Air travelers planning to visit Bangladesh, here is a good news for you. The Civil Aviation Ministry said on Saturday that flights between India and Bangladesh will resume on September 3, 2021, after a long break. According to a statement issued by the ministry, under the air bubble agreement between the two countries, passenger aircraft can resume operations after four months. It should be remembered that earlier this year during the second wave of the pandemic, air travel between the two countries was halted as the number of COVID cases increased.
“The air bubble may be resumed till the resumption of scheduled international passenger flights from 03.09.21,” the MoCA letter said.
Flights between India and Bangladesh to resume from September 3 under air bubble agreement after four months, as per Ministry of Civil Aviation
— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2021
Before announcing the operation of flights, the central government had imposed several restrictions for flights with limited passengers and strict health protocols. “Passengers traveling from Bangladesh to India will be subjected to compulsorily self-paid confirmation molecular tests on arrival at the respective Indian airports (ports of entry). Therefore instead of a blanket restriction of 140 passengers per aircraft, it is proposed that The capacity may be limited to a specific percentage (90 per cent or 95 per cent) of the installed seat capacity of the aircraft,” the MoCA said.
The Indian Aviation Ministry said, “This Ministry has examined the proposal in consultation with the health authorities of India and proposes to resume operations under air bubble with 7 frequencies per week (for carriers of any country). wants to do.”