Dhaka airport: 1 int'l flight diverted, 7 delayed due to dense fog

Dhaka airport

Heavy fog disrupts flight operations at Dhaka airport for fourth consecutive day today.

At least one international flight was diverted and seven others were delayed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) today, Group Captain Kamrul Islam, executive director at the airport, told The Daily Star.

He said a flight of Saudia from Riyadh was diverted to Hyderabad International Airport due to poor visibility.

Flights of seven airlines -- Jazeera Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines, Air Arabia, Fly Dubai, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, and IndiGo Airlines -- were delayed for several hours due to heavy fog.

Besides, flights from Dhaka airport to different domestic destinations were also delayed for several hours, said sources at the airport.