Bangladesh-India flight operation resumes Sunday


The flight operation between Bangladesh and India under air bubble arrangement will resume on Sunday after four months of suspension due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“The flight operation between Bangladesh and India under air bubble agreement will be resumed from September 5,” a notice issued by Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said on Saturday.

The air bubble agreement will be in effect until the resumption of scheduled international passenger flights between the two countries, it added.

Under the bilateral air bubble pact, airlines of both the countries can operate international flights with certain restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines and private airline US-Bangla have already announced their flight schedule to India from tomorrow.

Biman will operate two flights per week on Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka route and two weekly flights on Dhaka-New Delhi-Dhaka destination while US-Bangla airlines will operate three weekly flights on Dhaka-Chennai-Dhaka route.

Three Indian carrier– Air India, Spice Jet and Indigo will also operate flights between Dhaka and New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.

Except individuals with tourist visa, all can travel to India from Bangladesh.

The travelers from Bangladesh must test negative for COVID-19 in a PCR test done earlier than 72 hours of the flight and they have to go to through molecular tests at their won expenses after arriving in Indian airports.