charges up to 60% to attract new airlines.
In 2006 Coventry Airport was acquired by CAFCO-C and its technical management team, CIAO (Convergence International Airports Organisation) a British company specialising in the design, construction, management and operation of regional airports and their infrastructure. As part of an extensive forward-thinking development plan for Coventry, the new management has reviewed existing fees and charges and taken the decision to reduce landing fees, PLS (passenger load supplement) and parking charges.
“We are determined to make Coventry Airport as attractive as possible to potential airline and private customers,” said Chris Orphanou, Coventry Airport’s Managing Director. “This is one way we can demonstrate our resolve and our commitment to developing our route network. Wizz Air commences services between Coventry to the Polish city of Katowice in July and we are confident that other airlines will realise the appeal of Coventry and follow suit.”
Landing fees at Coventry Airport have been reduced from GBP16.30 per metric tonne to GBP10 per metric tonne – representing a reduction of more than 60%. Originally the landing fees for an 80 tonne aircraft (a B737 for example) would have been GBP1340. With the reduction in landing fees it would now only cost GBP800 to land. For a six tonne Cessna Citation the fee has been reduced from GBP97.80 to GBP60.
PLS at Coventry - which used to be chargeable on arriving and departing passengers - is now only payable on departing passengers. The fee is now GBP9.00 for international passengers and GBP5.50 on domestic departing passengers.
Parking charges have been changed to a flat fee of GBP25 or GBP30, rather than per tonne and Coventry Airport has also appointed an additional on-site distributor for AVGAS. Previously only available from Coventry Airport Fuelling, the new contract, based at Coventry Airport North, will provide greater operational efficiency for airport customers.
“These are all very positive messages we are sending to our potential airline customers,” said Chris Orphanou. “We have invested more than GBP5 million in just 18 months at Coventry and we are looking forward to imminent approval for the construction of a new terminal which will increase the capacity for passenger throughput from 1.0 million to 2.0 million passengers p/a.”
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