DHAKA: Qatar Airways has received an approval to operate flights to and from Bangladesh from 16 June, operating 3 flights per week, according to press statement by the airline issued Wednesday.
Following a NOTAM put in place almost three months ago on 22 March, unfortunately a large number of passengers had bookings that could not be used.
“One of our prime priorities is to assist these passengers with an unused booking and find available seats on flights at no extra charge,” the statement added.
The airline must also apply the Civil Aviation rules in Bangladesh for a restriction of 25 percent of seats remain empty on each flight to maintain social distancing.
“As there has been a high demand from customers looking for tickets, a large number of people came to our office in Bangladesh to book tickets and unfortunately did not observe strict social distancing,” observed the statement.
“As safety and security of our customers and employees is our top priority, we have temporarily closed the office to maintain social distancing and now politely request all passengers to call or email us to help with their bookings,” said the statement.
BDST: 1745 HRS, JUN 17, 2020