Sunday, September 05, 2021

Kolkata-Dhaka flights to resume today after 4-month Covid second wave break

Kolkata: IndiGo Airlines and Biman Bangladesh are finally set to operate flights that are filled to the maximum permissible 90% capacity between Kolkata and Dhaka on Sunday after more than four months with two more carriers Air India and US Bangla Airlines set to also commence operations on the sector later in the week.

Flight under the air bubble agreement between Dhaka and Kolkata had been suspended during the second wave in April.

Flights on the sector have been cancelled twice, once nearly a fortnight ago and again on Friday due to delay in nod from first the Indian civil aviation authority and then the Bangladesh counterpart.

On Thursday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) accepted the proposal of the Indian civil aviation ministry on the resumption of flights and issued a circular to start operations from Sunday.

On Friday, both Air India and Biman Bangladesh had scheduled flights that had 90% booking but were cancelled.

From Sunday, Biman Bangladesh will fly to Kolkata two days-a-week apart from services on the Dhaka-Delhi route. Two Bangladeshi private carriers US Bangla Airlines and NovoAir will also start services later.

IndiGo will also commence operations on Sunday and fly to Dhaka two days-a-week on Sunday and Thursday. Air India will operate from Monday. Its twice-a-week flights will be on Monday and Friday.

05/09/21 Subhro Niyogi & Rohit Khanna/Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment