Wednesday, August 04, 2021

CAAB writes to India proposing resumption of flights on different conditions

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) today wrote letter to the concerned authorities of India proposing to resume flights with India on various conditions including Covid-19 vaccination of air passengers.

CAAB today sent the letter to its Indian counterpart, sources said.

CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman said, "India has already shown interest to resume flights with us. We are discussing whether flights can be started through an air bubble agreement between the two countries."

Bangladesh suspended operating all international flights to and from the country on April 14 after the latest wave of Covid-19 in the country.

After being closed for 16 days, operation of international flights resumed from May 1 except for 12 countries including India.

CAAB later added and deducted names of different countries from the list.

In its latest circular issued July 5, CAAB made a fresh list of eight countries including India from where no passengers are allowed to enter Bangladesh.

Earlier, when Covid-19 infection started in the country last year, air communication with India was closed for several months.

The flight started between Bangladesh and India on October 28 last year under the Air Bubble Agreement.

04/08/21 Daily Star

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