Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate two chartered flights to Saudi Arabia, on Dhaka-Jeddha and on Dhaka-Riyadh on Sep 26 and 27 respectively only for the passengers those have return tickets of Biman’s suspended Mar 16 and 17 flights to these destinations.
The national flag carrier have requested the passengers (of Mar 16 and 17 flights) to contact Biman’s sales offices in the capital with return tickets, passports and other Covid-19 related supporting papers tomorrow, a Biman’s press release said in Dhaka on Wednesday (Sep 23), local media reported.
Apart from return tickets holders of suspended Mar 16 and 17 flights, the airline requested all intending Saudi bound passengers not to gather at the Biman’s sales office counters.
The releases also assured other Saudi Arabia bound passengers of informing them reading seat booking upon arrangements of new flights.
As per Saudi regulations, it said all passengers must show Covid-19 negative certificates at the final destination, issued not before 48 hours of arrival in Saudi Arabia.
The press release also requested all to check Biman’s website: https://www.biman-airlines.com for detail information.
Meanwhile, in the evening Foreign minister Dr A K Abdul Momen said that the Saudi civil aviation authority had given landing permission to Biman Bangladesh Airlines to carry back the stranded Bangladeshi expatriate workers from here to Saudi Arabia.
On Tuesday, Biman authority said that they have taken preparation to operate commercial flights to Saudi Arabia from Oct 1 upon getting approval of landing permission there.
Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority has already given approval to Saudi Arabian airlines to operate flight from Dhaka as many as they can to ensure return of the Bangladeshi expatriate workers.
Huge numbers of expatriate Bangladeshi workers, who came here to visit their families before the outbreak of coronavirus, have been stuck in the country due to flight suspension following the global lockdown.