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Biman’s Dhaka-Kolkata flight suspended due to passenger crisis

Biman resumed its flights on the route on 1 November with three weekly flights. However, within a week, it suspended its operations following passenger shortage

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended its flight on the Dhaka-Kolkata route for indefinite period from next 12 November due to passenger crisis within a week of resumption.

The fight suspension information was revealed in the notice board of the national flag carrier’s official website on Monday.

Earlier, Biman resumed its flights on the route on 1 November with three weekly flights. However, within a week, it suspended its operations following passenger shortage.

Biman operated the last flight on Thursday.

Regular flights between Bangladesh and India resumed under special agreement more than seven months after they were suspended due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in March.

The number of flyers was seen extremely low though the airlines experienced a 30% to 40% passenger load factor in the beginning.