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Flight operations at HSIA still halted today

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:44 AM, 15 January 2020   Updated: 11:43 AM, 16 January 2020

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Authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) has halted all flight operations of domestic and international for temporarily since Tuesday around 3:20 am due to dense fog. 

Airport Director Group Captain Touhid-ul-Ahsan confirmed the matter to Daily Bangladesh.

He said the flight operations was normal till 3:00 am in Shahjalal. But since then fog levels have increased, at one point, both inbound and international flights were stopped from 3:20 am. 

In addition, the aircraft that were supposed to land in Shahjalal have been allowed to land in neighboring countries including Kolkata, he added.

Earlier, all flight operations were stopped at Shahjalal Airport on Monday and Tuesday between midnight till 10:00 am. 

Though the aircrafts started flying after 10:00 am, passengers were in distress at the airport for failing to reach the destination on time due to the disruption of air traffic.

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