Each airport has various economic charges for the planes that use the runways, with landing and take-off fees. And the rates are quite expensive for private jets.
Take-off and landing fees are calculated on the maximum weight of the plane, so the number of passengers or the amount of luggage is not that important, since the fees are always paid as if the aircraft were fully loaded.
But they are not the only fees you must pay to land your private jet, as you must also pay to rent the hangar, the cost of fuel and for the aviation personnel. As you can see, having a private jet generates many expenses.
We have compiled this list of the most expensive airports for private jets, taking the Boeing 767-400 as an example since it is one of the most popular private jets in the world with a capacity of 50 passengers, and a maximum takeoff weight of approximately 200 tons.
Depending on the airport traffic these rates will be higher or lower, but here we are going to find out which are the airports that charge more for their services.
10. Salzburg Airport, Austria
Landing cost: $3,800 (€3,379)
Dedicated to the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it is the second largest airport in Austria.
Flights from Salzburg mainly go to the major European cities, and the number of passengers seems to increase every year, as this airport gives access to the largest network of ski resorts in the world.
9. LaGuardia Airport, New York
Landing cost: $3,950 (€3,515)
Along with JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia is part of the New York metropolitan area airport system, the largest in the United States in terms of passenger numbers.
Almost 30 million passengers pass through LaGuardia in one year.
This airport will receive a $4 billion (€3.8 billion) renovation soon, so rates are going to increase.
8. Dublin Airport, Ireland
Landing cost: $4,100 (€3,645)
Dublin Airport is the busiest in Ireland, serving as the main headquarters for Aer Lingus, Stobart Air and Ryanair airlines.
They have announced plans to expand the airport on 350 acres of land, in a project that will culminate in 2028.
7. Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan
Landing cost: $4,300 (€3,825)
Located on the man-made island called Ise Bay, Chubu Centrair is the main international airport in central Japan, and since its opening in 2005 it has handled all flights from nearby Nagoya Airport.
It has become a very important terminal for airlines such as All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.
6. Bristol International Airport, UK
Landing cost: $4,400 (€3,915)
Bristol is one of the busiest airports in England. In 2010 it received an important refit that facilitated the transfer of passengers to and from the plane.
5. Darwin International Airport, Australia
Landing cost: $4,600 (€4,090)
Darwin Airport in Australia is a very important terminal for airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia Airlines.
This airport is always very crowded with commercial and military flights.
4. Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada
Landing cost: $5,200 (€4,624)
It is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. Located between Toronto and Mississauga, this airport has more than 75 airlines operating there, connecting 155 destinations around the world.
Besides JKF International Airport in New York, this is the only airport that offers direct flights to all six continents.
3. Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan
Landing cost: $5,400 (€4,805)
Many of the airports in Japan have very expensive rates, and if you consider that this terminal is located on an artificial island, you will understand why its high fee.
This airport is a key hub for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
2. Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan
Landing cost: $5,600 (€4,979)
Narita is actually the main international airport in the Tokyo area, being one of the most important places to link Japan with the rest of the world.
1. Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan
Landing cost: $6,850 (€6,095)
Tokyo International Airport, also known as Haneda Airport, is the most important terminal for the country’s two main airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways.
It has four runways and offers direct flights to 25 cities in 17 countries.
Forbes has designated it as the most punctual airport in the world on several occasions, with 94% of flights leaving on time and 88% arriving on time.