Bangladesh-India flights from September 3
Dhaka, August 29: Flights between Bangladesh and India will resume on September 3.
This communication will start under the Air Bubble Agreement, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) of India on Saturday (August 27). However, passengers with tourist visas will not be allowed to enter India from that date.
"The air bubble may be resumed w.e.f. 03.09.21 till resumption of scheduled International passenger flights," the MoCA said.
"Passengers travelling from Bangladesh to India shall be mandatorily subjected to self-paid confirmatory molecular tests on arrival at the Indian airports concerned (port of entry). Therefore Instead of a blanket restriction of 140 passengers per aircraft it is proposed that the capacity may be restricted to a specific percentage of the installed seat capacity of the aircraft (say 90 per cent or 95 per cent)," it said.
"This Ministry has examined the proposal In consultation with the health authorities of India and would like to propose resumption of operations under the Air Bubble with 7 frequencies per week (for carriers of either country)," it added.
Among the seven proposed flights are three SpiceJet, two Air India and two Indigo flights.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh will also operate seven flights. Flights from Bangladesh will be operated by Bangladesh Biman and US-Bangla Airlines.