The airline Emirates commenced flights, for travellers to-and-from Dhaka, on Wednesday.
The airline will operate flights thrice weekly to Dhaka, allowing customers to travel between Bangladesh and various destinations – with a convenient connection in Dubai – as long as they meet travel and immigration entry requirements of their destination country.
Flights will be operated with Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, said a press release from the airline on Wednesday.
"We thank the Bangladeshi authorities for their support, and welcome the opportunity to be able to connect our customers in Bangladesh to destinations in Europe, America and the Far East, on a scheduled basis," said Saeed Abdulla Miran, Emirates area manager for Bangladesh.
Flight bookings can be made online at emirates.com or via travel agents.
As the Emirates office in Dhaka remains closed due to movement restrictions, customers in Bangladesh can call Emirates' dedicated call centre from Saturday to Thursday from 9.30am to 6.00pm on +88 01614 552 310-14 or +88 01313 450 251-53.
Emirates also announced scheduled flights to Munich from July 15.
In addition, the highly popular Emirates A380 aircraft will begin serving travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from July 15.
This marks the return of Emirates' flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline's passenger fleet in March.
Emirates' Chief Operating Officer Adel Al Redha said, "The A380 remains a popular aircraft amongst our customers and it offers many unique on-board features. We are looking forward to gradually introducing our A380 into more destinations according to the travel demand on specific destinations."
"The Emirates A380 experience remains unique in the industry, and even though we have modified services onboard for the health and safety of our crew and customers, we are confident that our customers would welcome flying again in this quiet, comfortable aircraft," Adel added.
Earlier in the week, an announcement came about Dubai re-opening to business and leisure visitors from July 7, with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists – while safeguarding the health and safety of travellers and communities.
As a result, until July 7 only UAE nationals are permitted to leave Dubai for Dhaka, or terminate their travel in Dubai from Bangladesh. All other passengers can transit and connect via Dubai, to the airline's current passenger network.
From July 7, foreign visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay.
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer's journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits – containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes – to all customers.