After eight months, India-Bangladesh to resume flights from Oct 28
After the reopening of online visa application services for Bangladeshis, India has moved to resume flights connecting the two closest neighbour countries from October 28 under a bilateral "air bubble" arrangement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
India had suspended the flights nearly eight months ago when the virus outbreak began to spread.
The flights will connect five Indian cities with Dhaka, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka tweeted on Saturday.
Initially, around 5,000 passengers from both the countries would be able to fly each week, the report quoted Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice Marshal M. Mafidur Rahman said on Sunday.
There is no transit facility for the passengers to fly to a third country, he said, adding that the passengers would have to undergo Covid-19 testing before flying.