Eurocontrol can be added to the growing list of organizations being fed up with practises of Ryanair.
Today Eurocontrol announced Ryanair will have to pay for the maximum takeoff weight of 74 990 kg.
Severall sources report this today in the Netherlands :
Ryanair betaalt het volle pond - NOS Nieuws
Ryanair onder strenger toezicht Eurocontrol
Google translation of NOS.nl post
The aircraft airline Ryanair will now normal overflight rights to pay. Calculated for the maximum takeoff weight of the unit. The European air traffic Eurocontrol has adopted it.
The following are the messages about rumbling with Ryanair with the specified weight of the aircraft. By a lower weight to give Ryanair paid lower fares.
In Germany, for example 17 euros per flight are paid less, annualized amounts to 370,000 euros. According to aviation experts across Europe would amount to 50 million euros. According to Eurocontrol has been a few months with Ryanair discussed the takeoff weight.
Eurocontrol collects throughout Europe for its member countries on the fly are also known as air traffic fees. For the determination of the tariff system of the maximum take-off weight (MTOW, Maximum Take-Off Weight) used.
On the 737-800 Ryanair is now a standard weight of 74 990 pounds granted. Eurocontrol stresses that it is purely a financial issue and has no impact on safety. KLM also makes use of the possibility of reduced rates.