Scottsdale Airport Wants To Raise Fees, Rates

By Christina Estes
Published: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 8:15am

Scottsdale Airport
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The operations center cost $4.9 million to build, according to a Scottsdale Airport spokeswoman.

Scottsdale’s Aviation Department is looking to raise fees and rates at the city’s airport after market analysis showed Scottsdale charges below market average in some areas.

The city-owned airport near Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway offers no commercial airline service. It’s home to corporate jets, small planes and helicopters.

Among other things, the Aviation Department wants to raise rates and fees for transient airport parking, fuel and car rental providers. The airport wants to increase four of the existing six fee categories for transient parking and add a new category for single/twin turboprop aircraft. It also recommends increasing the amount rental car services pay from the current 8% of their gross income to 10%.

A public open house will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thunderbird/Stearman meeting room located in the Aviation Business Center at 15000 N. Airport Drive, second floor. No formal presentation will be made but people can learn more and ask questions.

Public comments can be sent to [email protected] through Nov. 27. The city council has the final say on increases.

All revenue collected at the airport must be used for operating or capital expenses. Three years ago, the airport opened a new operations center to deal with growth projections.

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