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Third Terminal of Shahjalal International Airport to Open in October

The third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport was partially inaugurated in October of last year. However, its operations have not started yet. Now the Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Farooq Khan said that the terminal will be opened in October this year.

On Tuesday, February 20, the tourism minister said this in a meeting with the executive committee of the Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum at the Ministry’s meeting room at the Secretariat. 

The minister said, “The fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been newly arranged exclusively for the Prime Minister. New routes have been introduced and Dhaka-Rome flights will be launched on March 26. Further acquisition of new aircraft is also contemplated to launch more new routes. Apart from this, the private airlines of the country are also doing well.”

A new radar has been installed at Shahjalal Airport. As a result of this, the entire airspace of the country has come under surveillance, and the revenue collection from the aircraft flying through the airspace of Bangladesh has increased. Flight diversions are often required during winter due to fog. The ILS system is being upgraded to avoid this diversion. Also, the ministry has given instructions that even if any flight diversion is required, it should be done within the country. That’s why Sylhet and Chittagong Airports will be open 24 hours during winter.

Farooq Khan said, “The number of domestic tourists has already increased as a result of various activities undertaken by the government and the work of private entrepreneurs. Now we are working to increase foreign tourists. A Tourism Master Plan has already been formulated for the development of tourism in the country. Efforts are underway to attract foreign investment in the tourism industry. We are giving importance to domestic and foreign joint investment for the renovation of various tourist facilities that have become old and to increase their calibre.”

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Written by Nadia Farha Mubin

Content Writer and Travel Enthusiast


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