B’desh suspends all intl flights except 4 routes

Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has suspended all international fights except on four routes — UK, China, Hong Kong and Thailand — starting Saturday till March 31 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

International commercial passenger flights with 10 countties — Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, India, and Bahrain — have been suspended, The Daily Star quoted the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) as saying in a statement.


Till Friday, flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines had temporarily suspended 15 out of its 17 flights to international destinations.

Bangladesh has so far reported 20 coronavirus cases, with one fatality.