25-Nov-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
The principality of Knokke has started the process of finding an operator to take over Knokke Heliport, with the current concession running until August 2014.
In August 2005, the running of the heliport was granted to Crown Helicopters for ten years, but they ceased operations in December 2008. After some negotiations, a new agreement announced in March 2010 with Heligroup, but they too are now winding down operations with last flights expected by early April 2014, possibly earlier.
The concession holder has to pay the local authority one third of the landing fee income. Training flights are not allowed directly to/from the heliport.
Landing and overnight fees are charged at 30 Euros per aircraft. Jet-A1 and 100LL refuelling facilities are available and there is a small hangar. A large apron is complemented by a further seven paved pads on the grass area
Ben Haverdee – HeliHub.com