Domestic air-connectivity between the capital and beach town Cox's Bazar will be restored on Thursday after more than four months of suspension due to containment of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) has taken the decision to resume the flight operation on Cox's Bazar, the country's most popular tourist destination as the district civil surgeon office arranged necessary arrangements to monitor the health hygiene and social distancing at the airport, CAAB spokesperson told BSS.
With the flight reopening to Cox's Bazar as the seventh domestic route, the full internal air connectivity will be restored as the government has already reopened other six destinations — Chattogram, Sylhet, Saidpur, Jashore, Barishal and Rajshahi — in a row after the domestic flight resumption.
On June 1, the government first resumed the air connectivity on the three routes – Chattogram, Sylhet and Saidpur from and to the capital after more than two-month closure amid the Covid-19 pandemic while it reopened flight operation to Jashore, Barisal and Rajshahi on June 11, July 12 and 21 respectively.
According to CAAB guideline, airlines are operating flight keeping at least 30 percent seats vacant on each flight to ensure social distancing by keeping at least gap of a seat between two passengers if they are not from the same family.