Flight operations on domestic routes, except for Cox's Bazar, will resume from Wednesday (April 21, 2021) on a 'limited scale' amid the ongoing lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB), informed UNB about the development and shared three specific reasons for the move.
He said it was taken to facilitate the communication of expatriate workers across the country, mitigate the loss suffered by the aviation industry and to ease the travel of industry workers as factories are open.
He added that flights must be operated on a limited range in compliance with health regulations.
On April 3, CAAB decided to suspend flight operations on domestic routes during the lockdown period.
All types of domestic flight operations remained suspended from April 5 since the enforcement of the lockdown.