Air passengers on Sylhet-Dhaka route facing severe ticket crisis

Air passengers on Sylhet-Dhaka route have been experiencing a severe shortage of tickets due to suspension of operation of the Boeing aircraft for over a month.

The price of the tickets has also shot up.

The concerned authority said there has been a crisis of tickets and price of tickets is a bit more than the previous time as the flights of international routes are not carrying the domestic passengers.

Website of US-Bangla Airlines showed that the fare for a single passenger on the Sylhet-Dhaka route was Tk 6,400, Tk 4,900 andTk 3,765 on January 14, 15 and 16 respectively.

On the other hand, the fare for Biman Bangladesh was Tk 3,833, 3,950 and 3,556 respectively during the same period.

Ticket aspirants alleged that they have to buy an air ticket for Tk 5,000 to 6000 instead of Tk 3,000.

Muhammad Muntasir Ali, director of Sylhet Metropolitan Chamber and a housing businessman, urged the authorities concerned to take initiative to address the problem immediately.

Mansur Ahmed Bhuiyan, manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in Sylhet, said the international flights landing at Osmani International Airport used to carry domestic passengers earlier but it remained suspended since December 1 last year.

“As a result the ticket crisis was created and price of the tickets also went up,” he said, adding that the crisis will be resolved once the Boeing aircraft is added to the route as earlier.

Currently Biman Bangladesh airlines, US-Bangla and Novoair have been carrying the passengers on the route with their 10-12 flights regularly but the demand for the tickets by the passengers can’t be met with those.

Source: United News Of Bangladesh