Flight operation at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport resumes after 6 days

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 6/23/2022 12:45:22 PM

Flight operation at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport resumed on Thursday after six days.

A London-bound Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight left the airport at 9:45am, confirmed airport’s Assistant Director Nazrul Islam.

Flight operation at the airport was suspended on June 17 due to the deteriorating flood situation in the region.

Though the flood water receded from the airport on Sunday, flights operation could not be resumed as approach lights were still inundated.

The flood situation in the Sylhet division has broken all previous records in Bangladesh, including the disastrous flood of 1998.

Experts say that the situation has occurred due to the extremely heavy rainfall in India's Meghalaya-Cherrapunji‎, which has surpassed all records of the past.

Dhaka Tribune

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