State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inaugurated the direct flight from the airport on Sunday, the ministry said a press release.
A flight of the national flag carrier, carrying 232 Bangladeshi nationals, is scheduled to depart from Sylhet Osmani International Airport at 11:15 am, Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Public Relations Officer Tanveer Ahmed confirmed Dhaka Tribune.
On September 16, a virtual meeting was held between CAAB and UK’s Department for Transport (DFT) to finalize the direct flights on the Sylhet-London-Sylhet route.
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In the meeting, CAAB proposed to DFT about the resumption of direct flights on the Sylhet-London route while appraising the UK team regarding the steps, and preparations taken by the Bangladeshi aviation authority to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Following the meeting, Biman received permission to launch the direct flights.