Biman extends suspension of flight till April 15 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, March 27, 2020

Biman extends suspension of flight till April 15

Biman extended its suspension of all flights except for two routes -- London and Manchester -- until April 15 due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Biman's flight suspension to Jeddah, Madina, Riyad, Dammam, Kuwait, Doha, Masqat and Bangkok have been extended till April 5; Abu Dhabi till April 7; Dubai till April 9; Singapore till April 11; Kathmandu till April 12; Kuala Lumpur till April 14 and Kolkata and Delhi till April 15, Mokabbir Hossain, managing director and CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said.

Biman had earlier suspended flights on all seven domestic routes for an indefinite period, said Senior Secretary to Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry M Mohibul Haque.

Biman so far incurred a loss of Tk 450 crore in the last two months due to wholesale cancellation of flights, reduce of income from cargo and ground handling operations at Dhaka airport. 

Meanwhile, 364 Malaysia and Bhutan nationals stuck in Bangladesh returned to their countries on different flights on Thursday.

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