Flight operations resume at Shahjalal

Hundreds of people wait for hours to receive their near and dear ones outside the Terminal-2 of Hazr

at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka resumed Tuesday afternoon, seven hours after the Biman’s CBA-enforced indefinite strike was withdrawn following the assurance of ministers.

Biman Employees Union (CBA) had enforced the strike since 6:00am on Tuesday to press home their seven-point demands including withdrawal of two cases against its president Moshiqur Rahman, said Khan Mosharraf, Biman manager (public relation).

Hundreds of passengers demonstrated for nearly two hours in the airport as no flights took off due to the strike.

Other regular activities at the airport were also came to a halt as Biman staffs provide ground handling services including loading and unloading to different airlines operating in the country.

In the backdrop of the situation, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Faruk Khan and LGED State Minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak held an emergency meeting with the demonstrating CBA members.

During the meeting, the CBA leaders agreed to call off their strike as the ministers assured them to withdraw the two cases filed against their (CBA) president.

Source: The Daily Star