Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka) has resumed the transportation of cargo on its scheduled passenger flights to the United Kingdom (UK) as of Wednesday, March 14.

The carrier told The Observer newspaper that, following inspections earlier this month, it had been awarded the all-critical ACC3 certificate on Monday, March 12, thereby paving the way for the services to resume. The carrier had earlier been granted its RA-3 certificate as a cargo handling agent. As such, the first flight to resume cargo carriage was BG001 Dhaka-London Heathrow on Wednesday.

The ban was imposed in March 2016 after a UK Department for Transport security audit revealed serious screening concerns at Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport. A number of measures were subsequently taken including the setting up of an Exclusive Detector System (UDS), the procurement of an Explosive Detection Dog (EDD), and the installation of Explosive Trace Detector (EDT) machines at the airport.