Air connectivity on Dhaka-Guangzhou route still in place
- A Monitor Desk Report 29 Mar, 2020 | 1052 Views|-+
Dhaka: Flights on Dhaka-Guangzhou route are still in operation amid the global coronavirus outbreak. However, the number of flights to and from China has been reduced to only one per airline effective today following the latest move of Civil Aviation Administration of China to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a notice issued by CAAC on March 12, each Chinese Airline is only allowed to operate one flight on one route to any specific country and each foreign airline is also allowed to operate only one flight on one single route to China.
As a result, Bangladeshi private carrier US-Bangla Airlines and Chinese airline China Southern, from today, are operating one flight each on Dhaka-Guangzhou route.
However, the airlines must strictly ensure the passenger load factor to be no higher than 75 per cent, urged CAAC in the notice.
Moreover, only Chinese nationals will be able to fly on the flights from Dhaka to Guangzhou while Bangladeshi nationals will be able to fly on the return flights to Dhaka from Guangzhou.
It may be mentioned here that the latest restrictions imposed by CAAC are not applicable to cargo flights. Airlines can carry any amount of cargo the aircraft can hold as well as operate any number of cargo flights to and from China.