PolAir
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### EPWA One Of More Expensive European Airports

I was just reading SkyEurope's website and came across this announcment

http://www.skyeurope.com/actualnews.php?lang=en&item=2&aid=1777

(dated late February) about adding extra flights to Krakow this season instead of Warsaw, as was planned. Company is citing disagreements with Warsaw Airport Authorities about new low cost terminal as main reasons as well as big increase in airport fees. Starting March 8 new prices are in effect for all polish airports:

1. New landing fees for EPWA:
- \$15 per ton (MTOW) Intl traffic
- \$9 per ton (MTOW domestic traffic

2. New fee for every pax departing:
- \$24 per pax Intl traffic
- \$7,50 per pax domestic traffic

3. New parking fee:
- \$1,60 per ton (MTOW) per 24h for parking over 2 hours

4. new noise charges:
- 6AM-10PM \$1.50-\$5.00 per ton MTOW (depending on engine level noise) for every a/c over 9 ton MTOW
- 10PM-6AM \$4.50-\$15.00 per ton MTOW (depending on engine level noise) for every a/c over 9 ton MTOW

New en-route charges for using Poland airspace:
- for aircraft of the maximum take-off weight of more than 2 metric tons is calculated in accordance to the following formula:

R = U x D x M
where:
R = total en-route charge,
U = unit rate:

For international flights - 63 USD,
For domestic flights - 33 USD,

D = great circle flown within FIR Warszawa, expressed in hundreds of
kilometres with two decimals. The distance shall be reduced by 20 km
for each take-off and landing performed at the aerodrome:
WARSZAWA/Okêcie, GDAÑSK/Lech Walesa and KRAKÓW/Balice.

M = weight factor is the square root of the quotient obtained by dividing
by 50 the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft expressed in metric
tons (as a figure taken to two decimals); this factor is calculated with two
decimals.

New approach and aerodome charges:
- For aircraft of the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of more
than 2 metric tons approach and aerodrome control charge is
calculated in accordance with the following formula:

T = J x M
where:
T = total approach and aerodrome control charge;
J = unit rate depending on the aerodrome and the type of flight:

Warsaw - \$100 intl
Gdansk - \$65
Krakow - \$65
all other polish airports - \$30

M = weight factor is the square root of the quotient obtained by dividing
by 50 the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft expressed in metric
tons (as a figure taken to two decimals); this factor is calculated with two
decimals.

I am not sure if that "aproach and aerodome" fee is separate or is included in \$15 per ton charge. Anywho, I am shocked! these charges are huge. From my calculation, an airline flying 60 ton aircraft to Warsaw has to pay:

En route charge - \$63 x 300km x 1.1 = \$208 x 2 for roundtrip
\$416

Approach charges - \$100 x 1.1
\$110

Landing Fees - \$15 x 60 ton
\$900
Noise charge - day: \$1.50(best rate) x 60 ton = \$90
= \$1516
night: \$4.50 x 60 ton = \$270
= \$1696

I think this is unacceptable. These charges will keep alot of new possible flights away from WAW, especially LCC. I fully understand Sky Europe, this is not LCC friendly enviroment. How are these charges compare to other European airports? I also heard of disputes between other airlines and polish airport authorities. Wizz Air did not get a permision to fly Katowice-Gdansk flight that later continued to Stockholm, although Poland is a EU member now and travel should not be restricted. What si your take on this?

PolAir
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### RE: Epwa One Of More Expensive European Airports

I gave an example of 60 ton aircraft thinking mainly about 737 and A320, but after checking found out its higher, actualy closer to 80 ton. Correct me if I am wrong.

Cheers

PolAir
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### RE: Epwa One Of More Expensive European Airports

C'mon people, can anybody tell me how expensive are other european airports compare to WAW?

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