Indian carriers to fly to Sylhet

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New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement that will entitle the designated airlines of each side to operate 61 services a week with any type of aircraft, without any restriction or capping, it was officially announced today.

Also, to facilitate tourism, the designation airlines can operate any number of services to and from 18 tourist gateways in India-- Patna, Lucknow, Guwahati, Gaya, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Khajuraho, Aurangabad, Goa, Jaipur, Port Blair, Kochi, Triruvanthapuram, Kozikode, Amritsar, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad and Tiruchirapalli.

The Bangladesh side agreed to grant Sylhet as an additional point of call for the Indian designated carriers as part of the agreement signed between the two countries yesterday, an official statement said.

It was also agreed that the designated airlines were entitled to operate seven all-cargo services a week between each other's territory with any type of aircraft.

A cooperative marketing arrangement was also agreed upon to enhance the air services operations and to make the operations more commercially viable, the statement said.

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