Building and maintaining airports is no doubt expensive; airports cost millions to construct globally and millions more to keep running each year. Because of this, airports are among the more costly forms of transport available today. While their costs should certainly be mentioned here, in this article we shall focus on an often neglected topic: how much it costs private jet owners to land their aircraft at various airports around the world; in other words: which one costs them the most! You’re about to find out!
So, here are the Top 10 Expensive Airports for Private Jet Landings
10. Salzburg Airport, Austria ($3,800)
Salzburg Airport, Austria Salzburg Airport is Austria’s second-largest airport. Designed and given as a commission to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as part of his famed works. However, its popularity stems not from expensive construction costs but due to being close to some of Austria’s best ski resorts – hence why this airport charges such a steep rate to accommodate private planes.
9. La Guardia Airport, New York ($3,950)
La Guardia Airport is part of New York City metropolitan airport system, the largest in terms of flight operations and passenger volume in the US, including this airport. La Guardia sees close to 30 million visitors annually – not only because it serves one of the largest cities, but because its parking facilities can meet demands for private aircraft parking as well.
8. Dublin Airport, Ireland ($4,100)
Dublin Airport in Ireland, one of two that offer US border pre-clearance services, is by far Ireland’s busiest airport. Aer Lingus, Stobart Air and Ryanair, the two leading low-cost carriers in Europe all call this airport home; alongside numerous plans for refurbishment and growth that will transform it into convention, hotel, retail space; until this work has been completed a private jet owner would pay $4100 just to land there!
7. Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan ($4,300)
Since its inauguration in 2005, Chubu Centrair airport on Ise Bay’s man-made island has taken over flights from Nagoya Airport to central Japan. Now managing cargo shipments from Tokyo and Kansai as well as providing air traffic control services, this hub serves top airlines like All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines; additionally you will incur landing costs of $4,300 should your plane come here.
6. Bristol Airport, England ($4,400)
Bristol Airport in England is one of the busiest in terms of traffic. Serving as hubs for BMI Regional Airlines, EasyJet and Ryanair airlines respectively. Prior to 2010, visitors needed to use either bus service or walk from pre-boarding areas directly onto aircraft since these were located on an apron; but with the installation of a walkway in 2010, no longer required taking one!
5. Darwin Airport, Australia ($4,600)
Darwin airport serves as a key hub for Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia Airlines and features cargo facilities along with local and international terminals. As it shares runways with the Royal Australian Air Force it can become extremely congested, leading it to charge an exorbitant landing fee of $4600 – making Darwin Airport one of the more expensive airports to use in Australia.
4. Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada ($5,200)
Lester B. Pearson was Canada’s 14th Prime Minister and his name has since been associated with Pearson International Airport as one of Canada’s biggest and busiest airports, located between Toronto and Mississauga and serving over 150 international destinations worldwide via over 75 airlines. JFK International Airport in New York also provides direct flights worldwide – however landing fees could cost you as much as $5,200 should you decide to land your own aircraft here.
3. Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan ($5,400)
Kansai International Airport in Japan stands out among others for its high construction and landing expenses, due to the artificial island designed by Renzo Piano which serves as its home base. Here you will find airlines such as Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways; in order to land your private jet here you will need to spend $5,400.
2. Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan ($5,600)
Here is my attempt at rewriting the given paragraph with the specified constraints: Seldom trodden by the meager man, the bustling Narita International Airport acts as the preeminent gateway for outsiders into the neon jungle that is Tokyo, ushering in an annual horde of 21 million wanderlust souls from foreign lands. For the deep-pocketed voyager arriving on wings of their own, touching down on the tarmac of this hub, ranked 9th for volume, will lighten the purse by a factor of two at the very least.
1. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), Tokyo, Japan ($6,850)
The aerodrome of renown, familiarly uttered as the Haneda, acts as the center point for voyages of Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, a duo of sizable carriers stationed within the nation of the rising sun. Departing and arriving from its quartet of pathways are transports to and fro 25 metropolises of note in 17 distinct realms—the periodical Forbes has extolled this aerodrome manifold durations as being prompt in the touchdown of confidential jets herein at an implausible tariff of $6,850 per touchdown— the apex anyplace.