CityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 791 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5468 times:
What does it cost to operate a flight? For example, we can take a full 744 flight FRA-NRT. What are the major fees that the airline has to pay (departing/landing, fuel .etc)? Am I right if I say that that fuel for this flight would be about 50 000$?
And does it cost the same for a 744 with 390 pax and a 744 with 200 pax to LAND at one airport?
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5425 times:
Quoting CityAirline (Thread starter): And does it cost the same for a 744 with 390 pax and a 744 with 200 pax to LAND at one airport?
Similar to overflying charges, landing fees are often connected to the MTOW of the aircraft. So it does not make a difference if you have 1 or 400 souls on board the same aircraft. A difference might be the passenger handling, which can be a flat fee regardless of the number of pax, a fee per passenger or a mixture of that (even though I am not familiar with the pax business )
AirChicago From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5401 times:
Typically, airlines pay a landing fee based on maximum take-off weight or on occasion maximum landing weight, depending on the airport's use and lease agreement. The number of passengers onboard is insignificant for the landing fee. Many airports also charge a per passenger fee and/or a terminal rental fee (based on square feet and type of facility, hold room, ticket counters, ops space, baggage makeup, etc.).