Nepal to use Saidpur Airport; greater trade expected


18th February, 2020 03:47:18 printer

Nepal to use Saidpur Airport; greater trade expected

Nepal has proposed using Saidpur Airport as part of strengthening connectivity between the two countries.

Bangladesh has welcomed the proposal and a technical expert team will look into what kinds of flights can be operated there.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen came up with the information after a bilateral meeting with his Nepal counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held at state guesthouse Meghna on Tuesday. 

"We welcome the proposal. We are expanding the airport. Currently, 12-14 flights go to Saidpur Airport. So, people can come to Dhaka easily," he said while briefing reporters on the outcome of the bilateral talks. 

The airport situated on 136.59 acres of land started its journey as a domestic airport in 1979. Saidpur Airport is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.

This Airport is located at 2 kms off Saidpur town and 350 kms  off Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair and US-Bangla Airlines are presently operating their passenger flights from and to Saidpur Airport.