Zurich, Nuremberg Mull Fee Reductions
- Zurich Airport is pressing ahead with a terminal improvement project, using the near absence of passengers to complete the work. And it was indeed a near absence of passengers — the airport had almost no flights, except for cargo and a few passenger flights. Management expects traffic to begin returning in June and July, although it declined to forecast by how much. The airport is awaiting a court decision that would allow it to reduce fees by 15%. Although the airside is ready to go and meet any increase in traffic, concessionaires may choose to remain closed, as traffic may not return in sufficient levels to make business viable, the airport’s management said.
- Germany’s Nuremberg airport is launching an incentive plan to help airlines struggling with the collapse in demand caused by the Covid pandemic. The airport is reducing landing fees and airport infrastructure charges by up to 95% — on a sliding scale based on load factors — to maintain flights. The program will run until next March. The airport also is waiving all fees for airlines that launch routes to unserved cities.