US-Bangla suspends all flights in Nepal following the Crash

-KATHMANDU

US Bangla Airlines has suspended all flights to Kathmandu indefinitely after its plane crash killed at least 51 people in the Nepalese capital.

Airline Spokesman Mr. Kamrul Islam said they have stopped operating the Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka flights from Wednesday.

However, flights on other domestic and international routes are being operated as scheduled, he said.

According to the airline’s website, the BS211 flight to Kathmandu was scheduled to take off from Dhaka at 12pm and fly back from the Nepalese capital for Bangladesh at 3pm.

The airline’s schedule for Wednesday showed six Dhaka-Chittagong flights as well as flights to Jessore, Barisal, Syedpur and Cox’s Bazar from the Dhaka airport.

However, two other domestic flights to Chittagong and as many flights to Jessore, three for Syedpur, one each for Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi and Sylhet and an international flight to Kuala Lumpur departed from Dhaka on Wednesday, according to flight-tracking website flightradar24.com..

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