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Singapore and Bangladesh Signs Expanded Air Services Agreement

12 Mar 2018 News Releases

1.     Singapore and Bangladesh have expanded the bilateral air services agreement with the signing of a Confidential Memorandum of Understanding (CMU) on 12 March 2018.

2.     The CMU was signed by Permanent Secretary, Singapore’s Ministry of Transport, Mr Loh Ngai Seng, and Bangladesh’s Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Mr S.M. Ghulam Farooque on the sidelines of an official visit by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, to Singapore.

3.     Under the expanded agreement, the airlines of Singapore and Bangladesh can operate more passenger and cargo services between and beyond both countries. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines and Regent Airways currently operate a daily passenger service each. Singapore Airlines operates ten weekly services and Scoot operates a daily passenger service between Singapore and Bangladesh.

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

5.     To date, Singapore has concluded Air Services Agreements with more than 140 States and Territories, of which more than 70 are Open Skies Agreements.