Tweed Landing Fees
(3/11/2010) Q: Why haven't we raised the landing fees at Tweed to be at minimum close to what Waterbury charges? Why not a small increase in the fuel flowage fee?
A: Landing fees are set by a complicated formula, based on the Authority's costs. They must be approved by FAA and cannot be arbitrary. Unlike Oxford's rate structure (which the higher charges exceed), Tweed uses a sliding scale of landing fees so single-engine planes pay $2.50 and heavier aircraft pay more.
The scale is as follows: 0-5,000 lb. $2.50
5,001 - 7,500 lb. $6.75
7,501 - 10,000 lb. $9.00
10,001 - 12,500 lb. $11.50
Raising the fuel flowage fee would be counter-productive and would cost the airport revenue. The fuel flow fee is already not competitive with State-owned airports and White Plains. The Airport have solid recent knowledge from Net Jets that they are happy to land here to drop off or pick up passengers, but they arrange things so they do not have to gas up here because it is too expensive.