Flight operations at Sylhet Airport suspended for 3 days
Published: 10:20 AM, 18 June 2022 Updated: 06:11 PM, 18 June 2022
Floodwaters entered the runway at Osmani International Airport
The flight operations of Sylhet Osmani International Airport have been declared suspended for three days due to water entering the runway.
Flight operations at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet have been suspended due to flood water approaching the runway.
Confirming the matter, Airport Manager Hafizur Ahmed said that the airport authority decided to close all flight operations for three days due to the deteriorating flood situation in Sylhet. The next decision will be taken after considering the overall situation.
Air Vice-Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB), told media that the approach light of the runway was submerged in the flood waters. Besides, the power cables have gone under water. The airport has been declared closed for the next three days from 3:00 pm on Friday (June 17) to avoid any risk.
The international flights that were scheduled to arrive at Sylhet Airport will now land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, he added.
Osmani Airport is located at a distance of about 7km from Sylhet city.
As many as five Upazilas including Sylhet Sadar Upazila and three Upazilas of Sunamganj have been completely flooded since last Tuesday. The army has been rescuing the waterlogged people since yesterday morning.