AIRPORT


Dates of Usage: 1982 - 1995
An airport departure tax, or "head tax" was charged for all passenges departing Bangladesh by commercial airlines. It was not a standard fee, but a proportional one, based on the cost of the airline ticket. The money helped support airport operations.

1982

Large stamps portraying an airplane
Printer: Webwer Druckerei, Germany
Perf.: 13 1/2
Dates of use seen
20 December 1982

DENOMINATIONS

*Tk.5 - light brown
*Tk.10 - greenish-blue
*Tk.20 - greenish-brown
*Tk.50 - purplish-brown
*Tk.100 - royal blue
*Tk.200 - wine



1988

Three different designs of small rectangular shaped stamps.
Printer:
Perf.: 12 1/2
Dates of use seen
14 December 1988 - 19 September 1995

DENOMINATIONS

HORIZONTAL RECTANGLES
Tk.1 - purple and pink
Tk.2 - purple-brown and green
*Tk.5 - red and gold
*Tk.10 - green and GOLD

SCALLOPED ENDS OF RECTANGLE
*Tk.15 - blue and oange
*Tk.20 - blue and reddish brown
*Tk.25 - deep blue and gray
*Tk.50 - blue and gold

PARTIAL CIRCLE IN CENTER
*Tk.100 - red, gray and blue


1999 Initiated (?)

With the discontinuance of the use of stamps, the airlines began to collect what is referred to as the foreign air travel tax, which they then paid to the government. The following illustrations are all from Emirates Airline. Apparantly the three defined areas for collecting the tax are: 1) The Middle East, 2) the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries and 3) the Rest of the World. The bottom left corner of the stub states "Collected by ABC Air Limited. Under the second part of the stub it states "Please pay foreign air travel tax while purchasing ticket as per SRO No 197/99 DTD 6-JUL-1999 of Bangladesh Govt. There are no dates on the receipts and it has not yet been determined when the various designs were introduced. If one had the ticket with the receipt, it would tell the year of use.

YEAR (?)


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