Floods: Biman Bangladesh cancels Sylhet- London flights till June 22
Dhaka, June 18: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has canceled all flights from Sylhet to London due to flood waters on the runway of the airport. The flights will be closed until Wednesday (June 22). The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) confirmed the matter on Saturday (June 18).
Hafiz Ahmed, director of Sylhet Osmani International Airport, said the flight was scheduled to depart from Dhaka to London via Sylhet at 8:00 am on Saturday. That was canceled. Among them are Biman's Dhaka-Sylhet-London flights on Sunday (June 19) and Wednesday (June 22), which have also been canceled.
CAAB said the date of the canceled flight would be announced later. In this regard, General Manager-Public Relations (GM-PR) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Tahera Khandaker said that the decision regarding the next flight will be taken on the 21st.
Earlier on Friday (June 18) afternoon, the airport authorities announced the closure of flights due to flood waters near the runway of Sylhet Osmani International Airport. Hafiz Ahmed, director of Sylhet Osmani International Airport, said on Friday that measures were being taken to protect various equipment at the airport from flood waters.
Sylhet has been hit by terrible floods. Houses, hospitals and other institutions have already been submerged in the downpour and rain water coming down from the upper reaches. As a result, millions of people have suffered. Besides, the communication system of Sylhet has also been disrupted due to the floods.