Cargo flight with 82 tonnes of onion lands Dhaka
The first consignment of onions reached Dhaka from Karachi of Pakistan by air cargo on Wednesday evening.
The air cargo 7L3086 of Silkway West Airlines carrying 82 tonnes of onion landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 7:20 pm, said Sazzad Hossain, Assistant Commissioner of Dhaka Customs.
Companies have started working on customs clearance for onions.
The importer of the shipment is Shad Enterprise of Dhaka.
Onions are also being imported from Egypt, Turkey and China.
Another air cargo carrying onions would land in Dhaka at 1 am on Thursday imported by S Alam Group of Chittagong.
The second shipment by Bismillah Airlines will arrive on Thursday while the third shipment will arrive on Friday by Saudia Airlines.
The move is aimed at stabilizing the skyrocketing prices of the onion.