The civil aviation ministry said airlines operating in Bangladesh will have to set flight fares in taka instead of dollars from July 1.
The move will bring relief to the flyers who have been paying more as the taka loses value against the dollar.
Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA), Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) and Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) welcomed the decision.
The ministry recently issued a circular signed by Deputy Secretary Rocksinda Farhana in this regard.
According to the circular, Bangladeshi airlines will sell tickets in the currency of the countries in which they operate.
Similarly, Bangladeshi taka will determine airfares for passengers and cargo on all local and foreign flights, reads the circular.
Compared to last year, plane tickets now cost 35 percent more as taka lost value against the dollar, said ATAB secretary general Abdus Salam Aref.
BDST: 1534 HRS, MAY 04, 2023