Dhaka, Feb. 21 -- The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism has directed authorities to redirect planes to airports within Bangladesh if flight diversion is required.

Recently, due to dense fog, several flights in Bangladesh had to be diverted to land in India.

Flight diversion refers to the situation when a flight's planned route and destination airport are changed mid-flight. Besides adverse weather conditions, reasons for flight diversion can include airport closures or emergency medical needs.

Speaking with members of the executive committee of the Aviation and Tourism Journalist Forum at the Secretariat on Tuesday, the Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Muhammad Faruk Khan said: "In winter, flights often have to be diverted due ...