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Lecture 6: Airport Financial Management. By: Zuliana Ismail. Learning Outcome. Student able to: Explain how do airport generates revenues Compare the aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues Explain how airport services and facilities are priced . Airport Financial.

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Lecture 6 airport financial management

Lecture 6:Airport Financial Management

By: Zuliana Ismail

Learning outcome

Learning Outcome

Student able to:

  • Explain how do airport generates revenues

  • Compare the aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues

  • Explain how airport services and facilities are priced

Airport financial

Airport Financial

  • Airport financial management is important to manage the balance of operating revenues & expenses.

  • In general, revenues from the operation of airport are used to cover airport's operating expenses.

  • What means by airport expenses???

  • What means by airport revenue???

What is airport expenses

What is Airport Expenses

  • Expenses means the cost or money that must be spent for something.

  • Expenses for airports include

    • Capital improvements

    • Operating expenses

Airport expenses

Airport Expenses

  • Capital improvement expenses

    • Capital improvement expenses include costs of major construction projects such as airside & terminal expansion.

  • Operating expenses

    • Some sources of operating expenses are:

      • Labor (salaries),

      • Supplies,

      • Utilities (water / power supply),

      • And maintenance costs

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Airport Expenses

What is airport revenue

What is Airport Revenue?

  • Airport revenue is income that an airport receives from its business activities.



  • In business, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities.

  • Usually from the sale of goods and services to customers.

  • Some companies also receive revenue from interest, dividends or royalties paid to them by other companies.

  • Revenue may refer to business income in general, or it may refer to the amount, in a monetary unit, received during a period of time, as in "Last year, Company X had revenue of $32 million.“

  • Airports revenue supports airports expenses & provides for the operations, maintenance, and capital improvements.

How do airport generate revenues

How do Airport generate Revenues?

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How do Airport generate Revenues?

  • Airports generate revenue from its business activities that can be classified into two categories, which are:

  • Aeronautical = Related to aircraft operation

  • Non-Aeronautical = Non related aircraft operation

Aeronautical vs non aeronautical revenues

aeronautical vs non-aeronautical revenues


  • Landing Fees

  • Air Navigation Fee

  • Aircraft Parking & Hangar Charges

  • Airport Noise Charge

  • Passenger Service Charge(PSC)

  • Security Charge (SC)

  • Ground Handling Charges

  • Night flight fees


  • Concession fees for Commercial Activities

  • Car Parking & Car Rentals

  • Rental of Airport Land, Space in Buildings & Assorted Equipment

  • Fees charged for Airport Tours, Admissions etc.

Aeronautical revenues

Aeronautical Revenues

  • Aeronautical revenue is generated from aircraft related activities in the airside area or airport land.

  • Aeronautical revenue is mainly derived from landing fees and aircraft parking fees, lighting and aerobridge charges (paid by airlines).

  • Landing fee is a charge paid by an airline for using the runway.

  • Parking fee is for using the tarmac and taxiway.



Non aeronautical revenue

Non-aeronautical revenue

  • Non-aeronautical revenue is generated from non-aircraft related commercial activities in the terminals and on airport land.

  • The commercial activities including:

    • Concession fees (e.g., rentals and profit-sharing arrangements with concessionaires such as restaurants and retail shops)

    • Revenue derived from rental of land, premises and equipment (e.g., hotels, and airline cargo space and office space rent),

    • Management of parking facilities

  • **Concession is the payment that the owner of commercial activities in the airport have to pay to the airport authority. Airport concessionaires (such as restaurants, banking) typically pay rent for the space they occupy.

Aeronautical vs non aeronautical revenues1

aeronautical vs non-aeronautical revenues

  • In most busy airports, Non-Aeronautical revenues are about 50% of total revenues.

Lecture 6 airport financial management

The taxes/fees on my ticket helps to support airports .


Ticket taxes

Ticket Taxes

  • The portion of a ticket that is composed of taxes and fees depends upon the airfare and the passenger's journey distance

  • Normally, airports charge a Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs)& Security Charge (SC).

  • PFC is a service charge for using the airport facilities & SC is a service charge for using security facility.

Pfc sc


  • PFC also referred as Passenger Service Charge (PSC)

  • For example, airport in Malaysia, passengers are required to pay a Passenger Service Charge (PSC) as well as a Security Charge (SC).

  • For Example:

Airport revenues

Airport Revenues

Airport Operator

Aeronautical Charges

Property Rents, unregulated charges etc.

Property Rents, unregulated charges etc.

Retail, car parking, hotels etc.

Service Providers







How are Airport Facilities & Services priced ?

Aeronautical charges

Aeronautical charges

  • Landing Fees - based on MTOW of aircraft

  • Aircraft parking charges – based on Aircraft size

  • Passengers charges/Terminal Fees - Based on Maximum

  • Seating Capacity of aircraft

  • Aerobridges – per embarkation or disembarkation.

  • Hangar charges – rental monthly

  • Navigation charges – per mile per aircraft within control zone.


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Aeronautical charges

Landing Fees

  • Fee imposed based on each landing of an aircraft

  • Usually the largest source of income at an airport

  • Same rate for both International vs Domestic arrival

  • Based on Maximum Takeoff Weight of Aircraft (MTOW)

    • DOW=Dry Operating Weight (aircraft basic weight)

    • Payload=Passenger + Cargo

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Aeronautical charges

Aircraft Parking Fees

  • Charge per day (24 hours)

  • Based on the Aircraft size –wing span x fuselage dimension.

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Aeronautical charges

List of Fees and Charges applicable in Changi Airport

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Aeronautical charges

Passengers charges / Terminal Fees

  • Imposed on scheduled and charter passenger carrying aircraft that use the Terminal Building

  • Normally one of the largest sources of revenue for an airport

  • Separate rate for International versus Domestic Arrival

  • Based on Maximum Seating Capacity of the Aircraft

Non aeronautical charges

Non-Aeronautical charges

  • Hotel – building rental

  • Offices – to airlines and businesses monthly rental sq ft

  • Rental of check in counters - per counter per flight

  • Car parking – per car per hour

  • Retail shop outlets - rentals monthly based sq feet size of the retail outlet (the biggest non-aeronautical revenue)


Quick test

Quick Test

  • The airport revenues are derived from ____________ and __________________`.

  • Aeronautical revenues are come from______________ while non-aeronautical revenues come from___________

  • Aircraft parking are charged per hour and calculated based on aircraft sizes which are _________ X ________.

  • The format to calculate the landing charge of an aircraft is based on the aircraft’s weight or MTOW. MTOW is stand for ____________________________-.

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