Heathrow Airport Ltd charges are standard.
There is a Landing Charge which varies with the registered MTOW of the aircraft.
There is a parking charge for each 15 minutes or part thereof that varies with the size and position of the stand (remote or airbridge).
There is a per passenger handling charge.
Parking charges apply to all parts of the airport excepting the BA
Maintenance area at the east end of the airport that belongs to BA
(leased or owned? - I am not sure). So airlines (like QF
) park their aircraft that spend a long time on the ground at LHR
in the BA
maintenance area as they are charged less than Heathrow Airport Ltd would charge them to park on a remote stand.
|Quoting qf002 (Reply 11):|
- Allows the airline to save a lot in operational costs -- having a single centralised operation (and a smaller secondary one) is far cheaper than have 3-4 small operations (I'm referring to things like lounges, baggage systems, check-in facilities/staff etc).
has never had the luxury of operating from a single LHR
opened they operated out of T!, T3
(but not T2
opened they "centralised" operations out of T3
(but not T1 or T4
After the formation of IAG IB
moved all their flights to T5
With the take over of BD
now operates out of T1, T3
(but not T4
). There is little if any possibility of BA
ceasing to operate out of any of these three terminals in the forseeable future. T5
is too small for them to even contemplate moving all their flights into it. Indeed without significant internal changes T5
does not have large enough facilities to handle the combined domestic passenger volume of BA
that will become the domestic passenger volume of BA
alone 28 October.
On the plus side (for BA
) it sits on the users committees of three of the four current LHR
terminals. It can therefore "keep an eye" on what its competitors are doing or planning at LHR
excepting only the Sky Team and independent carriers operating from T4