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Boeing Aircraft(Landing Charges)

Volume 888: debated on Friday 21 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the landing charges for Boeing 707 and 747 aircraft with a typical load at Heathrow; and what information he has from international sources available to him about the comparative charges at John F. Kennedy. Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, Frankfurt. and Amsterdam airports, respectively.

Landing charges for a Boeing 707 and a Boeing 747 at Heathrow, with effect from 1st April 1975, with typical loads, are £424 and £863 respectively during a standard hour. and £492 and £930 respectively during peak hours. Comparable charges at John F. Kennedy, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam airports for the same aircraft are approximately £566 and £945, £102 and £218, £57 and £122, £481 and £990, £500 and £997, and £446 and £866. The charges at United States airports understate the true cost to airlines and passengers since they exclude a passenger tax levied at major US airports and take no account of other elements included in charges at Heathrow.