The United Arab Emirates has assured technical and consultative support to Bangladesh for the develop-ment of its aviation industry.
Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, head of a UAE delegation, assured the support, especially in airport man-agement, during the concluding discussion on bilateral aviation operations between Bangladesh and UAE at the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh headquarters on Tuesday, said a press release.
CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman presided over the two-day meeting and said fruitful discussions were held.
During the talks, UAE proposed to increase flights of its airlines to Bangladesh and to get fifth freedom rights on different routes, said the release.
Considering the operation of the third terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, it will not be possible to increase the number of flights, so it was decided to keep the rate of flights within current level, the release also said.
In the future, the proposal to fly in the extended column will be reviewed, subject to increasing the ca-pacity of the airports. However, the fifth freedom right will not be able to be implemented, said CAAB.
During this discussion, a policy decision was taken on the allocation of flights on behalf of Fujairah State, subject to the capacity of the airports among the Emirates States.
On behalf of the UAE, a total of 22 people including senior officials of the General Civil Aviation Au-thority (GCAA) and Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah Civil Aviation Authority and representa-tives of various UAE airlines were present.