Jfidler From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 370 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
Do governments (or airport authorities) get paid for providing air traffic control for civilian aircraft?
I know the destination and origin airports can recoup costs through the airport tax/landing fees. But what about when an airplane is passing through a third country? For example, let's say a plane is flying from the UK to the US, and passing through Canadian airspace along the way. Does that airline pay a fee to the Canadians for air traffic control services? Or do they intentionally fly just outside a country's airspace to avoid this? I'm sure the issue still arises in other areas, like flights across Europe that cross over "third" countries along the way.
LimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 800 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3543 times:
I think in some countries there are "over-flight" fees. I think, but I stand corrected, any aircraft flying through Cuban airspace has to pay. I think the same goes for some middle east countries. However, in some cases, airlines would probably try and fly outside that country's airspace. I'll let someone else give you a better explanation.
You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
Fxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 708 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
MOst nations charge you to fly in their airspace. Its generally based on the mileage flown. I don't know the exact fees, but our flight planing system has the ability to calculate the costs of overflight versus ful costs of flying around. I saw our eurocontrol bill once for a year,... ouch! I don;t think the US charges overflight fees...anyone out there who work for non-US carriers know?? Theres also a 7.5% tax on tickets in the US to cover FAA ATC fees.. according to an article on CNN.com today ref ATC hiring.