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12:00 AM, July 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 12, 2020

Dhaka-Barishal flights resume

Regular flight operations between Dhaka and Barishal will resume today, ensuring health guidelines.

Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) permitted flight operations to Sylhet, Chattogram, Saidpur and Jashore airport to resume.

CAAB yesterday allowed resumption of commercial flight operations between Dhaka and Barishal as the district civil surgeon office arranged physicians and health workers at the airport there to monitor the health guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing.

Country's two private air operator --  US-Bangla Airlines and Novoair -- have taken preparation to resume their operation on Dhaka-Barishal-Dhaka route from today after nearly three-and-a-half-months of flight suspension on this destination.

Both the airlines have decided to operate one flight daily on the route.

Novoair flight will depart at 3:15pm and US-Bangla airlines flight at 4:15pm from Dhaka to Barishal every day of the week, the two airlines said in separate releases.

The government on June 1 primarily resumed flight operation on the three domestic routes -- Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur -- out of its seven domestic routes after more two months suspension following Covid-19 pandemic.  Flight operations on the Jashore route resumed on June 11.

The CAAB is yet to give permission to operate domestic flights to the rest of two other domestic routes -- Cox's Bazar and Rajshahi.

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