DHAKA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi cabinet Monday approved a proposal for signing a deal with its Southeastern neighbor Myanmar to resume direct flight service between Dhaka and Yangon.
The approval came at the regular cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
After the meeting, Bangladeshi Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told journalists that seven passenger and four cargo flights will shuttle between Dhaka and Yangon every week once the agreement is signed.
He said Bangladesh will now dispatch the proposal to Myanmar for its approval to pave the way for signing the deal in resuming direct flight service which remained suspended for about five years.
Earlier in January this year Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed on launching new bilateral air services in line with international air transport developments.
Myanmar and Bangladesh have been working to reestablish direct air link to connect Yangon and Dhaka after Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh, stopped its flight between Dhaka and Yangon in 2007 against the backdrop of economic losses.