Fort Lauderdale Airport Considers Charging Landing Fees to Private Planes

Making general aviation aircraft pay would help the airport keep costs low for airlines, especially low-cost carriers that have fueled its success.

"They are interesting," Menken said. "They will pay $40,000 for gas, but when you try and charge them an extra $10 they scream. It's funny."

The city-run Fort Lauderdale Executive airport doesn't charge landing fees.


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