The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh recently published circular 02/2018 which outlines a $195 USD overflight permit fee for non-scheduled foreign aircraft transiting the VGFR/Dhaka FIR . The fee is certainly on the high side but the disappointing part is :

“The payment is non-refundable, irrespective of the approval or rejection to the permit request.”

Say what?

There was a similar type of no-refund situation within the TNCF/Curaco FIR but we now understand after some noise, operators are getting refunds as per normal industry practice.

We say it’s time for the CAA in Bangladesh to stop this non-refundable nonsense.

Have you had a permit denied and not received your money back? Reach out and Let us know!

Dean Constantinidis

Dean Constantinidis

The challenge to solve complex operational challenges, ones that can have a big impact if they can be fixed right, drives me. I have tertiary qualifications in business and law but more importantly I can find the best espresso coffee within a 2 mile radius inside of 90 seconds! I align myself with organizations tackling the big challenges - ones that ask ‘why not’. I’m an engaged contributor and a happy, hardworking optimist on the never ending journey of learning.

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