The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority’s supervision with civil aviation is financed via fees and charges. Issue fees are paid for approvals and licences etc. and safety contributions (charges) are paid per passenger departing from Danish, including Faroese and Greenlandic, airports, to cover the expenses in connection with the continuous supervision.
Safety contribution charge
The safety contribution finances the Danish Transport and Construction Agency’s supervision with civil aviation.
Air carriers shall pay the safety contribution charge when departing from a Danish airport the use of which is open to the public. The safety contribution is charged for every passenger travelling, except for passengers below the age of 2, transit and transfer passengers and airline staff on duty. The charge is applicable for transport with aircraft approved for more than 10 passenger seats or with a maximum take-off mass of more than 5700 kg.
The safety contribution charge was introduced in Denmark in 2013, in the Faroe Islands in 2016 and in Greenland in 2018.
The rate is regulated annually in accordance with § 148 of the Danish Air Navigation Act.
Current and past rates can be found in the documents to the right.
Due to legistics, different Orders on fees and charges are valid for the Faroe Islands and Denmark and Greenland:
- Order no. 1487/2017 applies to Denmark and Greenland
- Order no. 1488/2017 applies to the Faroe Islands
The Orders can be accessed via the link to the right.