2nd charter flight leaves Dhaka for London

The second charter flight departed for London from Dhaka on Thursday with Britons stranded in Bangladesh due to coronavirus lockdown. The British High Commission said the flight carried 177 British travellers. They thanked the Bangladesh government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation Authorities, local police and volunteers from the British High Commission for all their help.

“Our priority for these flights continues to be vulnerable British nationals in Bangladesh wanting to return home,” it said in a statement. Two more flights are scheduled on April 25 and 26. The first flight left Dhaka on April 21 with 264 Britons. High Commissioner Robert Dickson saw off the passengers who paid their the cost of the tickets.