The airlines can now operate four flights a week
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has cleared Saudia Airlines to operate two more weekly Dhaka flights starting October 1.
The move comes amid stranded Bangladeshi migrant workers scrambling for flight tickets to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
“We are always ready to allow more flights to facilitate the return of migrant workers,” CAAB Chairman Air-Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman told Dhaka Tribune.
A Dhaka based official of Saudia said the latest development means that the airlines can now operate four flights a week to and from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Some 30,000 Bangladeshi workers, most of whom came home to Bangladesh amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are now trying to return to their workplaces in Saudi Arabia, according to media reports.