The UAE-based airline Emirates is operating scheduled flights to Bangladesh for the first time since the closure of flights due to the Kareena virus.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAA) has allowed them to operate flights from June 21. However, they are starting flights to Bangladesh from June 24 with a time of 3 days.
The flight, which left Dubai at 11:20 pm on Wednesday, will land at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Emirates said. The flight will leave Dhaka for Dubai at 1.40 am (Thursday) on Wednesday.
Shahjalal International Airport sources said that as per the instructions of Bebichak, the arrivals will be allowed to enter the country after seeing their health certificates. Besides, instructions for 14 days quarantine will be given. If they break the rules, they will be kept in formal quarantine for 14 days.
Emirates has been allowed to operate flights since June 19. They will only take transit passengers on this route due to the ban on Bangladeshis entering Dubai. However, citizens of that country will be able to enter Dubai. Earlier, Emirates, Air Arabia, Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines and Malindo Air had sent letters to Bebichak seeking permission to resume flights from Bangladesh.
Earlier, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, from March 21 to March 31, the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, except for all countries and domestic routes announced the closure of passenger flights. Another order banned flights to all countries except China until April 6.
The ban was extended to April 14, April 30, May 6, May 16, May 30 and June 15 in conjunction with public holidays. From 18 June, Bebichak allowed flights from Dhaka to London and Qatar.