National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will launch direct flights on Dhaka-Kunming-Dhaka and Dhaka-Guangzhou routes as it received clearance from China authority.
"The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has given a nod to Biman Bangladesh Airlines to launch flight on Dhaka-Kunming and Dhaka-Guangzhou routes," Hualong Yan, deputy chief of mission of China embassy in Dhaka said in his Facebook post on Monday.
The approval will further facilitate travel of students and business communities of the two countries, he added.
"We have applied to China civil aviation authority to operate flights on Dhaka-Guangzhou route. We have been informed that China has given approval, but still we did not receive official documents in this regard. If we get permission, we will proceed with that," said Md Zahid Hossain, managing director of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines
The US-Bangla is currently operating a weekly flight on Dhaka- Guangzhou route.