Welcome to the skies of Saudi Arabia, where the vast expanse above is not only a canvas of endless possibilities but also subject to regulations and charges. When it comes to navigating the Saudi Arabia airspace, understanding the air navigation charge of Saudi Arabia, especially for overflights, is crucial. Let's delve into what air navigation charge entails and how it is calculated in Saudi Arabia based on specific parameters.
What is Air Navigation Charge?
Navigating the Airspace
Air Navigation Charge, often referred to as enroute charge, is a fee levied by a country for the use of its airspace by aircraft. This fee contributes to the maintenance and management of the airspace, ensuring safe and efficient air travel. The charges can vary from one country to another, and they are typically based on factors such as aircraft type, maximum take-off weight (MTOW), distance flown, and the specific charging method employed by the country.
Saudi's Air Navigation Charge
The Calculation Method
In Saudi Arabia, the air navigation charge for overflights is calculated using a formula that takes into account the aircraft's maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and the distance flown. The calculation falls under the third category of VarnaJet's method of Air Navigation Charge calculation. The MTOW is taken in (Kg), the distance is taken in (km), and the currency is in Saudi Rial (S.R).
The charge formula is as follows:
Charge = s x d x w
S: Service unit price equal to 100 S.R.
d: Distance factor between entry and exit points in km / 100
w: Weight factor based on the following table:
Less than 15000
Saudi Arabia - Special Consideration
In Saudi Arabia, for Adhoc flights, the Civil Aviation Authority imposes a permit processing fee of 100 S.R. (Saudi Rial) per overflight leg and 200 S.R. (Saudi Rial) per one landing. However, for block permits, this is not the case, and operators need to send a confirmation letter/email to the CAA, copying the service provider, confirming their awareness that all block permits are free of charge for permit processing. For block permits involving landing, we facilitate the application process through our local agent. Additionally, aircraft documentation is mandatory.
Setting a New Standard
A Different Approach
At VarnaJet, our commitment to transparency and integrity extends to every aspect of our services, including the handling of Air Navigation Fees and CAA Processing Fees. In every country, the CAA or designated organizations like IATA, EUROCONTROL, ASECNA, or COCESNA are responsible for sending air navigation charges. The accountable entity for receiving and processing these charges varies depending on the country or the event, it could be the Airline, the flight operator directly or the authorized applicant (The case of Saudi Arabia). Unlike some service providers who may charge these fees without providing supporting documentation and proof of payment to the respective Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), we take a different approach. We understand the potential pitfalls of such practices, which can lead to future complications, blacklisting the Airline, and even permit rejections. Therefore, we never charge Air Navigation Fees or CAA Prosessing Fees without ensuring that they are backed by concrete documentation and verified proof of payment. This not only safeguards our clients from future permit issues but also exemplifies our dedication to conducting business with the highest standards of professionalism and trustworthiness.
With VarnaJet, you can be confident that your Air Navigation Fees and CAA Processing Fees are handled securely and in full compliance with regulatory requirements, ensuring the smooth operation of your flights without unwelcome surprises down the line.
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