Logan is lowering airline fees
The Massachusetts Port Authority is lowering the fees it charges airlines at Logan International Airport, a result of low natural gas prices and spending cuts, according to the agency.
This will be the third year in a row that fees will remain flat for airlines at Logan. As approved by the Massport board this morning, the agency is giving back $9.8 million in fees it charged airlines in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30, and is lowering its landing fees by 7 cents per 1,000 pounds, trimming its baggage screening fees by 21 cents per bag, and reducing rental rates in Terminal A and Terminal C.
"These savings were the result of belt-tightening measures management undertook that, among things, including freezing vacant positions, modifying employee health insurance benefits, reducing spending on consultant contracts and other miscellaneous items, and lowering operational contracts where reduced service levels allowed," Thomas Kinton, executive director of Massport, said at the board meeting. "We will also be able to pass along another $5 million in utility savings to airlines thanks to our success in purchasing natural gas at historically low prices."