Regulation of Airport Charges

The JCAA is responsible for setting maximum airport charges using a regulatory formula. These charges are levied on aircraft operators for the landing, parking and taking off of aircraft. Charges are levied on passengers on their arrival or departure from the airport.

The regulatory formulae specify maximum charges for landing fees, aircraft parking charges, passenger service charges, landing bridge charges and security charges. Annual increases are linked to increases in the United States Consumer Price Index. The formula will be reset at five-year intervals.

When conducting the five-yearly review, the JCAA will be guided by developing knowledge and experience of utility regulation worldwide. In particular, its underlying view is that airport users will be best served by a system of economic regulation that encourages and enables airports to deliver quality service as efficiently as possible, at reasonable and competitive prices.