidpur every Sunday at 1.25 pm.

The national flag carrier will also operate flights to Medina in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Kathmandu in Nepal which were suspended for months.

Tahera Khandaker, deputy general manager (public relations) of Biman, said that Biman will start flights on the Dhaka-Kathmandu route from October 9. The next day, direct flights will be operated on Dhaka-Medina and Dhaka-Kuwait routes.

She said Biman’s BG-071 flight will leave Dhaka for Kathmandu every Saturday and Thursday from October 9. It will return to Dhaka from Kathmandu on the same day.

Biman will fly from Dhaka to Medina every Sunday and Wednesday and to Kuwait on Sunday and Tuesday and will return to Dhaka on the same day.

Direct flights between Kuwait and five other countries including Bangladesh were suspended in May 2020. Flights to Kathmandu and Medina were stopped a few days later.

When the situation improved, Biman resumed flights on different routes but these three routes were closed. Biman’s international flights to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are still suspended.