I need to park my B747 at Perth for 1 hour. How much will it cost me? You may assume I have 200 fare paying passengers. I must use an airbridge for those 60 minutes.

To be honest, I don't really own a B747 (yet), but am having trouble figuring out the costs for this. I've found some example costs for various airports around the world, and some landing fee documents on the airport's site, but they're a trifle confusing to decipher.

Perth's commercial fees appear to be here.

  • $\begingroup$ Related: How do airports charge airlines for using their gates? $\endgroup$
    – fooot
    Mar 23, 2017 at 3:26
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    $\begingroup$ Starting an airline? That's interesting! Need pilots? Drop me a message! $\endgroup$
    – Andrius
    Mar 23, 2017 at 6:44
  • $\begingroup$ Outside of a Japanese domestic shuttle, one hour is a pretty fast turn around for a B747. $\endgroup$
    – Calchas
    Apr 25, 2017 at 20:50

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Note that parking is not the same as waiting at the gate to load/offload passengers. Parking is when your aircraft is not using the terminal, but the airport facilities (like aprons, hangars, etc.)

Let us assume you are carrying 200 passengers, and leaving with 200 passengers:

First of all, you have to pay the landing fee, which is:

(4.891 x 400) + (9.528 x your landing weight, in tonnes)

Next, you have to calculate the terminal charges - assuming you are an international flight, (so you are using Terminal 1):

(13.868 x 400) + (0.450 x 200) + (1.111 x 200) + (5.997 x 200)

  • 13.868 is the terminal fee, per arriving or departing passenger
  • 0.450 is Common Use Service charge, per departing passenger
  • 1.111 is the security fee, per departing passenger
  • 5.997 is the baggage checking fee, per departing passenger

Since you'll only be staying for 1 hour, you don't have to pay any parking charges; which are only charged for staying more than 2 hours.

So total passenger fees are: AUS $9,015.20, before tax; you still have to calculate your landing weight and multiply it by 9.528 to get the final amount.

  • $\begingroup$ Is it possible there's a decimal point in the wrong place? I can't see any airline managing to make a profit with costs of AUS$20k per passenger. $\endgroup$
    – IanF1
    Mar 23, 2017 at 6:15
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    $\begingroup$ Ah, you have a point. Maybe in AUS the . is not a thousands separator? $\endgroup$ Mar 23, 2017 at 6:16
  • $\begingroup$ Terminal charges are $13.868 is just under $14 per passenger. Total passenger fees will come to ~$9k not ~$9M. $\endgroup$
    – IanF1
    Mar 23, 2017 at 6:18
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    $\begingroup$ Corrected, thanks. $\endgroup$ Mar 23, 2017 at 6:19
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    $\begingroup$ @BurhanKhalid In English, the thousands separator is a comma; the decimal separator is the period. $\endgroup$ Mar 23, 2017 at 12:12

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