US Bangla air crash: Airliner cancels flights to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, March 15

US-Bangla Airlines says it will no longer fly from Dhaka to Kathmandu.

The announcement comes days after an aircraft of the airliner with 71 passengers and crew members crashed inside the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, killing at least 51.

“Our flight operations between Dhaka and Kathmandu have been shut from today due to a shortage of aircraft,” Kamrul Islam, general manager (public relations) of the US-Bangla Airlines, told The Daily Star. The management says that there aren’t any immediate plans to re-start service on the route.

The Bombardier Dash had plunged onto an empty field inside the airport and burst into flames on March 12. The aircraft had been flying to Kathmandu four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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