• Wing Commander A K M Ziaul Haque, afwc, psc, ATC NDC




Bangladesh has a large growing air market which is becoming increasingly attractive as new gateway points are opened up to international operations. The passenger and freight demand growth will continue to provide a positive boost to airline revenues for the years to come. Considering the future growth of aviation sector, specially in Asia-Pacific region, Bangladesh need to prepare herself from now on wards to grab the opportunity. The regional security aspects and geo-strategic location of Bangladesh gives a huge potential to grow its aviation sector. By proper acknowledgement and attention of the government; this huge opportunity can be turned into a nation developing factor for Bangladesh.

The commercial Aviation has a substantial economic impact, both through its own activities and as an enabler of other industries. Its contribution includes direct, indirect and induced impacts, which are related to the total revenues of the air transport industry. After studying the taxes and tariffs of different regional country, it has been found the Bangladesh has the lowest tariffs among all. Thus necessary amendment has been proposed in the paper which will have direct impact on our national economy. In addition to this direct impact there are opportunities to increase connectivity, which will in turn support the total trade, commerce and business activity of Bangladesh in a significant way.

There are number of difficulties and limitations which are not allowing this sector to flourish to its potential. Main limitations are, lack of investment, high fuel price, lack of infrastructure and training, absence of maintenance facility etc. If government can address these issues properly and do her best within her limited capability, this aviation sector has the potential to contribute in a much greater extent to the national economy and which ultimately will have a significant impact on national development.


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How to Cite

Wing Commander A K M Ziaul Haque, afwc, psc, ATC. (2014). ECONOMIC SECURITY THROUGH COMMERCIAL AVIATION: BANGLADESH PERSPECTIVE. NDC E-JOURNAL, 13(2), 185-200. Retrieved from

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