Flights between India and Bangladesh will restart on September 3 under the bilateral air bubble agreement, according to the civil aviation ministry.
Due to the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India since March of last year, India has entered into air bubble agreements with a number of nations, including Bangladesh, to operate flights.
The government said in a message to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on Saturday that the air bubble can be restarted from September 3 till international passenger flights resume.
The flights will restart on September 3, according to Rajeev Jain, Additional Director General (Media & Communications) and spokesman for the civil aviation ministry.
Flights to Dhaka will be operated by domestic carriers SpiceJet, IndiGo, and Air India.
The agreement with Bangladesh, which went into effect on October 28, 2020, was effective until March 27, 2021, and allowed Indian and Bangladeshi airlines to run services between the two nations.
Under an air bubble agreement between two countries, international passenger flights into each other’s borders can be undertaken by their respective carriers under specified circumstances.