Officials from Nepal and Bangladesh met recently to discuss the possibility of using Saidpur in Northern Bangladesh for flights between the two countries, according to a report in the Daily Sun newspaper. Any operation from Nepal would be the airport's only international service.

The suggestion was proposed by Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Kalam Abdul Momen at a bilateral rights meeting on February 18.

"We welcome the proposal. We are expanding the airport. Currently, 12-14 [daily] flights go to Saidpur Airport. So, people can come to Dhaka easily," said Abdul Momen.

Managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, the airport opened in 1979 as a domestic facility. Currently, there are only services to the capital city operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG, Dhaka), NovoAir (VQ, Dhaka), and US-Bangla Airlines (BS, Dhaka), according to the ch-aviation schedules module.

Flights between the two nations are limited to daily services between Dhaka and Kathmandu which are operated by Biman and Himalaya Airlines (H9, Kathmandu).