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What you and the airlines pay

airplane-landing_rgbHere’s a rundown on fees charged airlines and passenger at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport: Jackson Evers’s landing fees for commercial aircraft are assessed at $2.71 per 1,000 pounds of landed aircraft weight, according to the Airport Authority.

Rental for ticket counters, administrative office spaces, boarding area/gate or passenger lounges is $77.89 a square foot annually, the Airport Authority said.

The 6,672 square-foot baggage makeup facility – the part you don’t see while awaiting your bags — rents for $520,000 annually, a cost shared by all the carriers, the Authority said.

A similar cost sharing is applied to the baggage claim conveyor belts/baggage claim lobby. The conveyor system rents monthly for $2,017, which includes maintenance and utilities. The baggage claim lobby, covering 8,088 square feet of shared space, costs the airlines $630,000 annually.

Each passenger boarding bridge is leased at $1,122 a month. Unlike many other airports, Jackson Evers does not charge airlines a separate ramp rental fee. The bridge fee entitles the airline to park two aircraft per night per bridge, the Airport Authority said.

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For security, the airlines pay Jackson Evers a pro-rated $400,000 annually based on the number of passengers served, according to the Airport Authority.

Passengers are assessed a $4.50 “Passenger Facility Charge” on each ticket, the only passenger charge the federal regulations allow.

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