Turkish Airlines and Air Arabia to Resume Flights in July
Civil aviation authorities allow airlines to operate flights from Dhaka
The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) has decided to allow Turkish Airlines and Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Turkish Airlines will operate three flights on the Dhaka-Istanbul-Dhaka route and Air Arabia will operate two flights on the Dhaka-Sharjah-Dhaka route from the first week of July,” CAAB President Muhammad Mafidur Rahman said on Sunday. , at Dhaka Tribune.
“Meanwhile, flydubai, SriLankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air have applied for permission to operate flights from Dhaka. A decision will come soon, ”he added.
Only citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and transit passengers will be able to travel on Emirates and Air Arabia flights as Bangladeshi passengers are banned from entering UAE and Qatar, CAAB chief said .
However, Bangladeshi and Turkish nationals as well as transit passengers can travel on the Dhaka-Istanbul-Dhaka route by Turkish Airlines flights.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Turkish Airlines Dhaka Office Marketing Director A Sattar Siddique said, “We will start operating regular flights between Dhaka and Istanbul from July 2nd.
“Bangladeshis who wish to travel to the United States, Canada and other EU countries can use Turkish Airlines for transit,” he said.