Bangladesh, as a coastal nation, would additionally profit from elevated air and road connectivity and higher transport linkages inside the sub-region. The BBIN nations ought to try for enhancing collaboration in making a viable civil aviation system with a give attention to modernisation of airports, airways, and air navigation programs and keep air security for sturdy and coordinated development of the transport sector, beneficial CUTS Worldwide, a number one public coverage physique.
Because of contiguous areas, the provision chains in BBIN nations are largely primarily based on highway and rail transportation relatively than air. Airfreight is often wanted for high-value low quantity items and people requiring fast supply. A few of such merchandise are handicraft, jewellery, attire, carpets, tea, espresso, cardamom, and medicinal herbs amongst others, CUTS Worldwide mentioned in a lately introduced out briefing paper ‘Aviation Logistics in BBIN Sub-region’.
Nevertheless, there’s a want of integrating varied modes of transport to ease the market entry; transferring items from the manufacturing centre to the buyer’s market via the multi-modal system to attain effectivity and decreasing the price of transportation. The aviation companies among the many BBIN nations are largely confined between the capital cities. That is significantly true within the case of Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal, in response to the briefing paper.
There are prospects of creating air linkages between different cities and industrial hubs, which stays unexplored. Such cities might be Pokhara, Biratnagar, and Bhairahawa in Nepal; Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, and Saedpur in Bangladesh and Shillong and Guwahati in north-east India. Therefore, the air companies must be developed within the sub-region within the hub and spoke trend; the airports in capital and main cities function a hub and different industrial and enterprise facilities as spokes, in response to the paper.
New Delhi, Kolkata, Dhaka, and Kathmandu airports might be developed as air hubs of the subregion. The feasibility of air linkages might be explored between different enterprise centres like Pokhara-Paro (Bhutan), Biratnagar-Syedpur (Bangladesh), Pokhara-Lucknow (India), BhairahawaPatna/Bodhgaya, Bhairahawa-Kolkata, KathmanduGuwahati (India), and Dhaka-Guwahati and vice versa as new locations, the paper beneficial.
The bilateral air service settlement must be revisited and made extra liberal that embody open skies preparations permitting any variety of airways of the BBIN nations, having limitless rights to fly between the cities, with out vital restrictions on capability, frequency or value, the paper additional beneficial.