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Biman to operate more flights to India

US-Bangla to resume Dhaka-Kolkata flight from Thursday

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has announced a new flight schedule by increasing the number of flights on Bangladesh-India route.

Under the Air Bubble Agreement, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh will operate four flights a week on the Dhaka-Kolkata route and five flights a week on the Dhaka-Delhi route from Tomorrow.

Biman will operate flights on Dhaka-Kolkata route every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and Dhaka-Delhi route every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The flight will leave Dhaka for Kolkata at 11 am local time and leave Kolkata for Dhaka at 12:15 pm local time.

On the other hand, the flight will leave Dhaka at 11 am local time for Delhi and from Delhi at 2 pm local time.

The US-Bangla Airlines will resume its Dhaka-Kolkata flights from October 21 under the air bubble agreement.  “The passengers have to pass the RT-PCR test with negative report within 72 hours of on boarding to the flight,” Kamrul Islam, General

Manager of US-Bangla Airlines, told the Daily Sun.

The passenger has to conduct molecular test after landing at Kolkata Airport following the air bubble arrangement with India.

“Initially, the company will operate two flights on Thursday and Saturday including return on same day. At present, the one way ticket price from Dhaka to Kolkata starts at Tk 7,226 and return at Tk 12,733,” read a statement of the company.

On September 2, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) accepted the Indian civil aviation ministry's proposal to resume Bangladesh-India air bubble flights on September 4. Later, India and Bangladesh mutually decided to increase the frequency of flights under the Air Bubble arrangement from 7 to 21 per week from each country.