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CAAB cancels flights of Saudi Airlines in Dhaka

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Published: 19:03, 20 September 2020   Update: 19:03, 20 September 2020
CAAB cancels flights of Saudi Airlines in Dhaka

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to cancel flight of Saudi Arabian Airlines in Dhaka. 

The decision was taken as Saudi authorities did not allow Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate flight to the country.

According to CAAB sources, the decision will come into effect from October 1.

Earlier, Saudi Arabian Airlines had said it would resume flights from Dhaka on September 23.

Saudi Airlines sought permission to operate more than two flights a week, citing a large number of Bangladeshi workers stranded due to suspension of regular flights amid coronavirus epidemic. CAAB allowed the airlines to operate two flights a week.

Meanwhile, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has announced a schedule to operate flights to three destinations in Saudi Arabia from September 21.

But a day after the decision was made, Biman said on Thursday that Saudi authorities had announced that it would operate commercial flights subject to conditions. So, Biman took initiative to operate flights. But Saudi authorities have yet not allowed operating flights.

Biman will operate flights after getting permission from the Saudi government. Flight information will be provided later.


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