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British High Alison Blake , Commissioner in Bangladesh handing over the certificate on withdrawal of cargo ban to Civil Aviation Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal at a ceremony.

UK lifts ban on air cargo from Dhaka

WT24 Desk

The United Kingdom has withdrawn its ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London with some observations, Agencies report.

Civil aviation and tourism minister AKM Shahjahan Kamalon came up with the announcement at a joint press conference at Civil Aviation Bboard at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday.

On 8 March 2016, the British government had slapped the ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London after Biman failed to pass the safety and security tests.

Biman’s cargo business shrank by 22.54 percent during the last fiscal year following the ban on direct freight flights from Dhaka to London, according to available data.

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