Printed on Thu Nov 26 2020 7:32:46 AM

Dhaka-Kolkata flight will resume again

Staff Correspondent
National
Dhaka-Kolkata flight
The Dhaka-Kolkata flight will resume from December 1 after an indefinite suspension. Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to operate flights on this route. Biman Bangladesh has given notice in this regard on their website. However, they did not say how many flights will be operated in a week.

Earlier on November 9, Biman announced an indefinite suspension of Kolkata flights due to passenger crisis. At that time, Biman informed the passengers that the flights of Biman to Kolkata route have been suspended from Thursday, November 12.

Later details will be given .

Earlier, Bangladesh Biman launched flights on three routes in India under the Air Bubble Agreement from October 28.

They operate three weekly flights from Dhaka to Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai and US-Bangla operates flights from Dhaka to Kolkata and from Dhaka and Chattogram to Chennai.

However, NovoAir has not yet started flights to India despite getting permission. AKM Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager, Marketing and Sales, NovoAir, said, "We have all the permissions to operate NovoAir flights. However, the number of passengers is much less now as the tourist visa has not been introduced. So we’re not managing flights. If India introduces tourist visa, we will operate flights on this route again."

Air India, Indigo, SpiceJet, Vistara and GoAir have been allowed to operate flights under the Air Bubble Agreement.

At present Bangladeshi passengers can go to the country on business / business visa, medical / medical attendant visa, student / student visa, research / research, conference / conference visa, employment / employment visa, training / training visa but India is not giving tourist visa to anyone.

India has made it mandatory for all passengers to obtain a Covid-19 negative certificate within 72 hours of departure.

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