The second special chartered flight carrying stranded Bangladesh citizens is scheduled to leave New York for Dhaka on June 6.
According to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York, the Qatar Airways has scheduled the departure of the special flight no. QR3458 carrying the stranded Bangladeshis on Saturday at 9am (New York local time) from Terminal 8, JFK International Airport.
The check-in process will start four hours prior to departure time and will close one hour prior to departure.
It is estimated that the price of each economy class ticket for this flight would be approximately US$2,000.
Earlier on May 17, the first special flight carrying over 200 Bangladesh citizens arrived in Dhaka from the USA.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, in coordination with Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, DC and the Consulates General of Bangladesh in New York and Los Angeles, has taken the initiative to arrange the second special chartered flight of Qatar Airways to bring home stranded Bangladesh citizens from USA.
Earlier, the Embassy and the two Consulates General circulated a notice through their websites seeking information from Bangladeshis who had been stranded in USA amid COVID-19 pandemic.
After this, a large number of stranded Bangladeshi citizens provided their information by email to the Bangladesh Missions showing interest to return to Bangladesh by the second special chartered flight at their own expenses, as all commercial flights to Bangladesh were suspended after the outbreak of COVID-19.