Bangladesh extends flight suspension till May 7
Bangladesh today extended ongoing ban on flight operation till May 7 to and from all European countries and the nations that have restricted the entry of Bangladeshis to their territories as well as on all domestic routes over the coronavirus fear.
The commercial scheduled international flights will remain suspended till May 7 to and from 16 countries -- Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, and the UK, said a circular of Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) today.
Along with that the circular said all domestic flights will remain suspended till May 7 while cargo, special, air ambulance, relief carrying flights and emergency landing aircraft remain out of this ban.
Currently, flights are being operated from Bangladesh to China only.
This is the fourth time Bangladesh has extended the flight suspension period.
Meanwhile, different countries, including USA, UK, Canada, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Bhutan, and several European countries so far operated special chartered flights to take back their citizens amid the flight suspension.
Bangladesh government also facilitated chartered flights to bring back its nationals from a number of countries, including India, Singapore and Thailand.