Landing fees can also be used to attract more flights by keeping the fees low. Some airports, especially general aviation airports do not charge landing fees.
There may be a correlation between the amount of traffic an airport can manage and its fees, based on the assumption that a larger airport can handle more traffic and thus spread the total airport maintenance and operating costs out over more carriers, as well as being able to generate more revenues from concessions, retail, parking and other services.
Landing fees may encompass additional airports provided services. Some airports will simply charge a single fee for landing and provide gates and check-in facilies as part of that fee. Other airports will charge a lower fee for landing but will charge airlines for the use of gates and check-in facilities.
Landing fees cannot be compared since a number of factors affect the amount of landing fees. For example, many airports in the United States receive subsidies from the FAA while airports in Canada do not. Canadian airports are actually "taxed" in the form of ground rent.
Ontario, Calif., Airport Landing Fees Could Nearly Double by 2000.(Originated from The Business Press, Ontario, Calif.)
Aug 21, 1996; Aug. 19--Landing fees at Ontario International Airport could nearly double by the year 2000 - a fact that doesn't sit well with...