Airport Development Fee

What is the Airport Development Fee?

Norwich Airport introduced the development fee (ADF) 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 adult passengers departing from Norwich Airport will be required to pay the development fee:

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

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

How do I pay for the Airport Development Fee ticket?

Payment machines are located in the airport’s terminal building adjacent to the Customer Services Desk.

You will be issued with a bar coded ticket which will allow you to pass through security and in to the departure lounge.

Where does the money go?

The ADF makes an essential contribution to the ongoing sustainability of Norwich Airport. It is invested directly into both the Airport’s facilities and the development of the route network to ensure that Norwich Airport serves the travel requirements of the local region and wider community.

ADF has helped investment in the following projects:

  • Air Traffic communications upgrade
  • Airport navigation systems upgrade
  • Security equipment systems upgrade
  • Runway maintenance
  • Aircraft fuel infrastructure investment

Why is the Airport Development Fee not included in my ticket price?

Norwich Airport 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.

What happens if I do not pay the Airport Development Fee?

The airport reserves the right to refuse to handle any passengers who do not pay the ADF. All departing adult 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 Airport Development Fee?

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

How do I find out more information?

If you have a question or wish to make a complaint please click here and complete the contact form.

Thank you for supporting the sustainability and development of your regional airport.