A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines on Friday brought back 151 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in Malaysia amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“The special flight carrying 151 students, tourists and Bangladeshi nationals took off from Kuala Lumpur 3:50pm local time and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 5:40pm,” said Md Kamrul Islam, general manager, public relations of US-Bangla Airlines Ltd.
Earlier, a US-Bangla special flight took 43 Malaysians and Bangladeshi expats from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur at 8:50am, he said.
US-Bangla Airlines has been operating the special flight on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka route in collaboration with the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Malaysian Embassy in Bangladesh.
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, many Bangladeshis have been stranded in different provinces of Malaysia for more than three months.
US-Bangla Airlines has extended a helping hand to bring back Bangladeshi passengers from Malaysia through the mediation of Bangladesh and Malaysian governments.
Coronavirus: 151 Bangladeshis brought home from Malaysia
- UNB News
- Publish- June 12, 2020, 08:19 PM