The country’s four local airlines including national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh so far cancelled 10 flights and rescheduled others mostly on domestics routes since this morning as the severe cyclone is passing over Bangladesh.
Novoair was forced to cancel highest seven flights while Biman, US-Bangla Airlines and Regent Airways each cancel one of their flight since this morning, local media reported citing officials of the airlines.
Biman cancelled Dhaka-Chattogram-Dhaka flight and delayed morning’s Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka flight to afternoon.
Novoair, who operates highest number of domestic flights, cancelled six domestic flights – three to Chattogram and one each to Jashore, Cox’s Bazar and Saidpur and one international flight to Kolkata.
US-Bangla Airlines had canceled only Saidpur flight. However, they rescheduled other flights including the Kolkata one.
Besides, Regent Airways cancelled its Kolkata flight as the Indian civil aviation authority shut down Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport there due to the Fani.
The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) is keeping country’s all the airports operational with extra causation under weather alert due to the Fani.
“Our all airports are functioning following standard operating procedure (SOP) with due caution,” CAAB’s Member (Operation) Air Commodore M Mostafizur Rahman said.