Flights on Dhaka-Cox`s Bazar route resume today
Published: 11:21 AM, 1 June 2021 Updated: 11:37 AM, 1 June 2021
Flights on Dhaka-Cox's Bazar route are set to resume on Tuesday after nearly two months of suspension following the second wave of Covid-19 outbreak.
The national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh and two others private airlines - US-Bangla and Novoair each will operate two flights daily on Dhaka-Cox's Bazar route in compliance with health guidelines set by the government as well as the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).
The flights of US-Bangla will leave Dhaka for Cox's Bazar at 9:30 am and 3:30 pm in a day and will fly from Cox's Bazar to Dhaka at 11:05 am and 5:05 pm. The private air operators will operate the 164-seater Boeing 737-800 with 8 business class seats on the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar-Dhaka route.
Meanwhile, Novoair will operate two daily flights from Dhaka at 9:30 am and 3:00 pm and from Cox's Bazar at 11:05 am and 4:35 pm. The air operators also announced a 10 percent discount for all destinations on the ticket fare for its SMILES members.
Cox's Bazar flights were suspended from April 5 as per the government directive to prevent the coronavirus infection.
With the flight reopening to Cox’s Bazar as the seventh domestic route, the full internal air connectivity will be restored as the government has already reopened other six destinations - Chattogram, Sylhet, Saidpur, Jashore, Barishal and Rajshahi - in a row after the domestic flight resumption.