The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to ease the restriction over carrying a limited number of passengers in selected flights, in an effort to mitigate the suffering of Saudi-bound migrant workers.
Flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines, scheduled to take off from Dhaka to different destinations in Saudi Arabia, will be under the purview of this decision, a press release read on Sunday, adding that the move will remain effective until October 24.
However, necessary measures will be taken to mitigate the risk of coronavirus infection in the flights, it added.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, air travel was completely shut across the globe to curb the spread of the virus. Later, Bangladesh – as well as other countries – restored regular activities on a limited scale while maintaining hygiene rules.
Earlier, the CAAB directed airlines to carry a limited number of passengers while complying with safety measures.