This is the article as is. Since the article is in Japanese and probably nobody can understand, I will try my best at traslating it.
NAA (Narita Airport Authority) will be the first to adopt a new form of landing fees, that are to be called, "Noise level landing fees."
They will propose this to the IATA as early as mid June
The airport currently charges 2400 yen ($21 American) per ton on the landing aircrafts. This means that jets such as the Boeing 747-400 will pay about $94,800; which makes Narita, the most expensive airport in the world. Thus the IATA were demanding a decrease in prices. New jets such as the Boeing 777 will benefit from this (20% cheaper than current rates) because they cause less noise.
On the other hand, this means that the airport will be making $120 million less annually than its current $600 million so the NAA is planning on charging individuals to earn the $120 million that it loses as a result of its new landing fees.
On the other hand, some views state that lowering the landing fees immediately is hard because of the numbers of employees who get their salary from this and the rise of oil prices.
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It seems that again; the pax have to pay more (as always) to maintain that money to run the airport (gated gates, tons of security guards, construction of T1) but how will this affect airlines?
For instance, do you think that airlines like JAL will move towards more 777's or 747-400's and station their classic 747's elsewhere? For instance, there are some 747-400 that are based at KIX but will they swap it with a classic based in Narita to take advantage of these landing fee changes?
Also, do you think this kind of "noise level-landing fees" will be adopted in other airports too?