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Bangladesh-Austria sign Air Service Agreement

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh and Austria have signed Air Service Agreement (ASA) for the first time aiming at operating cargo and passenger flights between the two countries.

Bangladesh Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal and Austrian Transport Minister Norbert Hofer signed the ASA in Vienna on Thursday last, a press release said here yesterday.

As per the agreement, the airlines companies of both the countries can operate seven passenger flights and seven cargos flights every week.

Several airlines companies of the both countries have already expressed interest to operate direct flights, the press release said.

The direct air connectivity between Bangladesh and Austria will be beneficiary for a huge number of expatiate Bangladeshi living numbers of countries next to Austria including Germany and Italy, it said.

Quoting Director (Flight Safety and Regulations) of Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB) Wing Commander Chowdhury M Ziaul Kabir the release said the agreed frequency of signed agreement would be raised if demand increase in the coming days.