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Canadian airliners to fly to Bangladesh

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Staff writer | Friday August 30, 2013 8:39AM ET
Canada BangladeshCanada announced its first air transport agreement with Bangladesh, allowing direct scheduled air services between the two countries. The agreement allows airlines to offer new services immediately.


The agreement allows airlines to access all points in Canada and Bangladesh, both for passenger and cargo services. Airlines may also choose to offer air services by sharing space on the flights of other airlines, commonly known as code-sharing.

"The Canada-Bangladesh air travel market is growing rapidly. This new air transport agreement will facilitate air travel between both countries and provide more convenience to travellers and shippers," said Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt.

"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 partnershi," said Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade.

The Government of Canada's approach to expanding its air transport relationship with Bangladesh is consistent with Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of new or expanded international air services.

The Government of Canada has concluded new or expanded air transport agreements covering more than 70 countries, including Open Skies agreements with 16 countries, expanded agreements with 15 countries, and first-time agreements with 18 countries.

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