Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 27878 times:
I think checking out the fees at London City LCY may result in an immediate need of Oxygen
I don't remember exactly as we decided not to serve it, exactly for this reason, so I don't want to publish wrong numbers but they might be on their homepage.
Landing fee £700
Passenger load supplement £12.11 domestic; £14.61 international (per departing passenger)
Security levy £3.52 (per departing passenger)
Parking fees (stands 1-10) £222 per hour, first 40 mins free
Apron service charge £1.38 (per arr/dep passenger)
Apron service charge 70+ seater aircraft £55
Ground power £17 per 15 mins
Assuming a 75 seater aircraft, full on arrival and departure, international flight, and parks for an hour with ground power during that time, that works out at £2612.
This is the reason why Skyway now midwest connect had to stop flying to RDU. Our flights would always be packed to the brim, crammed to MTOW every day. We had to stop because the landing fees took so much from that route's profits.
MTOW is maximum takeoff weight, not actual takeoff weight. When landing fees are calculated for MTOW, it doesn't matter what the actual load is, only the rated MTOW of the aircraft (specified on airworthiness or aircraft registration).
So saying that you stopped because the aircraft was crammed to MTOW every day doesn't make sense, as there would be no difference for the landing fee, if the aircraft was empty or full, you'd still pay the same landing fee for that particular aircraft.
Other charges such as passenger handling, busing, and catering can add significant fees at different airports, but landing fees based on MTOW will always be the same regardless of load.
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 27 Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 22983 times:
Quoting KLM685 (Reply 13): I also thought ZRH was going to be in the top ten, but it's not the case. At least it must be pretty close to it.
The "Landing Fee" itself is actually not very expensive in ZRH. What makes it so expensive is all the rest coming along: ZRH has one of the most expensive passenger fees around and Skyguide providing the ATC asks quite a bit for approach control. Then you will find some minor fees like emission, noise etc. and that makes up quite a bit if you count all together.
Tockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 21019 times:
Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 15): This is the reason why Skyway now midwest connect had to stop flying to RDU. Our flights would always be packed to the brim, crammed to MTOW every day. We had to stop because the landing fees took so much from that route's profits.
you're telling me that an airline stopped flying a route because it was too full? that's insane! landing fees are a proportional to your weight at landing, so whether you are half full or full to the brim, you're going to pay about the same percentage. would you rather pay 5% of $10,000 or 5% of $100,000?
25 UAL747DEN: Are you kidding me? NO airline would ever stop flying a route because it has too many passengers! I can't believe that you would even think that to b