Avalon Airport has dramatically cut its landing fees in a bid to stimulate activity.
Landing fees for airliners and corporate jets are being cut by 15 per cent, while light aircraft landing fees will be cut from $100 to $30. Charter aircraft landing fees and missed approach fees are also being cut.
“We’re known as the home of the Australian International Airshow. We’ll also be known around Australia as one of the best-equipped and most-affordable airports, too,” Avalon Airport chief executive Justin Giddings said. “Whether you’re flying a Cessna or an Airbus, Avalon welcomes you.”
Said Victorian Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips: “Victoria is leading Australia in the capacity of our primary, secondary and regional airports to handle increased demand for aviation activity. Moves such as Avalon’s to cut the cost of flying will benefit not only advanced pilots and pilots-in-training who use the airport, but invigorate the whole aviation industry.”
Curfew-free Avalon is one of only four airports in Victoria equipped with an ILS.