News Desk: Bangladesh-India flight has been launched after about five months under the Air Bubble Agreement to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. The flight has officially started with the Chennai flight of US-Bangla Airlines at 10:30 am on Sunday (September 5).
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate the Dhaka-Kolkata and Dhaka-Delhi routes and private US-Bangla Airlines will operate the Dhaka-Chennai route.
One of their flights with 135 passengers left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Chennai at 10 am on Sunday.
According to Biman Bangladesh Airlines sources, the Dhaka-Kolkata flight has started from today. However, flights will be operated on the Dhaka-Kolkata route twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 6 and on the Dhaka-Delhi route on Sundays and Wednesdays from September 6.
It is learned that the flights will continue to operate under the Air Bubble Agreement until regular flights between the two countries begin. The Air Bubble Agreement is a direct flight from one destination to another. There will be no transit anywhere in between.
It is to be noted that all international flights were declared closed on April 14 this year after the second phase of corona infection started in the country. After a 16-day shutdown, the airspace was reopened on May 1 with the exception of 12 countries. India was also among these 12 countries.