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Bonaire Airport Tax Press Release

September 19, 2010

From Bonaire International Airport

Ticket Code assignment for Passenger Facility Charge – Bonaire
September 16, 2010.
In order to comply with international standards as per IATA resolution in promoting transparent processes
and in eliminating queuing, Bonaire International Airport (BIA) is glad to inform you that we have finalized
the process with IATA to incorporate our Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), better known as the airport
departure tax in the airline travel ticket and to have it collected by IATA on our behalf. The effective date is
October 1, 2010. This means that as of that date our PFC will be included in all tickets purchased for travel on
or after October 1, 2010.
We will be honoring a transition period in which our Airport Tax Booth will remain open for sale of our PFC
for passengers who do not yet have the PFC included in their travel ticket. This transition period will end
around mid January 2011 but will be further extended to a later date if this becomes necessary. After this
transition period all travel tickets shall include the PFC. The first billing & collection cycle will begin on 1
November 2010.
The following procedures are valid for aircraft operators that are affiliated with IATA. These will be effective
October 1, 2010. All other aircraft operators will eventually have a separate agreement with BIA.
This procedure will be in effect only during the transition period.
Passengers without PFC in their airline travel tickets (this can be verified at check-in) shall be directed to the
Airport Tax Booth to pay the PFC.
For passengers who have the PFC included in their airline ticket, the airline or airline representative will need
to confirm this in the reservation/check-in system at the check-in counter. The
employee will provide each passenger with a completed form. The passenger
shall present this form, together with their boarding pass and ID to the Document
Control Security Officer at the screening point. The Security Officer will collect the
form from the passenger.
If a passenger needs a receipt for the purchased PFC, it will either be the
passenger copy of the stub purchased at the tax booth or the receipt received at
ticket purchase.
Passengers, who have checked in via internet and who can show that their boarding pass indicates that the
PFC is included in the airline ticket and have no checked bags, shall proceed to the airport tax booth to
collect the form before entering the screening point. This is only valid during the transition period.