Airport & ATC Charges
Charges are fees paid by airlines for services and facilities provided by airports and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). IATA's role is to drive cost reductions and continuous improvements in cost efficiency. Some key facts regarding charges are provided below.
Airport and ATC charges
Charges are fees paid by airlines for services and facilities provided by airports and ANSPs such as:
- Use of the runway (landing charges)
- Use of the airport infrastructure (parking and boarding bridge charges)
- Use of the terminal building (passenger charges)
- Airport security (security charges)
- Protection of the environment (noise charges)
- Air traffic control (en route navigation and terminal charges)
- Other air navigation services (meteorological and aeronautical information services)
Drive cost reductions and cost efficiencies on behalf of member airlines with airports and ANSPs through:
- External campaigns with major airports and ANSPs involving direct consultation and negotiation
- Leading the industry's position on charges issues
- Closer collaboration with local and regional airline associations
- An industry-wide approach with Member airlines
- Incorporating charging principles of non-discrimination, transparency, cost-relationship and consultation with users
- New approaches and strategies for airlines, airports and ANSPs to achieve greater cost efficiency and performance
- Protecting airline interests in cases of commercialization of airports and ANSPs
- Worldwide, the total user charge of infrastructure was US$64.1 billion in 2008 representing 11% of airline revenues.
- These infrastructure charges form the second largest external cost to airlines after fuel.
Access any aeronautical charges with IATA's Airport, ATC and Fuel Charges Monitor