Canada has successfully concluded a air transport agreement with Bangladesh, allowing direct scheduled air services between the two countries.

The agreement provides flexibility for airlines to access all points in Canada and Bangladesh, both for passenger and all-cargo services. Airlines may also choose to offer air services by sharing space on the flights of other airlines through codesharing.

Ed Fast, minister of International Trade, says: "Our government's pro-trade plan is focused on opening new markets for Canadian businesses. Direct air service between Canada and Bangladesh will better connect our business people, students and other travellers which will help us deepen the Canada-Bangladesh partnership."

The agreement allows airlines to offer new services immediately.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news