Dhaka, Nov. 22 -- British Airways has applied for permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) to resume direct flights on the Dhaka-London route after 11 years.

Md Mohibul Haque, the secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, gave the information on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

"We are considering this positively," he said and added that they would discuss the issue on November 29.

A chartered British Airways plane carried 269 Britons, who had been stranded in Bangladesh due to travel restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic, from Dhaka on Apr 21.

It was the first British Airways passenger flight between Bangladesh and UK in 11 years.

British Airways had scrapped its flights on the Dhaka-London ...