The government today decided to resume national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines commercial flights to the United Arab Emirates from Thursday.
"We have decided today to resume Biman's regular commercial flight operations on Dubai and Abu Dhabi routes from July 9," civil aviation and tourism secretary Mohibul Haque told BSS this evening.
The senior secretary said the national flag carrier will operate three weekly flights to each of two UAE's destinations on Dhaka-Dubai-Dhaka and Dhaka-Abu Dhabi-Dhaka routes carrying regular passengers on both ways.
Earlier, Biman decided to resume the flights Dubai and Abu Dhabi destinations from July 6 and 7 respectively, but on July 5, the national carrier amended its decision and suspended all scheduled flights to UAE showing unavoidable reasons.
The passengers, both nonresidents and permanent residents of the UAE, must have to take entry permission from UAE's official websites to avail the flights, Biman sources said earlier.
On June 1, Biman resumed its international flight operation through Dhaka-London route after more than two months of suspension enforced to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, the national carrier is operating a weekly flight with its Dreamliner 787-8 to London every Sunday.
The UAE's Dubai based Emirates Airlines and Sharjah based Air Arabia have also resumed flight operations from here to Dubai and Sharjah respectively.