Due to unfavourable weather, two US-Bangla international flights were unable to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and were instead rerouted to Sylhet Airport yesterday, January 20.
According to information provided by airport director Hafiz Ahmed to a news portal, the planes, which were headed for Dhaka from China and Qatar, touched down at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet at 8:55 and 9:44 on that morning, respectively.
Both aircraft later took off for Dhaka once the weather cleared up, with both the China and Qatar flights landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10:40 am.
This is the fourth time in the last four days that bad weather has forced an emergency landing at Sylhet airport instead of their original destination airport, which was in Dhaka.
Last Wednesday, two flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines were also rerouted to Sylhet airport due to heavy fog in Dhaka.
Furthermore, five planes on January 2 and one on January 6 were redirected to Sylhet Osmani International Airport for the same reason.
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