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Biman awaiting schedule approval for Abu Dhabi flights

  • Published at 08:44 pm August 16th, 2020
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File photo of Boeing 777-300 ER flying under the banner of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism disclosed the information in a statement on Sunday

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to sell tickets for its September flights on the  Abu Dhabi route, as soon as the flight schedule is approved by Abu Dhabi authorities.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism disclosed the information in a statement on Sunday.

The national flag carrier airline has decided that passengers on the Dhaka-Dubai and Dhaka-Abu Dhabi routes, who could not board their return flights due to flight restrictions amid the pandemic, will be given priority for tickets. 

Passengers do not have to pay extra money to reissue a return ticket. Only after the reissuance of the tickets is completed will the sale of new tickets start, said the media release.

United Arab Emirates authorities have instructed Biman not to carry more than 240 passengers on any flight bound for Dubai and Abu Dhabi as per their latest safety regulations.

Biman’s Boeing-777 aircraft has the capacity to carry 419 passengers, while the Boeing-787-8 can carry 271 passengers. In compliance with the directives, the aircrafts will not be fully loaded.

Biman could not start selling advance tickets for the month of September for the Dhaka-Abu Dhabi-Dhaka route as Abu Dhabi authorities are yet to finalize the flight schedule for September. The schedule approval is in process, said the statement.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines currently operates six flights a week on the Dhaka-Abu Dhabi-Dhaka route, seven on the Dhaka-Dubai-Dhaka route, one on the Dhaka-London-Dhaka route, two each on the Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka, Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka, and the Dhaka-Hong Kong routes.