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Singapore and Bangladesh expand bilateral air services agreement

Singapore and Bangladesh have signed a Confidential Memorandum of Understanding (CMU) to expand a bilateral air services agreement, that would let airlines from both countries run more passenger and cargo services between and beyond them.

At the moment, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines and Regent Airways operate daily passenger services. Singapore Airlines operates ten per week and Scoot operates a daily passenger service between Singapore and Bangladesh.

The Permanent Secretary of Singapore’s Ministry of Transport, Loh Ngai Seng, and Bangladesh’s Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, S M Ghulam Farooque inked the CMU.

The signing was done during an official visit by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, to Singapore.

Loh had this to say of the newly-signed pact:

“The signing of this expanded agreement will further enhance connectivity between Singapore and Bangladesh, benefitting our economies, our companies and our people.

“To date, Singapore has concluded air services agreements with more than 140 states and territories, of which more than 70 are open skies agreements.”

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