Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to resume flights on the Dubai and Abu Dhabi route from today, paving way for stranded Bangladeshi workers to return to workplaces in UAE.
The carrier was originally set to resume regular flights to the two destinations on July 6. However, on July 5, the national airliner decided against it.
Sources at Biman said the airliner was forced to take the decision after the foreign ministry asked them to not carry any passengers from UAE to Bangladesh.
In response, Biman argued that flying one-way from Dhaka to UAE will cause huge losses for it.
Mohibul Haque, senior secretary, civil aviation ministry told this newspaper on Monday, "After talking to the foreign ministry, we have decided to resume regular commercial flights on Dubai and Abu Dhabi routes."