Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled more flights on seven domestic routes today due to passenger crisis due to the impact of the novel coronavirus.
Biman Managing Director Mokabbir Hossain has confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
Here is list of the routes and suspended flights:
1. Dhaka to Barisal Dhaka- BG469/470 of March 22 was canceled.
2. Dhaka to Jessore to Dhaka- BG467/468/ of March 22 was canceled.
3. Dhaka to Saidpur to Dhaka- BG495/406/ of March 23 was canceled.
4. Dhaka to Rajshahi to Dhaka- BG491/492/ of March 23 was canceled.
5. Dhaka to Cox's Bazar to Dhaka-BG433/434/ of March 21-23 was canceled.
6. Dhaka to Cox's Bazar to Dhaka-BG435/436/ of March 22 and 23 was canceled.
7. Dhaka-Chattogram-Dhaka-415/416/ of March 21-23 was canceled.
8. Dhaka to Chattogram to Dhaka-BG411/412/ of March 23 was canceled.
9. BG417/418/ of March 22 was canceled.
10. Dhaka to Sylhet to Dhaka-BG601/602/ of March 21 and 22 was canceled.
Earlier, Biman suspended flights on four domestic and two international routes due to passenger crisis following the effect of the novel coronavirus.
Biman also cancelled flights for March 15 and 17 to Nepal after the country suspended on-arrival visas until April 30 amid fear of coronavirus spread.
Earlier on March 9, Biman Bangladesh Airlines suspended 74 flights out of 142 on 10 routes out of 18 to some middle-eastern countries, India, Malaysia and Singapore.
Since then, Biman continued to cancel flights in different routes due to passenger crisis and restrictions imposed for coronavirus outbreak.
Thousands of flights have been cancelled worldwide as most of the airliners struggle to cope with a slump in demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19, that believed to be originated from China's Wuhan, reached 8,810 globally as of Saturday. Besides, 218,809 cases were reported from around the world.
Bangladesh announced its first death from coronavirus infection on Wednesday. The total number of coronavirus infected persons stood at 17 as of Thursday in the country.