Two more foreign airlines granted permission to resume flights from Dhaka

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Two more foreign airlines — Malindo Air, a Malaysian premium airline and Mihin Lanka, a low-cost airline owned by the Sri Lankan government — have received permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) to resume flights from Dhaka on a limited scale.

Malindo Air got permission to operate two flights a week initially, while Mihin Lanka Airlines was allowed to operate one flight per week, sources at CAAB said.

CAAB Spokesperson Sohel Kamruzzaman said Malindo Air will be able to carry only transit passengers and those who have Malaysian residence permits from Dhaka.

Bangladeshi expatriate workers stranded in the country will not be getting the opportunity to go to Malaysia or return home right now through Malindo Air.

CAAB has so far given permissions to Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Air Arabia to resume flights from Dhaka on a limited scale.

After suspension of regular flight operation for around three months, CAAB gave permissions to resume flights on international routes from June 16 on a limited scale, considering the Covid-19 pandemic.