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Flights at Shahjalal to remain closed for 5 hrs from today

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 10:15, 2 February 2023   Update: 10:24, 2 February 2023
Flights at Shahjalal to remain closed for 5 hrs from today

Flight operations will remain closed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka for five hours for the next two months from today.

The authorities said the suspension will remain in place from 2:00 am to 7:00 am every day for renovation of lighting system at the airport. That’s why the number of flights will be increased from 7:00 am to 11:30 am and from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am.

Executive Director at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Group Captain Muhammed Kamrul Islam said lights will be installed at the central line of the runway at the airport to enhance efficiency in management of flights and to increase services to the passengers.

He said the airport authorities have adopted a plan about flight management and other issues through coordination with the traffic division and other concerned government and private organisations operating at the airport to ease the passengers’ movement.

A monitoring team has also been formed to implement the plans. The passengers could face problems temporarily for the suspension of flights for five hours at night for two months and the airport authorities regret for this, Kamrul Islam added.