Airport Development Fee (ADF)

What is the Airport Development Fee?

Norwich International introduced the development fee in 2007 to help fund further development of the airport’s infrastructure and passenger facilities and to maintain and develop the airport's route network.

Who has to pay?

All passengers departing from Norwich International will be required to pay the development fee:

  • Adults £10 each 
  • Children (0-15) FREE

Age applies at time of departure – proof of age may be required.

How do I pay for the ADF ticket?

Payment machines are located in the airport's terminal building adjacent to the Airport Ticket Desk. These machines will accept cash or credit/debit cards payment and will produce a bar coded ticket which will allow you to pass through security into the departure lounge. Online booking is also available.

Where does the money go?

The ADF makes an essential contribution to the ongoing sustainability of Norwich International Airport. It is invested directly into both the Airport's facilities and the developement of the route network to ensure that Norwich International serves the travel requirements of as many regional travellers as possible.

What sort of projects has the ADF been used for?

Over the last four years the ADF has helped investment in the following projects at the airport:

  • Increase in holiday destinations (both summer and winter) and retention of scheduled services 
  • Terminal building extension and refurbishment 
  • Flight information system 
  • Main apron upgrades for aircraft parking in front of the terminal 
  • State of the art radar equipment 
  • Fire training and emergency response facilities and equipment

Why is the ADF fee not included in my ticket price?

Norwich International has decided to collect the ADF in an open and transparent manner, and all airlines operating from the airport are aware of its existence as a charge payable locally in addition to the flight ticket costs and associated taxes / charges.

Is the ADF unique to Norwich International Airport?

No, a similar scheme is in operation at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

What happens if I do not pay the ADF?

The airport reserves the right to refuse to handle any passengers who do not pay the ADF. All departing passengers must pay the fee and be in possession of a valid ADF ticket to enter the departure lounge at the airport. Your ADF ticket will be checked by security staff as you enter the search area.

What happens if my flight is cancelled after I have paid the ADF?

If your flight is cancelled you are entitled to a refund. Please ask at the information desk for details.

Thank you for supporting the development of your regional airport.