Airlines that use Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will pay landing fees of $2.47 per 1,000 pounds of landed weight between now and the end of the airport’s fiscal year, from June through September.

That’s down 26 percent from the airport’s landing fee at the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1 and down 18 percent from its reduced rate since Jan. 1.

Chris Poinsatte, the airport’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, called the reduction “really good news for airlines.”

“We had set a target to reduce airline costs by $4.5 million this year,” Poinsatte told the airport’s board of directors at their monthly meeting Thursday. “We are announcing a landing fee reduction that will benefit the airlines by $7 million over the last four months of the fiscal year.”

The airport started its fiscal year Oct. 1 with a landing fee of $3.33 per 1,000 pounds. It reduced it to $3.03 effective Jan. 1. The latest decrease, to $2.47 per 1,000, means that the airlines for the full 12 months ending Sept. 30 will pay an average landing fee of $2.92.


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