The Saudi authorities have finally given landing permission to the Biman Bangladesh Airlines for operating its flights to Riyadh and Dammam, a Biman official said on Saturday.
Besides, the airlines will resume operation of two scheduled flights to Dubai and one to Abu Dhabi today (Sunday).
“We got the landing permission for the flight scheduled to depart at 3:00 am on Sunday. Our flight to Jeddah has already departed at 6:00 pm today (Saturday) with 265 passengers on board,” deputy general manager of Biman Tahera Khondoker told the FE.
“We have also sent some passengers of Riyadh in the Jeddah-bound flight as they could not travel in their scheduled flight at 6:15 am on today (Saturday) as the flight was cancelled due to cancellation of landing permission by the Saudi Authorities,” she said.
Earlier in the morning, over 300 Saudi Arabia-bound migrant workers demonstrated at the Hazrat Shahjalal International
Airport (HSIA) due to cancellation of the Biman’s first special flight scheduled to depart at 6:15 am for Riyadh.
All the passengers arrived at the HSIA six hours before the departure time as per instruction of the Biman authorities amid countrywide lockdown.
The Biman authorities informed them at around 2:00 am on Saturday that the flight was cancelled as the Saudi authorities suspended the slot at the last moment.
In the afternoon, the foreign secretary, expatriate welfare secretary, civil…