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Fog leads to flight diversion from HSIA

Published : 08 Jan 2023 10:01 PM | Updated : 09 Jan 2023 02:40 PM

For low visibility at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) runway eight flights were diverted to neighbouring countries while seven international flights were delayed on Sunday. 

Due to dense fog, eight flights could not land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka. Later, seven landed at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India and the rest one landed at Yangon International Airport. 

HSIA Executive Director Group Captain Kamrul Islam informed this on Sunday. He said, ‘Seven flights were sent to Kolkata airport and one flight to Yangon for safe landing. Following the improvement of situation, later they were brought back to Dhaka.” 

According to HSIA information, flight operations were disrupted due to dense fog at HSIA after 12 midnight. Pilots were unable to locate the runway before landing. Hence, seven flights of Salam Air, Kuwait Air, Air Arabia, Jazeera Airways, Gulf Air, Malindo, Biman Bangladesh Airlines were diverted to Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and Air Asia flight to Yangon. 

Due to the same reason, the flights of Oman Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Saudia Airlines, Himalaya Airlines and Fly Dubai Airlines could not be departed on time. 

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