Airlines are renegotiating their fees with airports due to the pandemic. Airports make money by charging airlines for the use of the runways and several other fees. They also make money from restaurants, parking, and retail spaces in the terminals.
Airlines that have seen revenues plummet since the pandemic are now asking that the landing fees be reconsidered. Airports have not shown the willingness to do this. In fact, in London, Heathrow Airport has tried to raise fees by 0.5 percent. These negotiations will heat up as airlines continue to cut flights. In Europe alone, an estimated 6,000 routes have been lost.