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CAA issues new guidelines concerning health rules

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:36 PM, 1 October 2020  

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAA) has made some changes in the rules and regulations for seating passengers in plane seats. The changed guidelines have come into effect from today, Thursday (October 1).

According to a recent circular issued by CAA Chairman Air Vice-Marshal Mofidur Rahman, the number of passengers on international passenger flights has been fixed as part of extra precaution in the current coronavirus (Covid-19) situation. In the case of wide-body or large size aircraft one flight can carry a maximum of 270 people and in the case of narrow-body or medium-size aircraft maximum of 140 people can be carried.

As a precautionary measure, at least one seat in the last row of Economy Class and Business Class (without any special reason) of the plane should be left vacant for Covid-19 suspected patients.

The restrictions imposed on domestic flights since September 12 also brought some changes. When the first flight was launched after Covid-19, the next seat would be left empty for one passenger. By changing that instruction, passengers are allowed to sit in all the seat side by side. In this case, however, the last two rows of seats on each plane are made mandatory to keep empty.